Detroit Tigers Links 10/17: All Square


Oct 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (right) celebrates with first baseman Prince Fielder (28) after defeating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 in game four of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

We have a new Worst Call of the Month – Baseball Nation

"Iassogna totally bailed out Pedroia, who fumbled a one-hop liner before throwing (too late) to Stephen Drew. The only consolation for the Tigers: Drew didn’t get the relay to first base in time for the double play, and the Tigers scored three runs later in the inning."

Offense arrives, Tigers tie ALCS in Game 4 rout – Bless You Boys

"Jackson put together his best plate appearance of the playoffs, drawing a bases loaded walk that forced in a run. Iglesias hit a sharp grounder to second baseman Dustin Pedroia in his at-bat, but Pedroia fumbled the ball before retiring Jackson at second for the second out of the frame. Had Pedroia fielded it cleanly, the Red Sox would likely have turned the double play and gotten out of the inning. Instead, Iglesias beat out the throw from second, scoring Peralta. Hunter and Cabrera followed with a double and single, respectively, giving the Tigers a commanding 5-0 lead."

How One Little Call Helped the Red Sox Beat the Tigers – FanGraphs

"Trust me when I say the pitch was down. Trust me when I say the pitch was received well by Saltalamacchia. Trust me when I say the umpire had a pretty good zone all game. Trust me when I say Peralta disagreed. The pitch was, at best, a borderline strike, and at worst it was an obvious ball."

What does Sanchez have for Red Sox in Game 5? – Detroit Free Press

"“You are going to test to see if they do the same thing again,” Jack Morris said. “Will they swing out of the zone, the way they did the first game? If they swing out of the zone, then you have them eating out of your hand again.”"

Miguel Cabrera Becomes Tigers’ all-time Postseason RBI leader – Detroit News

"Driving in a run in two of his first three at-bats in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on Wednesday night, Cabrera has 24 career postseason runs batted in, making him the all-time leader in Tigers history."