Game 2016.79: Tigers at Rays

Will Cle ever lose again?

Weekend set v. the Rays starts tonight. TB is not good. 3/4 would be nice. 2/4 at a minimum. This kicks off a pre-All Star break 11 game road-trip, highlighted by 3 in Cle.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Cameron Maybin, CF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. Nick Castellanos, 3B

6. Justin Upton, LF

7. Steven Moya, RF

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

29 Comments

  1. jud

    June 30, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I am betting 4-7..anything better than that will be a win!

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  4. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Quite an impressive start to the road trip.

  5. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    That’s twice Miggy has ended an inning with a DP.

  6. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Ole’ Casty.

  7. jud

    June 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    How bad is it when Pelfrey and Zimmerman Pitch the same..for a month!!!!!!!

  8. jud

    June 30, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Miggy has one good game and takes the next three off…a lot!

  9. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    How big were the 2 runs Sanchez gave up. Are we sure we don’t want to run for V-Mart?

  10. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I LUV DA SHIFT.

  11. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    nice to be on the receiving end of a blowpen for a change

  12. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I’m impressed. Maybin is quite a spark plug. Aviles to play CF tomorrow.

  13. jud

    June 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t believe I am seeing what I am seeing!…this is Tampa pitching not Detroit..right????

  14. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    unfriggin believable!

  15. Coleman

    June 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Maybin!!

  16. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    DET better get a few more to protect against our b-pen

  17. Tony de Florida

    June 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Let me guess, officially Sanchez gets the win.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      one of the many injustices of pitching stats…

      and speaking of pitching, hope DET pitching staff has a better plan than relying on DET offense putting up 8-10 runs per night

      • Tony de Florida

        June 30, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        They better have, although it is nice to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for a change. Would be nice to sweep the Rays and go into Cleveland and stop their 16 game win streak.

  18. jud

    June 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I love the Tigers strategy of giving up 14-15-16 hits every game and the other team is so tired from running the bases they can’t close the Tigers out. Ausmus is brilliant!

  19. StorminNorman$

    June 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    i didn’t watch that spectacle, but did see in the boxscore that pinch runner Romine scores the go-ahead run, then starts the game ending GIDP as a defensive replacement at 3B

  20. Coleman

    June 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I still still trying to figure out how Maybin got that over the outfielders, even with them being shallow. He just kind of flicked it out there.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 30, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      i just watched the replay, and TAM OF must have been pulled in to try and cut the runner down on a sac fly, because it looked like it would be a routine flyout if they were at normal depth

      funny game…baseball

      • Coleman

        June 30, 2016 at 11:14 pm

        Detroit would have still won if he caught the ball, they were playing to prevent the sac fly. The amazing thing is they went from 7-2 to 7-7 with only one out.

    • StorminNorman$

      June 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      …and the LF (Dickerson) took a bad angle for the ball – he ran sideways instead of back

  21. jud

    July 1, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Watch that game and you see why Tampa is last in the East! Plus 2 relief pitchers give up 8….pretty Ausmus-like

  22. Jim Eggers USMC

    July 1, 2016 at 1:45 am

    One of the many things I love about you all is the wisdom displayed day in day out. I had just spent some “quality time” with Ms. Watney, saw the highlights, and took note of the outfielder taking the scenic route to Maybin’s hit. You guys have already noted that, and then some. Great work, Gentlemen, I will get back with you in a week or so, off the grid at Camp on the Hood Canal.

  23. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    July 1, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Greetings from Ryåsen, Sweden where after many days hiking the Hallandsleden trail, I spend the night at a B+B complete with WiFi. I begin listening to the game at 0100 local and doze off when TB takes a 5-0 lead. In the morning I learn of the 9th inning come back so I must watch the condensed game before hitting the trail. Interestingly, my brother who is a captain for SWA has an overnight in Tampa but a 0400 wake up for an early morning flight keeps him from attending the game. Hilsanger från Sverige och god Tigres!

    • Kevin in Dallas

      July 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Great update! Gotta love that Swedish broadband.