Game 2016.139: Tigers at White Sox

Well, you can’t win every game. But we do need to win series v. the White Sox.

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Cameron Maybin, CF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Justin Upton, LF

7. James McCann, C

8. Casey McGehee, 3B

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

51 Comments

  1. jud

    September 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    This could be a great game, or a very ugly game….nothing in between! ….but it is a must win!

    • Joseph

      September 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      So what has happened to JD ?

  2. Tony de Florida

    September 7, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Quintana is a very good pitcher so this could go either way. Glad to see Ian back in lineup. I still would like to see JJ play more.

  3. Tony de Florida

    September 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Is it possible they have the same base running instructor we do? They just ran themselves out of a possible big inning.

  4. StorminNorman$

    September 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    DET facing another lefty today, and a good one at that (Quintana), so will DET continue to struggle vs lefties?

  5. StorminNorman$

    September 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I’m not getting a good vibe about Sanchez pitching in homer-friendly US Cellular today – just sayin

  6. StorminNorman$

    September 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    JUP is on a tear – coulda used one of those last night, but i’ll take it today

  7. Coleman

    September 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Why does anyone even pitch to Upton right now?

    • Tony de Florida

      September 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      I keep asking that about Big Pappi every time we play Boston.

  8. Tony de Florida

    September 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Jud, have you picked up that J-Up gear for your grandson yet?

    • jud

      September 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Ordered the jersy two days ago!….

      • Tony de Florida

        September 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        Grandpas are sooo easy!

        • jud

          September 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

          +1

        • jud

          September 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

          I have been in Lakeland watching The Tigers work on baserunning several times in the spring…you might as well have a card table, poker cards, chips and beer there for how serious they take it!

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  11. StorminNorman$

    September 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    i would not bring Sanchez back to start the 6th

    • Tony de Florida

      September 7, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Agree, it’s been the beginning and/or the end for him most of the year.

  12. jud

    September 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    My gosh Kinsler….get a frickin clue!!!!!!
    Brad, “were gonna work on this in spring training”
    Kinsler “why?”

    • Coleman

      September 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Might be overturned, still..;Most Picked Off Man Alive.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      mindboggling how a guy can get picked off first so many times… its rare for a player to get picked off once in a year – I believe Kinsler has been picked off first 4-5 times just this year

  13. Tony de Florida

    September 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    May be the only thing Ian needs to work on.

  14. Coleman

    September 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Man on first, nobody out, Miggy on deck…there goes the inning.

  15. StorminNorman$

    September 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    BAL just lost (to TAM) so DET could move back into a tie for the final WC spot w/a win 2day

  16. Coleman

    September 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    B.O.O.B Rally!!

  17. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    McGee and Iggy…huge

  18. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I vote Greene in the 8th!

  19. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    So much for Greene in the 8th!

    • Coleman

      September 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      You’re gonna need Upton to get you off the hook here.

    • Jud

      September 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Wow!…story of the season..basically anyone on the Tigers can be on or off every single day and it could be anybody every single day!…hitting or pitching…no consistency what so ever!

  20. Tony de Florida

    September 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    What might have been a sweep is turning into a series loss. Now if the Tribe wins tonight we would have wasted the week and there aren’t too many left. The O’s will come to Comerica knowing their fate is in their hands.

  21. Coleman

    September 7, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Blowpen

  22. Coleman

    September 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Might as well bring in Lowe now.

  23. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    This is not the time of year for ” blowpen blows”…who can be counted on besides Frankie….
    Yet we knew months ago the potential for this was always there…and here it is…right in front of our eyes…this one certainly isn’t on Brad..what u gonna do?

  24. Karl

    September 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    thats a tough one

  25. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    How bad is your team when you can’t get the job done and you need everyone else to beat the teams you are chasing…in my opinion you aren’t a playoff team if thats what you are counting on!

  26. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Hey McCann he just threw you strike two and strike three exactly in the same place..umpire called them both a strike…SURPRIZE….

  27. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    McCann and Salty added together don’t make one MBL hitter!

  28. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    First and second no one out..Brad puts up the same exact 3 hitters who failed last night again in the exact same stuiation in the ninth again, and they fail exactly the same way…K(looking), pop out (ball inside) first pitch, K on 4 pitched balls…..all three very poor attempts..Brad-2

  29. jud

    September 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Heres what the last two days cost the Tigers…regardless whether the Indians win or lose tonight…If the Indians go 10-12.
    The Tigers will have to go 17-5 to pass them….Indians 11-11, Tigers need 18-4, Indians12-10, pretty likely Tigers will need 19-3..none of these will happen with the Tigers. Any of the three will happen with the Indians…….

    So its Wild Card or nothing now !..Tigers control their own destiney…. thats prolly unfortunate the way they play. But as Pappy Davis used to say…”If it can be done with a pencil, it can be done on the field”!!!!
    Its Wild Card or nothing for at least one extra playoff game…….

  30. Jud

    September 7, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Two most important games of the year yesterday and today…
    Maybin
    Cabrerra
    VMart
    JMart
    Kinsler
    …….0 RBI added together..nuff said.Indians didn’t put AL Central out of reach…the Tigers did…

  31. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Enjoy tomorrow and let’s be fresh for the O’s.

  32. Coleman

    September 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/.....-foul-ball

    Huge blown call that helps the Indians win, by…Jim Joyce. Gee, thanks again.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 8, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Jim Joyce again – pretty sad that a foul tip is not reviewable – especially when it involves a couple runs in a game that means something to a number of teams…meanwhile Joyce and MLB look silly

      …and don’t get me started on plate umps meandering/inconsistent balls & strikes calls – time to step aside and employ the technology that will speed up & improve the game and make umpire jobs easier

  33. Jud

    September 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    The rest of the season now is Baltimore..Toronto…Detroit..Houson
    Only…Cleveland did what the needed and unless they go 7-15 or worse they leave the pack.
    Its Wildcard or nothing!

  34. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 9, 2016 at 8:23 am

    The baseball gods have been smiling on the Tribe. We need to make a statement to the O’s this weekend. Meanwhile while technology exists to call balls and strikes, you will still need an umpire behind the plate to call other stuff.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

      i agree Ole Miss, the technology calls balls & strikes and the HP ump has to just call out what the computer “calls”…and tend to the other HP ump duties like watching for foul tips (as Joyce clearly missed), fair/foul, check swings, etc

      technology calling balls and strikes could allow the HP ump to concentrate on other key duties

      i’ve seen too many games improperly influenced by erratic strike zones – and if we have to technology to call it consistent and correctly, why not employ the technology?

    • StorminNorman$

      September 9, 2016 at 8:50 am

      …as for DET ‘making a statement’ in the BAL series, i’m quite certain ‘a statement will be made’ by one of these teams, but my confidence that DET’s statement will be positive… is slipping

      BAL & DET have some key injuries, and both have potent offenses (when ‘on’) and middling pitching, so the team that takes the series will earn it…

  35. Tony de Florida

    September 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Nine days into September and things do not look as good as they did on the 1st. We really messed it up in Chicago. Houston won the first two in Cleveland but then lost the last two while we were playing 500 ball with the Sox. These 3 games with the O’s are very big. Any slip ups and it could end our chances which are slim anyway.

  36. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    According to ESPN’s Buster Olney this morning, the Orioles’ playoff chances entering this series are 47.4%. The Tigers are at 47.2%. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/.....ot-october

  37. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Of all the teams (TOR, BAL, NYY, HOU, KC & DET) vying for a WC spot, every team has a harder remaining schedule than DET except KC – but that fact still doesn’t provide me with much confidence DET will grab one of WC spots, namely because DET has 7 games left w/CLE…and we all know how DET has played against CLE this yr (1-11)

    fortunately college (& NFL) football has started