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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
05:41 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by MindBeats
Standings of my Angels franchise as off July 6th (Twins missing in Wild Card(error)):

MLB Standings - Updated: Jul 6, 2012
AL EASTWLGBRSRA
Red Sox4735-406340
Rays46371.5320298
Yankees44383.0379346
Orioles42405.0348384
Blue Jays39438.0326356
AL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
Tigers5133-453351
White Sox5032-350301
Indians41419.0370393
Royals315119.0290384
Twins275523.0352478
AL WESTWLGBRSRA
Angels6320-520280
Rangers433919.5395409
Athletics325030.5337380
Mariners285635.5306431
AL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
Tigers5133-453351
White Sox5032-350301
Rays46374.5320298
Yankees44386.0379346
Rangers43397.0395409
Orioles42408.0348384
Indians41419.0370393
Blue Jays394311.0326356
Athletics325018.0337380
Royals315119.0290384
Mariners285623.0306431
NL EASTWLGBRSRA
Nationals4636-349268
Phillies46381.0308291
Braves45381.5353345
Marlins40436.5336342
Mets335013.5312337
NL CENTRALWLGBRSRA
Brewers5824-417277
Cardinals453813.5330306
Reds434015.5347325
Pirates384420.0346377
Cubs315227.5269359
Astros236035.5270413
NL WESTWLGBRSRA
Dodgers4737-328297
Diamondbacks45371.0341326
Giants44392.5338317
Padres38469.0329356
Rockies344812.0340398
NL WILD CARD RACEWLGBRSRA
Phillies4638-308291
Diamondbacks4537-341326
Cardinals45380.5330306
Braves45380.5353345
Giants44391.5338317
Reds43402.5347325
Marlins40435.5336342
Pirates38447.0346377
Padres38468.0329356
Rockies344811.0340398
Mets335012.5312337
Cubs315214.5269359
Astros236022.5270413
Dynasty: MindBeats
04:41 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
ALCS Game 3 vs. TOR

Both teams yielded more runs than they desired. After the Tigers came out with a 4-run 1st, they were sure that they were headed to a victory.

They bounced out the starter (again), Henderson Alvarez, and Darren Oliver had to do most of the pitching.

However, the Blue Jays tied things up after a 5-run 3rd inning. Manager Jim Leyland had enough of Josh Beckett (3 IP, 6 ER) and later opted for Felix Doubront, who was originally in line for a win.

The Tigers were never down in this game, but Collin Balester almost made it so that the Tigers were. Brian Fuentes, who won the game, got Kelly Johnson out with the tying run on 2nd base.

Later on, the Tigers offense piled on more runs to victory. Hunter Pence won the game with his 2-run shot in the 8th, to make it 13-11.

Though their bullpen is in shambles, the Tigers now lead 3-0 in the ALCS.

Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays
Oct 20, 2012123456789RHE
Detroit (3-0)40230023014180
Toronto (0-3)01500230011191
W: Brian Fuentes (1-0) L: Joel Carreno (0-1) S: Jordan Walden (1)
Detroit Tigers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Hunter Pence5222001
Adam Jones5120000
Andre Ethier5223001
Miguel Cabrera5434003
Paul Konerko5344003
Edwin Encarnacion5010000
Ian Kinsler4020110
JJ Hardy5000020
Geovany Soto5221001
TEAM TOTALS44141814139
BATTING:
2B: A. Jones 2, P. Konerko
3B: E. Encarnacion
HR: G. Soto, A. Ethier, H. Pence, P. Konerko 3, M. Cabrera 3
RBI: G. Soto, A. Ethier 3, H. Pence 2, P. Konerko 4, M. Cabrera 4
BASERUNNING:
SB: I. Kinsler, A. Jones
CS: A. Jones
Toronto Blue Jays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Colby Rasmus5021000
Kelly Johnson5332001
Jose Bautista4234012
Adam Lind5140010
JP Arencibia5000020
Vladimir Guerrero5220000
Topsy Edell5121010
Yunel Escobar5121010
Chris Woodward5122000
TEAM TOTALS44111911063
BATTING:
2B: A. Lind, C. Woodward, V. Guerrero
HR: K. Johnson, J. Bautista 2
HBP: J. Bautista
RBI: K. Johnson 2, Y. Escobar, C. Woodward 2, J. Bautista 4, C. Rasmus, T. Edell
BASERUNNING:
CS: C. Rasmus
FIELDING:
E: C. Woodward
Detroit Tigers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Josh Beckett3.01166011
Felix Doubront2.1422001
Collin Balester (H)1.1222020
Brian Fuentes (W)0.1111011
Matt Guerrier (H)1.0000010
Jordan Walden (S)1.0100010
TEAM TOTALS9.0191111063
Toronto Blue Jays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Henderson Alvarez0.2544002
Darren Oliver4.0755114
Joel Carreno (L)2.1443022
Francisco Cordero2.0211001
TEAM TOTALS9.0181413139
Dynasty: jhendricks316
04:28 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals lead (2) Miami Marlins 2-1.

(1) Detroit Tigers lead (2) Toronto Blue Jays 3-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
03:16 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
ALCS Game 2 vs. TOR

This was originally planned to be the most competitive game in the series, as Morrow dominated the Tigers the last time out! Instead, Brandon Morrow was much more predictable. He was unable to complete 4 innings.

Justin Verlander had a sensational performance, striking out 14 in a complete game shutout!

The Tigers take a 2-0 ALCS lead to Toronto.

Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers
Oct 18, 2012123456789RHE
Toronto (0-2)000000000030
Detroit (2-0)01232204X14220
W: Justin Verlander (2-0) L: Brandon Morrow (1-1)
Toronto Blue Jays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Colby Rasmus4000020
Kelly Johnson4010020
Jose Bautista3010020
Lew Sweeney0000000
Adam Lind3000000
JP Arencibia3000020
Travis d'Arnaud0000000
Vladimir Guerrero3000000
Topsy Edell3000030
Yunel Escobar3000020
Chris Woodward3010010
TEAM TOTALS290300140
Detroit Tigers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Hunter Pence5121011
Adam Jones5331001
Andre Ethier5231000
Miguel Cabrera5233021
Paul Konerko5142000
JD Martinez0100000
Mark Trumbo0000000
Edwin Encarnacion5021000
Ian Kinsler5233012
JJ Hardy4110110
Geovany Soto4112001
TEAM TOTALS43142214156
BATTING:
2B: A. Ethier 2, JJ Hardy, P. Konerko, M. Cabrera
HR: G. Soto, I. Kinsler 2, A. Jones, H. Pence, M. Cabrera
RBI: G. Soto 2, I. Kinsler 3, A. Ethier, A. Jones, H. Pence, E. Encarnacion, P. Konerko 2, M. Cabrera 3
BASERUNNING:
SB: A. Jones 2
CS: A. Jones
Toronto Blue Jays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brandon Morrow (L)3.21166014
Joel Carreno2.0644111
Casey Janssen2.0433030
Francisco Cordero0.1111001
TEAM TOTALS8.0221414156
Detroit Tigers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Justin Verlander (W)9.03000140
TEAM TOTALS9.03000140
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: J. Verlander 101-82
Dynasty: jhendricks316
03:00 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals lead (2) Miami Marlins 2-0.

(1) Detroit Tigers lead (2) Toronto Blue Jays 2-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
02:12 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
ALCS Game 1 vs. TOR

Deviating from expected plans, the Blue Jays reset their rotation with the beginning of this new series. As a result, Gio Gonzalez started (rather than Dustin McGowan). The Tigers weren't bothered, even though they sent Jon Lester to the mound.

Lester continued to make progress from his strong starts late in the season. He only gave up 1 after 7 innings.

Meanwhile, the Tigers batted around in the 1st and bounced Gio out.

Darren Oliver went 5 innings, somewhat salvaging the bullpen.

The Tigers lead the ALCS 1-0. If the Blue Jays have in fact reset their rotation, Justin Verlander will counter Brandon Morrow. Morrow dominated the Tigers earlier this season.

Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers
Oct 17, 2012123456789RHE
Toronto (0-1)000100020380
Detroit (1-0)40020022X10201
W: Jon Lester (1-0) L: Gio Gonzalez (1-1)
Toronto Blue Jays
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Yunel Escobar5000020
Kelly Johnson5220010
Jose Bautista 3111100
JP Arencibia4000020
Vladimir Guerrero3021000
Adam Lind3011100
Topsy Edell4000020
Colby Rasmus4000020
Chris Woodward4020000
TEAM TOTALS35383290
BATTING:
2B: C. Woodward, J. Bautista
HBP: V. Guerrero
RBI: A. Lind, J. Bautista, V. Guerrero
Detroit Tigers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Hunter Pence5243000
Adam Jones5010000
Miguel Cabrera5120010
Paul Konerko4012000
Ian Kinsler4232001
Edwin Encarnacion4231000
JD Martinez3010000
Andre Ethier1011000
Geovany Soto4121010
JJ Hardy4220000
TEAM TOTALS39102010021
BATTING:
2B: H. Pence, E. Encarnacion 2
3B: I. Kinsler, H. Pence
HR: I. Kinsler
SF: P. Konerko
RBI: G. Soto, I. Kinsler 2, H. Pence 3, E. Encarnacion, P. Konerko 2, A. Ethier
FIELDING:
E: M. Cabrera (1)
Toronto Blue Jays
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gio Gonzalez (L)1.0644000
Darren Oliver5.0822010
Francisco Cordero2.0644011
TEAM TOTALS8.0201010021
Detroit Tigers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jon Lester (W)7.0511170
Brian Fuentes0+122100
Mark Melancon1.0200020
Collin Balester1.0000000
TEAM TOTALS9.0833290
Dynasty: jhendricks316
01:59 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals lead (2) Miami Marlins 1-0.

(1) Detroit Tigers lead (2) Toronto Blue Jays 1-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
01:06 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers

Regular Season Records
Toronto: 92-70; 1st AL East
Detroit: 150-12; 1st AL Central

Average Regular Season Attendance
Toronto: 41,289
Detroit: 38,290

Team Overall
Toronto: 86
Detroit: 99

Projected Team Budget
Toronto: $85.62 M (+1.62 M)
Detroit: $129.08 M (-18.55 M)

Price per Win
Toronto: $1.1 M
Detroit: $984 K

Team Leaders
Toronto: Brett Lawrie (.281 AVG); Yunel Escobar (.273 AVG); Jose Bautista (30 HR, 96 RBI); Brendan Morrow (15 wins, 2.77 ERA); Jose Valverde (38 SV)

Detroit: Miguel Cabrera (.460 AVG, 143 RBI); Adam Jones (.393 AVG, 60 HR, 197 RBI); Paul Konerko (51 HR, 143 RBI); Justin Verlander (32 wins, 1.90 ERA); Doug Fister (31 wins, 1.83 ERA); John Axford (32 SV)

Injuries
Brett Lawrie (DL): Torn Bicep

In-Season Personnel Changes
The Tigers and Blue Jays made many moves during the season. Most notably, the Tigers acquired Edwin Encarnacion. The Jays recieved Jose Valverde, Jim Thome, and Vladmir Guerrero. Prospects were also swapped. Thome and Guerrero have been surprising offensive producers in the lineup. Valverde was better as a Tiger, but his numbers aren't far off.

Encarnacion hasn't fully lived up to expectations. With a stiff salary increase coming, he will likely be shipped elsewhere by next season.

Summary of Regular Season Matchup
The Jays only notched one win during the season, but most games were competitive. The only Jays win occured in extra innings, where Brett Lawrie walked off with a home run. The games at Rogers Centre were extremely offensive. Most of the hits were doubles, and the Tigers obviously gave up more home runs than they were used to.

Analysis of Postseason
The Tigers could possibly have an easy series, due to the absence of Brett Lawrie. Still the two venues in play will have serious effects on the series. If the Tigers take care of business at home, they will win. The Jays have the ability to take care at home, but the Tigers have snatched opportunities in the past. I don't expect a sweep, but a Tigers series loss would be shocking.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
01:06 PM - August 28, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Projected Starters
Game 1: Dustin McGowan vs. Jon Lester
Game 2: Brett Cecil vs Jordan Zimmermann
Game 3: Josh Beckett vs. Gio Gonzalez
Game 4: Justin Verlander vs. Brandon Morrow
Games 5-7 if necessary

"Everyday" Lineup (vs. RHP w/DH)
Detroit: Hunter Pence, Adam Jones, Andre Ethier, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Konerko, Edwin Encarnacion, Ian Kinsler, JJ Hardy, Geovany Soto

Toronto: Colby Rasmus, Kelly Johnson, Jose Bautista, Adam Lind, JP Arencibia, Vladimir Guerrero, Topsy Edell, Yunel Escobar, Chris Woodward
Dynasty: jhendricks316
Monday, August 27, 2012
08:31 PM - August 27, 2012. Written by Von Jenkins

(Tempe, AZ) Arizona State has fired Dennis Erickson and replaced him with B. Hulsizer on a two year deal.
Dynasty: Von Jenkins
Sunday, August 26, 2012
10:09 PM - August 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals defeat (4) Colorado Rockies 3-1.

(2) Miami Marlins defeat (3) Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.

(1) Detroit Tigers defeat (4) Boston Red Sox 3-0.

(2) Toronto Blue Jays defeat (3) Oakland Athletics 3-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
10:05 PM - August 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals lead (4) Colorado Rockies 2-1.

(2) Miami Marlins lead (3) Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.

(1) Detroit Tigers defeat (4) Boston Red Sox 3-0.

(2) Toronto Blue Jays defeat (3) Oakland Athletics 3-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
10:01 PM - August 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
ALDS Game 3 @ BOS

Tigers win 3-0.

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
Oct 14, 2012123456789RHE
Detroit (3-0)23020010513220
Boston (0-3)1001000024100
W: Doug Fister (1-0) L: Roy Oswalt (0-1)
Dynasty: jhendricks316
08:45 PM - August 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
(1) St. Louis Cardinals and (4) Colorado Rockies are tied 1-1.

(2) Miami Marlins and (3) Los Angeles Dodgers are tied 1-1.

(1) Detroit Tigers lead (4) Boston Red Sox 2-0.

(2) Toronto Blue Jays lead (3) Oakland Athletics 2-0.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
08:41 PM - August 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
ALDS Game 2 vs. BOS

Tigers lead 2-0.

Red Sox at Tigers |
Oct 12, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Boston (0-2)032000000005112
Detroit (2-0)200000003016121
W: Matt Guerrier (1-0) L: Chris Carpenter (0-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSBOSDET
DET1Miguel Cabrera homers to left. Adam Jones scores.02
BOS2JD Drew homers to left. Jacoby Ellsbury and Ryan Lavarnway score.32
BOS3Jacoby Ellsbury triples. Adrian Gonzalez scores.42
BOS3Ryan Lavarnway singles. Jacoby Ellsbury scores.52
DET9Mark Trumbo doubles. Andre Ethier and Paul Konerko score.54
DET9Ian Kinsler singles. Mark Trumbo scores.55
DET11Geovany Soto hits a sacrifice fly. Paul Konerko scores.56
Dynasty: jhendricks316