Game 2016.157: Indians at Tigers

A three game skid has put us 2 games back of the WC. Still a lot of baseball left to play. We really need JV to be the ace he has come to be again and pick up 2 Ws over the last 6 games.

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. Erick Aybar, 3B

8. James McCann, C

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

19 thoughts on “Game 2016.157: Indians at Tigers”

  1. Miggy and Verlander aren’t ready to be done yet. Plus, some comic relief in Victor trying to leg out a double, good stuff.

    1. A bit too much is made of Cabrera’s “inconsistency.” Dude is still a machine. He’s having a career-average season that would be a pinnacle for a lot of really good players. You could probably say the same for Verlander, now that I think of it. Consistent would be an understatement in this case.

      1. As Jack Morris likes to remind us, in baseball the very best players still fail (on average) almost 7 out of 10 times. Miggy is still a stud although his age and having to play with bumps and bruises may have slowed him a bit. Oh if only I could be that slow!

    1. Cabrera failed to take advantage of the opportunity to get his old job back. And he’s in trouble, too, now that Romine has conclusively demonstrated that he has the power for the 1B position. Miggy may be riding the pines in 2017, and he can only blame himself. He’ll be out of baseball in a couple years anyway.

        1. I think it was Chris in San Diego. Billfer was always threatening to ban him. An early version of, well, you know who. Maybe not quite that bad, because he was kind of a one-trick pony. Anyway, there were two guys named Chris. One sensible (and very funny), one less so. I think the good Chris was Chris in Dallas.

          1. Chris in Dallas I used to call Bloodthirsty Chris–he was always upset the Tigers didn’t throw at more batters.

            1. Ha. I don’t remember that about him. I do remember him introducing us (or at least me) to the concept of crap taco versus turd sandwich. I’d look in the archives more often – actually quite fun – except for the embarrassment of having to see my own posts there.

  2. Well the Tgers win one in a row. That leads to the biggest problem of the year… winnng 2 in a row over someone not named the Twins

    1. You know, people… there’s no one the Indians can want more in the playoffs than the Tigers. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

      1. Not for a NY Minute. The Indians and Francona want to get ready for the playoffs. While they may rest some players while they play us and the Royals, they still have a shot at first overall. The sad part is that even if the Tigers win 2 against Cleveland they are fully capable (and have the track record to support it) of losing the series in Atlanta.

        1. Agree with track record on final series. Remember disaster against KC, backing into the playoffs, getting no-hit and swept by Miami…

          Cleveland could safely take a dive for the next two, don’t you think? Come on, Indians. We’re your buddies. Forget what the Tigers did to you in, what was it, 2013 or 2014? 2012?

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