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Tempers flare in Detroit

Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:54 pm
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Brad PennyBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Tigers may be in first place in the American League Central, but things still seemed a little tense during Thursday afternoon's game with the Angels when starter Brad Penny and catcher Victor Martinez got into a spat on the mound.

With Peter Bourjos at the plate, Martinez called for a ball out wide of the strike zone and Penny threw the a pitch inside that Bourjos smacked into left for a double, scoring the Angles' second run of the fourth inning. Martinez then went to the mound to talk to the pitcher and Penny appeared to take offense to whatever was said and started to walk away before getting angry.

Martinez started walking away, but with Penny yelling at him, he returned to the mound. The two were face-to-face, although it didn't appear that it was coming close to blows, just a strong disagreement. As  Penny continued to yell at Martinez, pitching coach Jeff Jones got between the two.

Penny stayed in the game, getting Jeff Mathis on a sacrifice bunt before allowing another run to score on Erick Aybar's single to right. That's when Jim Leyland came out to get Penny. The Tigers brought in lefty Charlie Furbush to replace Penny, and he gave up an RBI single to Torii Hunter to close the book on Penny, who allowed nine hits and seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter and allowed a walk and a homer, watching his ERA rise to 4.89 this season. He's 7-7 coming into the game.

It should be noted, the Tigers have been hoping to upgrade their rotation at the trade deadline, and this outburst can't help but intensify those talks.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 2:45 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

Gmag is the a-hole.  He obviously doesn't know anything about baseball, heart, competition, winning, the Tigers, Cabrera or Verlander.  No sense wasting any more time on that.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:06 am
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

ok gmag, i can see where you think Cabrera and his drinking problems make him an a-hole (I don't agree, but I can see where you can tie those together).  But what about Verlander?  What makes you say that about him?



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

This assemblage of Tiger-talent isn't half bad...but it's just that;  an assemblage of talent,
not any kind of a TEAM.  They are constantly shopping, and adding and subtracting BODIES.
There's no string that binds this group of talent.  It's "parts" put together.  That's no TEAM,
it's an "assemblage". Detroit's biggest stars, Cabrera & Verlander are a couple of  a$$holes,
IMO, and not exactly what you want your younger players to emulate as far as being "team first,
play the game the right way, follow my lead" kinda fella's.  I predict another "Tiger Fade" in September.
No guts, no glory.  
 


kato
Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:50 pm
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Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

kato,

Well, the Yankee$ certainly hope the Twins are there in the post season. Nice warm up for before they get serious.


kato
Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:49 pm
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Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

As a Indian fan i like it!




Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Tempers flare in Detroit

Everyone knows the dangers of fighting among one another ,it signals that this team is not playing as a unit but on an individual concept.
They had better get it together or soon they will find themselves fighting for second place . You have to have harmony .


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