By H. Jose Bosch I went into last night’s game fully expecting the Tigers to lose. There was no way, I reasoned, that Detroit could go to Minnesota, against a red-hot team and win this one-game playoff; especially with rookie Rick Porcello on the mound. It was a self-defense mechanism. Emotionally, it was better for me to be pleasantly surprised than terribly … [Read more...] about Prepare for a postseason without Detroit
Why are the Detroit Tigers good?
By Soxman Two teams, one game, and the winner moves on to the postseason while the loser goes home for the winter. Sox fans know this scenario oh too well as we needed the famous “blackout play-in game” in 2009 to earn our central division crown. For Twins fans, it is as Yogi Berra says, "dejvu all over again!" So as the Twin vs. Tigers game on Tuesday approaches, several … [Read more...] about Twins vs. Tigers: Who Do Sox Fans Cheer For?
By H. Jose Bosch Today I have a splitting headache and I’m not sure if it’s because I might have swine flu or because the Tigers epically failed to seal the division championship over the weekend. To be honest, I’d rather have the swine flu. The Tigers 5-3 win yesterday afternoon, a win that forced a one-game playoff tomorrow evening, only proves the point that no … [Read more...] about The Tigers’ collapse should come as no surprise
By H. Jose Bosch Thank you Ozzie Guillen. Thanks to your tirade, not only are we blessed with another great sound bite, but you also fired up your club enough to win the series finale and keep the American League Central pennant “race” alive. And let’s be honest, this isn’t a race as much as it’s two teams trying desperately to be the first one to hit the golf course … [Read more...] about Tigers must buck expectations to sew this pennant up
By H. Jose Bosch Last night, the Tigers did something they’ve struggled to do in the last month of the season: beat an inferior opponent to a pulp. And this three-game winning streak has given me a little extra hop in my step. Not so much because the Twins’ 2-1/2 game deficit is now insurmountable. But because in the last three games the Tigers’ strengths — the only way … [Read more...] about A marriage between Tigers and destiny not too far off
By H. Jose Bosch Unlike Miss America 2008 — Michigan-native and first pitch thrower outer Kirsten Haglund — the Tigers have managed to be in first place without looking pretty. Granted, it’s like being the one-eyed man in the land of the blind, but I’m not one to complain about first place. The starting pitching has been solid, the bullpen has been holding together and … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ midseason report