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Old 09-21-2012, 08:34 AM
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There are too many game against too many good teams left with the Tigers corresponding with nothing but teams fighting for last place. I need some comfort.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:39 AM
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Since May 1 Detroit has gained control of at least a piece of 1st place twice, both times from the Sox. Ergo, they cannot get into first unless they directly take it from the Sox.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:45 AM
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Since Tampa's done, may be a chance they relax next week. 4 game series, at home, not worried.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:46 AM
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They have 7 with K.C. and we have 6 with Cleveland.....K.C. is much better and younger(more to prove) than Cleveland......
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:49 AM
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There are too many game against too many good teams left with the Tigers corresponding with nothing but teams fighting for last place. I need some comfort.
The Tigers are currently 39-36 against teams that have a losing record. This is the 4th worst mark in the American League, ahead of only Minnesota, Cleveland, and Kansas City. On paper, their schedule may look like a cakewalk, but if the games were played on paper, they'd have a commanding lead right now.

Not saying it's impossible for them to get hot and catch us these last 2 weeks, but if they did, it would be an anomaly for them. They just have not been very consistent all year long.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:58 AM
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The Tigers are currently 39-36 against teams that have a losing record. This is the 4th worst mark in the American League, ahead of only Minnesota, Cleveland, and Kansas City. On paper, their schedule may look like a cakewalk, but if the games were played on paper, they'd have a commanding lead right now.

Not saying it's impossible for them to get hot and catch us these last 2 weeks, but if they did, it would be an anomaly for them. They just have not been very consistent all year long.
I'll give you some paper stats that have me somewhat optimistic that the Twins could steal a game or two this weekend. I actually don't hate their pitching matchups...

Deduno (3.84, 1.47) vs Porcello (4.57, 1.53)
Diamond (3.69, 1.28) vs Fister (3.65, 1.22)
Walters (6.39, 1.62) vs Scherzer (3.78, 1.27)

Walters sucks, but in 2 starts vs Det this year:
vs Det 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 5 BB, 4 K
@ Det 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 HR, 3 BB, 2 K
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:03 AM
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If anyone is not scared , they are delusional. But its better to be scared now than thinking about next year.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:08 AM
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Its hard not to get that 2003 feeling right now.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:22 AM
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Its hard not to get that 2003 feeling right now.
Not at all for me. We were tied with the Twins at this point and with three games in the Metrodome looming. Our only other hope was for the 94 loss Indians and the 119 loss Tigers to beat the Twins. Totally different.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:09 AM
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If anyone is not scared , they are delusional. But its better to be scared now than thinking about next year.
Yep. Its easy to believe ourselves to be overachieving frauds simply waiting for the bubble to burst and regard the Tigers as underachievers poised to explode and sneak past us for good at any time. Its probably going to be a very tense two weeks for fans in both cities.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:11 AM
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So far this season...

3-2 against the Angels
8-4 against the Indians
3-0 against the Rays
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:13 AM
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So far this season...

3-2 against the Angels
8-4 against the Indians
3-0 against the Rays
No Royals/Tigers left. 26-9 since (I believe) the ASB against everyone else. And the way this season has gone, nothing that happens this weekend will shock me.

Edit: As pointed out below... July 20, not the ASB.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:41 AM
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If anyone is not scared , they are delusional. But its better to be scared now than thinking about next year.
This. I wouldn't use the word "scared" (more like "apprehensive"), but whatever the case may be I'm enjoying this pennat race.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:47 AM
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Going to be a nerve wrecking last 2 weeks for sure. If we miss the playoffs, the 6-12 record vs KC will almost be entirely to blame, no excuse for it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 AM
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If anyone is not scared , they are delusional. But its better to be scared now than thinking about next year.
I don't do scared. When I start to feel apprehensive it just pisses me off. I will only back up so far. Think something's busted in my survival instinct mechanism.

As a great philosopher once said:

"If you're scared, go buy a dog."

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