Game 109 – Time to end the Tigers’ winning streak

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at since 2003.

7 thoughts on “Game 109 – Time to end the Tigers’ winning streak

  1. John

    Would someone like to explain to me why in the name of god Granderson keeps leading off? It's insane.

    • Mike

      It's just a matter of time before they put him in the bullpen for his uncanny ability to kill rallies.

      • John

        Yep. Plus what the heck is Joba coming in after Robertson? I'm dumbfounded.

        • John

          Sorry, he came in after Rapada. That still should have been DRob in that situation though.

          I think my anger out how this game went blurred my vision.

    • Connor

      Yeah because he's good

      • Mike

        I think he's good but not ideal in the leadoff spot. I agree with a lot of other people who would like to see Swisher moved up to the 2 hole, push Jeter back to leadoff, then drop Granderson to maybe 5 where his power number would be more suitable. Granderson surprisingly has one of the better OBP's on the team, but it seems like Swisher has always done well in the 2 hole, almost like he takes pride in it. I don't have any statistics to back that up whatsoever, it's just that as a fan I have a better feeling when he's there. But like I said I'm not blowing anyone's mind with anything that hasn't already been said/argued before.

  2. Mike

    I feel ya. A lot of things usually contribute to losses but it's hard not to focus on the things that drive you nuts on a consistent basis.

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