Game 2015.108: Royals at Tigers

Impressive debut number two was nice to watch, and even more impressive, and surprising, was the way Rondon-Hardy-Wilson came out of the bullpen and slammed the door shut.

We may have something with these two lefties, although, as our Hong Kong correspondent pointed out, we felt the same way about Shane Greene.

Still, maybe their performances will inspire the veterans. I’m looking scowling grinning shrugging at you, Anibal.

As good as the game was yesterday, it didn’t really have a rivalry game feel. Maybe that’s because the Royals are too used to the Tigers being a level above them, but you’d think with the chip the Royals have on their shoulders that would make it worse. Especially considering how chippy the Royals seem to get with other teams. It may have something to do with the Royals being 11 1/2 games up on us, but I watched the Reds and Cardinals last night, and the 20 game lead didn’t seem to make them play each other any less hard.

Today’s Alex Gets His Chance Lineup:

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS
  3. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. JD Martinez, RF
  6. Tyler Collins, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Andrew Romine, 1B

27 Comments

  1. StorminNorman$

    August 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    MLB avg for team GIDP’s is 82, DET maintains a comfortable lead in that category with 111

  2. Coleman

    August 6, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Who’s that guy in the Victor Martinez costume?!

  3. tbran

    August 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Vmart has rebooted — and re-batted.

  4. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Ausmus is actually entertaining the idea of bringing in Feliz next inning against this Royals lineup? Don’t waste Victor’s hero shot like this…….

    • Coleman

      August 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Maybe he was just messing with Anibal, jacking his adrenaline up a bit.

      • Kaline fan

        August 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        Unfortunately, looks like not….

        • Coleman

          August 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

          At least Feliz can field his position! Phew.

          • Kaline fan

            August 6, 2015 at 3:29 pm

            Yes, that was nice. Nice break.

  5. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This game has all the elements of a come-from-ahead Tigers loss now.

    • Jud

      August 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      You said it!…lets see Tigers clown pen vs the KC “world” pen…hmmmm!

      • Coleman

        August 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        The clowns win one!

  6. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Nice soft come-backer DP turned by Feliz.
    Tigers’ fortunes are turning? Guess so, because that’s all we have to see of Feliz.

  7. Jud

    August 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    You know its absolutely amazing that the Tigers are where they are with no Cabrerra and getting nothing from Victor, JV and Avila…Martinez has to be the worst producing 3-4 hitter in baseball…hopefully today is not a blind squirrel..

  8. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    This one’s all but over now. Anibal can’t get the win, might even suffer the loss.

  9. Coleman

    August 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Cue the sad trombone music.

  10. Coleman

    August 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Rally Squirrel!

  11. tbran

    August 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    The Reboots win again! I think they have a winning record!

  12. StorminNorman$

    August 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Awesome win…after giving up a 3-run lead.

  13. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Is Ian Kinsler the hottest thing in spikes right now, or what??

    • Coleman

      August 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      He’s batting about .450 so far in August.

  14. Jud

    August 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Hey Kinsler, we take back MOST, not all, of the bad things we were saying about you during the first half of the season……atta boy!!!

  15. StorminNorman$

    August 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    DET’s 1-4 hitters today: 8 for 18 w/8 RBI

    Trade deadline acquisitions recap in this series:

    DET
    Boyd (W) 1-0

    KC
    Cueto (L) 0-1
    Zobrist – 2 for 12

  16. Jud

    August 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Way to go REBOOTS!!!!

  17. Kaline fan

    August 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    May be a little late for this season, but —–GO! TI-GRRRRRSS!

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  19. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 6, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Best game of the year!

  20. Jud

    August 6, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Hardy, Rondon ,and Wilson again…could Capt Smarty be learning something?