Game 2016.56: White Sox at Tigers

Yesterday’s game had a little bit of everything – strong start by Pelfrey, clutch hits, good offensive output, and a joke of an outing by a reliever. But the Tigers managed to win the game and have a chance to sweep the White Sox this afternoon. Quintana has been lights out for the White Sox so far this year, this should be a great match-up.

I estimate that JV’s ERA would be half a run better if we had an average bullpen.

Baseball-reference game preview here.

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

19 Comments

  1. Tony de Florida

    June 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Kevin, correct on JV’s ERA with a better ball pen. I also think he might have at least 2 or possibly 3 more wins.

  2. StorminNorman$

    June 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....assignment

    LAD DFA Crawford…despite $35M remaining on his contract…sometimes a team just has to cut their losses and move on

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  4. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    June 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Did my patriotic duty and did my All Star votes. First time my Al ballot wasn’t all Tigers as I couldn’t pull the trigger on Upton.

    • jud

      June 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      The saddest thing about All Star voting by the fans is Upton actually has some votes!

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        June 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        I may have to change my Upton vote snub!

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  6. jud

    June 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Victor..sacks loaded and you throw your bat at a pitch in the other batters box..foul out…WTH!..your one of the few hitters we have….

  7. jud

    June 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Quinntana saves the day…then Upton runs into one..holy cow!

  8. StorminNorman$

    June 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    gutsy call letting .217 green light (Upton) on a 3-0 pitch

    • StorminNorman$

      June 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      …i would not have. -1 me

      +1 Ausmus

      • jud

        June 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm

        Agree -1 me

  9. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    June 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Verlander has worked his way out of two innings backed by some good D.

  10. jud

    June 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Greenes addition is huge if he pitches like this!

  11. StorminNorman$

    June 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    +2 Ausmus for pulling JV and bringing in Greene

    i’d bring Greene back for the 9th after a 1-2-3, fifteen pitch 8th (against CWS toughest hitters), w/KRod warming up in case Greene gives up a hit or walk.

  12. Tony de Florida

    June 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    What an enjoyable weekend!

    • StorminNorman$

      June 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Amen Tony!

  13. jud

    June 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Tigers, for the most part , looked like a real baseball team, with a real manager that did baseball things, this weekend!

  14. StorminNorman$

    June 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I, for one have been very impressed w/how JV has ‘turned it around’ (last 6 starts) – he’s shown some good signs of re-establishing himself as the #1 starter DET was expecting when they renegotiated his contract 2 years ago… he’s signed through ’19 season ($28M per), and he has a $22M vesting option for 2020 if he finishes in the top 5 for Cy Young voting for ’19