Game 2016.57: Blue Jays at Tigers

The Tigers are fresh off a sweep, and Mike the Unhittable Fulmer, also known as the bane of autocorrect, is on the mound. with the formidable task of beating the Blue Jays on his plate.

The last series was a good one in many way, and to quote a famous commenter on these pages, the “Tigers, for the most part , looked like a real baseball team, with a real manager that did baseball things.” This just a good weekend, or is this a turnaround? Stay tuned.

Tonight’s On A Roll Lineup:

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

21 Comments

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  2. Coleman

    June 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Don’t look know, but McCann has been getting hot.

  3. Tony de Florida

    June 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    J-Up is getting warm too.

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  5. jud

    June 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Scary to think what could happen if both of them stay hot!!!

  6. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    June 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Speak of hot, Fulmer is awesome!

  7. StorminNorman$

    June 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    https://twitter.com/beckjason/status/739983994276569089/photo/1

    Upton, Fulmer…McCann… keep it going

  8. Doug of Troy

    June 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    When was the last time the Tigers toyed with their opponent?

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      June 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      I think it was when Gates Brown and Norm Cash teased the Kansas City A’s back in 1966?

  9. Tony de Florida

    June 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Is it safe enough to even give Sanchez an inning or two?

    • Coleman

      June 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Good call.

  10. Tony de Florida

    June 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    The Jays came in 8-2 in their last 10 so the score is somewhat surprising but not the game Fulmer pitched. Hopefully Boyd will continue it tomorrow.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      June 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Careful as it appears that Norris is looming in Toledo: http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../32650041/

      • StorminNorman$

        June 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        i would like to see a rotation w/JV, Zimm, Fulmer, Boyd & Norris if (big “if”) the youngsters can be consistent and effective… and move Pelfrey out to the pen w/Sanchez (to bolster the pen, and their trade-value resumes) – and if all is going well at the trade deadline, try to trade one or both of them to a contending team that needs a SP…though DET will have trouble trading Sanchez’ contract, and would likely have to do what SD did in the CWS deal and pick up about 1/2 of remaining contract as part of the trade.

        Always better to have too many solid pitchers than not enough.

  11. Tony de Florida

    June 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Like Norman, I’m not sure why Hardy is back.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      likely because he’s a lefty… Phil Coke added 3-4 (ineffective) years to his career simply because he was a lefty. Hardy had a good year in ’14 and a pretty good first half (season) in ’15, but struggled in the 2nd half.

      DET farm system is finally starting to develop (and retain) some good pitching prospects…so help may eventually be on the way

  12. StorminNorman$

    June 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Fulmer’s 22 1/3 scoreless innings streak is third-longest for a Tiger rookie, behind John Hiller’s 28 2/3 in 1967 and Victor Santos’ 25 in 2001.

  13. Jim Eggers USMC

    June 7, 2016 at 2:29 am

    2 things I heard Heidi say during our “date” tonite: 1) Tigers are trending up, and 2) Fullmer is our secret weapon… if she says it, I believe it!

  14. Jim Eggers USMC

    June 7, 2016 at 2:29 am

    2 things I heard Heidi say during our “date” tonite: 1) Tigers are trending up, and 2) Fulmer is our secret weapon… if she says it, I believe it!

    • Coleman

      June 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Looks like it was a double date.

  15. StorminNorman$

    June 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Maybin has been a real spark-plug for this team, but he gets the night off tonight, and Romine in CF batting 2nd. I’m not following the logic of either (giving Maybin the night off and batting Romine #2);

    1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
    2. Andrew Romine, CF
    3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
    4. Victor Martinez, DH
    5. J.D. Martinez, RF
    6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
    7. Justin Upton, LF
    8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
    9. Jose Iglesias, SS

    hope Ausmus proves me wrong for questioning his ‘logic’ – and DET puts up another 7-9 runs tonight