Game 2016.106: White Sox vs. Tigers

The trade deadline came and went, and the Tigers’ roster remains unchanged. I’m good with that. They should pull in a nice haul from the DL here soon, as J.D., Zimmermann, and Norris are all set to come back. Though we were about .500 at full strength so …

Zimmermann is likely to start on Thursday, and J.D. is expected back before the end of the home stand. Collins is the likely candidate to go down when J.D. is back.

Fulmer may be hitting an imaginary inning limit – he’s at 97 already; I’m guessing he’ll skip a few starts over the next few months. His minor league high is 125, spanning high A and AA last year.

Pitching prospect Drake Britton has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for amphetamines. He’s 27 and not considered a top prospect.

Nick Castellanos gets a day off after a day off.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

1. 2B Ian Kinsler

2. CF Cameron Maybin

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. LF Justin Upton

6. RF Tyler Collins

7. C James McCann

8. 3B Andrew Romine

9. SS Jose Iglesias


  1. Coleman

    August 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I’m OK with the 2 days for Nick, he has been struggling. At least it’s Romine and not Aviles at 3rd.

    Also…Castellanos is 1-for-16 career against Shields. Yikes.

  2. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Its 4:12 and The Sox havent scored yet…maybe Sanchez has it today!!!!

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  4. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    And when Sanchez used to be good his pitches would dive down or outside today..

  5. Tony de Florida

    August 2, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Coleman: You are probably right about Fingers going down when JD returns, but I would like to see him stay. Lettuce can play anywhere in the infield and Collins has been hitting and gives us another power bat on the bench. I’d let everyday Aviles go, but those frat pictures are hot.

    • Coleman

      August 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Or let Lowe go, but that’s a lot of salary to eat.

      • Tony de Florida

        August 2, 2016 at 8:27 pm

        I haven’t given up on Lowe yet but I’m sure we could let one of the other pitcher go down without much impact. 13 is more than most clubs carry.

        • Coleman

          August 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm

          Molleken, he’s had his cup of coffee. I’m just not sure we need an 8-man bullpen.

  6. StorminNorman$

    August 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    time to pull Sanchez while DET still in this game (1-0)…BB’s are a bad sign for him

    • Tony de Florida

      August 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      The team picked him up. Let’s see how far he can go.

  7. Coleman

    August 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm


  8. Tony de Florida

    August 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    And the Twinkies are pounding the Indians!

  9. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Go Twinks!

  10. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Hey Miggy….stay hot!

  11. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Funny thing if Pelfrey and Sanchez keep improving..Zim and Norris come back the Tigers have more starting pitching than anyone!!!

  12. Tony de Florida

    August 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I can not think of a good reason for taking Sanchez out and I would not have used Greene in an 8-1 game, although he has made it closer.

    • jud

      August 2, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Lowe can pitch 1-2-3 innings in a game like this. Why throw Wilson or Greene at all. This is what they are paying $8 mil to Lowe for!

      That ball Garcia just hit of our boy Lowe just landed in Chi-town

  13. Tony de Florida

    August 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Looks like J Wilson will pitch the 8th. Will K-Rod pitch the 9th? We would be more likely to need them tomorrow in Sale vs Fulmer.

  14. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Sorry to see White Sox Tilson hurt himself on the day of his MLB debut.

  15. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I kinda feel bad for Lowe. Pitches one inning, gives up a monster dinger and his 8.65 ERA goes UP!….kinda sad!…..

  16. jud

    August 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Good job Twins…-3..exactly what we need, having the Indians feel the pressure. They will fold!

  17. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Hi All…just finalized my tickets for the three-game Tigers v. Ranger series that starts one week from Friday. Kevin in Big D…will you attend? If so, let’s plan for a batting practice brewe or two. Meanwhile JDM is back in Motown and the stars continue to align.