Justin pitched masterfully again, the bullpen did their part, Victor showed up with the game winning home run, but still I think the tone of yesterday’s games was set by Ian Kinsler, who led off the game with a single, stole second, stole third, and was able to score on a ground out. Starting off with a 1-0 lead was huge.
A lot written in the last day about Zimmermann; apparently not only did he have discomfort in the first inning of Thursday’s game, but also during pre-game warmups. I think the Tigers might have been slightly foolish to bring him back a bit before he was ready, and quite foolish indeed to stay with him through the game day warning signs. Luckily his MRI didn’t show anything serious, so he will probably avoid the DL. Still, there were other options.
As I put pen to paper here, Cleveland has just finished off the Yankees. Time to answer.
And hey, it’s ¡Fiesta Tigres!
Those first 10,000 fans will score a Magglio Ordonez collectible figurine, which would be a handsome addition to any collectible figurine shelf.
Today’s Boyd Would it be Nice to Win This One Lineup:
- Kinsler, 2B
- Collins, CF
- Cabrera, 1B
- V Martinez, DH
- JD Martinez, RF
- Castellanos, 3B
- Upton, LF
- Saltalamacchia, C
- Iglesias, SS
Cameron “The Thumb” Maybin still day to day, so Fingers gets another start in center.