Game 2016.142: Orioles at Tigers

Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers

It’s a bad sign when you clear the bench in the middle of a playoff run game, although the subs did just as well as the starters had been. Signs were that Zimmermann was not ready to come back yet: in his rehab he had lost a couple of mph on his fastball, and was having trouble with location. But I assumed the coaching staff knew something we didn’t. Not so much I guess. I guess the plan was to cross their fingers and hope for the best.

The good news is we have Verlander on the mound today, although it seems the better he pitches, the fewer runs the offense scores, and the O’s have their ace on the mound also. Who will step up?

Today’s How About Some Run Support? 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

25 Comments

  1. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Looks like TBS will also televise the Tigers game today. They must think it’s an important game.

  2. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I hate to tell you guys this but my last name is Tillman.

  3. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Possible key to a good start for the Tigers. In his last start Tillman only lasted 2 innings against the Astros and walked 5. What do you think, a 10 pitch first inning against the Tigers today?

  4. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    TBS Game blocked locally, forced to watch FSD.

  5. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Has anybody seen anything on why or why not Zimmermann did not make his start against the Twins on Monday? Such seems like an easier competitor than the O’s.

    • Tony de Florida

      September 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Stupidity works for me but if you consider he didn’t look like he was ready anyway, might not have mattered. I’m wondering if he will start again in 5 days. It might be better to shut him down for the year.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      in light of the difficulties JV has had today against BAL, it only highlights the bad decision (by DET mngmt) to pitch Z in his first start back yesterday…BAL is a team who will put mistake/bad location pitches in the seats (226 team HR’s already)

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  7. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    The bottom of the 4th will be an important inning. If we can not get to Tillman with the meat of the order it could be the last turning point this season.

  8. Jud

    September 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    The Tigers game plan is if they don’t score again today the Twins will see that and be over confident going into the 4 game series. A split will be easier to get that way!

  9. StorminNorman$

    September 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    JV breezed through first two innings, but 104 pitches thru 5 innings (2 bombs allowed)…but if DET offense doesn’t show up, its not going to matter much what JV or bullpen does from here on out.

  10. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    3-4-5 are zip for 9 today. Upton 0 for 1 but had a walk and scored our only run. Tough to score that way.

  11. Jud

    September 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Thank goodness for the NFL…..I can’t watch the Pussycats bat any longer…go Lions!
    3 game series…no bunts…no steals…no hit and run…..Ausmus wheelin and dealin!

  12. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Nice AB for Maybin, gives Miggy a chance to fail again or do what he does best: hit.

  13. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    OH WELL, TWINKIES TOMMORROW.

  14. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    A Wilson has been over used. Today I would have no used him.

  15. Tony de Florida

    September 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    My apology to Alex.

  16. StorminNorman$

    September 11, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Cabrera goes 0-9 for the series – first series 0’fer for him since OAK series end of May

  17. Jud

    September 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    McCann has batted in the 9 th, with the game on the line this year about 14 times with 14 K’s Brad…lets try the 15th…K…surprize!

  18. Jud

    September 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    The Pussycats do it again…..can we get this over with please!…..

  19. Rear Admiral Cap'n Tuesday von Loonschmoke

    September 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Brad Ausmus is right: It’s too early to cancel the season. But the point may be that it’s loo *late* to cancel the season.

    A nice finish puts the Tigers at 89-73. Unless the Indians utterly collapse, that’s not going to be good enough. I say it’s all over as far as playoff hopes go. Still want Detroit to win every game, but Justin Upton says that’s not going to happen. Rats.

    • Coleman

      September 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Good comment, despite the rank confusion. I give it one Crunchberry.

      • Rear Admiral Cap'n Tuesday von Loonschmoke

        September 13, 2016 at 12:43 am

        I’ll take all the Crunchberries I can get! What were those things, anyway? Let me guess. Sugar? Like the rest of the “cereal”? Ah, those were the days.

        Rank confusion. Sounds like a gathering of stoners.

  20. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Brad says losing the last two series hasn’t hurt the Tigers chances at the olayoffs at all??????..lets see go from being IN the 2nd playoff spot to being 2 games out….hmmmm. Brad are you smokin those seeds?

    How bout those Lions!….wow!!

    • StorminNorman$

      September 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

      http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../90240438/

      …i respectfully disagree w/Ausmus’ contention in his post-game comments

      sure, every team that doesn’t have a “z” next to their name in the standings technically “still has a shot at making the playoffs”, but losing games/series only diminishes those chances