Game 2016.90: Royals at Tigers

Welcome back from the break everyone. Maybe I’m just becoming increasingly curmudgeonly, but every year I become less and less interested in the All Star game. The Home Run Derby is actually more fun to watch than the game. Maybe that’s just me.

The Tigers will be coming back from the break without Justin Upton, who has been placed on the bereavement list (which means he is out for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 games). To replace Upton, the Tigers have called up The Finger, Tyler Collins.

One thing the Tigers have to look forward to in the 2nd half (besides, hopefully, the return of JD Martinez): home games. The Tigers had the league’s most imbalanced home/road ratio in the first half, with only 39 games at home and 50 on the road, leaving them with 43 home games after the break.

Home – Road splits:

  • .590  23W 16L Home
  • .460  23W 27L Road

If the Tigers continue winning home and road games at the same pace as they did before the break, they would finish with an 86-win season.

Today’s Welcome Back from Break Lineup:

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

Player of the Game prediction: Ian Kinsler, rested and possibly motivated by an All-Star snub, faces Ian Kennedy, who he is 6-for-9 lifetime against.

12 Comments

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  2. Coleman

    July 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Well, that was a good way to start the 2nd half!

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  4. jud

    July 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Moys is worse than Delmon Young…Moya is worsr tha Ryan Rayburn…he might be the worst outfielder I have evet seen! ….

    Hey Moya we teach our high school outfielders to sprint to the spot the ball will land…you never ever drift back on a flyball because it will start “bouncing” in your eyes….

    • jud

      July 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      I lost my always needed “edit” button

  5. Tony de Florida

    July 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I can not honestly say that Moya is the worse outfielder I’ve ever seen but he will certainly do until the worse one comes along.

  6. jud

    July 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Miggy….thanks for nothing!…

  7. jud

    July 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    An infield single by Victor….get the ambulance!…..get the O2…..he actually ran hard!!!!..get me the O2

  8. jud

    July 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    JWilson 3 very good hitters..that was pretty lights out!…

  9. Tony de Florida

    July 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Miggy really looks out of sorts. We’ve never seen him swing at so many bad pitches.

  10. jud

    July 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    considering we lost 8-10 coming out of the break and never recovered last year…..this is a better than good win.a great win in fact!..if JV would have lost because of a bonehead play by Dr StrangegloveII this would have been devastating!

  11. jud

    July 16, 2016 at 12:43 am

    In the ENTIRE MLB..what player has the lowest batting average with the bases loaded…..drum roll…our own Miguel Cabrerra!!… .000