Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The Detroit Tigers couldn't even win with Justin Verlander on the hill.
The day began with messages of "Happy Verlander Day" on Twitter. Tigers' fans celebrate a Verlander start as a certain win.
It didn't happen.
After a swinging strike on a 99 mph fastball, Verlander shook off Alex Avila and threw a 100 mph heater...Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava was waiting on the cheese and, with the bases loaded, hit a 3-run double.
Verlander lasted 6 innings, allowing 10 hits and 5 runs.
The Large Father cranked a homer and 2 doubles.
The Red Sox beat the Tigers 6-3.
After the game, Detroit sent Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo.
Inge is gone. Raburn is gone. Who's the next whipping-boy Tigers' fans?
I'm thinking probably Brennan Boesch.

Sunday will be Magglio Ordóñez Day at Comerica Park.
Ordóñez will announce his retirement during a pre-game ceremony.
Maggs played 15 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers. He hit 295 home runs and 1,236 RBIs while maintaining a .309 average.
In 2006, Magglio cranked 24 homers and 104 RBIs and hit one of the most memorable homers in Detroit Tigers' history. Maggs homered off Oakland's Huston Street in Game 4 of the 2006 AL Championship Series to send the Tigers to their first World Series since 1984.

In 2007, Ordóñez became the Tigers' first batting champion in 46 years (Norm Cash in 1961), batting .363 with a league-high 54 doubles as well as 28 home runs and 139 RBIs.
Two fractures of his right ankle, and the resulting surgery, ended Magglio's career.
So, the two players that returned the Detroit Tigers to glory have retired this season - Pudge Rodriguez and Magglio Ordóñez.

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