Game 2016.109: Mets at Tigers

Well if you like pitching duels, you could do worse than tonight’s match up, with Justin Verlander taking on Noah Syndergaard, as the Mets make a rare appearance in town. Our old friend Curtis Granderson will be leading the game off, but Yoenis Cespedes is unlikely to make an appearance, with a bad quad. He also has been getting in a lot of golf, to the consternation of the New York press.

The fragile spark plug Cameron Maybin is still day to day with a mild thumb sprain, and Fingers Collins gets a shot at the 2nd spot in the order.

Today’s How Bout A Run or Two For Justin Lineup:

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

14 thoughts on “Game 2016.109: Mets at Tigers”

  1. Amazing that all the years we have followed JV he has always been able to do that. 2 guys get on base, no out, then he turns it up and throws 15 pitches you cannot hit!

  2. Tony from FLA….good read on Syndergaard only going six innings. Time to pour it on!

  3. I gotta feeling that if Upton plays this year until December..he will reach those career numbers!.

  4. As Jack Morris likes to remind us, even the very best hitters fail, on average, almost 7 out of 10 at bats. The last one to bat 400 was Ted Williams and that was the year I was born. J-Up will probably not get near his career numbers this year. Hopefully he will manage some important hits down the stretch.

  5. Remember early in the year when the only way to get the game to K-Rod was for the starter to go 8 innings? Greene has been the key and our 7-8-9 guys are pretty dependable.

    Unless the Indians make a miracle comeback in the Bronx, we will be 2 games back tomorrow morning. They have bases loaded in the 8th with no outs in an 11-5 game.

    1. Both Wilsons…Rondon..Greene…Ryan…KRod…make up a reasonably solid pen…
      And Greene JWilson..KRod must be near the league leaders in what they do!

  6. Nice W ….tonight!….hey Indians you don’t have to look to far over your shoulder. The Tigers are there!


    Nice observations about Zimmerman’s return. Also read the comments about our TV announcers not commenting about things the camera shows us like J-Up trying to destroy something with his helmet after he hit into the DP last night. Nice work guys.

    Finally, it appears I’m not the only one who’s had enough of the crap that Gibby and Mario subject us to. Apparently it is also costing the Tigers viewers. Are you listening/watching Mr. I, Marian, Big Al, ANYBODY?

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