Game 2016.137: Tigers at White Sox

Well, I’ll do a little pinch-hit post here, and hopefully move the runner along. I like our chances with Verlander on the mound, and the Tigers have never seemed to be particularly intimidated by a legit Cy Young pitcher, Chris “All Jerseys Half Off” Sale.

Today’s Laborious Lineup:

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

44 Comments

  1. Coleman

    September 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Miggy is having a day.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Amen!!!!…and let hope it continues

  2. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Nice picture. Should have put a dog 0r two and JV on it with her!

    • Tony de Florida

      September 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Frankly, if you take JV and the dogs out of the picture it would be even better.

      • jud

        September 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm

        +1

      • Coleman

        September 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm

        After that last curve ball that froze Todd Frazier, I’d leave him in the picture too.

  3. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I call your Miggy and raise you one!

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  5. StorminNorman$

    September 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    …the good news: JV pitching another great game…the not-so-good news: that 6th inning took a lot out of the tank and he’s up to 102 pitches.

    …let’s hope the slow inning threw Sale out of his rhythm…and DET puts some runs/pitches on him in the 7th

    bullpen or blowpen going to factor into this game…for both teams

  6. Coleman

    September 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Wait, Brian Dozier has 38 home runs?? How’d that happen?

    • StorminNorman$

      September 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      i saw that too…and his HR trajectory is quite impressive…or in this day-and-age…’suspicious’

      God knows Twinkies fans need some good news and something to cheer for….they got pounded by KC today

  7. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Nice 2-2 pitch to Fraizer after going 96-98-97-96….

  8. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Sale a perfect example of my theory of why Tigers don’t hit lefties..Ausmus, Joyner, players say they don’t know…he is outside off the plate on 50% or more with his fastballs..Tigers swing at 90% of them..He is low with his slider Tigers swing anyway…swing batter batter…swing…
    Bad lefties do this exact same thing to them!

    • Tony de Florida

      September 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      A lot of people do not hit sale.

  9. Coleman

    September 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Frickin’ Alex Avila again??

    • StorminNorman$

      September 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      JV w/a high pitch count was out-foxed by Avila – who figured JV would want a first pitch strike – he got it, a 92 mph fastball

      JV trying to do too much

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  11. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I’m glad Brad chickened out. He was going to bring in Ryan and we know how well that went last time against KC.

  12. StorminNorman$

    September 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Avila – two HR’s of his 6 total coming off JV…sad

    meanwhile Avila 59 K’s in 142 AB’s

    • Tony de Florida

      September 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Even a broken watch is correct…………………..

  13. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Pens…let the real game….begin!

  14. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Nice job by Bruce, now let’s win it!

  15. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    My feeling is that if Aybar just goes to Iggy instead for the tag it’s a DP

  16. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Two good outings by the Slinging Willies….now like Tony sez, let’s win this thing!

  17. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Will the final score be Miggy 3 Sox 2?

  18. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Wilson and Wilson..get it done!

  19. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    To Right Field! Is he trying to make up for the poor start?

  20. Coleman

    September 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Justincredible!

  21. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Sweet home Alabama!…justintime!

  22. Doug of Troy

    September 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Whoever thought Upton was a bust should now remain silent! He’s doing with his bat what only Cabrera can do.

    • jud

      September 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Doug we were discussing this the other day. If the Tigers make the playoffs his numbers, will be career normal. We all agreed thats more than good enough. We were told he was like this, yet hard to believe until you see it!

  23. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    My 8yo grandson has watched exactly 9 innings of baseball since Thursday with me. He comes in for JUps AB..Three dingers..one HBP…2 singles while he was watching.
    You can’t make this stuff up!!!

    • Tony de Florida

      September 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      If he’s heard grandpa talk about J-Up this season he may not believe it’s happened.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Buy him an Upton jersey!

      • Tony de Florida

        September 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm

        +1

  24. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    And the Stroh’s are leading in Cleveland.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      i suspect the Stros will find a way to blow this one…or CLE will find a way to win…again

  25. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Sometimes I wish K-Rod didn;t thrive on drama, but he certainly delivers.

  26. Tony de Florida

    September 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Coleman: I don’t care who’s pitching tomorrow, it’s OK to use the same picture again.

    • jud

      September 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      +1

  27. jud

    September 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Anytime you win a game Sale pitched in thats a +2….

  28. Coleman

    September 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Astros are rolling.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 6, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Keuchel was supposed to start tonight, but the Stros shut him down for another week (or more), so CLE will have the edge in the SP matchups for the 3 remaining games, so i guess DET will be pulling for HOU’s offense to come up big in CLE

  29. StorminNorman$

    September 6, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../89933138/

    update: Zimmerman will start Saturday vs BAL