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The Tigers are poised to set a record

May 3, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

Even though I watch a lot of Tigers games I was unaware of this until Shaun Michael pointed it out to me on Twitter:


Really, had no idea, but it’s true. The streak began in Anibal Sanchez‘s start against the Braves last Friday when he struck out 17 and was kept alive though last night’s 18 strikeout performance against the Astros. In other news, any team playing series against the Braves and Astros over a short stretch this year has a chance at this mark, so it may not last long.

Anyway, here’s your post, Shaun. Doug Fister and friends are poised to make history.

  1. stlouis1baseball - May 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Are the Redlegs 2nd in the League in Strikeouts? If so…they could hold their own with the Braves and Astro’s in this department. Oddly…Cincinnati’s pitchers rank 1st in the League for Strikeouts.
    At least I seem to remember reading this somewhere.

    • mazblast - May 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      That should make next week’s Braves @ Cincinnati series interesting–if you like long, snoozer games.

    • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      What you talkin’ about, Willis?

      • stlouis1baseball - May 3, 2013 at 12:25 PM

        A few times Craig has mentioned the rate at which the Braves and Astros hitters are striking out. I pointed the Reds’ hitters are 2nd in the league in strikeouts and their pitching staff is 1st.

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM

        Ok, you were mixing your leagues and it confused me.

  2. manute - May 3, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    That tiger is totally trippin. So weird.

    • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      That’s my favorite Tigers t-shirt. I should break it out this weekend!

      • stlouis1baseball - May 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        You going to see Roy?

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Of course. Duh.

      • stlouis1baseball - May 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

        Don’t “duh” me Women!
        You are the one who couldn’t comprehend my obvious post in regards to the strikeouts.
        “you were mixing your leagues”…
        The Braves are in the NL my Lady.


      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        But the Astros switched. I am multi-tasking, so if I didn’t pay enough attention, excuuuuuuuse me!

    • detroitr1 - May 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      3 day coke bender Tiger

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        You only need one bad night of Coke to feel like that.

      • detroitr1 - May 3, 2013 at 2:11 PM

        How about one inning of Phil Coke?

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        I was gonna give him the night, but yeah, one inning could be enough.

  3. beelza - May 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    When Verlander strikes out the all brown, rotund, kung-fu Panda I’ll pay closer attention. Besides, as the column’s author pointed out, any mlb pitching staff can set the strikeout record when they play 7 games which feature Houston and Atlanta. Funny how the author punks Atlanta.

  4. Detroit Michael - May 4, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    It didn’t happen. Tiger ptchers recorded just 6 strikeouts.

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