Game 2016.147: Tigers at Indians

The Tigers are a uniquely frustrating team: when they are good, they really do seem like they belong in the playoff picture. Then they flail against batting practice pitchers and throw out starters like Not Ready Yet Zimmermann and It Is What It Is Pelfrey, and give up a load of runs, and struggle against the mighty White Sox and Twins etc. So I fully expect them to run the table against the Indians here to get your hopes up, then tank shortly after.

Today’s Glass Half Fulmer Lineup:

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

The Lettuce is hot, and not wilting.


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  2. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    And the baseball gods smile on the Tribe by hiding the ball from Upton.

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 16, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      And Upton smites the gods! Ok…you only owe us one run now!

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        September 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

        JUp with a two run credit!

  3. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Is Sanchez sharing his pitching secrets with Kluber?

  4. Tony de Florida

    September 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Our crack TV crew was disappointed when Davis scored because it put the game out of grand slam reach. That’s sick. We might get to see Mark Lowe mop this thing up. An impressive game by a team chasing a playoff spot.

  5. Jud

    September 16, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    1-5 follow up their 3/20 yesterday witha rousing 1/17 today…hey Miggy its really hard to be Positive these days!…but Brads not worried!

  6. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm


  7. Tony de Florida

    September 16, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Stay positive, remember all the good things about this game, there was….., and also …., and don’t forget ….,not to mention……. Lots of good stuff.

  8. Tony de Florida

    September 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Mario, we just missed. Only 2 Grand Slam home runs short of the victory!

  9. Tony de Florida

    September 16, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    My last comment for tonight (you’re welcome!). Fulmer did not look great tonight or in his last start. Any chance that breaking his routine of pitching every 5th day may have totally screwed up his timing and mechanics?

  10. Jud

    September 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Brad….”its just one loss”!!….thanks for the insight agsin, Brad

  11. Tony de Florida

    September 17, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Ok, hindsight is usually 20-20 but just think back to when Brad made the decision to hold Fulmer back to open against the Indians. If he had used Fulmer in his regular start against the Twinkies, he might have won the game, although our offensive show of only one run doesn’t make it a sure thing. I do think Fulmer would have kept us in the game longer than Pelfrey. But Brad even mismanaged Pelfrey when the Indians scored the 2 runs in the 2nd and then allowed him to pitch to Dozier with 1st base open, game over. One win more at this time of the year is very big. That would have put JV on the mound last night. We were playing around like we were 1 game behind the tribe instead of 6. How many times this year has Brad showed similar lack of common sense and how many games has this cost us? 3-4-5, more?

  12. Will 1968

    September 21, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I meant 9@3 or 10@2! Do they still have tie breaker games?