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 Comments

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  2. Tony de Florida

    August 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    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.

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  4. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    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.

  5. Tony de Florida

    August 13, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Can Aviles play left field?

  6. Tony de Florida

    August 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    That alone should get him benched.

    • Coleman

      August 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Only the Tigers could get TWO guys thrown on the bases in one inning.

  7. Coleman

    August 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Well, Boyd looks good, so there’s that.

  8. Coleman

    August 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    McGehee is having himself a day.

  9. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    17 base runners…2 runs…only the Tigers!

  10. Tony de Florida

    August 13, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Boyd looks great, we have a base running hat trick.

  11. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Why do have a bad feeling about 2-0 and JWilson!….

  12. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Boyd is dealing!!!..against a big time line up!

  13. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Let the real game ..begin!

  14. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    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!!!

  15. jud

    August 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm

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