Game 2015.27: Tigers at White Sox

The Tigers looked like they were heading for a losing series in Kansas City, until a complete game gem by David Price and 5 innings or perfect game to start Sunday’s game by Anibal Sanchez led them back to what turned out to be a satisfying series split.

Hopefully the day off didn’t cool any momentum the Tigers had, and if momentum in baseball is really your next game’s starter, let’s hope Shane Greene pitches more like his first few starts than like his last two. The weather in Chicago is foggy and drizzly, and we know how the Tigers have done in sketchy weather this season. On the other hand, the White Sox have had a rough week and are riding a 5-game losing streak, which began with an empty-stadium loss and Baltimore, followed by a 4-game sweep by the Twins.

Tonight’s lineup will be missing Jose Iglesias, who joins Rajai Davis in the tight groin club and is day-to-day. Iglesias’ .345 bat will be replaced by The Lettuce, who is merely hitting .545 with an OPS of 1.188. Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t get much better than that from your #9 hitters.

Tonight’s Tightly-Groined Tigers 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. Andrew Romine, SS

14 Comments

  1. Jim EggersUSMC

    May 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    You mentioned the empty stadium game: all things emotional, safety, and economical set aside, I actually enjoyed watching that. No obnoxious walk up music, no video of grown men fighting each other for foul balls etc. Granted, the Orioles wrapped it up in the 1st, but still a change of pace from the usual cacophony that accompanies all of Professional baseball nowadays.

  2. Only Tiger Fan in Mississppi

    May 5, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    “The Lettuce!” I love it Coleman! Let’s hope he hits like his last game in Minnesota. The White Sox have their 1970 uniforms on tonight. Bring on nickel beer night!

    • Coleman

      May 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Bring back the shorts!

  3. Jim EggersUSMC

    May 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Coleman:” pulled groin club”, one would not necessarily want to be in that one, great turn of a phrase.

  4. Coleman

    May 5, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    A good number of Tiger fans in the stands tonight.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississppi

      May 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      I believe Jack Morris is behind the 3rd baseline dugout in a royal blue rain jacket.

  5. Coleman

    May 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    And Melky Raburns one over the fence for Avla.

  6. StorminNorman$

    May 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Shane Greene first three starts: 0.39 ERA in 23 innings – but his last 3 starts 16.39 in 11 innings

    • Coleman

      May 5, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      And the middle of the order is back in hibernation mode…bad combo.

  7. Jud

    May 5, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Back to the usual 2 runs a game. I knew we were in trouble Scoring 6 sunday….can’t wait to hear Assmus talk about how good his dynamic duo hitting 4-5 hit the ball again!!!!

    • Coleman

      May 5, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      Victor is coming around, he hit a good foul ball last week.

  8. Coleman

    May 5, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Not that it matters, but what is the rationale for pinch-hitting Davis for Romine at the end of the game? I didn’t get that. That being said, Rajai smoked one and got unlucky.

  9. Jud

    May 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I do have one tip for JD….you will do alot better if you actually put the bat on the ball once in awhile…..and another tip for Assmus.. any player on the 25 man roster would be a better choice to bat 4 than Victor. Anyone could get 1 rbi in 10 games. Verlander included!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      May 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      JD Martinez will move to the 6th spot behind Cespedes in tonight’s (Wed) game.