Game 2015.15: Yankees at Tigers

As good as Monday’s game was, the Tigers dribbled through Tuesday’s game like an egregiously under-inflated basketball.  It’s not that the game wasn’t close; The Lobster, despite a shaky start, got through 6 innings with only one run, and the Tigers went into the 7th down only 1-0. In fact Detroit had the winning run at the plate in the bottom of the 9th. But somehow this game felt different, perhaps because of the 4 double plays: seemingly every time a baserunner got on, the next guy took him off, so the game just had one of those this-isn’t-our-day feels. Maybe it was the cold, rainy weather.

Tonight should be less rainy, but even colder (it should be below 40 before the game ends), in other words even more of the same from last night. Of course we get David Price on the mound, but the starting pitching hasn’t been much of a problem this season (ahem, Anibal); lately, somehow, the problem has been scoring runs–in the last 7 games, the Tigers have scored more than 3 runs only once, which has been masked by their 5-2 record over that period.

Tonight is the polymer game of the 4-game series. Expect a lot of ground balls today, it being Earth Day and all.

Tonight’s Same As Last Night Lineup:

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. JD Martinez, RF
  6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitchers: David Price vs. Adam Warren

Nick Castellanos, who began the season at the plate in pretty aggravating fashion, has quietly begun to put up some good at bats. He is 1-for-2 against Warren, with a triple. I’m looking for the Bottom of the Order Boys to pick up the offense tonight.

In other news, Joe Nathan had to leave his rehab assignment early with a possible elbow injury, which drew a collective shrug from Tiger fans nationwide.

 

 

14 Comments

  1. TIGERS RULE

    April 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    We can’t afford to be giving up too many runs with the offense not producing lately.

  2. TIGERS RULE

    April 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    The fat lady is already singing in the first inning …. oh well.

    • Coleman

      April 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      She’s just trying to keep warm.

      • TIGERS RULE

        April 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        She sat back down.

        • Coleman

          April 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

          She got back up. Price is throwing batting practice.

          • Coleman

            April 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

            Tra la la la la la la….

  3. Coleman

    April 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    No sooner do I say that the staring pitching shouldn’t be an issue, then David Price lays a big old first inning egg. Maybe it will get snowed out.

  4. PHToy in HK

    April 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Scoring a run on 4 walks – I bet that hasn’t happened in a long time.

    • PHToy in HK

      April 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      And then David Price intentionally walking the No. 8 hitter in the 2nd inning!

  5. Jud

    April 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    And on top of all this another no name pitcher Cy Youngs the Sluggos….

  6. Jud

    April 22, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Well nothing like Cleveland coming to town to lift you out of your funk…lets get that split first tomorrow. Its not like its going to get warmer soon…Tigets aren’t exactly a good cold weather team…

  7. Jim EggersUSMC

    April 23, 2015 at 1:31 am

    A nationwide shrug, good one Coleman! Time to regroup and get back on track… Hawk says AL central comes down to KC and the Pale Hose, says Tigers bullpen is the weakness, he is sooo wrong!

  8. jud

    April 23, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Assmus in the post game stated Price couldn’t feel his fingers…..gee Brad we have 13 pitchers how about finding one that can feel his fingers and put him out there…..you don’t need a Masters degree to figure that one out!!!

  9. KW

    April 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Nathan to have Tommy John. Good news or great news?

    http://beck.mlblogs.com/2015/0.....n-surgery/