Game 2017.8: Twins at Tigers

With Miguel Cabrera’s bat beginning to appear on milk cartons throughout the greater Detroit area, the pitching staff once again stepped up to take a 2nd consecutive 2-1 game, and turn the ball over to Michael Fulmer (0.00 ERA) for today’s game. Boyd was sharp, and was in danger of being pitch-counted out of the game with a live no-hitter. The bullpen has gone from shaky to streaky (which is an improvement), with Justin Wilson being the consistent arm. Wilson has now gone 4 2/3 without giving up a run, and sports a snazzy 0.429 WHIP.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Kinsler, 2B
  2. Castellanos, 3B
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. V Martinez, DH
  5. Upton, LF
  6. Collins, RF
  7. McCann, C
  8. Roman, CF
  9. Iglesias, SS

Michael Fulmer, P

The Tigers get the hot bat of The Lettuce back in the lineup. Really. Romine is 2nd on the Tigers in OPS with 1.375 (Avila is first with only 4 ABs and 1.6000). In fact he is 6th on the Tigers in WAR (Kinsler leads the way there).

15 thoughts on “Game 2017.8: Twins at Tigers”

  1. Coleman, you’re right (as usual), we are winning without Miggy showing up yet. Several times last year I worried about the decline of Miggy. I turned out to be right, he had a mediocre year: .316 BA, 38 HR and 108 RBI. Maybe 2 or 3 other players can have a mediocre 2017, by Miggy standards. Casty looks like he’s made a personal commitment (only if Rondon had the same drive)and McCannon has shown up as a much better hitter. In fact I think all our hitters are showing much more plate discipline, thanks to Lloyd perhaps. Early yet but I’m encouraged. Now if we can only split the season’s series against the Indians.

  2. Stand up and jump up and down if you thought Lettuce.. McCann.. Casty would carry your team.. With help from Jones and Collins… Wow!

  3. LOL moment when Rod says.. “you gotta give Brad credit for sticking with Fulmer during that rough start”…when actually Brad wouldn’t have pulled him with anything less than 10 runs or 100 pitches!!!!

  4. If intentional or not what leaving Fulmer in did was made him resemble JV. Not bad!

    I’m like the guy in the opium den, can’t believe all these wonderful dreams I’m having. Lettuce, McCann carrying offense with Ian.

    Biggest dream: pen has been great, AWillie with a 6 out save!

  5. This just in… AWillie pitches an easy 8th and Brad actually brings him back in the 9th to finish the game… Absolutely amazing management.. Even with the ump squeezing A Willie..+1

  6. lettuce (romine) rejoice!

    at least one HR in the first 8 games (by DET) has never been done before…by DET

    1. That’s what irks me about how the Tigers handle injuries. We have to suspect that Miggy is hampered by something based on his start yet Brad is not aware of anything. The reporter says Miggy’s back is giving him trouble since the WBC. Not sure which is true but if there is a problem why risk your most valuable player this early in the season. If there is any doubt, they should bench him immediately and not risk further damage.

      1. this Loney signing (out of the blue) would indicate to me that mngmt may be considering or preparing for a DL stint for Cabrera

  7. Tigers pull one out for me on my 62nd birthday and 51st season as a devoted Tiger fan. Well done Romine for stepping up and performing at the right time!

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