Game 2014.111: Tigers at Yankees

Fun win last night. I listened to the last 7 innings on the radio. Lots of constructive criticism flows from our respective keyboards, so let’s give some credit where it’s due. Joba/Soria/Nathan were brilliant last night, and we don’t win that game without Alex Avila. We don’t even get to extra innings without him.

Last night’s effort shows you what you get from David Price on an okay night. Wait till next turn.

Torii Hunter out with a contusion on his hand.

1. Rajai Davis, LF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Victor Martinez, DH
5. J.D. Martinez, RF
6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
7. Bryan Holaday, C
8. Andy Romine, SS
9. Ezequiel Carrera, CF


  1. Coleman

    August 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Verlander seems to work well with Holaday.

    • Vince in MN

      August 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Except on the HR to Headley. I guess Holaday didn’t frame that pitch very well. Oh well, second string catcher.

  2. Vince in MN

    August 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Suarez out. Hunter out. The contusions just keep piling up.

    Miggy with an RBI!

    Verlander’s pitch count high already – 66 after 4. We’re gonna need to turn this over to the BP earlier than the last couple of games probably.

    Carrera – can we start this guy everyday for a while? He hit LH almost as well as RH in Toledo. And he’s not a kid (27YO).

    Sorry Stormin Normin, don’t see 6 runs here. Keep your fingers crossed that the pitching holds up though.

  3. Vince in MN

    August 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Capuano pitching like Cy Young tonight. There must be something about the Tigers that makes these so-so pitchers take their game to the next level.

    • Coleman

      August 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Romine the only guy not fooled by Cy Capuano.

      • Vince in MN

        August 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        Putting the pressure on Suarez.

      • Vince in MN

        August 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

        And then there is EZ.

  4. Vince in MN

    August 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Cy Capuano knocked out by the B.O.O.B.s

  5. T Smith

    August 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Um… which staff has 3 CYs? Wow. This is very frustrating. Capuano is a junk-ball pitcher. Even on a bad night the Tigers should put up four or five runs. Yet they make him look the third CY we’ve faced in as many nights.

  6. Kevin in Dallas

    August 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    You don’t see many ABs worse than that one by J.D. right there. 3-0 count R3L20…3 straight strikes, last two swinging.

  7. Vince in MN

    August 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    JD since AS break:
    .203/.266/.356 /.622

    • Vince in MN

      August 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Check that, 0/4 tonight, so .190.

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    August 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    0-7 RISP. Not looking good tonight.

  9. T Smith

    August 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    You have to get the run to the plate, runner on 3rd less than two outs. Wow. This is has been painful to watch.

  10. Vince in MN

    August 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Yankee clown show trying to give this one away and the Tigers say “huh?”.

    • Coleman

      August 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      We got the short end of the clown stick there.

  11. jud

    August 6, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I can hardly stand this much offensive excitement …at leadt every night we are facing All Star pitchers….oh..were not…my bad

  12. Angus

    August 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Wow, we bring in our Blowpen “ace”. I am not sure who is available but I do not like some of the calls Ivy League makes.

  13. T Smith

    August 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    And the bullpen melts down.

    I guess the Tigers have some stock in breaking the Yankees historic run of playing 16 consecutive 2 run games

  14. T Smith

    August 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I predict a 1-2-3 ninth with less than 10 pitches

    • T Smith

      August 6, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      No, I’m not a genius. It wasn’t hard.

  15. jud

    August 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    And if you think Cabrerra is “right” you don’t watch enough baseball…11 games..2 rbi..1 hr…0 doubles…squat…and as goes Miggy as go the Tigers…plus I will say this again..he looks like he would rather be anywhere than on the diamond!!!!!

    • T Smith

      August 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      He was spotted hanging out with Verlander and Kate Upton at a swanky Midtown Manhattan whiskey bar.

  16. T Smith

    August 6, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Asmus could always bat Romine in cleanup tomorrow. That might shake things up.


    August 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    We throw the three most recent Cy Young winners at the Yanks the last three games and how many of those three did we win ……

  18. jud

    August 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    We have lost more games to pitchers with 0-1-2 Wins under their belt than any team in baseball….oh thats right!!! we won’t face any of these bums in the playoffs…

  19. jud

    August 7, 2014 at 6:24 am

    3 Cy Young winners, A triple crown winner, 4 All Stars, 2 AL MVP’s, a Zillion dollar payroll, and a manager who has no idea how to get this team to play….. and were 3.5 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals who have Shields, Perez and Butler….just pathetic!