Game 2017.35: Tigers at Angels

J.D. Martinez returned, and squibbed a single. Jose Iglesias made a great play at short. A bunch of other things also happened, none of which were worth staying awake for. Zimmermann wasn’t horrible, but he certainly was not good. The Tigers were probably looking for more than “not horrible” when they gave him that contract.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Daniel Norris vs Ricky Nolasco


  1. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    We’re under the overhang.. RF line just behind first base.. The sun here is brutal usually til about 7 so the boys did good.. No sun where we are

  2. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Wow.. A 2 spot.. JD dinger still going up when it went out!!
    Tigers answer with an LA play by Dr Strangeglove.. Had time didn’t set his feet.. Absolutely an error called a hit!

  3. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Norris good early.. Lots of change of speed so far ..

    Side note never realized Trout is taller than Miggy.. From the belt down they are exactly the same build..

  4. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Maybe 25,000 here.. Usually for Tigers a lot more.. Our 14th Tiger game.
    Fewer Tiger fans than usual also… Tiger fans are 2-11 like us, smarter than us don’t come anymore!!

  5. Tony de Florida

    May 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I noticed Casty is not going with the pink bat tonight. I remember last year at Comerica he gave it to a fan he was so frustrated. Maybe he’ll ask for the pink bat if he continues to go o-fer tonight.

  6. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Norris… 93..78..91..87..84..76..85….I love that kind of pitching

  7. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    They are teasing me… 2-0 after 3

    Miggy up.. 74..76..81..74 fly ball.. Miggy said something to Nolasco.. Maybe about being a “real man” as he was jogging back to the dugout…..

  8. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Collins who is 0 for May follows JUp and Victor…. really Brad????

    • Tony de Florida

      May 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      +1 Especially on the road!

  9. Tony de Florida

    May 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Fingers swings at any ball out of the strike zone after Nolasco walked 2 this inning.

  10. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    10 pitch inning.. Heck Ya!

  11. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Rod will say Iggy doesn’t strike out very much…. Why ….cause he leaves the strike zone constantly throwing his bat at strike 3…. And hitting weak outs..

    • Tony de Florida

      May 13, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      What I don’t get s why he doesn’t attempt bunting for a base hit occasionally.

  12. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Luckily that shot was no steps from Casty.. But he makes a nice scoop on it…

  13. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Fingers breaks on the soft liner 3 seconds later than he should have… It falls in

  14. Tony de Florida

    May 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Van-Man still can’t get over the hump.

  15. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    A ball Collins should have caught.. A ball Iggy could have caught.. A pitch that doesn’t hit Trout…… The Tigers in LA……

  16. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    He only threw one bad pitch in that inning.. 2 if you count the ball that didn’t hit Trout.. (did they show you a bunch of replays Tony.. Looked like it went under his arm.. Brads napping so he didn’t challenge!

  17. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    The worst part today is a horse crap pitcher like Nolasco shutting the Pussycats down..

  18. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    JUpppppp… Hell ya!

    • Tony de Florida

      May 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      +1, +2

  19. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Norris nice job today.. Bright future!….
    Greene as hot as anybody get us out if this mess!!

  20. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Greene…. Again.. I keep saying this he has filthy stuff and will benefit from the KRod mess….

    • Tony de Florida

      May 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Greene has been good this year. Iggy same kind of at bat. Norris had a good start but he needs to work on going a little deeper in games.

  21. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Iggy you constantly do this.. Hey Brad anyone watching… About his 15th out in arrow.. Out of the zone!

  22. Tony de Florida

    May 13, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Greene threw 1 pitch, will Brad let him start the 7th?

  23. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Tigers in LA… Greene went out of the park on a pitch down the middle.. Hey Greene you ain’t THAT good!

  24. StorminNorman$

    May 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    thanks for the ‘on-the-scene’ updates Jud… this game is now bullpen vs bullpen… don’t like that matchup

    • jud

      May 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Me either Norman!

  25. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Heart of the order coming up.. This will take a lot of effort on MIggys part to have a good LA at bat…

  26. Tony de Florida

    May 13, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Still a good job by Greene, giving a HR to Trout and he faced the meat of their order. What we need is for some of our .200 BA super stars to measure up.

  27. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    My boys tell me Miggy is 2-20 in games we have attended.. 0-4 tonight.. O for something yesterday…

  28. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    This actually won’t be so bad because I already expect the usual outcome. Seldom have the games even gotten this far and still are a game!

    • Tony de Florida

      May 13, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Looking at who’s hot and who’s not in our lineup you would think Brad would shuffle the deck a little bit to see if we can get more production.

  29. jud

    May 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    MIggys 3/19 on the road trip 1 Rbi… Not counting tomorrow’s 0/4..he does this every year. He should just stay in Detroit.

  30. Tony de Florida

    May 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Nice inning for AWillie. We need curly fries tomorrow!

    • jud

      May 14, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Curly fry it is!!!!!!!!

  31. jud

    May 14, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Collins and Iggy will bat in the 9th.. If they bat it will be further proof, as if we need any,that Brad can’t manage a team….

  32. jud

    May 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

    JD….firstrow…might as well have gone to the moon…wearegeeked….!!!

    • Tony de Florida

      May 14, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Jud: I know you and the boys enjoyed this one. JWillie did the job. Better yet, with JV going tomorrow, when is the last time we had a legitimate shot at winning a series in LA. Take the boys and celebrate!

  33. jud

    May 14, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Let the real game begin!

  34. jud

    May 14, 2017 at 12:21 am

    JWillie……. 3-12….but 1-0…hell ya!

    • StorminNorman$

      May 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Jud…you were due!

      thanks for updates/perspective.

  35. Coleman

    May 14, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Jud you picked a good one!

  36. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    May 14, 2017 at 9:31 am

    That is how a closer should look…
    The sad thing was evaluating that
    Frankie still had the “stuff” to
    continue to be a closer in 17′.
    Got a lot of ground to make up
    4 blown saves…
    The last three innings look to be
    shaping up in the BP but not much
    depth out there…
    Justin Wilson …Thanks for the clean
    9th…and 3 k’s to boot…
    Looked like a playoff team last night.
    Zimmerman really has me nervous…the two
    lefty rooks will have to hold up for us.
    Verlander and Fulmer …..very nice…

  37. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    May 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Jud, it looks like there are a ton of Tiger
    fans out there…Hopefully J.V. will put on
    a show today… Enjoy !!!

  38. Smoking Loon

    May 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    J.D. Martinez plays two games and is on the Tigers WAR leaderboard. Missing from that leaderboard: Cabrera, Verlander, V-Mart, Zimmermann, Rodriguez. Aka $98 MM. *JaCoby Jones* is on that leaderboard. Imagine what might happen if the heavyweights finally come around. 60 more games to prove they can do better than one step forward, one step back.

    • Coleman

      May 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Jim Adduci is #5 on the leaderboard.

      • Smoking Loon

        May 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

        Yeah, crazy. But it’s no lie. I think I’ve run out of patience with Tyler Collins. I wouldn’t mind seeing Jim Adduci stick around as part of the amazing story in 2017, the one where the Tigers go from floundering around .500 to dominating MLB. Then again, there’s Mikie Mahtook. Still on the team, right? Why? He can go and Collins can stay. At least Collins gets hot once in a while.

    • StorminNorman$

      May 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      good points, but unfortunately when ‘the heavyweight finally come around’, regression typically catches up w/the younger overachievers….

      • Smoking Loon

        May 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        Yeah, Stormin’, except that there are no younger overachievers at present. 🙂 Fulmer is just plain good. I don’t think he’s overachieving.

        Aside from Alex Avila, regression to the mean would bode very well for Detroit. Most of the team is underachieving. McCann, Cabrera, Kinsler, Iglesias, Castellanos, V-Mart, Mahtook, Collins, Verlander, Zimmermann, Rodriguez, and Sanchez.

        • StorminNorman$

          May 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

          agree on all points!

          if there was ever dept where DET could use a boat-load of overachieving, its their bullpen

          • Smoking Loon

            May 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

            The reviews on Justin Wilson and Shane Greene seem to indicate they are for real. That’s encouraging. Seems like the bullpen has been on a bit of a quiet roll for a while. The overall numbers for the season probably don’t look very good, but in terms of real damage, wow, those 4 blown saves by F-Rod loom large. Take 3 away and the Tigers are 21-14 and “looking good.” 18-17 and it’s “ah, they suck.”

  39. StorminNorman$

    May 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    JV and the necessary walks…frustrating – after getting two quick K outs, he walked the 7th and 8th hitters, batting .187 & .143 respectively…adding to that pitch count