Game 2016.140: Orioles at Tigers

The Tigers may have let a chance at the division slip away by losing what should have been a very winnable series against Chicago. Now the Wild Card is on the line with three at home against the Orioles. A playoff team would take this series. Let’s see what happens.

Gausman has been pitching lights out the last month—1.82 ERA, 10.9 K’s per 9 innings. Let’s home Fulmer can last longer than 5 or 6, considering the shenanigans the bullpen has been up to lately.

Today’s Wild Lineup:

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

Victor has been slumping, and is 1-for-12 off of Gausman. Maybe the day off will help, otherwise look for a hole in the middle of the lineup. Mr. September Justin Upton continues to be hot; he has faced Gausman twice, and is 2-ror-2.

28 Comments

  1. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Let the real games begin!..Tigers get in, they did that themselves…Tigers don’t make it , they did that to themselves!

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  4. Tony de Florida

    September 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    We have our best 3 pitchers going in this series so if they are on, we should be OK. What scares me is our offense. I can image us losing 1 run games in the late innings. Plate discipline may decide the series.

  5. Coleman

    September 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Upton’s glove is even hot.

  6. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Story of the year..Mabin K out of zone…bases loaded Victor K out of the zone…..

  7. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    JD saves us..thank you baseball gods!

  8. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    bullpen or blowpen – who’s going to show up tonight?

  9. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Blowpen lasted one whole out!!!!

    • StorminNorman$

      September 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      sad – but par for the course lately

  10. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    How “due” was that!!!!!!!!
    Victor!!!!

    • StorminNorman$

      September 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      over due… but couldn’t have picked a better spot…against arguably one of the best MLB’s reliever

      • StorminNorman$

        September 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        that was DET’s 11th go-ahead HR in the 8th inning or later…good for 2nd in MLB – behind TEX w/12

  11. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    w/DET bullpen, an add-on run or two might be useful

  12. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Only 1 run….thats like a Perfect game from the Tiger blowpen!!!!!
    ….thats one big one…lets win tomorrow!

  13. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    HUGE win!…and every W from here on out (especially against BAL and CLE) will be…eh…HUGER

  14. Jud

    September 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Zimmerman better be healthy this time cause Last time bringing him back was total BS!

  15. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    …and Wilson gets the “win” ….whateva

  16. Coleman

    September 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Great win.

  17. StorminNorman$

    September 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Porcello won his 20th tonight (20-3) – congrats to him…good guy, putting it all together this season.

    • Jud

      September 10, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      +1

  18. Kevin in Dallas

    September 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I’m good with the lineup. Casty should be back soon.

    The bullpen is killing us. I have grave concerns there.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Castellanos is slated to be back on 9/18 – let’s hope he ‘comes back’ like JD did

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        September 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        Awesome news…Casty is a sparkplug and bring much enthusiasm to the game.

  19. Tony de Florida

    September 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    OK we all know how big these games against the O’s are for the wild card race but Saturday’s game is even more important depending on how Zimmerman does. If he is good, he will mean a great deal the rest of the way.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      i agree, if BAL manhandles Z and DET that will be a bad sign for the WC prospect

  20. Tony de Florida

    September 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    My word on the AL Cy Young. Fulmer may qualify to be the ERA leader and he deserves consideration for Rookie of the Year, but as it stands now I would think Rick Porchello should be the runaway winner. I’m sorry a save is not the same as a win where the starter has to go 5+ innings.

  21. Jud

    September 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Jimenez sometimes zips the Tigers. Sometimes he throws zero strikes and its not like the Tigers will takes pitches. They swing anyway. Whenever the Tigers beat Jimenez they take pitches and make him throw in the strikezone…50/50 which way it will go.