Game 2017.32: Tigers at Diamondbacks

The Tigers finally made the big decision, and there’s me without internet access.

It was a decision that seemed somehow both inevitable, but still surprising.  It will be interesting to see what, if anything, they do with Frankie now that he is no longer the closer.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Andrew Romine, CF
  2. Tyler Collins, CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Jim Adduci, RF
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Matthew Boyd, P

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Zack Godley


  1. Jud

    May 11, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Well one thing we know for sure…if the game is reasonably close and Sanchez gets to pitch…its not going to end up reasonably close…but on a day when 1-4 go 1/17 not much else matters.

  2. Jud

    May 11, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Well my. 2/7 prediction is right on so far beacuse theres a good chance Tigers will drop all 4 in Anaheim… fact if they go 1-3 it wil be a good series. 2/2 will be better than they have done there in 20 years!!!
    My budies bought tickets for Saturday night so we are going….why????…..we are 2-11 in attended games here….ouch!!!!

  3. StorminNorman$

    May 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

    …not going to win many games when the pitcher (Boyd) has more hits than the top 4 hitters in the lineup

    didn’t watch the game, but i see in the boxscore where Sanchez was able to pad his stats a bit (2 HR’s in 1 IN of work)

    …as Jud noted, DET heads to Anaheim (4 games)…which has not been Disneyland for DET over the past couple decades

    Silver-lining Jud, Saturday’s pitching matchup will be better than Friday’s (Zimmerman) – enjoy!

  4. Tony de Florida

    May 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    The rest of May looks dismal. If the Tigers go 10-11 the rest of the month, I would consider it a good month.

  5. jud

    May 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Holy Upton!!… Miggy and Victor are ALWAYS terrible in LA.. Upton picks them up…a bomb well into the rocks…..

  6. Tony de Florida

    May 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Hey, did we trade Sanchez to the Angels?

    • jud

      May 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm


  7. jud

    May 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Holy Lettuce!.. Sh0rt porch shot right in the spot!…
    I hope I can keep typing Holy……..!

    • Tony de Florida

      May 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      I hope they save some for Saturday’s game.

  8. StorminNorman$

    May 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    good to have Kinsler back…and JD may return this weekend…

  9. jud

    May 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Fewest fans I have seen in 10 years for Tigers/Angels..usually 28-30000…the natives are not happy with the Angels… Even Angel fans are switching to Dodger fans and the Dodgers aren’t doing squat either…

  10. jud

    May 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Collins is like 0 for May.. They better not be kicking Adduci to the curb when JD comes in

    • StorminNorman$

      May 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Adduci dealing with some oblique injury…no details on the extent

  11. Tony de Florida

    May 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Fingers did his Moya impression again.

  12. jud

    May 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Angels use that banana skin chalk for guys like Fingers…
    He’s a DH in the making.. Cept he can’t hit either!

  13. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Fullmer is a Frickin Beast!

  14. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 12:31 am

    U don’t pinch run in the 8th for Martinez.. Why?..
    You play your infield in with Martinez on 3rd why?..
    A pretty deep fly ball sack by Collins and Martinez doesn’t go.. Why?..
    …..managers make this game complicated and it’s not…

    McCann, still getting that BP from his wife, solves this situation

  15. Jud

    May 12, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Greene has filthy stuff and he is learning how to use it!

  16. StorminNorman$

    May 12, 2017 at 7:59 am

    a good win in a place DET hasn’t won many over the past several years. on another positive note, McCann w/3 hits, could soon get on the right side of the Mendoza line

  17. StorminNorman$

    May 12, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Zimmerman vs Shoemaker tonight… DET offense better show up against Michigander Shoemaker, who’s been very hittable (lot of walks) this year, because LAA will put up some runs vs Z

    • HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

      May 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Zimmerman using smoke and mirrors so far…Giving up a lot of hard hit balls. Needs to start missing some bats if he is to be a good #3 for us. Nice win for the Tigers though I don’t like it when we score big and then can’t hit a pig in a ditch the next night… JD should be good for a bomb on his first AB tonight right?
      Loved the interview of the actor from Detroit that was at the game…He played the manager in the movie “For the Love of the Game” with Kevin Costner playing the aging pitcher for the Tigers who pitched an “no-no” in his final game…Love the part when the manager comes out late in the game…to check on Costner and Costner says “Just pat me on the azz and get back to the dugout.”

  18. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Problem is Shoemaker over the past few years owns the Swing crazy Tigers.. Last night was great, but I for one will be shocked if this continues past last night..

  19. Tony de Florida

    May 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Age and condition forced me to retire when it was still 5-1 but I see the boys finished the job. I was impressed by a couple of things: Fulmer, Jud is spot on he is a beast. Greene: another clean inning and even F-Rod pitched a good inning (although low leverage situation). Perhaps I am happiest about McCann who seems to have found his hitting stoke.

  20. Tony de Florida

    May 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I am assuming Coleman is still having internet problems, so here is what I came up with:

    Here’s tonight’s Tiger lineup:

    1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
    2. Nicholas Castellanos (R) 3B
    3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
    4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
    5. Justin Upton (R) LF
    6. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
    7. Alex Avila (L) C
    8. Andrew Romine (S) CF
    9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

    JD’s first game back batting 6th. Alex catching. I was surprised McCann started against a right hander last night. I guess he is resting tonight because he did so well. No matter Alex has been one of our best hitters so far.

    Wyandotte, MI native Matt Shoemaker goes for the Angels. Our batters need to stay in the strike zone tonight. Matt has K’d 34 in just 38 innings this year but also walked 18.

  21. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I have been at the stadium for two Shoemaker /Tiger games.. He makes them look like Little Leaguers… Swing swing swing at garbage.. Then I watch him against other teams and other teams light him up!… Hmmmm!

  22. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Who’s the new guy #28

  23. jud

    May 12, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    There we go 4 crappy swings in a row including JD…. Now things are Shoemaker/Tigers normal

  24. StorminNorman$

    May 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    prior to tonight Shoemaker was 2-1 with a 1.01 ERA in four career starts against the Tigers.