Archive for the '2011 Postseason' Category

October 17, 2011

Fungo Flash Poll: Now that the ALCS dust has settled, what’s your mood?

October 15, 2011

Instant Reaction: Crushed

With a quick 2-0 lead in Game 6 of the ALCS, the Tigers had us believing that Game 7 could be more than wishful thinking. A couple of innings later, the season effectively came to an end. It’s not good form to blame a nine-run inning on umpiring – Max Scherzer did most of the […]

October 13, 2011

Fungo Flash Poll: How are You Feeling about Game 6?

October 13, 2011

Tigers Wild Ride in ALCS Continues

And this evening I gleefully eat crow. Justin Verlander or no, I didn’t expect the Tigers to win Game 5. After Wednesday night’s deflating extra-inning loss, my typically optimistic self thought the Tigers had run out of gas and that the Rangers were just too hot to lose. Texas was making the most of their […]

October 12, 2011

Instant Reaction: Insult to Injury

As Rick Porcello was crafting a beautiful outing through the first five innings, I allowed myself think about the Tigers heading back to Texas with a 3-2 series lead. I should’ve known better; the Tigers were up only 2-0 and the Rangers were just waiting in the weeds for the right moment to get back […]

October 12, 2011

Video: Chet Lemon on Throwing Out the First Pitch in Game 4

October 12, 2011

Fungo Flash Poll: The Tigers have finally gotten on the board in the ALCS. How are you feeling?

October 11, 2011

Instant Reaction: Tigers Offense Thaws in the Nick of Time to Support Fister

I’ll admit it. As this game got started I feared the Tigers and Doug Fister were doomed for a 2-1 loss. From early on it was clear that Fister brought his A-game, but it wasn’t clear the offense showed up at all — evident by the ridiculous pitches Miguel Cabrera and poor Alex Avila and just […]

October 10, 2011

Fungo Flash Poll: What was your reaction to ALCS Game 2?

October 10, 2011

Delayed Reaction: ALCS Game 2

There’s nothing to be said about this game that you haven’t already thought to yourself since Nelson Cruz‘s moonshot off Ryan Perry. Here’s thing about the last couple of games (and a few in the ALDS): the Tigers’ abysmal hitting is turning what under normal circumstances would be solid, if not stellar, pitching performances by […]