Game 2016.116: Tigers at Rangers

As we all looked forward with great anticipation to the return of JD Martinez to the lineup, I don’t think any of us expected he would be joining a lineup that looked like this. Dixon Machado is up to fill in for Jose Iglesias; Mike Aviles will take a stab at playing center, because hey, why not.

The less said about the Sanchez start last night the better. McCann had a good game and hit the ball hard every time up, including his 9th HR.

Today’s This is Not What We Had in Mind for the Pennant Chase Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. McGehee, 3B
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. V Martinez, DH
  5. JD Martinez, RF
  6. Upton, LF
  7. Aviles, CF
  8. Saltalamacchia, C
  9. Machado, SS

16 thoughts on “Game 2016.116: Tigers at Rangers”

  1. Aviles is the right guy to keep the streak going. And to help, he will play Salty behind the plate since McCann had so many hits last night. I love Salty but I would ride the hot bat.

  2. There are so many automatic outs on the roster I don’t think it matters anymore who plays…

    Great AB by Machado to load the bases though in the Second inning!, only to have Kinsler smash one all the way to the pitcher.

  3. Isn’t this the way pitching is supposed to be!!!
    Tigers score 2 out of 20 runners is pretty usual..but this kind of pitching is where its at!!!!

    Ole Miss saw a good one…you can breathe now!!!

  4. How about McGhee and Machado…didnt miss a beat there as replacements in a pressure situation…kudo’s to both!

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