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 thoughts on “Game 2015.108: Royals at Tigers”

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

  2. 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…….

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

  4. 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..

  5. 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!!!

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

    Trade deadline acquisitions recap in this series:

    Boyd (W) 1-0

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

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