Game 2015.120: Rangers at Tigers

Hmm. Kevin is apparently still stunned by 38 hits in 2 days. Hard to blame him.

Unfortunately, Babe Norris is on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain. I’m calling shut down for the season.

Anibal Sanchez is also on the 15-day DL with a rotator cuff strain. Oh.

Did I mention: oh?

The Tigers went out and bought LHP Randy Wolf from the Blue Jays for 25 delicious sandwiches, enough for each player on the roster. Coaches will have to eat sunflower seeds and leftovers. The Sandwich will also be starting Saturday. Did I mention: oh!?

The Tigers have also purchased from Toledo the contracts of RHP Jose “Oil Spill” Valdez and RHP Guido Knudsen, who has the coolest odd name since Vlad Guerrero.

This is a huge series for Texas. A Tiger sweep would pretty much bury their chance to win the division.

Today’s I Bet Castellanos Gets a Big Hit Lineup:

  1. Rajai Davis, LF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. Victor Martinez, 1B
  5. Julio Martinez, RF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Anthony Gose, CF

Alfredo “I’m Glad I Don’t Have to Bat After What Babe Norris Did” Simon, P.


  1. Coleman

    August 20, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    How good is Ian Kinsler right now?

    • Kaline fan

      August 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      About as good as it gets.

  2. jud

    August 20, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Hey McCann if your the guy..26 RBI won’t cut it…in fact 5 LOB in 3 innings today won’t cut it either!

    • PHToy in HK

      August 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      26 is better than 11.

  3. PHToy in HK

    August 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    What about Exxon for Valdez? Too many syllables in Oil spill.

  4. jud

    August 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I wonder how much Sanchez rotator problem is his neck when he spins around watching balls fly out of the park every couple innings…..just wondering!!!

  5. PHToy in HK

    August 20, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Seems that Pasta is pitching for next year’s contract!

    • jud

      August 20, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      If he pitches like this…he is more than welcome to stay around!

      • PHToy in HK

        August 20, 2015 at 9:41 pm

        I say give him extra sauce and cheese too!

  6. jud

    August 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Three in arow boys!!!,,,wow… i have noticed Ausmus on the move more in the dugout, instead of sitting staring straight ahead all game. HopefullY hes actually coaching. He has to realize he is a goner if things stayed 1 win 1 loss, 1 win, one loss!
    Since Miggy returned the whole team looks like they are alive, after being dead the entire second half!

  7. StorminNorman$

    August 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    i still can’t believe what i just watched (Simon 1-hitter)… where has that been for the past 3 months?

    he is going to be a FA at the end of the season, and a couple more games like this might help him secure another few million to pitch somewhere next year

  8. tbran

    August 20, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Just got back from the game. Didn’t recognize the guy on the hill. Impressive.

  9. jud

    August 20, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    watching VMart and Miggy run the bases is like watching a slo-motion instant re-play…just sayin…especially since VMart is actually getting on base. He should be well rested!

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  12. jud

    August 21, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Hey Max…hows that gig with the Nationals going????

    • StorminNorman$

      August 21, 2015 at 10:05 am

      …yes Jud, as you recall Max indicated that his decision to sign with the Nats was based purely on “winning”, and had little or nothing to do with the $210M the Nats offered.

      i wish him well, but the Nats are 60-60 and Max is 11-10…just saying

  13. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Looks like the Red Sox Nation press has picked up on Little Ricky being on Big Dave’s team:

    How about the Tigers trading Nathan and Krol for Little Ricky?

    • StorminNorman$

      August 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      in order for DET to be able to trade Nathan, they’d have to pony up on a $10M (team) option…and no team is going to pay Nathan $10M to pitch next year. DET will have to give Nathan $1M just to go away, and it will be money well spent.

      as for Krol, if Avila (GM) can get any team to give DET anything of value (even a 6-pack of domestic beer) in return for Krol, Avila would earn his stripes as GM…especially if he were able to finagle a 12-pack of something imported

  14. StorminNorman$

    August 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Jules: “You sending the Wolf?”