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The Morning Edition (April 10, 2013)

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From Last Night:

  • Kris Medlen cruises past the Fish in Miami
  • Cliff Lee gets help from his offense, but comes up one out shy of a complete game in aa 8-3 win over the Mets
  • Pettitte needs little help, but gets a lot in 14-1 win over the Indians
  • The Nationals hang on for dear life in an 8-7 win over the White Sox

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Matt Moore faces the Rangers in a redux of his 2011 ALDS Game 1 start (2p Eastern)
  • Barry Zito looks to build on his strong first start against the Rockies (345p Eastern)
  • Kyle Lohse will try to follow his strong first start against the Cubs (8p Eastern)

The Big Question:

It happened after we went to press on Monday night, but I can’t help but comment on what happened in the final at bat of Monday’s game between the Rangers and Rays. Down one, with one on and two out, Ben Zobrist stepped to the plate to face Joe Nathan. Marty Foster gave us this beauty of a strikezone.

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Jump over to Jeff Sullivan’s article at Fangraphs for .gifs of the pitch and how awful it looked it real time. Foster admitted after the game that he missed the call. We’re speaking specifically about #6 above (but #1 was bad too!). It’s hard to be too critical of MLB umpires give the state of officiating in high profile events in other sports like the NCAA title game, but this is just one of the many reasons why we need expanded replay in baseball. There are a lot of calls that we could get right if we let the umpires take another look. Not only would it help us get calls right, but it would take pressure off the umpires and remove a lot of tension that comes after blown calls. Heck, there were two clear ones on Opening Night in Houston and another really bad one (that the crew chief overturned) in Detroit this weekend. A lot of this is avoidable, so let’s avoid it!

How Was The Game? (April 9, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A nice clear win.

Tigers 7, Blue Jays 3

The Tigers extra base power was on display at Comerica Park today as Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila hit homeruns while Fielder, Hunter, and Tuiasosopo each added doubles. Cabrera also chipped in with 4 hits in order to outdo Torii Hunter who added 3 on way to his 2,000th career knock. Anibal Sanchez did his part with 7IP featuring 8K, 1BB, and 2ER. It was, all in all, a well played game by the Tigers as they moved to 4-3 on the season while knocking off the buzzworthy, but struggling Jays. Yet, none of this was the story from Tuesday’s game. Thanks to a cut on Victor Martinez’s finger, Don Kelly ended up playing LF. This would prove to be a sage choice by Jim Leyland as JP Arencibia hit a long fly ball to left field that had homerun distance in the 2nd inning. Unfortunately for Mr. Arecibia, Don Kelly takes no prisoners.

Here, for you viewing pleasure, is Don Kelly taking a homerun away from Arencibia. It shall also double as today’s The Moment. Man, Don Kelly is just awesome.

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Good luck trying to drop one in on the Tigers when this is their worst outfielder.

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