Game 2017.4: Red Sox at Tigers

That was quite a wild ride in yesterday’s home opener, from the depths of blowpen despair to the heights of elation with the comeback bottom of the order rally, to a nail-biting Todd Jones/Papa Grande deja vu ninth inning.

Miguel Cabrera and Jose Iglesias both continue to be 0-for-2017.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Mike Mahtook, RF
  7. James McCann, C
  8. JaCoby Jones, CF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Jordan Zimmermann, P

12 Comments

  1. jud

    April 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I hate it when Miggy isn’t locked in. He’s hacking at everything thrown up there, instead of waiting for a good pitch…
    And VMart looks like whatever ailed him the entire 2016 seems to have passed…

  2. Tony de Florida

    April 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Maybe Brad should reverse the batting order!

    • jud

      April 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Or Iggy for Miggy in the three spot.. Just need an eraser!!!

  3. jud

    April 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    McCanns wife must have thrown some good BP to James in the off season!

  4. jud

    April 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Good to see Zimd plow thru 6 pretty solid innings

  5. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I wonder if Miggy’s back is giving him problems? Meanwhile, good to see a solid Zimmermann.

  6. Tony de Florida

    April 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Are they just being careful with Zimm? He certainly looked like he could go another inning.

  7. Tony de Florida

    April 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    It’s early but the Tiger hitters seem more disciplined this year.

    • jud

      April 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      +1

  8. Tony de Florida

    April 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Love how J Wilson managed to get 3 outs without any drama!

  9. jud

    April 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Miggy has to be hurting.. His speed of swing is like he’s playing T-ball… Looks like he is whinching on the swing also… Not good

    • Tony de Florida

      April 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      I tend to agree, but if true, somebody on the team needs to be fired for not benching and/or DLing him and getting him medical help. It’s early in the season and I would hate to see Miggy go through what V-Mart did.