Game 2017.17: Tigers at Twins

As if a 4-day losing streak (most of which were lost in frustrating fashion) weren’t bad enough, the Tigers have just put Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day DL with groin issues, and brought up John Hicks.

Today’s Not Exactly Awe Inspiring Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Mike Mahtook, RF
  3. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. James McCann, C
  7. John Hicks, 1B
  8. Jacoby Jones, CF
  9. Dixon Machado, SS

Pitching: Matt Boyd vs Adalberto Mejia

22 Comments

  1. Coleman

    April 22, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    The Clown bites them again.

  2. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    See, Gibby’s work with base runners is working, Lettuce made it back to first.

  3. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I’d like to put baseball player on skates in the NHL to see how macho they really are. Sano had no reason to react the way he did Love the way McCann stepped up. The umpires, trying to be politically correct, toss Boyd for no reason. Insane.

    • Coleman

      April 22, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      I wonder if Casty can skate, he looked pretty disappointed that he didn’t get any action there.

  4. Coleman

    April 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Romin’ Romine looks seasick.

    • Tony de Florida

      April 22, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      No doubt that jones catches it.

  5. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Today’s Not Exactly Awe Inspiring Lineup has stranded 14 so far. Not surprising.

  6. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Hey Jud, JWillie with a 7 pitch inning. Guess who’s pitching the 9th. At the very least I’d have someone ready as a backup to drama queen.

    • StorminNorman$

      April 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      …thinking the same thing – 7 pitches, 6 strikes and 3 outs… time to yank him ha? …before he hits a double-digit pitch count

    • StorminNorman$

      April 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      regardless of who pitches the 9th for DET, it would be wise for DET to score a couple more runs in the top of the inning

      • jud

        April 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        At least KRod was practically lights out in the 9th. … I mean for him lights out I mean!!..
        Then to make matters worse I turn on the Indians and guess who Pelfrey practically tosses a no hitter allowing only 4 in 5 innings for the Pale Hose. .. Heck he never pitched that good for us!!!!

  7. StorminNorman$

    April 22, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    just saw the replay of JaCoby Jones taking that 90 mph fastball to the face… brutal, and about a 9 on the cringeworthy scale

    • Coleman

      April 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Frankie is working on topping 9 on the scale.

  8. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    And no backup.

  9. StorminNorman$

    April 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    i do NOT get it! …the whole Ausmus/ FRod closer mentality – he may be the worst pitcher on the staff right now…and w/this staff, that’s saying a lot

  10. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Terrific save, eh Norm.

  11. StorminNorman$

    April 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Justin Wilson has not given up an earned run yet this season, FRod pitched 7 times given up 5 ER…

  12. Tony de Florida

    April 22, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Our friend Mike Pelfrey gave up a 2 run dinger to Encarnacion in the 1st inning. Maybe they’ll take Sanchez.

  13. jud

    April 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Brad doesn’t have the balls to move Victor from the 4 spot.. Or pitch one of the Wilson brothers in the 9th….

  14. Jim Eggers

    April 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Two things: that pitch that hit Jones was sickening, and Sano is bush… whenever I see a baseball ” brawl”, I recall fondly my Coaching days… the boss and I would size up the opposing coaches and decide who gets who in the battle royal,,, he would always give me the biggest guy, because I am a “trained killer” good times….

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2017 at 12:23 am

      If the ump wasn’t a 6’7″ guy that might have developed differently. Still think it’s ridiculous that they thought Boyd was retaliating and tossed him. It was 2 innings later and you don’t retaliate with an off speed pitch behind the butt after your guy got a fastball in the mouth.

  15. StorminNorman$

    April 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Avila w/3 HR’s in 18 AB’s this year…his last season w/DET (’15), he managed just 4 HR’S in 178 AB’s