Game 2016.100: Tigers at Red Sox

The Tigers went from a great series to a bad one in the span of about 4 hours. Poor defense and a very hittable bullpen were the culprits, as a series win was ripped from this team in true 2016 fashion.

The Tigers move on to Boston to take on the heavy hitting Red Sox. The Red Sox are dominating the majors, with 547 runs scored, nearly 50 more than the second place Rockies, and 61 more than the 2nd place AL team – the Blue Jays. BoSox team OPS is .835. Yes, team.

JV on the hill tonight. It may be time (not quite safe, but time) to call JV an ace again. Over his last 30 starts he’s striking out more than a batter an inning and has a WHIP of 1.08. This month covering 4 starts he’s allowed 5 ER in 27 2/3, with 32 Ks and a WHIP of .90.

I can’t wait to get JD and Victor Martinez back.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

1. 2B Ian Kinsler

2. SS Jose Iglesias

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. 3B Nick Castellanos

6. LF Justin Upton

7. RF Mike Aviles

8. C James McCann

9. CF Andrew Romine

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  3. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Are you sure that was Casty playing 3rd base? I would still move Casty to bat 3rd until Miggy has healed.

  4. jud

    July 25, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Not watching but checked the score to see that well tuned Offense is rolling along against Cy Somebody!

    • Tony de Florida

      July 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Considering Miggy is just so-so, Victor is in the midst of a slump, Maybin is hurt, JD is on the DL, and who our 7,8 and 9 hitters are tonight, we’re lucky to have any hits at all. We would be sellers right now if we can find a team who wants any of our players.

  5. Doug of Troy

    July 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    McCann should be all over Iggy for his one hop flip to first base. Another stupid move on his part.

  6. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Iggy, our home run power hitter!

  7. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    JV is all heart!

  8. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    J-Up did everything right, ran hard out of the box and made it to 3rd. Can someone deliver him? Bottom 3 in the order. o for 22 recently. McCann should just try to make contact.

  9. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Nice!

  10. jud

    July 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I peeked in again..3-1 yea…I am out..no jinx hete!

  11. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I’d hate to give Brad credit but he made the right move and had K-Rod clean up the mess J Wilson made. Not so long ago he might have brought in Lowe or Farmer. Now he can save the win for JV (the guts guy).

  12. Tony de Florida

    July 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Terrific Win! If we were selling, lots of teams would want K-Rod but we would have to put out a contract on Big Al.

  13. jud

    July 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks JV..Frankie we needed that..Victor and McCann both with RBI has to be first time this year!…maybe it will jump start both of them.
    Brad +1 for actually allowing the four out save!
    Life is good ..today!

  14. Kevin in Dallas

    July 25, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Ausmus has been managing up a storm as of late. Still has a lot of catching up to do.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      July 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Yes, I think this was one of the better games in 2016 that Ausmus has managed. Among many things, he played the Rodriquez card perfectly. That combined with the bullpen covering each other’s back and the bats stepping up in the last half of the game. Fenway is a tuff place to score runs and win games; glad to listen to the quiet fans too. Also glad to see the Big Pappi as the last bat of the night too!

  15. jud

    July 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    The big guns go 3/14 AGAIN. for like the 50+ time this year. So thanks to the Little guns, led by Iggy, for the win!