Game 2016.153: Royals at Tigers

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The Tigers are back home, and yet probably feeling a bit homesick, as they leave Sweeptown. How about that? The Tigers did what they needed to do, and now the Wild Card is a thing again.

Hopefully vintage Fulmer shows up tonight, and not the recent version, which may have been a blip, or may have been a rookie arm boarding the fatigue boat.

KC sends out Cy Duffy tonight, who has stymied Kinsler (.208, but welcome back!), Cabrera (.182), and JD (.150). Hopefully we get something from Salty (2-for-3, oh, that’s why he’s playing!), Aybar (3-for-6), and Upton (not that good, but stats do not apply to him at the moment).

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  3. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Miggy making it happen again with his base running.

  4. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    And Upton, again.

  5. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Great start consideting Duffy usually owns the Tigers.. Typical Tiger rally with the slow Tiger runners..7 guys bat 2 runs!!!! And the fastest guy….. MIGGY!

    • Coleman

      September 23, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      It’s like they figured out to take pitches out of the strike zone!

  6. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Need to take advantage of the fact, this weekend that KC the defending World Champs are playing for nothing right now!!!

  7. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    And here is exactly the story of the Tigers year…7 baserunners 2 runs…and Clark is clueless as a 3base coach

  8. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    And perhaps the Tigers just have their hitting shoes on today!!!

  9. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Upton again!

  10. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’m not a baseball strategy expert or anything. But Upton walks to the plate, and you see Aybar on deck, then Saltalamacchia…why isn’t he getting walked. 2-3 times a game?

    • Tony de Florida

      September 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Sort of like pitching to Dozier with 1st base open and 2 runners in scoring position with 2 outs.

      • Coleman

        September 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

        At least we aren’t the only ones.

      • Coleman

        September 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm

        I have a couple of Royal fan friends, and they are not fans of Ned Yost, and to their credit, the weren’t last year either. A fool in the right place at the right time kind of thing. It”s interesting to hear other fans talk about their manager, it gives you perspective on your own.

  11. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Hey didn’t you used to be the Baltimore Orioles??. They are dying ..and fast!

  12. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Why is Fulmer pitching the 7th with a 8-1 lead? I thought we were watching his innings.

    • StorminNorman$

      September 24, 2016 at 11:06 am

      i believe Fulmer started the 7th at 86 pitches – and i thought the exact same thing Coleman… but w/DET’s bullpen, i guess Ausmus figured if i pull him and the bullpen gives up 3 or 4 runs, everyone will question why did i pull him at only 86 pitches when he was pitching so well

      i think that decision (not to pull Fulmer after 6) was more of a reflection of the lack of faith in the bullpen than anything else – that, and maybe every game is must-win from here on out.

      Encouraging to Fulmer bounce back after a 5 so-so outings – though KC’s lineup was a little depleted

  13. Coleman

    September 23, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    This is the spot where you try out a re-habbing Pelfrey or Zimmermann, not starting in a pennant race.

    • Tony de Florida

      September 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      AMEN!

    • Jud

      September 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      +1

  14. Tony de Florida

    September 23, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Probably because our pen doesn’t always excel. But he has pitched a good game and hasn’t hurt his chances for Rookie of the Year. We should be able to finish this without K-Rod.

  15. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Lowe is lights out..kinda ….in these 1-8 or 8-1 games!

    • Jud

      September 23, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      But then he’s still Lowe!!..a 2016 major disappointment!

  16. Tony de Florida

    September 23, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    So much for the Lowe experiment.

  17. Tony de Florida

    September 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Baltimore tied it in the 9th and could win so like I said, we need to keep winning. Looks like everyone but the Yankees will win tonight. Love this meaningful September baseball!

  18. Jud

    September 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Houston- Angels 6-6 in the 9th..Trout walks with one out. Pitcher never looks at him..First pitch Trout steals second without a throw…WTH!!!..next batter singles 7-6..free run…Angels add 3 more 10-6..go Angels!

  19. Kevin in Dallas

    September 23, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    This is the worst year of Upton’s career, and he’s at 27/81. He’s likely to progress to the mean.

  20. StorminNorman$

    September 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

    http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../90977402/

    Mags was a pro, in every sense of the word… Mag’s (’06 off Street) and Gibby’s (’84 off Gossage) clinching HR’s are my top to DET moments – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AR5_L1Xz6I