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Game 157: Tigers at Indians, 4:05pm

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I think we're going to need more baseballs...
I think we're going to need more baseballs...

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Indians lead the series 1-0

Mon 09/27 WP: Carlos Carrasco (2 - 1)
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3 - 6 loss
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Detroit Tigers
@ Cleveland Indians

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Max Scherzer vs Mitch Talbot

Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Wed 09/29 7:05 PM EDT


Max Scherzer

#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-3

215

R

R

Jul 27, 1984



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Max Scherzer 12-10 30 30 0 0 0 0 190.2 166 80 72 18 67 181 3.40 1.22


VS.


Mitch Talbot

#51 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians

6-2

200

R

R

Oct 17, 1983



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Mitch Talbot 9-13 27 27 1 0 0 0 152.1 164 88 78 13 69 83 4.61 1.53

It's old school baseball Wednesday!

Thanks to Tuesday's rain out in Cleveland, we get treated to an event we rarely see in today's modern game. It's two for the price of one! The Tigers and Indians will play a true doubleheader!

Game one's first pitch will be at 4:05. Game two will start 20 minutes after the end of game one, just as they were scheduled when doubleheaders were commonplace. It's a one day revival of a baseball tradition, which, for the most part, became extinct by the 80's.

We'll have two separate game threads, then a single recap covering both games.

It's going to be a long evening. So I suggest you stock up on the rally munchies and beverages, as you have a good 5-6 hours, if not more, of Tigers-Tribe baseball on tap!

As the great Ernie Banks used to say, "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame...Let's play two!"

Notes:

As noted earlier, the Tigers announced Miguel Cabrera's season is over. I think we all saw it coming, but it's still a big disappointment. I hope this doesn't derail the big man's MVP candidacy, though his assault on the AL record for for most intentional walks in a season ends at 32, one short of the record held Ted Williams and John Olerud (Really? John Olerud?). What is in jeopardy is Cabrera's major league RBI lead. Miggy finishes the year with 126 RBI. Alex Rodriguez currently has 121 ribbies and Jose Bautista is right behind with 119.

If Johnny Damon gets on the field in either of today's games, he will be joining very exclusive company. The former Unfrozen Caveman Outfielder will become the fifth player in MLB history to play in 140 or more games for 15 straight seasons. The other members of the club: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Brooks Robinson and Pete Rose.

Austin Jackson, his season already one for the rookie record books, is also on the verge of joining even more exclusive company. With one more hit, he will join Shoeless Joe Jackson, Juan Samuel and Hanley Ramirez as the only rookies to collect 100 runs scored, 180 hits, 30 doubles, 10 triples, and 25 stolen bases as a rookie.

Lineups:

Tigers:

1. Jackson, A, CF
2. Rhymes, W, 2B
3. Damon, J, DH
4. Raburn, R, LF
5. Kelly, D, 1B
6. Peralta, J, SS
7. Boesch, B, RF
8. Inge, B, 3B
9. Avila, A, C

SP: Scherzer, M

Tribe:

1. Brantley, M, CF
2. Cabrera, A, SS
3. Choo, S, RF -
4. Hafner, T, DH
5. LaPorta, M, 1B
6. Crowe, T, LF
7. Marte, A, 3B
8. Valbuena, L, 2B
9. Carlin, L, C

SP: Talbot, M