Game 2016.51: Tigers at Angels

Justin Verlander had another strong start last night, but then in the 8th inning it unraveled for him, and the bullpen and his defense didn’t help matters, and then of course, it’s Anaheim, where the rallies only blow in one direction.

You would think they way the Tigers fare in Los Anaheim that the Angels must be a great home team, but they are actually only 11-16 at home. Must be us.

Tonight the Tigers face lefty Hector Santiago, who didn’t even make it through 3 innings in his last start, giving up 5 runs in 2 1/3 (hey wait, when a pitcher does that, aren’t you supposed to leave him any anyway?). Maybe Santiago’s leftiness will wake up JD Martinez and Miguel Cabrera, who have been struggling a bit of late, with Martinez hitting only .192 over the last 7 games

Today’s Stop Monkeying Around Lineup:

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


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  3. PHToy in HK

    May 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I think the Tigers are going to need more than a couple of solo homeruns tonight.

    • Tony de Florida

      May 31, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      One per inning might work.

  4. Tony de Florida

    May 31, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Nope, one homer per inning won’t work. This reminds of a story I heard years ago (don’t know if it’s true) that a Yankee pitcher was being shelled and Casey came out and asked Yogi “how’s his stuff?” Yogi said: “I don’t know I haven’t caught any yet.”

  5. Coleman

    May 31, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Warwick Saupold, the Human White Flag. Cool name though.

  6. Tony de Florida

    May 31, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Perry Mason looks pretty good right now.

  7. Tony de Florida

    June 1, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Luckily, Perry Mason ended in time for me to see Ian’s Grand Slam. Pray for our pen.

  8. Tony de Florida

    June 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Did you notice that Mike brought in his closer even though the game was tied? We didn’t and once again Mark Lowe failed.

  9. jud

    June 1, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Tigers suck..Lowe still sucks..and Brad should be fired for putting Lowe in!…2-16..but the night clubs are still open so the Tigs will be racing out of that stadium..they will be totally hung over tomorrow. At least it was a great effort until Brad took over!

  10. PHT in HK

    June 1, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Lowe = Longball II = Deuce
    Saupold = HWF

  11. jud

    June 1, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Heres another hint about tomorrows game Shoemaker a very average pitcher will make the Hall of Fame if he only has to pitch against the Pussycats..I have seen him twice in LA.against Detroit….don’t think I have seen him give up a run vs the Tigers yet!!!..and 10+Ks…..

  12. StorminNorman$

    June 1, 2016 at 8:51 am

  13. storminNorman$

    June 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

    post-game quote from last night:

    “I don’t think he’s real confident on the mound right now, so we’re going to have to make an adjustment with Sanchy,” manager Brad Ausmus said

    …can’t make this stuff up

  14. StorminNorman$

    June 1, 2016 at 9:16 am

    DET pitching:

    last in AL in Quality Starts
    2nd from worse team BAA (.275)
    3rd from bottom in team ERA

    DET offense is above league averages in most offensive categories, and although DET hitting has been sporadic at times; much like last year, its DET pitching that is dragging this team down.

  15. jud

    June 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Prediction..Fuller will pitch well today..4-1 Angels..get the brooms out……2-17..Tigs will be exhausted from the nights AFTER the games ..will cash in todays effort!…