Game 2017.13: Tigers at Rays

The Tigers got out of Cleveland with a series win (something that didn’t happen all of last year), which is the important thing. Still, one can hear the bullpen ticking in the background, especially, as Kevin pointed out in the comments, with our closer. Still, the Tigers bullpen believe in itself, so there’s that.

Meanwhile, Tiger greats Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammell cut the ribbons for Wayne State’s new Harwell Field, which looks nothing like the proverbial house by the side of the road.

Today’s Glass Half Fulmer Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Tyler Collins, RF
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Jacoby Jones, CF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Michael Fulmer vs Matt Andriese

Old Man Alex continues to bring the lumber, and gets another start. He is now hitting .700 (7-for-10. Remember when we would have been thrilled if he managed a .700 OPS?), with a ridiculous 2.286 OPS. Even more incredible: Alex Avila has yet to be put out on a ball in play, with his only three times out being on strikeouts.