Game 2015.76: Pirates at Tigers

Let’s go JV, show us you’ve still got it.

 

TIGERS (career numbers off Gerrit Cole)

  1. Anthony Gose, CF (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (0-for-6, 3 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-3, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-6)
  6. J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2, walk, K)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-2)
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)

49 Comments

  1. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Ummm…… JV wiggles out of jam, but not the sharpest we’ve seen him.
    Disturbing thought: I can see several Tigers being a dead out at 3rd on that line-out.

  2. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    JV thru 1 inning 0.00 ERA w/a 36.00 WHIP

    i’m not watching the game, but on espn gamecast, it appears that JV isn’t locating his pitches or has no confidence in his stuff… or both. though freep game feed said ump calling a tight K-zone

  3. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Let me know if the 8th inning gets here to see the Tigers hit!….come on rain!!!

  4. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Watching the Tigers bat is a lot like watching the World Cup…no one scores!..in fact watching the World Cup when nothing is going on is about as exciting as watching the Sluggos bat!

  5. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    McCann: Lay Down A Nice Bunt Here!!!

  6. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    OR…… you could do that….
    Damn! That was almost out of here!

  7. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    That was a frickin home run….glad we have replay!!!! That fan touched it no doubt…………..above the yellow line!

    • Coleman

      June 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Fan fail.

  8. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Gose never came within a foot of any of those pitches…. then Mr Clutch Kibsler squirts a ground ball that barely makes it to the SS…..wow!

    • Coleman

      June 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      The top of the lineup has been worthless lately.

      • jud

        July 1, 2015 at 7:11 am

        1-6 in 30 at bats had 1 run scored and 1 rbi in 14 innings

  9. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    We needed those 2 runs —-BADLY. That one’s on Gose —–what a poor chase for 3rd strike.

  10. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Swing batter batter…Swing!….5-6 strikeouts on 5-6 pitches no where near the strikezone the past 3 innings…

  11. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Kisler we teach our high school kids to let the ball travel all the way to the bag instead of you reaching for it a foot in front of the bag and then trying to reach back to the runner….its a high school move!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kaline fan

      June 30, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      I said it before, jud: demote Kins to Little League, to learn fundamentals…..

  12. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Kins with a clutch RBI 2B!! Is his bat gonna start waking up?

  13. Coleman

    June 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Cabrera has been a let-down today (and is even responsible for an unearned run).

  14. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Thats the second shattered bat for Miggy in the last 3 games. You would think if you made $20 mil a year you could afford good bats…..just sayin!!!!!!!

  15. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Miggy caught that last one with wrong part of bat, and broke it. Otherwise, he usually scorches those over 2nd-base bag.

  16. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Aw, c’mon! That’s the best Al Al has looked in a while, and you pull him on a single. In this instance, I would have stuck with him.

  17. Coleman

    June 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Joba Alert!

  18. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Bringing Joba in with 2 on. Add at least 1 more run for Pitt.
    (At least there’s 2 out, so he might get by…)

  19. tbran

    June 30, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    what happened to Rondon?

    • Kaline fan

      June 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      That’s a good Q.

  20. tbran

    June 30, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    JD=$

  21. Coleman

    June 30, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    JD in Beast Mode.

  22. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    JD….have a frickin MONTH!!!!!!!!….WOW!

  23. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    clutch JD!

  24. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    JD! JD! JD!
    Too bad you can’t take a few other spots in batting order as well.

  25. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Is Rondon still on the team???????…and why is Joba still on the team???????

    • Kaline fan

      June 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Both good questions, jud!

  26. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Was that legal…I don’t mean running backwards. I mean tapping the ball with your bat on the ground to move the runner???? Never see the Tigers do that!!!!!!

  27. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I hate when Miggy looks like he doesn’t want to be here….like today!!…Kinsler too…like today!

  28. Kaline fan

    June 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    This one will be all over in the 13th. Tigers blew all their chances to win.

  29. jud

    June 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    The Pirates have left the strike zone about 10 times this game swinging and missing. The Tigers have left the strike zone about 30+ times swinging and missing…just an observation.!

  30. Kaline fan

    July 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I was wrong. Now let’s hope this thing IS over in 13!

    • Coleman

      July 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Wow McCann almost pulled off another one!

  31. Kaline fan

    July 1, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Oh, man —–hasn’t Wilson got enough left for 1 more inning? Now we’re gonna get Gorzo —–bye, bye ballgame.

  32. Kaline fan

    July 1, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Good. Keeping Wilson in.

    • Coleman

      July 1, 2015 at 12:19 am

      Guy’s a bulldog! He may be running on fumes, but still probably better than Gorzy.

  33. jud

    July 1, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Great job Wilson….here comes Gas Can Tom to save the day!!!!!

  34. Coleman

    July 1, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Uh Oh. Grosselanny time.

  35. jud

    July 1, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Atta boy Gas Can….one frickin pitch!!!!!!

  36. jud

    July 1, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I would have pitched Holiday before Gas Can Tom!!!

  37. Coleman

    July 1, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I guess this was predictable.

  38. Mark

    July 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Gorzelanny must mean Phil Coke in Polish.

  39. jud

    July 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Gee just another wasted 5 hours!…not like its a rare occurrance…..81-81!

  40. jud

    July 1, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Story of the Tigers over and over and over in the Ausmus era…10000000 runners get on first.then ..3-16 RISP…no sacs…no hit and runs…no bunts….1 steal attempt ( wow), prolly went on his own..can’t figure out how to manufacture any runs…victor..Miggy..Kinsler….Cespedes…..Gose…must have sranded 100000 runners …After the game they will say….well thats baseball….Ausmus will say we really hit the ball great tonight….same old same old same…81-81..

  41. StorminNorman$

    July 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    some perspective about yesterday’s starters:

    JV paid about $1.5M for yesterday’s start – ’15 season stats – 0-01 W/L; 5.09 ERA; 1.528 WHIP
    Cole paid $531K for the entire ’15 season – ’15 season stats – 11-3 W/L; 2.20 ERA; 1.143 WHIP

    i know JV has been injured and has a very limited ’15 sample size, but still, the contrast is striking