Game 2017.51: Tigers at Royals

The Tigers played that last series like the proverbial subdivision by the side of the road. Even Alex Avila on Saturday was a three story Victorian by the side of the road, striking out three consecutive times on called third strikes. There should be a special hat for that.

Today’s Lineup:
Andrew Romine, 2B
Alex Avila, C
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
JD Martinez, RF
Justin Upton, LF
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Alex Presley, CF
Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Daniel Norris vs Jason Hammel

It looks like Alex Presley will be getting some starts in center now, because, why not?

37 Comments

  1. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, can you see Dixon making that play?

  2. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Hammels can’t beat anyone. He probably paid Host to pitch to the Pussycat offense.

  3. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I peeked in after 4…score
    Clownshow 2..Royals 1..Tigers 0
    Welcome to last place……

    • Coleman

      May 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      A team that can’t get an RBI to save its life, and they just walked in a run. The Royals aren’t going to give up last place without a fight.

      • Tony de Florida

        May 29, 2017 at 9:09 pm

        What’s really surprising is that we didn’t go after all those pitches out of the strike zone.

        • jud

          May 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm

          And I thought that ump kinda squeezed Hamels in that inning.. And Hamels knows the Tigers will swing anyway… And look what happens 6 runs..

      • Coleman

        May 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        And then we return the favor. We even brought in a special pitcher for that one walk!

  4. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    When’s the last time, if at all this year have Cabrerra.. Martinez and Martinez gone back to back RBI???….. Wow!

  5. Coleman

    May 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    First base open, why would you give anything to hit to JD with a World of Whiff coming up after him?

    Thank you, Royals.

  6. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Looks like we’re not giving up on last place yet.

  7. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    This is a true.. Last place battle… Just like it should be from two teams as bad as these… I know the Tigs can’t hit did you see the Royal averages… Wow…

    • Coleman

      May 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Frankie to the rescue! Last place is ours, you amateurs!!

  8. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Coleman asked who would pitch to JD with first base open? Same type that would bring F-Rod to pitch in a close game.

  9. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Atta boy Frankie… Picking up where you left off… HEY BRAD.. nice move!

  10. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    The Royals are really serious abut keeping last place. Brings back fond memories of Soria with the Tigers.

    • Coleman

      May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      If only we still had Anibal, we could still pull this one out.

  11. Doug of Troy

    May 29, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    K-Rod may get the win. How do you like them apples?

    • Smoking Loon

      May 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Yup, win for Rodriguez. Holds for Greene and Hardy as well. All pretty meaningless stats for relievers, IMO (along with saves & ERA).

  12. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Soria had a great inning, 2 runs, no outs, and left the bags full.

  13. TBran

    May 29, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    One could say that the “lip stick has come off the pig” in the case of one Ingevilla.

    • Smoking Loon

      May 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Say it ain’t so.

  14. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    The Royals will have none of this giving up last place, business!!!

  15. Coleman

    May 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Wilson (R) didn’t get the memo about the run for last. Let’s see how Wilson (L) does.

  16. Tony de Florida

    May 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I hate to admit that I enjoyed this game.

    • Coleman

      May 29, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      I think what we have is two evenly matched teams.

      • Smoking Loon

        May 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

        Ouch!

        • Tony de Florida

          May 29, 2017 at 11:16 pm

          Hey, they almost got to the 12 spot! But, Coleman is right.

          • Smoking Loon

            May 29, 2017 at 11:23 pm

            Kansas City is just a cheap, off-brand losing team. Detroit is the expensive kind, with rich Corinthian leather.

            • Coleman

              May 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm

              Ricardo Montalban would have managed them better though.

              • Smoking Loon

                May 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

                Tough to say. Different era. I don’t think today’s players have the proper respect for rich Corinthian leather. Cordoba!

                I just found out that the phrase from the commercial was NOT “rich” Corinthian leather. I feel cheated.

            • StorminNorman$

              May 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm

              …as I recall the Cordoba turned out to be a bit of an over-priced and outdated model that was eventually downsized

              …who knows, could be a similar fate for the ’17 DET Tigers

              I also agree w/Coleman in that Mr Montalban…or Tattoo for that matter, could have better managed DET’s bullpen last night

    • jud

      May 29, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Hope these kind of games continue next two days.

      • Smoking Loon

        May 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        Or next five and a half months.

  17. jud

    May 29, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Frankie gets the win.. Which will encourage Brad to use him again….
    This guys is a bad joke!

    Miggy.. Victor.. JD 8 RBI is almost as many as the 3 of them have in the past 10 games added together…

    • StorminNorman$

      May 30, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      as I’ve opined before, I can’t understand why KRod is still on a MLB roster, sure DET is paying him whether he’s cut or not, but he’s occupying (what could be) an important roster spot – and OK if he’s such a valuable presence in the clubhouse, cut him and hire him as a pitching coach…but please stop letting him embarrass himself, his mgr & the team

      KRod’s numbers
      17.1 IN; 22 H; 16 R, 15 ER, 6 HR, 9 BB, 5 BLSV, 1.79 WHIP, 7.79 ERA

      • Smoking Loon

        May 30, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        “cut him and hire him as a pitching coach”

        My thoughts exactly, Stormin’. This team has some winning to do and no roster spots to spend on anyone you need to “be careful” with and “find work for,” even supposedly great guys.

  18. StorminNorman$

    May 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    DET faced (Cy) Skoglund (major-league debut)…i suspect it will be a feast or famine kinda night for DET hitters

    Tigers lineup:
    2B Dixon Machado
    3B Nick Castellanos
    1B Miguel Cabrera
    DH Victor Martinez
    RF J.D. Martinez
    LF Justin Upton
    C John Hicks
    CF JaCoby Jones
    SS Jose Iglesias