Game 2014.148: Indians at Tigers

Ah, back in first again, it feels nice. Kyle Lobstein will try to keep it that way. So far the Tigers have won all 3 of The Lobster’s starts, although Lobstein only got 1 W out of the deal (the other 2 were poached by Phil Coke after the bullpen blew the lead). Lobstein has been more than one could ask for for a fill-in starter, with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.191 WHIP.

(Speaking of which, Anibal Sanchez is long-tossing today, with a mound session scheduled for Monday).

Salazar takes the mound for the Indians. JD Martinez will try to avenge himself for the golden sombrero Salazar crowned him with on September 3rd.

Today’s First-Place Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. Hunter, RF
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. V Martinez, DH
  5. J Martinez, LF
  6. Avila, C
  7. Castellanos, 3B
  8. Romine, SS
  9. Davis, CF

28 Comments

  1. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Hmm, with a runner on 3rd and 1 out don’t you walk Brantley and set up the double play? Or is there an unwritten rule against doing that in the first inning? That being said, hell of an at bat by Brantley.

  2. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    The Lobster is getting squeezed: 3 of the 4 “balls” to Raburn were in the strike zone.

  3. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Oh man, JD is heading for the double-sombrero against this guy.

    • Coleman

      September 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I’m claiming credit for the reverse jinx.

    • Vince in MN

      September 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Three guys in the running now.

  4. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Kisler..do you have any idea of whats going on on the diamond????

    • Coleman

      September 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      He has an inner Gene Lamont guiding his baserunning.

      • Kevin in Dallas

        September 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        Popups and baserunning.

        • Coleman

          September 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          And also failing with runners on 3rd

  5. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Kids with his “attention span” are put in a special room at school!

    • Vince in MN

      September 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Maybe Kinsler needs a scrip for Adderall and a TUE.

  6. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Lobstein couldn’t quite claw his way out of that one.

  7. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Not a bad pitch to Avilas off the plate low…Tigers swing and miss at that same pitch 100 times a week!

  8. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    KC up 5-1, that’s pretty much Game Over for them.

  9. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Castys 100th base running error of the season!…WTH!

    • Coleman

      September 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      He also has the inner Gene Lamont.

  10. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Lobstein had a pretty good outing. It still bugs me that they were trying to pitch to Brantley with a runner on 3rd and 1 out.

    • Vince in MN

      September 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Standard strategy for early in the game – give up the run for an out. And Brantley bats LH so the matchup was good. Chances of HR there are pretty small. but that’s baseball.

  11. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Way to many chances this game with not enough results…

    Hey Casty all three strikes were exactly in the same place…did you think the ump would call them ALL balls????

  12. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hunter RISP 2 out Fail ..1
    Hunter RISP 2 out Fail 2
    Hunter RISP 2out Fail 3

  13. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Whose hitting in Avilas spot?….oh my! ALEX!!!!!

  14. Vince in MN

    September 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I’m worried here. Nathan is due.

  15. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Bullpen ……..much miligned bullpen….WINS game tonight….atta by Joe!!!!!!!!!

    • Coleman

      September 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Someone had a blowpen tonight, and it wasn’t us.

  16. Coleman

    September 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    That was a good win.

  17. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Cleveland officially hurting big time in the 2014 AL Central Race!!

  18. jud

    September 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Tighten those screws!!!!

  19. JimEggersUSMC

    September 14, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Scoreboard watching for det scores and enjoying SF v. LA tonite, and if I may paraphrase chuck dickens,it was a tale of two games here in the city by the bay. 9-0 Sf last nite and tonite LA got two TDs and a field goal!
    Bochy brought in his own son, van Skye hit an hr off him, and was greeted by dee Gordon,my three sons!