Game 2016.39: Twins at Tigers

Well, that was certainly more exciting than I thought it was going to be last night. It looked like the Twins were cooked when Kinsler took the first pitch of the game deep and led off an 8-run first inning, especially with Zimmerman on the mound. But…Tigers.

Brad got a little excited also, and went all Earl Weaver out there. He said 7 or 8 players were upset about the strike zone, and he was speaking for them.

Tonight is the Pelfrey game of the series. The last time Pelfrey won a start Brad Ausmus was in grade school or something. He is the current whipping boy du jour (aside from Brad of course), but he really did pitch well enough to win last time out.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. JD Martinez, RF
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. Martinez, DH
  5. Castellanos, 3B
  6. Upton, LF
  7. Maybin, CF
  8. McCann, C
  9. Iglesias, SS

Maybin got off to a great start. Of course Gose did last season too. How about Moya as a late inning PH for McCann? There are worse things than having a lefty with power on the bench.

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  3. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Big game, Brad suspended, Gene in charge. Twinkies favored by a touchdown? It really was an ugly win as Norman said but it was a win and entertaining. Brad showed emotion but perhaps 2 1/2 years too late. Who I thought had a great debut as a Tiger was Maybin who had 2 hits, walk, sac bunt (not a misprint) and a stolen base.

    • StorminNorman$

      May 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      I agree Tony, Maybin provides a potential (badly needed) spark.

      DET player get a little taste tonight of life w/o Ausmus…though I do believe Lamont at the helm is at least one step backward… but I guess we’ll see what tricks Gene has up his sleeve tonight …he did have Maybin sac bunt last night.

  4. StorminNorman$

    May 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    big Pasta (Simone) got lit up for 14 hits and 10 runs in 4.1 innings…against CLE tonight…

  5. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Another night that Pelfrey can’t get any support.

  6. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Ok, Pelfrey is out,so we can start hitting!

  7. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Boy, do I miss Gose.

  8. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Gene, Gene the Managing Machine has his team put together some hits….just shy of a rally.

  9. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Did the Twinkies inherit our pen from last year?

  10. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 17, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Strike that as we do have a rally as Everyday Ian strikes one out over the left field fence! And now JD!

  11. Doug of Troy

    May 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing. Maybin for Ausmus. Great trade!

  12. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Actually this is a great spot to bring in Lowe. He’s been bad lately and it gives him a chance to pitch a comeback inning.

  13. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Bad sign, with a 5 run lead the LAST thing you should do is walk somebody.

  14. Tony de Florida

    May 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    He survived, but I wish they would listen to Jack Morris about allowing contact and letting the fielders to do their jobs.

  15. StorminNorman$

    May 17, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    brilliant move by Ausmus to get himself suspended yesterday so that he could work ‘behind the scenes’ during today’s game and swap bullpens 😉

    we’ve seen the Tigers do almost the same thing (more than once) recently that the Twinkies pen did tonight… i feel for Twinkie fans, gonna be a long year for them

  16. StorminNorman$

    May 17, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  17. jud

    May 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

    This just in::.. Twinkies pen is so bad they offered to Trade the Tigers straight up…pen for pen!!!

  18. jud

    May 18, 2016 at 12:38 am

    7th inning game on the line again..McCann at bat again…he strikes out again. How can u bat him there…doesn’t matter who coaches the Tigers…..dumb!
    Fortunately Iggy..Kinsler…JD pick things up!

  19. jud

    May 18, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Paid attendance was 27,000…there weren’t more than 14,000 there. The place looked empty