Game 2016.46: Phillies at Tigers

Maybin and Cabrera are still putting on a show, Justin Verlander was in vintage form, and the Tigers have their brooms out for the Phillies.

Since it is the day game after a night games, this will be a short one. Unless I can get Romine to give me a breather.

Today’s lineup:

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

Kinsler still out with flu-like symptoms.


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  2. StorminNorman$

    May 25, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Sanchez’s ERA in the 6th inning this year is 22.85…and in the 7th its 18.00.

    I’m predicting we won’t see a complete game out of Sanchez today 😉

    • Tony de Florida

      May 25, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      I’ll be happy if we’re still within 2 runs in the 7th.

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  4. Tony de Florida

    May 25, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Baseball has a lot of meaningless stats. One is our record in inter-league play since 2006. It’s great except if you consider world series matchups.

  5. jud

    May 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Sanchez won’t make th 6th..the clown show didn’t help him any…

  6. Tony de Florida

    May 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Newsflash: Sanchez survives 6th, Tigers within 1 run, I’m good.

  7. Tony de Florida

    May 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Oh well, can’t tempt fate. First HR of the year.

    • StorminNorman$

      May 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      …is it too soon for the ‘fire Lamont’ chant? 😉

      • Tony de Florida

        May 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        Only questionable call for Gino was pitching to their best hitter with first base open. The two errors didn’t help.

  8. StorminNorman$

    May 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    though defense didn’t help, pitching was a let down today…you would hope that DET scoring 5 runs should get you a “W”…OK maybe not when Sanchez or Pelfrey starts

    • Tony de Florida

      May 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Yes, I’d say 9 would be a safe number.

  9. jud

    May 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    .500 seems like the Tigers goal the past two full years. Once they get there they go on cruise control.

  10. jud

    May 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Funny that Avila gives his .500 manager a ringing endorsement just prior to what will by a 1-5 road trip out west against two very average teams who are about to jump start their season courtesy of the Tigers. We aren’t planning on going to the LA games..we are 3-14 when attending lately so I figure We are doing the Tigers a favor…

    • Tony de Florida

      May 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Come on Jud, I can assure you that your attendance will not impact the score. Don’t know if they will do poorly but with only JV and possibly Fulmer as credible starters, it might be ugly. The trip could set the tone for the rest of the year. Try to make one of the games and don’t be afraid to light a couple of candles.

      • jud

        May 26, 2016 at 2:24 am


  11. StorminNorman$

    May 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    not that Greene is necessarily ‘the answer’, but DET needs to find a solution to Sanchez and Pelfrey… besides the strategy of ‘hoping DET offense puts up a bunch of runs’ whenever they pitch

    The new DET pitching coach hasn’t worked any magic thus far this year – as a matter of fact Lowe & JWilson have significantly underperformed (so far) last season’s performances w/other teams.

    • Tony de Florida

      May 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Your right Greene may not be the answer but we know what Sanchez and Pelfrey have given us so far. My question is: Is Greene ready to start again?

      • StorminNorman$

        May 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        one way to find out… last season his first three starts he gave up a total of only 1 run over about 23 innings, so he’s shown he’s capable, but I suspect that clotting issue or the surgery to repair it may be a lingering factor this year…which could have factored into why he remained on the DL recently for ‘just a blister’

        It would be great to get Sanchez back to ’13 & ’14 productivity levels, but I’m not sure if that’s ever going to happen. DET has him signed through next year ($16.8M) and there’s a team option for ’18 ($16M)…or more likely DET will exercise a $5M buyout…but until then DET is financially motivated to get Sanchez fixed for this year and next.

  12. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Ok Boys….the adjust your team via trades season has officially begun with James Shields making the dream team:

    • StorminNorman$

      May 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      I wouldn’t give any legit prospects for Shields, especially in light of his contract…though I would trade either Pelfrey or Sanchez for Shields…but SD wouldn’t take that trade

  13. StorminNorman$

    May 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Boyd being called up to pitch Saturday for rehabbing Zimmerman. Hope Boyd makes the most of this opportunity, though I suspect he will surrender a couple HR’s in OAK.

  14. StorminNorman$

    May 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    bad news for KC – Moustakas out for the year

    • StorminNorman$

      May 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      that was a costly collision w/Gordon (who broke his wrist)…I guess one example where “hustle” didn’t pay off