Game 2014.140: Tigers at Indians

Max Scherzer

Unlike the previous game, last night’s game was not a story of blown chances; it was a game of no chances. The pitcher previously known as Justin Verlander (currently known as Worst Contract In Baseball) had a sub-Kyle outing, and the Tiger bats took the day off to golf.

Tonight the Tigers still have a chance to take the series, with Max “Hoping To Get the Worst Contract in Baseball” Scherzer on the mound against Trevor “Hope the Bats Don’t Wake Up or I’m Toast” Bauer.

Maybe it’s too early to peg this as a “let’s see what they’re made of” game, but…let’s see. And what’s with the Cleveland fans? They are still in a pennant race, and less than 10K last night?

Tyler Collins gets a rookie start tonight, and Hernan joins him at short.

Tonight’s Collins-All-Cars Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. Collins, RF
  3. Cabrera, DH
  4. V Martinez, 1B
  5. JD Martinez, LF
  6. Castellanos, 3B
  7. Holaday, C
  8. Perez, SS
  9. Davis, CF

55 Comments

  1. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Holaday is deadly with a runner on 3rd less than 2 out. Whereas Avila is just dead.

  2. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I think Max has got this. He really does work well with Holaday, by the way.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Unfortunately the Clowns are backing him up.

  3. PHToy in HK

    September 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    At least KC can’t beat Texas tonight. It’s Seattle’s turn.

  4. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Uh oh. The Clown rears its ugly head.

  5. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    JD, that was a clown swing!

  6. tbran

    September 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    How often have we seen this show? Early lead against a weak starter who should be out early. Then, crappy ABs and absentee offense coupled with clown show like defense which combine to let the other side creep back in. Hope I’m wrong (there is precedent for that).

    • jud

      September 4, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      We see this over and over and over and over and……

    • jud

      September 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Davis is 5 steps on the outfield grass has the ball as the runner rounds third..safe at home…it just goes on and on and on!

      • Smoking Loon

        September 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm

        It was a good throw. He’s not Alex Gordon, and most left fielders aren’t.

  7. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Hey Smarty, better take a peek at some of those stats. Torii Hunter is the worst pinch hitter in baseball (0-for-7, OPS .000).

    • jud

      September 4, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      He is 1-15 as a starter so there isn’t much difference in this series anyway…at least 8 of the 14 outs balls not in the strikezone!

  8. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    The worst outfield in baseball strikes again!

  9. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    The Tigers scored in their obligatory one inning this game…its a little much to expect them to score again!

  10. tbran

    September 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    “Creep back in” mode now in full effect.

  11. Kevin in Dallas

    September 4, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    We got this.

    • Coleman

      September 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Now we start over, our bullpen vs their bullpen, what could go wrong?

  12. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Gee who didn’t expect 4-4 raise your hand!

  13. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    It is simple….Tigers win when Cabrera hits.

  14. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    There is still hope as Allen is warming up for the Tribe.

    • Coleman

      September 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Strangely enough, that is what all the Indian fans are saying as Phil Coke sprints to the mound…

  15. Angus

    September 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Just what the 5,000 fans wanted to see, extra innings, yawn. I hope we can pull this one out. They sent the old man to the mound.

  16. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Francona, -1. You don’t run into the 3rd out with your biggest bat in the box.

  17. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    C’mon, Castellanos. How many times can we strike out with a runner on 3rd less than 2 out in 1 series? By the way, that was ball 4, by about a foot.

  18. Angus

    September 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Better get some rum.

  19. Bill

    September 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Holaday is a joke. Hes a career minor leaguer and we have him bat in a crucial spot. Hes hitting 235. We cant find anyone better?

    • Smoking Loon

      September 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      See the 1st inning? Those runs helped make the “crucial spot.”

  20. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    If you actually thought the Tigers would score there raise your hand,!…
    If you didn’t think Casstellanos would strike out for the 10000000 time he has been in that exact situation also raise your hand!!

  21. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Don’t worry, we’ve got Jim Johnson warming up.

  22. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Why are they pitching to Santana?

  23. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Phil Coke +1

    • tbran

      September 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      promoting him back to Diet Coke

  24. Angus

    September 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Pulling Miggy -1

    • Coleman

      September 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Pulling Miggy +1

  25. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Suarez..hell ya….everyone raise thier hand!

  26. tbran

    September 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Nice Miggy (2012 version)imitation by Suarez.

  27. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    MVP-Mart!

  28. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    You would think the Tiger hitters would actually learn something from watching Martinez bat….its a shame that they don’t…..the failure to learn my old college coach used to say over and over!
    AMAZING!!!

  29. Angus

    September 4, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Romine RBIs. Amazing.

  30. PHToy in HK

    September 4, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Maybe they should think about saving a few hits/runs for tomorrow….

  31. Coleman

    September 4, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    4 runs in the 1st, 7 runs in the 11th. Now that’s an unusual way to score 11 runs.

  32. jud

    September 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    A must win that we will take anyway that it happened!..can’t fall 3 back in the loss column!

  33. Smoking Loon

    September 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I like to (also) pay attention to what happens *after* a game is (essentially) won or lost. Romine’s 2-run single was a very nice piece of hitting. Davis’s catch in LF was absolutely sensational. It didn’t even look *possible* in real time. Johnson’s stuff was great.

    Holaday throwing out Bourn – perfect throw to 2B – was huge earlier. Don’t overlook the great base running that set up and made it 6-4 (with help from Suarera, either). Great game. It almost got away.

  34. Smoking Loon

    September 5, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Game 140, Coleman. You’re making it too easy for me these days. (Thinking of “men on 1st and 4d.” First and Ford? Is that a street corner somewhere? Ir rings a bell. Could it be… It is! I recognize it from the cult classic “Unlawfully Married.”)

    • Smoking Loon

      September 5, 2014 at 12:14 am

      On the other hand, we have my previous post. EDIT BUTTON!!!!! Where has it gone????

      • Coleman

        September 5, 2014 at 12:52 am

        Kevin and I did a little tweak where it’s available to everyone except you.

        • Coleman

          September 5, 2014 at 1:10 am

          Seriously, I see them on my posts on my laptop, but not on the same posts on the mobile version. What are you viewing on?

    • Coleman

      September 5, 2014 at 12:51 am

      At least they got Game “139″ right the second try.

      • Smoking Loon

        September 5, 2014 at 1:43 am

        Good point (second try).

        I had my suspicions (the tweak).

        Seriously – I’m viewing on a home-based desktop computer. What’s odd is that for some game posts, the edit button is there. Some others, not. First game of this series (I think), it’s there.

        Does being logged on to the website have any effect? I mean, when you or I or Kevin are logged in, does the edit button for anyone else disappear? Or is there some missing setting that would knock out the edit button? That “tag” thing on the Dashboard, for instance? Grasping at straws here.

        • Coleman

          September 5, 2014 at 1:52 am

          We may be on to something. There are edit buttons on my posts this series, but not on my posts on your last White Sox post. I think we need to check with one of the non-admin folk here and see if they have edit buttons appearing. I’m afraid you may be carrying the non-edit virus.

          • Smoking Loon

            September 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

            Not the non-edit virus! Sure, there are mediations to alleviate the discomfort, but it’s incurable. I’m going with denial as my first line of defense.

            • Smoking Loon

              September 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

              Medications. Dammit. An outbreak of typos to go with the Non-Edit Simplex.

  35. Smoking Loon

    September 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    People – are you seeing edit buttons on your comments? Noticing any irregularities pertaining thereto?

  36. jud

    September 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Sometimes edit is there…sometimes not….this game it was there on every post..last night no!

    • Smoking Loon

      September 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks, jud. Something odd and seemingly random is going on. Besides baseball, I mean.

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