Game 2016.66: Tigers at Royals

What do you guys think about the Ichiro hits record? Doesn’t move the needle for me. He’s a HoFer for sure, but I feel that MLB records trump all.

Tigers in KC for four, our re-remerging ace Justin Verlander is on the hill tonight.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Jose Iglesias, SS

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Nick Castellanos, 3B

7. Justin Upton, CF

8. James McCann, C

9. Mike Aviles, LF




  1. Coleman

    June 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Well, I wish we could do 65 over again, but they probably aren’t going to let us. But then again, that might explain why Everyday Aviles is in the lineup again.

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  4. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Hall of Fame…yes
    ALL TIME hits record…I think he needs another 1100+ or so yet!

    • Brad

      June 16, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Live in dfw now but had season tickets for the m’s when ichiro came into the league. Outside of miggy, he’s the best hitter I have ever seen. He was must watch baseball and a cannon for an arm. But….it’s Japan, we ain’t counting the Mexican league, negro league or any other league. Ichiro will get into the hall…isn’t that the main goal?

      • StorminNorman$

        June 16, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        21 more hits for Ichiro and he’ll have 3K in the MLB, which he didn’t start playing in until he was 27 yrs old… more than impressive.

  5. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Miggy averages about 90 strikeouts a year…he is half way there after 65 games. But the thing about those K’s that bother me the most is he has been over matched by alot of pitchers this year. He leaves the strike zone a lot and several average pitchers just blow the ball by him….is he 100% physically. I don’t think he is anywhere close to 100%

  6. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    The other thing about Miggy that really hurts the Tigers is Victor has led off a ton of innings this year and if he gets on it takes 3 more hits to score him…

  7. StorminNorman$

    June 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    JD xray shows he has a non-displaced fracture of the radial neck of the right elbow…

    • StorminNorman$

      June 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      i guess we’ll be seeing Jacoby Jones or Derek Hill called up sooner than expected

    • StorminNorman$

      June 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      depending on the extent of the fracture (JD), its likely going to take at least 6-8 weeks until he’s back

  8. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Victor runs the samespeed on his dingers as he does when he hits the ball sure helps though when they leave the park!

    • StorminNorman$

      June 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm


      …i still think VMart is one of the best/smartest hitters in MLB… Cabrera gets all the accolades, but i think VMart (when healthy) is the better hitter. Give VMart Cabrera’s physical attributes or give Cabrera VMart’s focus, and you’d have the best hitter in MLB.

  9. StorminNorman$

    June 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    BTW, the double (E7 really) in the 1st inning and the triple KC in the 2nd inning, both of those ball should have been caught… KC OF would have caught them. So JV ‘should be’ pitching w/ a 3-0 lead going into the 4th.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      June 16, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Agree…semi clown show!

    • Tony de Florida

      June 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Yup, but we must carry 13 pitchers half of which aren’t very good so we can play Avilas and lettuce more. Now that JD went down, we will probably bring back Parnell.

  10. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    How did the Tigers miss so badly on the Upton signing………less than average fielder and is clueless at the plate

  11. Jim

    June 16, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Ok has anyone else noticed but does rod Allen ever shut up and all he does is talk about the other team has anyone told him he works as a tiger announcer I wish they would bring in Dan Dickerson he knows what it’s about and his mouth dosen t run all the time

  12. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Bout time Miggy read DWB!!!

  13. Kevin in Dallas

    June 16, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Would be nice to get JV a win like this. He’s had so many tough losses.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      100% agree, he’s pitched VERY well tonight…much better than the score indicates

      mixing up his pitches well, good location – throwing breaking balls for strikes… impressive!

      • jud

        June 16, 2016 at 10:57 pm


    • jud

      June 16, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      It better be Greene..JWilson and KRod……Brad you listening!!!!!

      • StorminNorman$

        June 16, 2016 at 11:03 pm

        100% agree, why go w/Farmer (as Rod Allen suggested) when Greene is available, and you’re winning in KC?

  14. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Bout time Upton read DWB!!!

  15. jud

    June 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    We could stand for keeping up this kind of hitting over the next three days!!!

    • StorminNorman$

      June 16, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      …don’t you mean 3 months?

  16. StorminNorman$

    June 17, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Moya will be replacing JD, and RF is Moya’s typical position – so young Moya will get another shot at the bigs

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      June 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Glad to see such. One more win and I will be happy about this road trip. Any more wins beyond that and I will be elated! Tonight…Royal fans, meet Mr. Fulmer!

    • Tony de Florida

      June 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Sure he just isn’t backup for Aviles? In any case, bet he is benched against left handers. Brad’s way.