Game 2015.6: Tigers at Indians

5-0! What do you know!

Though that’s only good enough for tied in the AL Central as the Royals also won yesterday to stay unbeaten.

The offense was relentless last night, coming back once from behind, and then putting up 4 huge runs in the top of the 9th. We could definitely empathize with the Indians fans in the top of the 9th. Allen may not have another inning like that all season. But give credit to the Tigers’ hitters as they worked counts, went the opposite way, and rescued the staff. Price was probably good enough to win, though the runs did come after his error.

Kyle Lobstein takes the ball today for the Tigers. He was called up on April 8th when JV was placed on the DL. Speaking of JV, he felt “fine” after a throwing session yesterday, so hopefully he’ll be ready to go when his spot comes up on the 22nd at home against the Yankees.

In other news:

– VMart said that the knee wasn’t really an issue and he’s not concerned.He’s still in today’s lineup. Remember that he won’t be starting over the next three in Pittsburgh.

– Derek Holland was placed on the 60 day DL down here in Texas. After what happened last year, and then losing Darvish for the season in Spring Training, I guess nothing is unexpected.

– Braves are the only 5-0 team in the NL.

– Adrian Gonzalez is on pace for 162 HR and 227 RBIs.

Today’s Lineup against lefty TJ House:

1) Davis, CF
2) Kinsler, 2B
3) Cabrera, 1B
4) Martinez, V DH
5) Martinez, J RF
6) Cespedes LF
7) Castellanos, 3B
8) McCann, C
9) Iglesias, SS

Baseball Reference Game Preview here.:

13 Comments

  1. Coleman

    April 12, 2015 at 11:45 am

    6 strong innings from the Lobster and I think we’ll need those brooms.

    • Vince

      April 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      5 incredibly weak innings from the Lobber may have to do. Fortunately Cabrera didn’t get the day off.

  2. TIGERS RULE

    April 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    We have the top 4 batting leaders in the AL ….. how long will that continue?

    • Coleman

      April 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      At least 2 of them are good until tomorrow.

  3. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Wow!

  4. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    To the Sports Illustrated guys who picked Cleveland to win the world series…………not with this pitching staff!

  5. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    The fact that the Tigers are going the other way so much to right and right center, plus the fact that they aren’t hacking so much just might be credited in part to Wally Joyner

    • TIGERS RULE

      April 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Casty is still chasing those off-speed pitches outside the strike zone, like last year ….. when will he learn!

  6. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Last year Casty would not have made that play….Great improvement!

  7. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Last year Lobstein was very aggressive..challenged hitters…this year way to tentative..nibble nibble.and he is terrible on defense…not any improvement over last year. In fact he regressed…in my opinion

  8. jud

    April 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Its back to amazing watching Miggy bat while healthy…..simply amazing!

  9. StorminNorman$

    April 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    as long as VMart’s or JV’s tricep knee doesn’t become a long term issue, DET couldn’t have scripted a much better beginning to ’15

    if the MLB regular season is a marathon, DET has gotten off to a good start in the first mile

  10. StorminNorman$

    April 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    DET will play each of the four ALCentral teams 19 times = 76 games…that’s about 47% of their regular season schedule.