Game 2016.150: Tigers vs. Twins

Well, the Indians showed us who’s boss. The Tigers squandered a chance to make-up ground on the Indians and fell further behind in the wild-card race. Any time you have a pitcher give up 1 hit over 7 innings, I would think the chances of winning are pretty high. Incredibly high, to be honest.

2.5 games out with 13 to play is not a good place to be.

No VMart or Kins today. No idea why not.

1. Cameron Maybin, CF
2. Jose Iglesias, SS
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. J.D. Martinez, RF
5. Justin Upton, LF
6. James McCann, DH
7. JaCoby Jones, 3B
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
9. Andrew Romine, 2B

28 Comments

  1. Tony de Florida

    September 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I know you are all waiting for my prediction for the rest of the season. I think Baltimore will get in but they need to at least split with the Red Sox. (0-1. Boston won last night.) If they lose 3 or 4 it makes their job much harder. If the Tigers can go 10-3 in these last 13 games, they should get the 2nd wild card. I’m almost sure they won’t be able to do that. 4 losses will give them an outside chance. 5 or more losses and we can start planning for 2017 a little sooner than we wanted. Need I say how important these games with the Twinkies are?

    I can only guess that Ian and Victor are suffering from the shots they took from the Indians pitcher. Hopefully it is not serious.

    • Coleman

      September 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Victor has been suffering for a month. We can’t afford to lose Ian though.

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        September 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        Thanks Bauer…I hope you pitch in Detroit next week.

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  3. Coleman

    September 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    McCann DH, batting 6th. Ok.

  4. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Upton..called strike 1..called strike 2…called Strike 3…in the games we must win…Right Brad!

    • PHToy in HK

      September 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Sorry, but why is that Brad’s fault? Do you give him credit for Dozier striking out too?

      • Jud

        September 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Didn’t blame Brad .just seeing if he agrees!..

  5. Coleman

    September 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Miguel trying to do everything himself. Hard to blame him.

  6. Doug of Troy

    September 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Amazing running by Cabrera or was that Jackie Robinson manufacturing a run!

  7. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    MIGGY!

  8. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Miggy one of the few who understand winning. . How bout that making of a run!!!..still an amazing player!

    Theres no way Clarke sent him..Clark has been terrible all year!..in fact would there even be one member of the coaching staff that you would say he did a really good job this year…any???

    • Coleman

      September 20, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      I can’t recall their 2nd Base Coach doing anything wrong.

    • Tony de Florida

      September 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Of course Clark didn’t send him, Miggy ran his stop sign in Cleveland. If he hadn’t we would not have taken the lead. Miggy is not our fastest runner but he is easily our smartest.

  9. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Boyds dealin!..keep it up youngster!

  10. Will 1968

    September 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    That Line drive out in the top of the sixth by Salty was as good as a hit for him

  11. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Heaven help us if we have to start this lineup in the playoffs!

  12. Doug of Troy

    September 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    It’s Miggy time. Hope it continues.

  13. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Boyd a factor to be considered in 2017

  14. Will 1968

    September 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    To negative. Salty already had a hit.Sorry.Does anyone know why Clark is at 3rd? Who is he related to? The boys don’t need him tonight! Just waving to him on the way by.

  15. StorminNorman$

    September 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    TGFT – Thank God for Twinkie’s

    • Tony de Florida

      September 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      That’s why we MUST sweep them. The next 7 won’t be as easy.

  16. Coleman

    September 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    What do you know, McCann ran into one. Doubtful Victor would have.

    • Tony de Florida

      September 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Think of what a threat he would be if he ever learns the strike zone.

      • Jud

        September 20, 2016 at 10:42 pm

        +1

  17. Tony de Florida

    September 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    OK, we will still win but I would have let Boyd start the 9th. Maybe Lowe can find his way with an easy mop up.

  18. Tony de Florida

    September 20, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Terrific start for Boyd, Miggy plays small ball and bombs away and Big Papi helps us with the O’s. Life is good tonight.

  19. Jud

    September 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Boyd did tonight what most left handed pitchers have done TO the Tigers all year….Stay out of the strikezone..go outside..go below..batters will swing…oh batters will swing!