Game 2016.16: Indians at Tigers

This thing where JV gets better as the game goes along makes me question his pre-game routine. But he was good. Hat tip to Tomlin. He was better.

It’s just one loss guys, it’s still early. We’ll get ’em today.

Got to head out, someone please post the lineup.



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  3. Tom B

    April 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Drop 4 of 5 and then give up 8 runs to the Indians by the 4th inning? No worries. This is all part of the Aumus/Avila grand plan.

  4. Tony de Florida

    April 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Ok, Salty now has as many homers as our fearsome 2-3-4-5 hitters. To quote the great Alfred E. Nueman: ‘WHAT ME WORRY?

  5. Tony de Florida

    April 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Brad: Looks like you should give days off to J-Up, Miggy, Victor and JD. Not all at once, although it’s unlikely we will notice that much, but just to get their attention. I don’t care how big the name is, you have to sometimes get their attention. Actually I hope they get pissed off, can’t hurt.

  6. Tony de Florida

    April 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    At this moment 79-83 looks generous.

  7. Tom B

    April 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    is it too early to start a fire Ausmus chant?

  8. Jud

    April 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    To be fair..those of us,who have BEEN ON the fire Assmus wagon may continue….

  9. StorminNorman$

    April 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    …some might say it’s 7 months too late

    A: ‘no’, not too early for me

    Sure there are others concerns, but this uninspired (and uninspiring) DET team has some real issues with starting pitching (except for Z) – and my faith in the current Mgr & staff being able to turn it around anytime soon, is low and getting lower.

  10. Tony de Florida

    April 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I don’t think you’ll see Asmus leave until the end of May (if at all). For one thing, you have to think of who would be the replacement, even as an interim. For what its worth, I think it would be a little unfair (not a lot) considering how the “Big Guns”, J-Up, Miggy, Victor and JD are under performing and that the starters are not doing well. Even Mike Pelfrey should have fared better. He lost a 1-0 game, against KC 3 earned runs in 5 and even in the Yankee game he only gave up 2 earned of 6 in the 3 2/3 inning he pitched. If any of you thought we were getting someone to replace Max Scherzer, welcome to the real world. What I am saying is that he might have fared better if he could have been given him a run or two to work with and better defense along the way.

    What bothers me is that we have lost 6 of the last 8 and they have been team losses. So-so pitching, sloppy fielding, dismal hitting from our so called Big Guns and a general lack of hustle have all contributed to the streak. Tomorrow we’ll find out if Greene is another mirage or if he’s really back. I think he is but the way we are playing we could still easily lose. While we have a bunch of players with some real problems, I also think we have an organizational problem that is reflected in the total performance (or lack thereof) we are seeing. That is the responsibility of the manager and coaching staff. I am not optimistic because I don’t see Brad doing anything to shake the boys up. It might be embarrassing to occasionally bench star players when they fail to perform, but I would think they way they are playing is a bigger embarrassment.

  11. Jud

    April 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Tony you said the magic words….”this is embarrassing!”…..

  12. Tony de Florida

    April 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Matt Boyd was scratched from today’s Mud Hens game apparently because he has been (or shortly will be) called up to the Tigers. Mud Hens didn’t miss him much as his 4 replacements combined to pitch a no hitter!

  13. Tony de Florida

    April 24, 2016 at 11:36 am


    Looks like J-Up and Miggy will not start today. Hopefully it will serve as a wakeup call for them. At least Brad is tying to shake things up.