Game 2016.159: Tigers at Braves

This is turning out to be a strange, if not strangely exciting end to the season, as the Tigers finish out, once again, with an interleague series on the road (Detroit finished 2013 at the Marlins). That means, oh boy! the pitchers get to bat, which I guess is one advantage to having long-time NL’er Zimmermann in the rotation. Norris is no slouch though, he hit a 2-run HR last season.

The team formerly known as The Worst Team in Baseball seems to have found themselves, and is actually the hottest team in baseball–the Braves have won 10 of the last 11.

Game time for the makeup game with Cleveland is set for 1:10 Monday, if necessary, which it likely will be if Detroit takes 2-of-3. One scenario no one has mentioned: if the Tigers are eliminated from the wild card, but Cleveland is within a game of anyone for playoff seeding, the makeup game will be necessary. And quite a drag.

Daniel Norris has motored on down to Hotlanta to start this off. There’s a great little documentary on Van Norrison on YouTube, check it out:

Tonight’s Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. Maybin, CF
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. JD Martinez, RF
  5. Upton, LF
  6. Castellanos, 3B
  7. McCann, C
  8. Iglesias, SS
  9. Norris, P

Victor on the bench looking for his 4th PH home run of the season. Gates Brown, eat your heart out.

31 Comments

  1. StorminNorman$

    September 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    As i Coleman pointed out, Norris did crush a HR (in his first AB for DET) over the CF fence …and i believe it was off Lester (Cubs). DET must sweep ATL…which is a tall order based on the way they’ve played in the past 2 wks

    • Tony de Florida

      September 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      +1

  2. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    This series as absolutely nothing to do with Baltimore or Toronto……..Tigers have to do this ALL by themselves……tough task!

  3. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Maybe the Tigers can even get up to .500 for the month of Sept….the big month in baseball!

  4. Coleman

    September 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Blue Jays and Red Sox in a rain delay. This could get even weirder.

  5. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Now that’s the proper START!!

    • Tony de Florida

      September 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      ++++++++++++++++++++++

  6. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Don’t save anything… Score all weekend!

  7. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Play like this is a one game playoff game!

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    September 30, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I honk we gotta go 3-1 to force a playoff.

    • Coleman

      September 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      I hear your honk and raise you a beep.

      • Jud

        September 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

        I call your beep and raise another honk!

  9. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Let’s not forget that Flowers throws out about 1 runner every 2 months, so be ready to steal.

  10. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Freddie Freeman has some series numbers for the season!

  11. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Freddie Freeman has some serioues numbers for the season!

    • Jud

      September 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      As bad as my spelling is…I can’t get edit to work on…….. serious

  12. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I hope Rick shuts out Team Canada tonight for 2 reasons, helps us and may lock up the Cy Young for him.

  13. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I guess Miggy’s leg is OK.

  14. StorminNorman$

    September 30, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Cabrera’s last 12 AB’s: single, double, HR, IBB, single, single (off wall), K, HR, HR, HR, single

    more than impressive

  15. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I am listening to the Brave announcers on Direct cTV…you would think its a Tiger set of announcers while listening to them. I am sure with the Braves year , not much to talk about. But these guys are good…..

    I did get a good chuckle though when they mention the Tigers just jog while running the bases. They stated the Tigers prolly saving themselves and don’t want to get anyone hurt….obviously they don’t see the Tigers run bases very often….haha!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      October 1, 2016 at 11:57 am

      I was driving out to Lake Powell, UT while listening to the Braves announcers. They aren’t to exciting…sort of like announcing paint drying. Lots of permutations to the end of this season while the Tigers simplyb need to win.

  16. Will 1968

    September 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    It’s a shame to see teams that are out of the playoffs roll over and die. Thanks Yankees!!

    • Tony de Florida

      September 30, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Will if you really believe that, say thanks Braves.

  17. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Norris with some nasty stuff. Good to see him healthy and young for next year..
    2017
    JV √
    Boyd √
    Norris√
    Fulmer √

  18. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Norris great tonight. Let’s close this out. The Red Sox are putting pressure on Team Canada. Game tied, and new pitcher for Big Papi.

  19. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    2 run HR for Big Papi!

  20. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Go Red Sox!…..

  21. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    And the Sox 8th inning guy gets out of a huge jam…so thats what it looks like!..hmmm!

  22. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    OK, up to K-Rod but if I were Brad I would have a lefty and a right getting loose.

  23. Tony de Florida

    September 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    OK Boston won. If we win the next 2 at Atlanta, Worse case (even if Team Canada wins the next 2) is we will play the Indian on Monday.

  24. Jud

    September 30, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    1 down..many to go!…here’s the hard part…winning the second in a row tomorrow!