Game 2015.113: Tigers at Royals

It looked like another blowout in the making yesterday with Boyd’s first inning, but he pulled it together and ended up pitching a good game, and giving Detroit a chance to win. Unfortunately: Johnny Cueto vs. Detroit bats. Even Ian Kinsler was blanked.

You know Norris and Boyd have a little bit of a competition with each other. Boyd just pulled in front.

Brad Ausmus complained about Johnny Cueto’s delivery both during and after the game, which provoked a huge shrug.

In other, more interesting news, Miguel Cabrera is fixing to come back. Apparently there was a rehab assignment discussed, but Cabrera says he doesn’t do no rehab.

In preparation for Cabrera’s return, Tom Gorzelanny pitched batting practice to him. These things write themselves sometimes.

Today’s First Time We’ve Seen This One 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. James McCann, C
  8. Jefrey Marte, 1B
  9. Andrew Romine, 3B

Last night McCann and Iglesias both out, tonight both in. They are now forever linked.


  1. Coleman

    August 11, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Anibal Sanchez, future Home Run Detby pitcher.

  2. Jud

    August 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    With Cabrerra coming back and Victor hitting .100 why bother. Its not like he will see any pitches. Martinez is the guy who needs rehab anyway!!!!

  3. Kaline fan

    August 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    How stupid can we be on the basepaths?

    • Coleman

      August 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      I’d answer that, but there are space considerations here.

      • Kaline fan

        August 11, 2015 at 9:47 pm

        Good one, Coleman!
        Time after time, it becomes frustrating to watch.

  4. Kaline fan

    August 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    No sense even getting into the “quality hacks” Detroit hitters are taking….

  5. Coleman

    August 11, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    The Gopher strikes again.

    • Coleman

      August 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      And again. Sanchez left in too long again.

  6. Jud

    August 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    8 hits in two days and Marte has half of them…wow what an offensive juggernaut…and everyone blames the pitching. I bet they have gone 60 games 1 or 2 runs!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Jud

    August 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I basically watch very little of these games after watching 99% of the first 80. But I do check Tigers live to hear Ausmus say nothing. He attributes the Tigers being the worst baserunning team in baseball to the fact that they are too aggressive. We are talking about a team that can barely make it to first base on a ground out. They lead the MLB in pickoffs because they are “too aggressive”, or he says MAYBE its a lack of concentration!! Maybe!! you kidding me. He has NO EXPLANATION for why the Tigers play like they do!!!..He has no idea why Sanchez has given up a MBL leading 28 dingers. ..
    He is clueless. And Al Av says hes our guy. ASSMUS is so far over his head that he doesn’t know he’s over his head!!.

  9. Jud

    August 12, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Oh and I have to mention Craig Monroe FINLLY DIDN’T say this team is fine..they are ok..he says that every single day……well today he stated…”this team has to play better baseball!!….hellloooo!

  10. jud

    August 12, 2015 at 5:33 am

    This just in: The Tigers lead the entire MLB in the following catagories:
    Runners thrown out at home (16)
    Runners thrown out stealing (36)
    Runners picked off the bases
    Fewest Sacs(8)
    Most home runs allowed

    And we really don’t have to wonder why they play like they do.

    • jud

      August 12, 2015 at 5:45 am

      Couldn’t edit….
      HOME RUNS allowed 130
      Triples allowed 37
      Sacs were actually 13 not 8

  11. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 12, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Headed to Houston for the three game series…maybe we will see Cabrera play?

  12. jud

    August 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    0-2…now 2-10 rest of month!