Game 2016.138: Tigers at White Sox

Shout out to coleman for the last min substitution yesterday. Traveling with the fam and the time difference got the best of me.

Though once I did recover, I was treated to following along (from a theme-park no less) a really entertaining game. JV is not going to get to 20 wins this season, but not for lack of effort. He went toe to toe with Sale yesterday, and in many respects was better than him. I can tell you that one beat reporter in Dallas expressed on the radio the other day that the Tigers scare him the most as an opening round vs. the Rangers; “Verlander is pitching like it’s 2011.”

So I’m following along on the At Bat app, and I see that J-Up is at the plate with two on. I immediately flip the video on (that app is the best app. period.) just in time to see him drill a no-doubter to right center. And I think that he expected it just as much as I did.

Orioles and Indians keep winning, so there is no time to stop and congratulate ourselves. These wins are Ws that we missed earlier in the year.

Kins still day-to-day.

Baseball-Reference game preview here.

1. CF Cameron Maybin

2. SS Jose Iglesias

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. RF J.D. Martinez

6. LF Justin Upton

7. 3B Casey McGehee

8. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

9. 2B Andrew Romine

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  3. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Stroh’s 4, Tribe 1 at the Jake!

  4. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Tigers baserunning DP..Brad “we gonna work on that in spring training”!

  5. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    3-0 pitch to Iggy not even close…called a Strike or the bases would have been loaded 1 out for Miggy..next pitch hit into DP..Mabin sleeping…..hmmmmm!!

  6. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Go Stros’!

  7. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Why do these so-so pitchers look like Cy Young candidates? The boys have a chance to pick up 2 games in two days on the Tribe, don’t squander these as we are running out of games.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      I was thinking Sale and Verlander were still on the mound.

  8. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Good discussion by Dan and Jim about who stays on the rotation after Zimmerman comes back. My subjective opinion is that Sanchez has more,varied outings than Boyd, but there is something to say about playoff experience.

  9. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Victor..4/32…1 rbi in the past two weeks….can’t do this without him, I don’t think! Usually has good AB foe the last week though swings at anything coming up there!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      My scorebook tells me 2 hits on this road trip with 3 walks. He needs to be a run producer.

  10. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Do you feel a sense of urgency..neither do the Tigers…last 10 games Tigers picked up 0 games on Cleveland..both went 7-3…..Tigers think they picked up 5…..

  11. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Tigers play hard..no doubt…but Championship teams pound and more importantly score on pitchers like Gonzalez!

  12. Kevin in Dallas

    September 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love that OTFiM keeps a scorebook.

    You know, being down late doesn’t really bother me provided I know that J-Up will come to the plate again.

  13. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    JJ need to cut the swing down.

  14. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Kid from AA..hasn’t had a hit since the first two days brought….. up PH for Romine..Brad-1..Romine has been fine the second half.

  15. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Trying to hit a grand slam not the way to go, put it in play!

    • jud

      September 6, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      I thought the same thing..three very long swings!…then raise your hand I you knew the next K would be a pitch way out of the strikezone swing by ——. Meaning any Tiger

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Could Kinsler had pinch hit?

  16. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 6, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    It’s a final at the Jake…Stroh’s hold on 4-3….meanwhile Balt quietly deals the Rays.

  17. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Indians have lost, think of the pressure on them not to get swept if we can pull this out!

  18. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 6, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Ok….This is our crazy eight inning!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 6, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      To quote Jim Price, “wow, that was easy.”

  19. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Boyd..Great job..need runs now..you know the Indians lost..heres how Champions are made

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 6, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Yep, he only gave up two runs backed with 3 DPs…no run support.

  20. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    One more chance. Looks like Brad should rest Victor tommorrow and bring him back for the O’s on Friday. He won’t like it but it could freshen him up some.

    • jud

      September 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      He looks terrible..out of the strikezone constantly , very unlike Victor…

  21. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I’m not thrilled with bringing in Farmer.

  22. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Grilli gives up the runs (dinger and triple) in the 8th to let the Yanks beat the Jays.

  23. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Farmer!…atta boy!

  24. Kevin in Dallas

    September 6, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    If JD can just get on base for J-Up…

  25. jud

    September 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Exactly how to beat the Tigers. Do not throw strikes, they will swing anyway!!!!!. Of the 27 outs, I watched everyone of them…18-19 had to be out of the strikezone…

    And I think the Tigers think they gained a game cause Cleveland lost!

    • jud

      September 6, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      They showed 12 outs in the post game…11 were pitches outside or bounced…one was a strike!..huge missed opportunity!

  26. Tony de Florida

    September 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    If you look at out starting lineup tonight we were giving up 3 outs going in and that’s not counting Victor who needs a day off. Besides, don’t you expect Gonzalez to get some Cy Young votes? Good news is that Cleveland lost. No team wins them all, that’s why those early season gimmies come back to haunt you.

  27. jud

    September 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Need that win today…2 problems
    1. Which Sanchez will we get
    2. Quinntana is a LH ….Tigers will hack at everything he throws…he knows that!