Lions and Tigers and Bears, O My!August 23rd, 2014 at 7:32 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
It’s so bad that the Tigers had an infielder pitch the 8th inning. He started by giving up a double and 2 home runs. The last-place Twins got a seasonal league-high 20 runs (6 in the 2nd and 9 in the 5th). There were 35 hits in the game and 5 errors. The Tigers gave up 9 walks and threw 214 pitches, more than the previous 2 games combined! The Lions managed a win, for what it matters in pre-season (remember 2008?). The Lions had 15 penalties for 131 yards and 3 turnovers. They looked sloppy. Suh had another roughing the passer penalty. It’s not impossible that he could get fined for this one (mostly to send him a message). Jacksonville had 12 penalties for 101 yards. So, if you like numbers…35 is the number of runs the Tigers gave up plus the number of penalties the Lions accumulated. On paper, they should both be great teams. If you’re a Bears fan, it wasn’t any better. They were down 28-0 less than 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter, as Seattle scored touchdowns on it’s first four possessions. Green Bay won. Lots of Yoopers up here are Packer fans.
Also: Great Falls, MT is only forecast to reach 50° today, 30 degrees lower than their normal high. Some snow in the mountains there. Savannah, GA hit 100 F on Friday, the first 100-degree day this year. This also set a record high for the date. Hail covers the ground in Twin Falls, ID. A sharp peak to the Atlantic hurricane season from late August thru September. Still no 90 degree in Grand Rapids or Indianapolis this summer. Monday could be our best shot and it’s a good shot at hitting 90°. Japanese model (joins the Farmer’s Alamanc in) predicting a cold winter for much of the U.S. A foot of hail near Mexico City. Through Aug. 22 – Grand Rapids is 1.0 degree cooler than average for August, Kalamazoo is -1.3° and Muskegon is -1.6°.