Game 2014.92: Indians 9, Tigers 3

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Trevor Bauer vs. Anibal Sanchez tonight.

Victor is back in the lineup. Andy Dirks won’t be back for a while longer than a while. The Tigers went back to the Draw-ing board and ended up with two Drews: VerHagen will make his MLB debut in the Saturday doubleheader.

32 Comments

  1. Vince in MN

    July 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Ah, back to real baseball after a 4-day vacation.

    Tigers lineup vs Bauer (from Jason Beck)

    1. Austin Jackson, CF (0-for-4, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
    2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (3-for-7, HR, K)
    3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-6, 2 doubles)
    4. Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-5, HR, walk, K)
    5. J.D. Martinez, LF (1-for-3)
    6. Torii Hunter, RF (1-for-3, HR)
    7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-6, K)
    8. Alex Avila, C (3-for-5, HR, walk, K)
    9. Eugenio Suarez, SS (0-for-3, 2 K’s)

    • Coleman

      July 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      When does the real baseball start?

  2. Vince in MN

    July 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    According to Beck, Dirks should be able to get back to his rehab assignment in about a week. He’ll have 12 days more of game activity before a decision has to be made. That would put him beyond the trade deadline of July 31, so it will be interesting to see what DD does. On the other hand there are ways to get deals done after the trade deadline, so that isn’t necessarily a major obstacle.

    Frankly, with 4 OFers on the roster now, none of whom look like they are going anywhere, Dirks might only become a logical addition when the rosters expand Sep 1. And in the meantime, Carerra is waiting in the wings and probably deserves more of a chance than Dirks anyway.

    • Jim EggersUSMC

      July 19, 2014 at 1:45 am

      Watched Carerra in the AAA All -Star game, like his game.

  3. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    July 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Greetings from Saudarkrokur, Iceland where I am with Dan and Jim for the game. Its 50F, overcast and drizzly in northern Iceland. Keep the wheels on the cart.

    • Smoking Loon

      July 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Cool (literally), and greetings. It’s later there. Did the Tigers win?

      • Kevin in Dallas

        July 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm

        This is always hilarious to me.

  4. Smoking Loon

    July 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I think Bauer gets lots of routine flyballs and popups every time he faces the Tigers. Wish they’d figure him out.

    • Smoking Loon

      July 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Fortunately, Sanchez seems to be way ahead of that plan.

      • Vince in MN

        July 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        And they have actually scored 3 whole runs for him for a change.

  5. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    As Miggy slowly sinks towards .299 which is what normal players hit, I think its time to officially be worried that he ain’t right!!!

  6. Smoking Loon

    July 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Whoa did Austin get on his horse for the out on Murphy! Wow!

  7. Vince in MN

    July 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Interesting article on being “hot”, “on fire”, “in the zone”, etc.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

  8. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Hey Sanchez ! What just happened??…using the 7 th inning guys is never good!!!

  9. tbran

    July 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    unraveling and fast.

  10. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Krol still sucks!

  11. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    In Krols last 9 appearances he had allowed a run or more…Sure glad that arm is better!. In fact his ERA had gone up in 8 of his last 9 games

  12. StorminNorman$

    July 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    before today Krol against RH hitters .370 BA 1.120 OPS – he’s faced 54 RH hitters and given up 5 HR’s… i understand they pinch hit Rugburn, but even so, why would Ausmus ever let Krol pitch to any righty (based on the fact/stats) in a close game?…even Rugburn

    • Vince in MN

      July 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      That’s his role.

    • Smoking Loon

      July 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Ian Krol can’t be long for this team. He really can’t.

  13. tbran

    July 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Ugly

  14. StorminNorman$

    July 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    something tells me DET will be bringing in Benoit or Soria within a week

  15. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Hey Al…nice work!…you should have pitched Home Run Derby!

  16. TIGERS RULE

    July 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Kiss this one goodnight.

  17. Vince in MN

    July 18, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Bullpen got a little rusty over the break.

    • Coleman

      July 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Cabrera should have hit in the home run derby. Players who decline the home run derby usually have problems in the 2nd half.

  18. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hey 7th inning guys we need you to get a couple guys out!!. Wait you asked us to do that last week. Isn’t that asking a lot??… my fault!

  19. Smoking Loon

    July 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Smith is like Mini-Reed. It’s uncanny.

    • Smoking Loon

      July 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I get the sense that Smith has never retired 3 consecutive batters in his professional career. No wonder he fits in so well.

      • Smoking Loon

        July 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        Can’t this just end so I can post a final score?

  20. jud

    July 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    My only question is…what does the blowpen coach get paid for???????

    • Jim EggersUSMC

      July 19, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Answering the phone, and handing out baseballs….