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 thoughts on “Game 2016.140: Orioles at Tigers”

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

  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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