Archive for the 'The Daily Breakfast' Category

September 26, 2011

The Monday Report

Welcome to the final week-like segment of the 2011 regular season. Remember, oh, four weeks ago when the final three games of the year against Indians looked meaningful? Leading Off: The Tigers earned a split against the mosquito-ish Orioles by brute force: homers by Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Don Kelly and Jhonny Peralta. Brad Penny […]

September 16, 2011

The Friday Evening Breakfast

Good Friday evening. Sure, we all knew the streak would end sooner or later – and with Brad Penny going on Wednesday, “sooner” appeared the safest bet. If I had to place money on the next starter most likely to lay an egg and break the streak it would’ve been Max Scherzer. And Max didn’t […]

September 9, 2011

The Friday Breakfast: Adios to the Twins

There’s no shortage of joy when the Tigers face the Twins for the final time during a season. Yes, 2009 included – outcome notwithstanding. And just think, a week from now we can say the same about the White Sox. The Friday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, 8.5 games ahead of the White […]

September 5, 2011

The Labor Day Breakfast

Happy Labor Day and a warm salute to the working men and women of the U.S. A special hat-tip to my Dad who helped build so many structures around Detroit — including the Ren Cen. Leading Off: The Tigers completed a deliciously emphatic sweep of the White Sox last night, 18-2. Alex Avila collected four […]

August 31, 2011

The Wednesday Breakfast

Good Wednesday morning. It’s the last day of August and with a win this afternoon the Tigers will finish the month at 18-10. They were 13-13 in July. Leading Off: Ramon Santiago showed that sneaky power we’ve heard so much about (or at least saw a lot on Twitter last night), ending a taut, 1-1 […]

August 24, 2011

The Wednesday Report

Good Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers are closing in on their largest division lead since they were seven games up in September 2009. They’ll need to improve on that by at least one game to avoid a rerun of the ’09 finish. Leading Off: The Tigers somehow figured out way to solve David Price and hang […]

August 22, 2011

The Monday Report: A-Jax’s Throw, Ron LeFlore’s Record and Mats Wilander’s Birthday

Welcome to the last full week of August. The Tigers enjoy a 4.5-game lead on the Indians today. The last time they led the A.L. Central by that many games was Sept. 16, 2009. Leading Off: I’ve watched a lot of Tigers baseball in my time but I can’t recall a more exciting final out […]

August 19, 2011

The Friday Breakfast

Welcome to the weekend and a big series against the Indians at Comerica Park. Cleveland will avoid facing Justin Verlander in the three-game set, much to the chagrin of Tigers fans. Leading Off: The Tigers were off on Thursday and likely spent part of the day kicking themselves over missing an opportunity to beat the […]

August 16, 2011

The Tuesday Breakfast: The Delmon Young Era Begins

The Tuesday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, two games ahead of the Indians. Today’s Game: Tigers vs. Twins – Justin Verlander (17-5, 2.35 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Blackburn (7-9, 4.36 ERA) | 7:05 p.m. – FSD/1270 AM and 97.1 FM From STATS, LLC: Verlander has won five straight starts with a 2.61 ERA, striking out 43 in […]

August 13, 2011

The Saturday Breakfast: Al’s Okay, Penny’s Good Enough and Happy Birthday to “Schneider”

Good Saturday morning. Thank goodness Al Alburquerque is going to be okay after a batting practice scare yesterday. The Tigers placed Alburquerque on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion effective August 12 and recalled Ryan Perry from Toledo. Perry appeared in 20 games with the Mud Hens, posting a 3-0 record, 3.03 ERA, seven […]