Game 2015.91: Orioles at Tigers

Last night’s loss was a great microcosm of why this team isn’t going anywhere. The O gets shut down way too often, and the bullpen is awful. Had it not been for an uncharacteristic first 6 weeks of the season, the bullpen would be the worst in the majors. I think this is equally on DD (lack of talent) and Ausmus (lack of management). It’s not going to get any better anytime soon.

I could get behind trading Price and Cespedes and getting some young talent in here. Otherwise, it’s going to be difficult to stay interested.

Gonzalez v. Verlander today.

1. Kinsler, 2B
2. Gose, CF
3. Cespedes, LF
4. Martinez, V DH
5. Martinez, J.D. RF
6. Avila, C
7. Krauss, 1B
8. Iglesias, SS
9. Romine, 3B


  1. Jud

    July 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    JD Quote after the game “Tilman was tough, he didn’t throw ANY pitches over the plate”!!”…..WTH!…Ausmus added “Thats baseball!. The game is played on grass not paper”…WHAT.???? Ausmus added “thats why we lost”…….The clown show is alive and well in the D……and I agree with Kevin , it ain’t gonna get any better!!!!

  2. Coleman

    July 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Krauss breaks up the no-hitter, then gets picked off first. Clown show.

  3. jud

    July 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    And what is the MLB record for getting picked off the bases. Or have the 2015 Tigers, the worst baserunning team in all of baseball, already set a new record????

  4. Kevin in Dallas

    July 19, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    It is tough listening to Dan and Jim struggle to say good things about Verlander.

    We are witnessing first-hand a historic downturn in a once surefire Hall of Famer’s career.

    Hopefully DD is working those phones. We have got to get some new talent in here.

  5. Kevin in Dallas

    July 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I will tune in later today or tomorrow to see how JV spins this one. “I’m not going to let one bad inning dampen a great start otherwise…” or “I’m still in spring training…”

  6. Kevin in Dallas

    July 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Dan and Jim were surprised to hear a few boos when JV was pulled. I don’t get why they are surprised. He’s paid $25M a year. He should be perform better.

    • StorminNorman$

      July 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

      …$28M per year actually – and yes, w/that fat contract comes added expectations and scrutiny.

      I went to Friday’s game, and was amazed how many fans remained to the end of the game – especially since it was Houston hot & humid throughout the game.

      I suspect w/the past two BAL losses, more DET fans will be jumping off the bandwagon – and attendance will begin to drop. Even some of my friends and family that are hardcore DET fans are losing interest in the frustrating process of following this team…and are openly advocating that DET should be “selling” prior to trade deadline.

  7. jud

    July 19, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    The Tigs now get to quit earlier than usual today…..can’t wait til JV and Brad state how outstanding JV pitches were today. And how lucky the O’s were….Kevin mentioned this before, this might be a positive sign to sell sell sell!!!!!

    Under .500 on July 19….totally unheard of in Motown Baseball!

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    July 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Al Al needs to be sent down. We literally can’t field a major league bullpen.

  9. jud

    July 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

    SELL……81-81….in fact signing Price would tie up more money in three players than half the teams in the MBL have in their whole roster. This team is already younger. It needs to get better, starting with a manager that holds players accountable instead of one who should be working at Disneyland.