Game 2016.144: Twins vs. Tigers

I heard last night that 10/20 Tigers last games are against the Twins and Braves; teams with the two worst records in the league.

And we have 7 v. Cleveland.

The playoffs are there for the taking.

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Cameron Maybin, CF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Tyler Collins, LF

7. Erick Aybar, 3B

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

9. Jose Iglesias, SS


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  2. Tony de Florida

    September 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I wonder how long Brad will stick with Boyd?

  3. Tony de Florida

    September 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    There’s my answer.

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  5. Tony de Florida

    September 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    That’s what I love, two in front of you walk so you swing at the first two pitches out of the strike zone. Jack Morris, bless his soul, noticed.

  6. Jud

    September 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    So heres the thing ..the last 6games Tigers have 4 or less hits off the starting pitcher 5 times So it really doesn’t mattet what pitcher or what team

    • Tony de Florida

      September 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      As I’ve said before, a scary offense.

  7. Tony de Florida

    September 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Kyle Gibson is in the Cy Young conversation, isn’t he?

  8. Tony de Florida

    September 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Great game, top five went 3 for 20 tonight.

  9. StorminNorman$

    September 13, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    DET put up only 1 run and 5 hits against a guy (Gibson) who had just given up 18 ER in his last 22 innings (4 starts)…

  10. Jud

    September 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    The Pussycats got 5 hits off Gibson…in the last 6 games they have only gotten 4 hits off the starting pitcher in 5 of those games…Ausmus will think they were outstanding today. He will blame the game loss entirely on Boyd!!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

      It certainly appears that once again the team is in the bottom of the offensive hitting cycle. (I think it started in Chicago last week.) Until, whenever that may occur, they bottom out, it will be a long wait. Meanwhile opportunities to move up against the Tribe pass us by.

  11. Jud

    September 13, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Wait!…maybe that was Bob Gibson!

  12. Tony de Florida

    September 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Well here we are almost half way through September and the mighty Tiger machine seems stalled on its way to a wild card playoff spot. After 11 games they are 5 and 6 with 18 games to go. Even the Yankees (who sold off after the All Star Game) have tied the Tigers. What appeared to be a favorable schedule to start the month now looks not so easy. Of the 18 remaining games we still have 7 games with the Indians and 3 with the Royals. Based on our record this year against them, playing 500 ball against them would seem unlikely. Of course we still have to win our remaining games against the Mighty Twinkies and Braves. What I am saying is that I think we’re probably finished for the year. In April I didn’t think we would play any meaningful games in September so it has been a fun year anyway. I’m scared that if we somehow back into a wild card it will save Brad’s job. That would really rub me the wrong way. It is scary to me that our beat writers have even touted Brad for AL manager of the year. In any case, let’s hope we do back in to the WC anyway since even one playoff game is better than none.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Tiger hitting as at the bottom of another cycle; we seen this several times this season. We can only hope there is an upswing to turn this thing around. It doesn’t appear Ausmus has the skill sets like Leyland to promote or expedite turning this thing around so we must simply wait for their eyes to get better so they start seeing and swinging on good pitches. If they can get on the upswing, it will be fun to watch…if not, stand ready for some painfully dull offensive games like the last one against the Twinkies as we head into the darkness of winter.

      • StorminNorman$

        September 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm

        Tony & Ole Miss make some very good points; I agree w/Tony in that barring any epic collapse by CLE, DET is likely toast in the WC chase. Regardless of the outcome, DET ’16 will have gotten what they deserve.

        …looking on the ‘bright side’, college football (& NFL) has begun and the NHL & NBA (not a fan, myself) seasons are right around the corner.

        • Jud

          September 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

          My thinking is along those lines. They havn’t played well enough to even be in the playoffs. Last year 66 games 2 runs or under. This year they are worse on offense then last. It isn’t the 2 run thing, its just poor hitting, getting shut down by poor pitchers, horrible base running. Basically 6-9 most of the year can’t hit a lick!…1-5 get shut down by bums! Pitching is a whole nother topic. The pen is better or worse, both, than last year, because of the inconsistencies…Starting pitchingis basically bla…strange year..very difficult to watch for those of us who watch, follow daily.

          • Tony de Florida

            September 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm

            Jud, kind of agree with you on whether we should even be in the playoff race based on how we’ve played and how inconsistent we have been, but watching this year, at least for me, has been a ton easier than last year!

            • Jud

              September 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm

              Tony last year was brutal to watch scoring 0-1-2 runs…didn’t matter how the Tigers pitched!

  13. Jud

    September 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Question 1)…which Sanchez tonight?
    Question 2).. Which offense. Pussycat or Tigers tonight?

    • StorminNorman$

      September 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      …closing out the series w/Sanchez & Pelfrey

      DET offense had better show up ‘both’ games or they’ll get Twinked again

  14. StorminNorman$

    September 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  15. Will 1968

    September 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    1@11vs clev. 4@8 would be brutal but they would be tied for 1st.They can’t catch clev and now getting a wild card spot will be hard having 7 more games with the tribe.p

  16. Will 1968

    September 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Baltimore, Yankees, Cleveland,@ KC all lose. It’s hard to understand why Detroit couldn’t make up crucial ground with there ACE on the mound!