Archive for the 'The Daily Breakfast' Category

August 11, 2011

The Thursday Breakfast

Good Thursday morning. Two games into this Indians series things have gone about as bad as could be expected. But take heart, tonight there’s J.V. Leading Off: If Tuesday night/Wednesday morning’s gut-wrenching loss to the Indians was bad, Wednesday evening’s 10-3 destruction was insulting. Rick Porcello’s teammates scratched across three runs in the fourth inning […]

August 9, 2011

The Tuesday Breakfast

A fine Tuesday to you. Now that the Tigers know who their manager will be for the next year or so we can all go back to relaxing as we think about the last six weeks of 2011. Leading Off: On Sunday the Tigers allowed Bruce Chen to bamboozle them for the better part of […]

August 6, 2011

The Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Welcome to the weekend. Leading Off: The Royals or the Tigers’ bullpen, depending on your point of view, did their best to ruin another terrific outing by Rick Porcello – but neither was up to the task. The Tigers came back, after leading 3-0, to win 4-3 in 10 innings. Daniel Schlereth (1-1) earned the […]

August 4, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: Aug. 4, 2011

Good Thursday morning. The Tigers are in position to sweep a series for the first time since June 8, also against the Rangers. They lost that series finale 7-3. Leading Off: Clutch homers, this one from Alex Avila, gave the Tigers and Doug Fister a 5-4 win over the Rangers. Fister pitched seven innings, scattered […]

August 3, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: Aug. 3, 2011

Good Wednesday morning, afternoon or evening. Thanks to everyone who passed along birthday wishes to yours truly yesterday. It was a great day, capped by a soggy Tigers win. The photo here is the cake a friend of mine made for me. It tasted as good as it looks. Leading Off: The Tigers failed to […]

July 28, 2011

The Daily (Continental) Breakfast: July 28, 2011

The Rundown The Tigers are in first place, two games ahead of the Indians and a mere 3.5 games ahead of the White Sox. There are three days left until the trade deadline. Today’s game: Brad Penny (5-5, 4.61 ERA) vs. Joel Pineiro (7-7, 4.51 ERA) | 1:05 p.m. FSD/1270 & 97.1 FYI: Penny surrendered […]

July 27, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: July 27, 2011

A good Wednesday to you. The Leadoff: Adam Dunn gave the White Sox 2-0 with a moon shot off Justin Verlander, so Verlander simply fanned him the next three times up. Detroit’s ace gutted out eight innings for his 14th win of the season, 5-4 over Chicago. The Tigers chipped away at the Sox, withstood […]

July 24, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: July 24, 2011

Good Sunday Morning. Eleven-game winning streak or no, losing to the Twins stinks. Leading Off: Brad Penny struggled with his command and the Tigers couldn’t figure out Scott Baker, who made his first start since July 5, and the Tigers lost 4-1, ending their 11-game winning streak against the Twins. Around the Central: The Indians […]

July 23, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: July 23, 2011

Good morning from Metro Airport, where I sit and write this with bleary eyes after an overnight flight from Phoenix. I’ve got an hour to kill before my ride arrives. Leading Off: The Tigers continued their stunning dominance of the Twins with an 8-2 beat down on Friday night. Eleven in a row against Minnesota […]

July 21, 2011

The Daily Breakfast (for Dinner): July 21, 2011

Welcome to Thursday and the start of a huge series against the Twins. I hope you’re staying cool wherever you are. Nutritionists urge us never to skip breakfast but yesterday I managed to do that, at least in blog form. Leading Off: The Tigers blew it big time last night against the A’s — a […]