Jump to content
flavum

2015 AL Central Thread

Recommended Posts

Tigers with another shutout. 4.5 games behind them after 8 games. Can there be a mulligan on the start of this season?

Edited by fathom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 07:51 PM)
Scary thought....if Tigers sweep the Sox this wknd, they would be 7.5 games in front of the Sox

 

The 5th best team in the league makes the playoffs too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tigers 8-1

 

Tough division, but the Sox play 124 games against teams other than the Royals and Tigers.

 

Every 27...

 

14-13

15-12

15-12

15-12

15-12

14-13

 

88 wins should get an extra game with Sale on the mound.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 02:58 AM)
The 5th best team in the league makes the playoffs too

 

Playing two superb teams 18 times this year is gonna make it hard for three teams to come out of the AL Central

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 09:01 PM)
Playing two superb teams 18 times this year is gonna make it hard for three teams to come out of the AL Central

 

19

 

It's rare for three teams to be upper-80's wins, but it could happen. Gotta dominate the 20 interleague games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Royals' first loss against an American League opponent after 16 consecutive victories. 19 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to begin the season.

 

Univ. of Missouri's Kyle Gibson against the Royals career-wise, 4-0, 1.38 ERA, just 4 ER in 26 innings.

Against the rest of MLB, 5+ ERA.

 

Seems the key to stopping KC is a sinker/slider combination down low in the zone, inducing lots of groundballs and double play balls.

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (flavum @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 09:06 PM)
19

 

It's rare for three teams to be upper-80's wins, but it could happen. Gotta dominate the 20 interleague games.

 

It's happened before, when was it 2010 or 2011 when they nearly made the playoffs simply based on interleague success?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 09:16 PM)
It's happened before, when was it 2010 or 2011 when they nearly made the playoffs simply based on interleague success?

 

2010

 

We had a 26-5 run to briefly take over first before the Twins mowed us down during the stretch run, just like 2003....

 

I think from 2003-2010 we had the 2nd or 3rd best interleague record in MLB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 08:58 PM)
The 5th best team in the league makes the playoffs too

 

And usually beats the Tigers in the first round.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or the Tigers make the playoffs by being the 7th best team in a bad division...and that happened in 2012.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 15, 2015 -> 06:51 PM)
Scary thought....if Tigers sweep the Sox this wknd, they would be 7.5 games in front of the Sox

I'm going to mail you a few Percocets I have left over from a recent prescription. You can't be thinking so negatively- not healthy.

 

J/k if any DEA happen to be reading.

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 12:17 PM)
After 3 batters, the Royals have scored 2 runs against Cy Milone

Kennys Vargas just homered off of Jason Vargas to tie it at 2. It's a Vargasm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 02:31 PM)
Royals... just shameful if they lose this series.

Grown men are probably writing "f*** you , Yost" on message boards as I type. How embarrassing for KC. Just unacceptable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL, it's fine to be sarcastic...but we still need to take care of business and win at least 1/3 in DET (likely the Sale start). And Chris has had his share of struggles with the Tigers in DET as well, but maybe this is a case of selective memory from watching one particular Saturday national game start.

 

Also, recently heard the White Sox are 10 games over since 2012 in Chris Sale starts and something like 40-45 games under in games started by all other pitchers.

Edited by caulfield12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (flavum @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 03:32 PM)
I say we go in there and sweep their asses.

 

 

When's the last time we pulled that one off?

 

2012 early?

2010?

2008?

2005-06?

2003?

2000?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 04:34 PM)
When's the last time we pulled that one off?

 

2012 early?

2010?

2008?

2005-06?

2003?

2000?

 

April, 2008.

 

We're due.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 05:29 PM)
I like your optimism but we don't have the pitching to do that. I could see 2 of 3.

Aren't we lining up Shark, Sale, and Q in this series? If we were ever gonna have the pitching to sweep them, that's how it would go.

 

I'm more worried about the offense. David Price has a chance at a Maddux the way this team is hitting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 16, 2015 -> 04:29 PM)
LOL, it's fine to be sarcastic...but we still need to take care of business and win at least 1/3 in DET (likely the Sale start). And Chris has had his share of struggles with the Tigers in DET as well, but maybe this is a case of selective memory from watching one particular Saturday national game start.

 

Also, recently heard the White Sox are 10 games over since 2012 in Chris Sale starts and something like 40-45 games under in games started by all other pitchers.

 

Career 2-2 3.26 ERA 38.2 IP 45K 1.241 WHIP

 

His worst away parks are Baltimore, Texas, Cleveland, and LAD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×