Game 2015.21: Tigers at Twins

By now most of you will have heard the bad news that Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which explains his absence from the broadcasting booth. Jason Beck has a collection of reactions to the news.  As Brad Ausmus says, “I can’t see Kirk Gibson folding up shop and crawling into a corner over this.” Best wishes to one of the most memorable Tigers from the Sparky era.

Well, the Tigers tried an experiment last night with the lineup, and it worked:  Jose Iglesias went nuts in the 2nd spot, with three hits including a home run (!) and a triple. People are already starting to talk about how his success isn’t sustainable (which of course it isn’t), just as his average his rookie season was a fluke, based on an abnormal number of infield hits. At a certain point though, if a guy is consistently “lucky”…well, maybe the “luck” will last a while.

At any rate, with a right-hander on the mound, the experiment is over and Iglesias takes his seat at the back of the Bottom-of-the-Order Boys section of the lineup.

Tonight’s Win-One-For-The-Gibby 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. Alex Avila, C
  8. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS


  1. PHToy in HK

    April 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Sometimes being lucky is better than being “good”!

    • PHToy in HK

      April 29, 2015 at 5:43 am

      Being unlucky and ice cold is a losing combination.

  2. Jason

    April 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    So far, Anibal is bouncing back nicely.


    April 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Too bad the offense didn’t show up tonight.

  4. StorminNorman$

    April 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Wil Myers has his Conseco (Raburn) moment in CF…w/a head assisted HR

  5. StorminNorman$

    April 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

    after today’s afternoon game w/Twinkies, DET has 4 BIG games in KC – Simon, Lobstein, Price & Sanchez