Game 2016.78: Marlins at Tigers

Last night was starting to look like more of the same, then all of a sudden the Tigers, who had been making Conley look like Koufax the first few innings, had their own private Home Run Derby, inaugurated by Jose Iglesias.

Now the Tigers have a chance to sweep this two game series, and the four-game season series. For all the Tiger woes this season they are 39-29EC (except Cleveland). Maybe it’s just a Cleveland thing, and they aren’t so bad otherwise.

Today’s Lineup:

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


  1. jud

    June 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Bottom of 1..this is looking better by each far!

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  3. jud

    June 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Now in the second…were gonna need way more than 4….

  4. Coleman

    June 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    That’s some alert base running by Kinsler, it got us a run. And Miggy almost took the pitcher’s head off, I’m starting to feel a little sorry for the guy.

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  6. Tony de Florida

    June 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    An Aviles type hit.

  7. jud

    June 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Why not play Moya every day. ThiS BS. Studs of the game hit everyone. So you get it in his head that he can’t hit Lefties. Plus the guys u play in his place only hit a buck and ahalf anyway. He has to learn how to play D and how to grind it out EVERYDAY…Brad you listening…oh I didn’t think so.

  8. jud

    June 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Tigers look great against any team….NOT named Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Oakland, Washington, Pittsburgh, Baltimore,Texas,Houston…and so on!

  9. Coleman

    June 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Salty is having a day.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      McCann got to wear his (golden) sombrero all day today… nice to see Salty and the rest of DET offense show up today after yesterday’s impressive showing.

      It would be nice to see DET ride a wave to AS break, but I anticipate more of the same bi-polar-ness, if/until DET pitching improves. 11 road games (4 – TAM, 3 – CLE & 4 – TOR) before ASB…its anybody’s guess – I could see 7-4 or 4-7…gonna depend on pitching.

      • jud

        June 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        The biggest improvement Casty has made is laying off that pitch breaking low and away. Also he takes some outside pitches to RC field….in contrast McCann is that Little Leage chant..”swing Batter Batter Swin”. He goes out of the strikezone constantly..can’t lay off that low and away……maybe he will learn.

        • Coleman

          June 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

          +1 on the Casty observation. Maybe he can teach Upton.

          • jud

            June 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

            Yup..Upton and McCann swing at as many balls out of the strikezone as they do in the strikezone. Casty used to but has learned.

  10. jud

    June 29, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    8-3 a chance to get Lowe some mop up work…nope lets pitch Ryan and Wison so they won’t be available..Lowe could have pitched all three, maybe, and saved 3 arms…..even in games that mean nothing Brad doesn’t learn anything.
    After the Cleveland blowouts, two good wins in the battle for .500..