Game 2016.143: Twins vs. Tigers

Two games behind the O’s and Jays for a wild card spot. Twenty games to go. Romine at 3B today. I predict that Miggy gets a hit.

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. Andrew Romine, 3B

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

29 Comments

  1. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    “If it can be done with a pencil it can be done on the field”..Papi Davis.

  2. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    When you read Ausmus about the playoff chances, all he is hoping for is two games left…and your only two out!….He has no clue about 2 games left and your 5-6 games ahead because you are actually winning series. His analogy that the last two series losses cost them nothing is mind boggling to me!

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  4. Tony de Florida

    September 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Kevin, Nice call on Miggy but you shouldn’t make these wildly optimistic predictions.

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  6. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Mario and Jim can’t figure out how Minnesota has scored more runs and have a higher team batting ave than the Tigers this year. ……how about the fact that The Tigers are terrible at scoring runs! And basically a below average batting team.

  7. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    McCann complains to umpires when close pitches get called strikes when he is batting. This time up he swings at a pitch in the LH batters box following pitch bounces he swings again…..hey James write in your little notebook that you have no clue on what is a ball or strike!

  8. Jud

    September 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Everyone in the Wildcard race is losing right now…Tigers need this…Iggy another big tine Double!

  9. StorminNorman$

    September 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    McCann being fitted for the golden sombrero between innings, but if DET bullpen holds (always a big “if”) that would mean McCann may not get another AB to complete the task and earn the golden lid

    • Jud

      September 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Hes getting way better on D..and Throwing …….and much worse with a bat in his hands!

      • StorminNorman$

        September 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        I’m an advocate for McCann, the man just has to learn how to hit again…starting w/laying off outside & low breaking balls… the book on how to pitch him (by MLB pitchers) is obvious and consistent – just have to wonder what DET batting instructors and mngmt is doing to help McCann – whatever it is, its not working

        • jud

          September 12, 2016 at 10:38 pm

          It can be done…Casty did it!

  10. Tony de Florida

    September 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Miggy bails Kevin out in grand style.

  11. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Miguel!….and the white Sox are leading Cleveland!

  12. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Cubbies got a no-no going into the 7th in STL.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Hendricks into the 8th w/only 78 pitches and no hits allowed in STL – impressive

      • StorminNorman$

        September 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm

        still no-hitting STL thru 8 – only 93 pitches

        not many no-hitters pitched against STL in STL

  13. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I believe Hendricks has the lowest ERA in the league….1.98

    • StorminNorman$

      September 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      he does, and by quite a bit – 2nd is Syndygaard w/2.48

  14. StorminNorman$

    September 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    …and KRod injects a little more drama

    but a W

  15. StorminNorman$

    September 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    1906 the last no-hitter in STL

    • StorminNorman$

      September 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      • StorminNorman$

        September 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm

        the no-hit streak in STL remains in tact – Hazelbaker led off w/HR – gone is no-hitter & SO

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      1908….the last World Series wins by the Chicago Cubs.

  16. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    A good night…Tigers win…Baltimore, New York, Houston, and Toronto lose and Cleveland is losing. Oops….excuse me as Toronto won.

    • Rear Admiral Cap'n Tuesday von Loonschmoke

      September 13, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Nothing like giving up hope to keep hope alive. But I refuse to be drawn in. Sweep the Indians and I’ll be mildly interested.

  17. jud

    September 12, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    All wins are good wins…..

  18. StorminNorman$

    September 13, 2016 at 8:06 am

    http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../90285870/

    refreshing change to see “DET base-running” a key to a ‘W’

  19. StorminNorman$

    September 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    The Tigers enter Tuesday’s game against the Twins with a 44-19 record against teams with a losing record this season. They are 33-47 against teams that are .500 or better

    …that and being 1-12 against CLE, and 6-10 vs KC, is why DET is on the outside-looking-in (playoffs) – not going to be any subpar teams in the playoffs