Game 2016.74: Indians at Tigers

The angry(?) Tigers, winners of 4 in a row, are set to host the first place, and streaking (as in winning streak, not JR Smith streaking) Indians, winners of 6 in a row. The Tigers have yet to win against Cleveland this year. That’s going to change soon

Fangraphs ran a very interesting post on Cabrera today, apparently he has the worst vsR/vsL splits in the majors; and the effect is reversed. That’s right, he’s crushing righties, and getting dogged by lefties. He’s also way off his career average on change-ups. The article points to age, but I see a splendid opportunity to progress towards the mean. He won’t be this good against righties all year, but he’ll be much better against lefties. Here’s something that should make you salivate…his BABIP v. lefties this year is .192. It’s likely to be around .300 by the end of the season.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

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

18 Comments

  1. Coleman

    June 24, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    He’ll be seeing a lot of change ups tonight; see Stormin’Norman’s comment. Wonder why Romine is in the lineup? The Lettuce is a ridiculous career 5-for-9 against Salazar. A bigger surprise? McCann is 5-for-10. I’m looking for the Bottom Of the Order Boys to win this one tonight.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Romine career 5 for 9 against Salazar w/1 HR

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  3. Tony de Florida

    June 24, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    https://totallytigers.wordpress.com/

    Guess I’m not the only one fed up with Mario and Gibby act.

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  5. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Anyone notice that Zimmerman has been terrible for quite a few starts in a row……

    • jud

      June 24, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      And he hasn’t reached the mandatory Ausmus 100 pitches yet so Brad will let him continue to get frickin bombed, no matter what!!!

  6. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Moya is a DH in training ….

  7. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Rajaj Davis.. .267 with 7 dingers 27 rbi and the Tigers didn’t need him!!!!

  8. StorminNorman$

    June 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    again as in another recent outing by Zimmerman 7 of 9 hits came w/2 strikes – he’s obviously having trouble locating pitches

    • Tony de Florida

      June 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Agree, and no one ever throws a waste pitch nowadays.

      • jud

        June 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

        I think in the era of strict pitch counts , which completely determine how long you can stay in the game, Pitchers aren’t throwing those 0-2 high or outside waste pitches anymore.

  9. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Tiger big guns today…
    ……….0-0-0-friday(15)…impressive!….this ain’t exactly Seattle pitching!

  10. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Well that pretty much sucked!…at least when you do nothing for 8+ innings, Its not like you deserve to win!…but it did suck!!!

  11. jud

    June 24, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    6 balls over our CF and RF heads today…Davis…no problem!…Tigers didn’t want him!

  12. StorminNorman$

    June 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

    last night in KC, Volquez (KC starter) got lit-up for 12 R, 11 ER in 1 IN – against the typically offensively challenged HOU… baseball is a funny game.

  13. StorminNorman$

    June 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    hope i’m wrong, but i don’t have a lot of confidence in the Sanchez start today

    DET offense better show up…and against another good CLE SP (Carrasco)

  14. StorminNorman$

    June 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm