Game 2015.126: Angels at Tigers

Only 36 games to go.

If the Tigers go 36-0 they likely won’t win the division.

Btw, we’re in last place. LAST PLACE.

1. LF Rajai Davis

2. 2B Ian Kinsler

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. RF J.D. Martinez

6. 3B Nick Castellanos

7. C James McCann

8. SS Jose Iglesias

9. CF Anthony Gose

42 Comments

  1. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Santiago wilL make mince meat out of the Pussycats. He is one of those pitchers that doesn’t throw a lot of strikes,BUT the Pussycats will swing anyway…..in the past 5 years the entire Detroit roster has 5 RBI against him..Miggy hits .182 against him..but lucky for him Victor flails behind him.
    In Santiago last game he BB himself right out of the game…..but he will find himself miraculously tonight……

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  4. StorminNorman$

    August 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    DET could play a role in LAA, TOR, TEX and TAM’s playoff hopes – but for the remaining games against AL Central teams, that division race is over (and has been). It would be nice to see DET take some pride in playing ‘the spoiler’… instead of just going through the motions.

    The silver-lining for ’15 may be, 1) DET was able to add some quality young pitchers at the deadline, and 2) a new Mgr and coaching staff for ’16…due to dismal showing and ROI.

    • Kaline fan

      August 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hope you’re right about new coaching staff, but frankly, I don’t see it happening. Fact that they fired DD shows me that either they know something we can’t see, or we’re seeing everything right, and they’re a bunch of blind-as-a-bat a**holes.

  5. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Because most playets have basically tanked it, other than Miggy, Kinsler and maybe 1 or 2 others this team needs to remain in last place to insure the departure of the Assmus era. I can’t believe I said that, but any late surge could fool AlAv into thinking Brads the Man!!…
    The Tigers 40 man roster is one of the youngest, not he oldest in baseball. They need direction and they need discipline…Asmus can coach skills, kind of, but he scores zero in direction, discipline, and imagination, accountability, etc etc.
    Ausmus isn’t lazy. He works his butt off. Those two weeks I watched him in spring training, he worked hard. He is also very organized. BUT he is not a delagator, He is not an Authoritarion,( if thats a word)..he is not an innovator. He has no imagination. He just hopes things work out his way. He would be a great position coach for someone like Joe Maddon.

    • Kaline fan

      August 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Nicely put!

  6. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Observations:
    1)(This one’s obvious) Miggy clowns and talks with everyone at 1st, and often home plate too. I’ve always thought for 1 full game, they should mike Cabrera, so we can hear all the conversations that go on.

    (I’ll continue in a min….)

  7. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Observations:
    2) Verlander ALWAYS have to have the slab completely clean before every pitch. How long has he been doing this?

  8. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Observations
    3) Iglesias always takes at least 1 (what looks like a very) fat pitch right down broadway in each at-bat, usually for strike 1, but sometimes strike 2.

  9. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Gee Brad We would have hated to have JD hit that double with two guys on batting 4…Good thing you had Victor in there to end yet another rally………And Tomorrow Victor will be in the 4 spot. BRAD Knows everything!

  10. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Runner on 3rd one out!!!…McCann 9 pitch at bat…2 were strikes..weakest agroundball to short ever…no wonder you only have 26 RBI for the entire year…..

  11. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Avg pitch count/inning:

    Santiago = 21
    Verlander = 11
    I like the way JV is just challenging them to put ball in play, not too worried about racking up K’s.

  12. Jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Frickin Masterful Job by JV today..Simply amazing!!!!!

  13. Coleman

    August 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Pitching to Cabrera with 1st base open and Victor Martinez on deck? Priceless.

    • jud

      August 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      +1

    • Tony de Florida

      August 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Even the better managers screw up! Chances are if they walk Miggy, Victor’s hit is a DP.

      • Jud

        August 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        Yup…Scoscia out thought himself on that one…he thinks Victors do!!!..not realizing he has been due for months..

  14. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    How can you not walk him with “auto out” on deck?……oh well. Thanks Miggy we needed that. I enjoy your greatness every day!!!!!!!

  15. jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Cant believe I saw what I just saw!!!!

  16. Coleman

    August 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Victor Martinez with an infield hit? Priceless.

  17. Jud

    August 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Coleman…u at the game????

    • Coleman

      August 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      No, just watching online. Wish I could have seen those 2 home runs in person!

  18. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Jud, from your stats on Santiago, we just replicated in 5 innings, what we were able to produce against him in all of last 5 yrs!

    • Jud

      August 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Ya…. when I researched him only 2 Tigers, I forgot who now, had hit over .233 against him in 5 years. And it wasn’t Miggy, Victor, or Davis who have been around. Too bad for him though he has thrown more strikes than usual. He is still throwing a ton of balls getting guys out, but the pitches to Miggy, Victor, JD were grooved!

  19. Jud

    August 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    This is special, boys!!

    • Kaline fan

      August 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Oh, yeah ——bring it, JV!

  20. Coleman

    August 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    That strikeout of Trout was a thing of beauty. And down goes Pujols!

    • StorminNorman$

      August 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      NICE! guess DET is ‘playing for something’ in late August

  21. Jud

    August 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    What the next word better than “filthy”….Brilliant was Prices word. I am stuck listening to Angels announcers, who are good, with the blackout..So I put the radio on…I wanna hear the screaming!!!!!! Rare occurance this year!

  22. Tony de Florida

    August 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Is Brad getting one of our closers ready? Maybe Gorzo?

    • Jud

      August 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Wheres Krol when we need him?

    • Jud

      August 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Let the real game begin!!!!!!!

  23. Tony de Florida

    August 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Sorry, but why would you try to extend the bottom of the 8th? ARE YOU NUTS!

  24. Coleman

    August 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Rajai was safe. Brad didnt challenge. +2

    • Kaline fan

      August 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      plus2 = ditto. Forcing JV to “sit on the fence” and wait while replay officials hashed that (and probably would have gotten it wrong) would have been a serious crime. Kudos on that one, Brad!

  25. Jud

    August 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    A game of inches!….fantastic JV…thank you !!

  26. PHToy in HK

    August 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks to JV for providing something to feel good about as the season winds down!

  27. Kaline fan

    August 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Wouldn’t you know it? Right on the chalk!

    • Jim EggersUSMC

      August 27, 2015 at 2:32 am

      We were watching as we ate dinner with the grandkids, my 12 year old (RHP) says that was a Chalker!

  28. StorminNorman$

    August 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I only watched from the 7th on… and it was vintage JV…and hopefully a taste of things to come in ’16

    That makes two 1-hit shutouts in a week for the DET staff… betcha its been a while since DET pitching pulled off that feat.

  29. StorminNorman$

    August 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    two batters into last night’s game Norris stopped Wolfe in mid-conversation to say that JV was “going to pitch a no hitter tonight”

    –i like the kid’s (Norris) confidence and awareness