Game 2015.45: Astros at Tigers

This 2 runs or less thing is getting really old, really fast.

Losing today and splitting the series would feel like losing the series to me. Sanchez has more bad starts than quality starts this year.

Lobstein to the DL with “sore shoulder” (wth?); Iglesias is day-to-day.

1. Gose, CF
2. Kinsler, 2B
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Martinez JD, DH
5. Cespedes, LF
6. Castellanos, 3B
7. Davis, RF
8. Holaday, C
9. Romine, SS


  1. Jud

    May 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    At least Asmus is starting the undefeated lineup with Goss and Davis both in!

  2. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Tigers call up Dixon Machado to take Lobstein’s spot, which I think means they expect Iglesias out more than just today. It also may mean no more watching Hernan Perez flail at the plate for now.

  3. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Uh oh, it’s THAT Sanchez today, this one looks like a write-off.

  4. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t care if it’s the first inning, Brad needs to get Sanchez out of there while it’s only 3-0.

  5. Jud

    May 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    2-0…well at least the Tigers can quit early today…2 means best they can do is tie…3 will be more work than they will be willing to put in…I am out! have a great Memorial Day …and remember why we honor that Day..

    • Coleman

      May 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Jud, you’d better come back!

  6. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    It’s a Holaday Holiday!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      May 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      A Holymoly Holaday Holiday?

  7. Jud

    May 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Ok so I wasn’t gona leave til Miggy batted once….haha!…this could go 100-99 today!

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    May 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Maybe this will be what Sanchez needs to get set straight. He can still get a QS.

    • Coleman

      May 24, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      I’m glad Brad didn’t listen to me about taking him out! I think the visit to the mound helped him, not to mention the big 1st inning which let him start over. He’s throwing a lot of pitches though, so he might not make it past 6.

  9. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    This is hardly a pitcher’s duel.


    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    With McCann Man and Doc as our catchers why would the team even entertain bringing Avila back!


      May 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      They should send Avila to have his operation and clean his knee up, then send him for rehab, and when ready showcase him with the big team in meaningless games readying him for trade.

    • jud

      May 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm


  11. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    And to think I thought when they got Gose that he was going to be a .230 platoon player with a good glove and good speed. Where’d that bat come from?

  12. jud

    May 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hernandez is exactly what the Doctor ordered today!!

  13. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    OK, but Brad should not have left him in for that inning.

  14. jud

    May 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    And Ass-mus for the 100000000 time leaves Sanchez in one batter to long instead of bringing in a LH pitcher…Asmus is now in the running as the worst pitcher manager in the history if baseball, trailing only Jim Leyland

    • jud

      May 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Lets see 118 pitchers…getting hit hard….home run pitcher…home run hitter…and Assmus turns to Jones and says were ok, lets just get thru this inning so I can save my precious bullpen!!!!!!!

  15. Kevin in Dallas

    May 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Sanchez to the DL. Coming soon.

    • tbran

      May 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      He had 11 Ks and he threw over 110 pitches. More likely that he was gassed and the boy wonder guessed wrong again.

  16. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Kinsler has had only one hit in this series. Tigers need his bat to win.

  17. tbran

    May 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Another brilliant move to remove Gorzelanny, who struck out the only guy he faced, in favor of Nesbitt who gave up the lead.

  18. tbran

    May 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    what a clown show! Barring a miracle, Tigers will be in 3rd place by this evening. Good time for a miracle.

  19. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I have been making plans to attend the Tigers v. Houston series in August. I hope I will see a better series.

  20. Coleman

    May 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Now we know what happened to JD’s slump–he gave it to Kinsler, who looks awful right now.

  21. jud

    May 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    At least the Tigers, except Kinsler, who looked lost, battled for a whole game. Something they do very rarely… say hello to the AAA Twins as they pass us bye tomorrow!

  22. Vince

    May 24, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Tigers lead MLB in GIDP, GITP and GBM (Games Blown by Manager).

  23. Kevin in Dallas

    May 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    One team is feeling very good about this series. Another team, not so much.

    Could it be that we are a .500 team? 14-12 at home… We’ve played 38 games at 19-19, you know what Sparky said about a team after 40 games.

    • Vince

      May 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      It’s just a typical DD unbalanced team construction. The Tigers have never been truly horrible under his tenure, but then they have never been great either, the best being only “almost” good enough. The DD model, which emphasizes a core of high dollar super stars surrounded by supporting players (e.g bullpen, bench) of mediocrity doe not work. When hit with injuries (V-Mart, JV) and slumps (recently Kinsler, J-Mart) you get guys like Perez thrown into the breach as a stopgap. Top that off with a coaching staff that is perpetually incompetent and you have a team that can’t go that extra mile. And speaking of injuries, where would these guys be if Avila and Nathan were still playing every day? And you know they would be, right?

  24. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Cabrera and Iglesias are out of the Game 1 line up against the As. Let’s hope for a good toss by Shane Greene. Tigers have played .500 ball for the last 30 games. Time to warm up with the weather.