Game 2017.9: Twins at Tigers

For the third straight day the Tigers win in exciting fashion. I could get used to this.

The Tigers will be facing Phil Hughes, who always seems to give them fits. But that was before they discovered their secret Caesar recipe. Perhaps MLB wondered about the recipe: Andrew Romine was drug tested immediately following the game. (Thanks to Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi for the link).

Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera has changed his walkup music.

Today’s Lettuce Leadoff Lineup:

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

Jordan Zimmermann, P

Instead of sitting the hot bat of Romine (still strange to type that), Brad decided to give Kinsler his first day off and serve The Lettuce as the opening course.


  1. Coleman

    April 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Miggy! Now that’s a great sign.

  2. Tony de Florida

    April 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Not so much a great sign for Sanchez. Maybe Lettuce can close the inning.

  3. jud

    April 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Iggy throws his bat at a 3-2 pitch in the LH box get Jones thrown out on steal.. thats no way to make up the 4 runs..

  4. Tony de Florida

    April 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Two comments on our last inning: Leadoff walk, 3-1 count, WHY ARE YOU BUNTING? Did starting Jones force Iggy to chase a bad pitch?

  5. Tony de Florida

    April 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Looks like Sanchez is in mid-season form. Unfortunately in 2016 mid-season form. I am glad Brad has not pulled him, next stop, Toledo?

  6. jud

    April 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Mark Lowe Sanchez….. Mid-season form is right!

  7. Coleman

    April 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Longball Anibal, aka Dr. Buzzkill.

  8. Tony de Florida

    April 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Wouldn’t you guys run for Miggy in this spot? Rest him for tomorrow night?

  9. jud

    April 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    On the plus side… Miggy bomb.. Victor hard shot the other way Vs the shift… Upton early season bomb… Some good stuff from 3 we need to get going!

    • Tony de Florida

      April 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      +1 And maybe we’re done with Sanchez!

  10. Jim Eggers

    April 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    On the topic of mid-season form: 5 words and an acronym: Heidi Watney Quick Pitch MLB Network…..

    • Tony de Florida

      April 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      If she weren’t a mere 40 years younger than me …..never mind I’ve always feared Teresa’s wrath!

  11. StorminNorman$

    April 14, 2017 at 9:08 am

    in light of Jimenez’ impressive outing and Sanchez’ not-so-impressive outing (again!) – DET sends Jiminez back to Toledo, calls up Cuevas (“long reliever”) and provides Sanchez w/his fat paycheck and a pat on the back

    • Tony de Florida

      April 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Norman, I can sort of understand sending Jimenez down again so he can get more work in. But that would make me ask, why bring him up in the first place? Hopefully that was explained to Jimenez when he came up. Cuevas got into 3 games with Boston last year. He seems to have control problems in that small sample.

      The reason to keep Sanchez seems pretty clear: stupidity or all our other candidates are also really bad.

      • Coleman

        April 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Also every dollar the Tigers add to their current payroll from here on out comes with a 30% tax.