Game 2015.95: Mariners at Tigers

Last night was our turn to feast on a main dish of grand slam, with a tasty side of Mariner clown show. Today we get Price, and a decent shot at a two-game winning streak. He might need to go 10 though.

The win last night went to everyone’s head, and Brad got all crazy and put McCann in against a right-handed pitcher for today. What the heck, if he can do that, I can push my luck with the lucky Game Post Picture, right?

Today’s trade rumors: Cubs are interested in Price (who wouldn’t be?), the Angels are interested in Cespedes (who wouldn’t be?), the Giants are wanting Rajai Davis (hmm), and the Twins are considering Alex Avila (sell! sell!).

Today’s One-Game-Winning Streak Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  3. Victor Martinez, DH
  4. JD Martinez, RF
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Marc Krauss, 1B
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Anthony Gose, CF

Brad Ausmus wonders “what was I thinking, batting Krauss 5th?” Then he takes a deep breath, and moved him down to…6th.


  1. Coleman

    July 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    The more I look at that picture, the more JD Martinez looks like a vampire. Which means you should probably rest him for day games.

  2. Coleman

    July 23, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Victor’s feeling better today.

    • Kaline fan

      July 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t expect him to stay funky for long.

  3. Kevin in Dallas

    July 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Worst contracts in baseball…

  4. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    How much do the Twins want to take Avila???

  5. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    One thing from a very positive note is the outfield has gone from the worst to first defensively…Cespedes will be missed..Cespedes and Martinez EACH have more assists than the entire outfield last year.

  6. Kevin in Dallas

    July 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    45 pitches through 4. How is that even possible?

    I saw a highlight on SC last night where 20 years ago Greg Maddux threw a 78 pitch complete game with only 15 balls.

    BTW – does anyone watch SportsCenter anymore? I sat through about 20 min last night and it was awful.

    • Coleman

      July 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      It keeps getting worse somehow. I’m not sure how. I assumed that there must be a lot of people that like it better, and I just had different tastes.

  7. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Jim Price” Igaawa is not really a strikeout pitcher,.He has 7 because as you know the Tigers swing alot”…….hellllooooo!

  8. Coleman

    July 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Kinsler is out of control!

  9. StorminNorman$

    July 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    A’s traded Kazmir to Astros today

    • StorminNorman$

      July 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      in the freep article, Cespedes has indicated to friends he wants to return to DET (even if they trade him), but the word on Price is he’s not coming back

      • jud

        July 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

        I think Cespedes really likes all his Latino and Cuban teammates. I think he would comeback without trying to gouge out huge money. Price is just plain gone..I say he gets $220 mil from someone, Cubs,Dodgers, Angels..

        • StorminNorman$

          July 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

          i sure hope Cespedes comes back, its been a while since DET had a LF that could hit and field… and w/JD, that makes for a real solid corner OF’ers

          • jud

            July 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm


  10. StorminNorman$

    July 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    personally, i’d play Romine at 3B and Castellanos at 1B, instead of Krauss (1B)… i mean .137 doesn’t necessarily promote confidence in Krauss’ abilities.

    • Vince

      July 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Krauss bats LH and he is due. So there.

      • StorminNor

        July 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        Vince, you know Krauss is going to be the hero today since i dogged all buck-37 of him…

  11. StorminNorman$

    July 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Price’s next scheduled start w/DET, 7/28 – 3 days before deadline

    …the way the rest of DET SP’s are pitching, DET should consider going old school and run Price out there on 3 days rest – thus, getting two more starts out of him… i’m kidding… i think

  12. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I know Victor has the 2 RBI but that gives him only 4 this past 12 games..he also has 12 Ks….he is hiding something!

  13. StorminNorman$

    July 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    i wonder if it was Ausmus or DD’s call to bring Price back out for 9th w/114 pitches

    • StorminNorman$

      July 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      …to me it indicates ‘the obvious’ = no confidence in the bullpen, but it could also indicate they’re seriously considering trading him.

      gotta give Price credit for being a gamer, and recognizing when the team needs him… i’ll miss that if they trade him or some other team signs him

  14. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Walk …walk…Rondon in…….ballgame!

    • Jud

      July 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Rondon finds an acorn….atta boy!

  15. Coleman

    July 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Great play by Romine. If Krauss is still out there, the Mariners score.

  16. Kaline fan

    July 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Why does Detroit always look so damn punchless in extras, even on home turf?

  17. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Hey Jeff Jones..Cano came into the series batting .250….your scouting report on how to pitch him….sucks!

  18. Kevin in Dallas

    July 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    HOLY COW. AUSMUS LEARNED SOMETHING. PR from second base is fine.

  19. Kaline fan

    July 23, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Punchless. Hate to be negative, but this looks like Mariners’ game in 12.

  20. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    13..k’s..swing batter batter batter …swing!..batter batter….1 hit in 11 innings RISP…and the Tiger players want to buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Coleman

    July 23, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Babe Zunino strikes again…NOW they bring in Alex Wilson, too late Brad.

  22. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Frickin….Pathetic!…2 runs 4 1/2 hours ago and nothing since…Sell..then fire everyone!

  23. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Brings in his worst reliever Krol with game tied…brings in his best reliever when they fall behind….tonight he will brag about this was absolutely the right decision and were all morons!

    • Kaline fan

      July 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      More likely, “Well things just didn’t work out tonite. That’s baseball”.

  24. Kaline fan

    July 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Punchless Tigers gonna win this one in bottom 12?
    Fat chance. Surprise me, team….

  25. Kaline fan

    July 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Tigers bunted! Amazing!

  26. Kaline fan

    July 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Either lose or win this inning ——don’t friggin’ tie. Don’t drag out the pain.

  27. Kevin in Dallas

    July 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Sell, sell, sell.

  28. jud

    July 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Your pregame picture is JD and Casty laughing at us for tuning in after their combined o-fer and game losing error …the jokes on us…hahaha on us.

  29. jud

    July 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Porcello vs Verlander..both pens worn out…this could be 27-25 tonight!!!!

    • jud

      July 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      Porcello is really hoping for no rain ..because when you are struggling there nothing like facing the Sluggos to straightnen out your ERA

  30. Kaline fan

    July 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    RedSox & fans take heart: Tigers are known to be a panacea for struggling teams. 8-game losing streak? You’ll probably look like the ’27 Yanks tonite.
    But frankly, I’m hoping that Verly can get that 1st W.

  31. jud

    July 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Read where Porcello would like to comeback to Detroit. He is not happy with changes they wanted him to make in his pitching…one thing for sure no one in Detroit will mess with your pitches…after all who knows anything??….but I would take him back in a second!!!!..still young!