Game 2015.112: Tigers at Royals

If things weren’t bad enough in Tigertown, it looks like there’s a glitch in the feel-good story about building a recreational field for kids at the old Tiger Stadium site. It turns out people have gotten wind that the plan is to replace the grass with…artificial turf.

Anyway, tonight Johnny Cueto takes on Gas Can Boyd. That’s mostly a nod to Oil Can, for us old timers, but if he imitates Norris for his 2nd start, we know how this one is going to turn out. Or…do we?

Maybe Jose Iglesias is hurt again, or maybe he is just slumping, or maybe he is feeling the fatigue of his first full season as a starter. Either way, he doesn’t seem to be handling it well, so Brad says: sit a spell. It has absolutely nothing to do with the dugout blowup, oh no, not at all, how could you think that?!

Today’s Iggy Needs to Chill Lineup:

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

6 Comments

  1. Coleman

    August 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Watching Avila bat, the surprising thing is not that he is batting under .200. The surprising thing is that he is batting over .100.

    • Kaline fan

      August 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      He’s turned into a slugger, all right. My Q: Who was inhabiting his body when he had that All-star season? Will even a wisp of THAT guy ever be back?

  2. Kaline fan

    August 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Anyone still watching this?
    What WAS that 3rd swinging strike by Kinsler? He almost had to jump up to try to reach it. Is he in league with Cueto, to get him his CG?

  3. Jud

    August 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I mentioned before Avila hit over .400 last year when he jumped on the first strike…he is hitting .077 when behind in the count this year……..Helllloooo!

    I am with Coleman, when did he get enough hits to go .077???

  4. Jud

    August 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Look at the schedule the rest of the month…I see 2-12…playing teams with a lot to win or lose in their games

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