Game 2016.119: Royals at Tigers

Tough loss last night, sometimes the other pitcher is just better.

JV on the mound tonight. Miggy with a biceps injury…things are getting lean. We really need Upton to hit for a bit.

1. 2B Ian Kinsler

2. 3B Casey McGehee

3. DH Victor Martinez

4. RF J.D. Martinez

5. LF Justin Upton

6. C James McCann

7. 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia

8. SS Dixon Machado

9. CF Tyler Collins

22 Comments

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  2. Coleman

    August 16, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Tigers just traded Mike Aviles to the Braves for Erick Aybar.

    • Tony de Florida

      August 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Aybar is a SS which makes me wonder if Iggy will be out longer than we thought.

    • StorminNorman$

      August 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      …yawn

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  4. StorminNorman$

    August 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Upton batting .140 in August, 50 AB’s only 7 hits, all singles.

    No time like the present for him to step it up

    • Tony de Florida

      August 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Or shake him up somehow.

      • StorminNorman$

        August 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm

        Moya did get called up and is available tonight

  5. StorminNorman$

    August 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Mondesi’s HR off JV was his first career HR

  6. Coleman

    August 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Upton makes me sad.

    • StorminNorman$

      August 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      i agree!

      … a month ago it seemed as if he might be on the brink of figuring things out – and being the .275 hitter DET hoped they were paying for, but then he’s tanked thus far in Aug

  7. StorminNorman$

    August 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    in that 5th inning, another HR and 23 pitches out of JV’s tank

    …meanwhile, DET hitters made Duffy throw 5 pitches total (to get 3 outs) in his 4th

    …its the little things – KC still does them, and DET still doesn’t

  8. Tony de Florida

    August 16, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I wonder if they do curley fries in KC?

  9. Tony de Florida

    August 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Thinking about what Norman said abut the little things. KC is having an awful year and they still seem to have the fundamentals down pat. Does that say anything about the coaching staffs of the two ball clubs?

    I am now on board with Jud abut J-Up. He just doesn’t seem to be making any adjustments of any kind at the plate .

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      August 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Did you listen to the Brad show before the game as they talked about him having a “talk” with J-Up to get him turned around. Apparently Brad did such with Castellanos and look what happened?!

      • Tony de Florida

        August 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        As Charlie Chan used to say: “Words can not cook rice.”

  10. Doug of Troy

    August 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    He is a lost cause. Not even worth a comment!

  11. jud

    August 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    JUp now 1/100000..with 0 rbi in a frickin month..
    Kinsler Picked off for the 10000 time
    Rondon lowers his ERA by getting bombed
    1 whole run in 2 days on O..
    A lineup with 6 automatic outs in it!
    …this team is a joke..led by the Joker!

  12. jud

    August 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Move Upton up to 5…hahahaha!…atta boy Brad!!!

  13. Jared Brown

    August 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Real tough loss

  14. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 17, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Given we presently have four out of nine position players hurt, I am not very optimistic on our team playing above .500 for the rest of August. This position player void is compounded by having three talented rookies on the starting pitching staff. While rookie talented, it does makes me feel there will be lots of variability with their pitching success (not that Sanchez will have success every outing too!) that can’t be backed up or covered by strong bats, base running, or good ole defense. Unfortunately I greatly fear we are seeing the collapse of the 2016 season.

    BTW while in Texas, I didn’t see one fan wearing a number 8 Upton jersey!

    Looks like Drew Sharp picked up on it too: http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../88882782/

  15. Tony de Florida

    August 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Yea! J-Up not in the lineup tonight, needs rest.