Game 2016.123: Red Sox at Tigers

It was inevitable that Fulmer would eventually have a bad outing. Not that anyone else was particularly good either. The Tigers are on the verge of dropping out of the playoff race.

But there is good news. There is? Yes there is. There is a new Stroh’s beer being brewed in Detroit. A bunch of that might help while watching the rest of this series. That and a nice big umbrella.

Today’s Van Norrison Lineup:

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

Look who’s back, a new man no doubt. McCann has passed up Salty in the catcher’s batting race, by just sitting and watching.


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  2. jud

    August 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Problem with Indians getting beat is the Tigers will feel no sense of urgency to go hard and make up a game in the loss column…Tigers , under Brad, usually lose these kind of games without much effort, just to not lose more ground.

  3. jud

    August 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    6 pitches…inning 1

  4. jud

    August 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    For those hanging on to the ridiculous idea of the Tigers winning the AL Central..with 40 games left. Indians go 20-20 which they won’t do, the Tigers would have to go 29-11..which is absolutely out of the question, impossible. I read yesterday that Brad says, he never looks at the standings. Therefore the season will end before Brad figures out that the Tigers are out of it.

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  6. jud

    August 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Everyone, except the Tigers pitch Ortiz high and hard from the letters up…Nope Tigers try curveball down the middle…thats why he has 36 dingers against you Brad!

  7. jud

    August 21, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Microcosim of the Tigers…lead off single, tying run… bunt by Collins who swings at two balls way out of the strikezone..K…Kinsler great AB works a walk….Aybar..a Tiger already throws his bat at a pitch, ball 1… wide of the strikezone…pop out….well heres the game..Miggy swings at a pitch outside and low ball 1…then swings with one arm cause he’s fooled by a curveball..flys out to end the threat!…..other than To Kinsler I don’t think the Boston pitchers threw a strike that entire inning………only the Tigers!

  8. Coleman

    August 21, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Man, I feel for Upton. 3 inches from a bit of redemption.

  9. jud

    August 21, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Upton …inches from a “wow”…then McGee leaves the zone on 3 swings ball game…
    Swing batter batter..Martinez and McGee ball..ball ball…swing swing swing…K..K…
    To bad …another well pitched game by the Norris and the pen…2 runs by the Pussycats , big deal. 8 out and dying fast!..9 losses in 12 games with basically solid pitching, with only an exception or two…it ain’t pitching!

    • Coleman

      August 21, 2016 at 12:30 am

      It’s annoying to listen to Rod Allen go on about the “potent” offense that is “never out of a game.”

  10. jud

    August 21, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Ortiz..6/8..6rbi…Miggy..0/8..O the series

  11. KW

    August 21, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Can someone please tell me why the Tigers keep pitching to Ortiz? The definition of insanity.

  12. Tony de Florida

    August 21, 2016 at 1:45 am

    This will be one of my rants, so just ignore it if you’re not in the mood.

    Jud is correct, no chance for division title. Right now, I would think that KC passes us in the standings but since Brad doesn’t watch them, it won’t matter.

    This game showed up some of my pet peeves with the Tigers.

    First pitch swinging. WHY DO WE DO IT? After 2 hits to open the 5th inning, McCann goes for the first pitch and predictably hit into a DP. The other times I go nuts when we swing at the first pitch is when the previous batter has just walked or a new pitcher comes in.

    Yes, J-UP almost tied the game in the 9th but as we used to say in the Bronx, close counts only in horseshoes and nuclear bombings. I was mad because he went into his home run trot immediately. I believe if he had run full out until the ball cleared he might have gotten to 3rd base.

    As for the where we really lost the opportunity to tie the game, it was in the 8th when McCann walked (a minor miracle in itself) to start the inning, and our genius didn’t let Lettuce sacrifice. Instead he has Fingers hit for him expecting a .200 hitter to win the game.

    Finally, after watching Aybar for a bit I understand why we got him, Atlanta was the only team willing to take Aviles. I was fine with letting Machado fill in for Iggy.