July 25, 2006

Bonderman stays unbeaten on road, Tigers make history (edited link): No team since the 1891 St. Louis Browns, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, scored five or more first-inning runs in three straight games until the 2006 Tigers came to Cleveland Browns territory and did it Monday in a 9-7 win over the Indians.

posted by wingnut4life to baseball at 01:09 PM - 12 comments

Sorry about the box score link on the last post. I should have known better. I still find it hard to believe that this record has stood for so long. These Tigers are almost too good to be true.

posted by wingnut4life at 01:13 PM on July 25, 2006

Consider this my shout out to the turnaround Tigers. Let the Tigers and White Sox be the beacons of hope for other down and out franchises.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 01:52 PM on July 25, 2006

Beacons of hope??? Are you kidding?

posted by daddisamm at 02:16 PM on July 25, 2006

Being a Twin's fan is a very emotional process.. I have suffered with many a losing season so when they make the playoffs, its like a holiday! It's a quote from your very own profile daddisamm, so if you don't get my beacon thing I don't know how else to make my point more clear.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 04:24 PM on July 25, 2006

I agree with Leyland, not as impressive as just weird.

posted by commander cody at 06:13 PM on July 25, 2006

These Tigers are almost too good to be true. I still don't quite trust the tigers. Didn't they have problems with both boston and ny? Playoffs should be interesting.

posted by justgary at 07:29 PM on July 25, 2006

This Detroit team reminds me a little of the fab '84 team that went like a shot and never looked back.I believe they will go all the way. I just hope they don't dismantle too much after the Series,like the '84 club did.

posted by sickleguy at 08:45 PM on July 25, 2006

Justgary, I gotta agree. I've said all season that they need to figure out how to beat the Yanks, Red Sox and White Sox. Looks like they've learned that they can hang with Chicago, but it remains to be seen with the other two. I'm a fan from way back, so I've been half expecting the bottom to fall out and praying that it won't. They haven't collapsed yet, but they've gotten pretty damned rubber legged a few times lately. Here's hoping that the wheels don't come off and they keep finding ways to win.

posted by ctal1999 at 09:10 PM on July 25, 2006

Tigers are currently: 29 - 13 vs. AL Central; 15 - 9 vs. AL West; but only 8 - 8 vs. AL East, with a losing record vs. both the Red Sox and the Yankees.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:10 AM on July 26, 2006

Thanks TBH, that's a perfect summation of my concerns. If they can't figure out how to beat the Yanks and Red Sox consistently, they'll end up like the Wings and Pistons, with great regular seasons and dismal playoff runs.

posted by ctal1999 at 10:22 AM on July 26, 2006

Remember ctal and TBH, it's baseball, and anything can happen. Who knows, maybe the blue jays might end up winning the world series? Stranger things have happened.

posted by mattyg123 at 09:17 PM on July 26, 2006

Remember ctal and TBH, it's baseball Thank God you reminded me, I thought we'd started talking about curling all of a sudden. And the Blue Jays winning the World Series is hardly out of the realm of possiblity. Now, the Royals or the Cubs, that would be a surprise.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:26 AM on July 27, 2006

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