Game 2015.68: Tigers at Yankees

Well, at least all that Alex Rodriguez stuff is over, which is the best thing I have to say about last night’s game. In other news, there have been murmurings about the Tigers and Reds and Johnny Cueto. Why would the Reds trade Cueto? Because his contract is up after this season, and the Reds have no intention of paying a Kershaw/Scherzer salary, no matter how deserved. I have no sense of what the Tigers would have to give up for a one-season rental, but Jason Beck said that the Reds had scouts checking out Detroit’s AA Erie team.

Cueto would fit right in with the 1-2 Runs-a-Game Tigers: he has had some of the worst run support in the NL, which is why he is only 4-4 despite a 2.98 ERA.

Tonight’s Still Over .500 Lineup:

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  6. JD Martinez, RF
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Andrew Romine, 3B
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Well, at least we get a night off from gnashing our teeth about Castellanos .


  1. Coleman

    June 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Well congrats to Max Scherzer, who just no-hit the Pirates. Max is well on his way to a Cy Young.

  2. jud

    June 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Congrats Max!!!.Awesome back to back games!

    Just think Max if you were still with the Tigers todays game would be 0-0 and you’d have a no hitter going into the 10th!!!!

  3. jud

    June 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    In 30 AB…Holliday has 10 RBI….in 151 AB McCann has 13…..hey Matt too bad your not one of coaches boys!!!! Enjoy another week of sitting!

  4. jud

    June 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Eovaldi didn’t make it out of the first inning last game…he was quoted as sayinig,,…”ya but tonight I get to carve up the Tigers like everyone else does!!

  5. jud

    June 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Game over…see you tomorrow!

    • Coleman

      June 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Now don’t get all dramatic! You know the game isn’t over until they get 3.

    • Coleman

      June 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      OK, now you have permission to leave.

  6. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I’ll repeat my suggestion = Kinsler down to Little League.
    And as if things aren’t going bad enough for Simon (32p/inning) and the Tigers, home plate ump twists a K into a BB!

  7. tbran

    June 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    With the state of our “offense” I don’t see how it made any sense to let Pasta start this inning. Barring a miracle, this one is a L.

  8. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Ian Krol to bust a few innings now. Our only hope = sky opens up with huge thundershowers before 5th inn and game gets wiped out.
    One bright spot = Iglesias has GOT to be the “King of the Off-balance Throw”. He makes it look so easy! I can’t think of anyone I like better at SS.

  9. Coleman

    June 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Welcome to 2008.

  10. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    @Coleman: Can we continue gnashing our teeth about Kinsler?

    • Coleman

      June 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm


  11. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Don’t you just love our “Bullpen Aces”?
    Why would you ever go to Ian Krap with runners on? When has he ever come thru?

  12. tbran

    June 20, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Good thing we brought Kroll in.

  13. Kevin in Dallas

    June 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve brought this up before, but at what point does Ausmus start worrying about his job?

    • tbran

      June 20, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      With DD, probably not until November.

  14. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Cats would have to go on a 0-25 tailspin (which at this point, doesn’t seem entirely impossible) before DD would consider letting him go mid-season, and thus admitting his executive error of choosing wrong guy for the job.

  15. Coleman

    June 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Well…I suppose there is some laundry to do or something.

  16. Coleman

    June 20, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Oh wait, Castellanos in the game for Cabrera [glued to screen].

  17. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Now, after Krap, Gorzy for 2-3 innings.
    We’re OK now; we’ll get out of this one at 15-0.

  18. tbran

    June 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I’m seriously beginning to wonder if this team cares any longer.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      June 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      I have the good fortune of being able to watch the Rangers closely. The feeling surrounding that team is night and day with the feeling around the Tigers.

      • Kaline fan

        June 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm

        I think everyone here can sense that it’s time for some kind of shake-up. Probably not too extreme at this point, but a chewing-out, a talk, team meeting, EXTRA PRACTICE with coaches on fundamentals like bunting, base running, etc. SOMETHING! Team can’t continue to torture its’ fans like this.

  19. Kaline fan

    June 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I predict a Victory = Tiger bats come alive next 3 innings.
    Final: Det 16, Yanks 15.

  20. jud

    June 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Matt Williams calls out the Nats and gets 2 wins , one a no hitter. Meanwhile Brad Ausmus………………………..