Game 2017.58: Angels at Tigers

The Tigers were a lot closer to winning that game last night than it seemed. Still, no win.

Today’s Farmer in the Dell Lineup:

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

Pitching: Buck Farmer vs Alex Meyer

This is the same lineup two days in a row. What’s up with that?

15 Comments

  1. Coleman

    June 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Farmer is throwing seeds up there.

  2. Tony de Florida

    June 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I sincerely hope that Jud hasn’t missed this great start by Farmer. Meyer wasn’t bad either and an error caused the only Tiger run. Perhaps our offense can tack on a couple now.

  3. jud

    June 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    +5 to Visquel for starting a Toledo Pitcher instead of a Tiger pitcher. Visquel gets the credit because there’s no way Brad..Lamont..Avila thought of this…Farmer..another great job!!!
    .we knew Meyer would zip the Tigs but no one saw Farmer coming!!

  4. jud

    June 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Let’s see Farmer back to back shut outs!!…a sure ticket back to The Mudhens!

  5. jud

    June 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Meanwhile Miggy is now 3-20 ..0 runs..0 rbi this year against Scoscia. About 15 ground balls to SS..pitches him constantly down and away.. Miggy tries to pull it never works…the .090 is about his lifetime average against the Angel Skipper!

    • Tony de Florida

      June 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      +1 Miggy’s having a bad year. Possibly physical problems. J-Up has certainly picked up the slack and even Castry looks better at the plate. Good day with the glove today, a plus.

      • Smoking Loon

        June 7, 2017 at 11:36 pm

        Some things to ponder about Cabrera in 2017. Notable and pronounced things, departures:

        Line drive rate way up. Balls hit in the air way up, those going for HR way down. (Think he grounds out a lot? Wrong.) Favorite ball in play out? Right field by far. Almost always he is ahead or even in the count here.

        Against RHP, .773 OPS. That is not Miggy. (.379 average and .524 BABIP vs. LHP is also weird). Innings 1-6, he slugs .466. Innings 7-later, he slugs .311 (behind such luminaries as Iglesias, Machado, and McCann).

        First pitch balls in play? 25 PA, .720 OPS, ridiculously bad by Cabrera standards. Same BABIP of ~.250 as before, too, no variance.

        • Tony de Florida

          June 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm

          I still wonder if he has physical problems. Tigers are not known for handling these well. Perhaps being smacked in the face by Casty’s helmet tonight will awaken our sleeping giant.

          • Smoking Loon

            June 8, 2017 at 12:02 am

            Yes, Tony, some kind of problem. It seems unlikely that the whole league has all of a sudden learned how to pitch him and defend against him and he simply “can’t adjust.” I don’t see this continuing, this unacceptable mere OK-ness, unless he really is battling some physical limitation.

  6. jud

    June 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Meanwhile Miggy is now 3-20 ..0 runs..0 rbi this year against Scoscia. About 15 ground balls to SS..pitches him constantly down and away.. Miggy tries to pull it never works…the .090 is about his lifetime average against the Angel Skipper!….

  7. Jud

    June 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    JUp..puts a 3 run State Farm policy on this game!!!!!!…atta boy!

  8. Tony de Florida

    June 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Easy Peazy, eh Jud?

  9. Smoking Loon

    June 7, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    First shutout since last September 27. I was wrong – “only” 61 games without a shutout.

  10. Smoking Loon

    June 7, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Farmer in. Hardy out, Stumpf in. Jones to Toledo. McCann can take his time there, too. All good.

    Seems like we should stop holding our breath for Adduci. We can only hope that he gets pushed off the Faces of WAR some time soon, for the good of the team. He’s still at #9 or so. That top 9 in WAR accounts for about one-sixth of 2017 Detroit payroll, I think.

  11. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    June 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I have said this a couple times before but I wonder
    how much the situation down in his homeland is wearing
    on him…The country is falling apart and I would think
    that he has family down there…He certainly looks like
    he is in a “fog” at times…
    Miggy is certainly swinging at a lot of bad pitches…
    unlike Avila…He and Victor have always been the best
    at reading the strike zone and hitting their pitch…