Game 2017.64: Diamondbacks at Tigers

Michael Fulmer is skipping his turn in the rotation this time around, so JZ moves up one day. He has shoulder inflammation (Fulmer, that is).

In other news, K-Rod is not happy over his reduced “mop-up” roll on the team. But Frankie, think about how much happier the rest of us are!

Today’s 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. Andrew Romine, CF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Jordan Zimmermann vs Taijuan Walker

30 thoughts on “Game 2017.64: Diamondbacks at Tigers”

  1. Theres nothing wrong with Miggy he regularily makes absolutely pathetic swings like that and the ball somehow makes it all the way to first!

  2. Hit by Kinsler..hit hy Avila..crappy out by Cabrera..easy ground ball out by Martinez…single by JD…Single by Upton…..this is getting way to familiar..

  3. Runners on second and third..Victor up. Coach goes out…do you want to walk him?……hell no!….pop out….since May 15 to June 15…Victor 1 Hr…5 RBI…..thanks victor!

  4. Sure, I’m all for Frankie getting back into it. Let’s see what he’s got. He can have all the 8th and 9th inning work he can handle until he either puts his money where his mouth is or blows up. Great that he has that competitive fire, sure, but he really doesn’t need to bring up the career track record. That counts for nothing when you are putting numbers in the L column here and now.

    1. It’s kind of how I feel when Mario tells us one of our guys is hitting .375 against the other team lifetime and I realize he’s batting .220 THIS year. No doubt he’s been great, but if he can’t do it any more, thank you and good-Bye.

      1. Yeah, lifetime performance against some team or other is a kind of Trivial Pursuit stat. Teams turn over in a few years tops. They don’t stay the same at all.

    1. Yeah, bravo, Jordan Zimmermann. He’s not kidding about the slider being back as an out pitch.

  5. Remember during the road trip from hell how great things were going to be once we got home to Comerica? Well after 8 home games in June we’re 4 and 4. Good thing we swept the White Sox.

  6. Shoot I think Brad had the take sign on for the entire 9th inning!!!…..

    Back to one game out of last place…that didnt take long…Hey worried….nah!

  7. I’ve never understood how Romine manages to hit better than .150. Aside from Ryan Raburn in stretches, I cannot recall another Tiger who *looked* more uncomfortable and incapable at the plate.

    One player I would not mind seeing traded before the deadline is Nicholas Castellanos. Turn the page on that failed project already.

  8. Put the ESPN Yankee Angel game on. I wanted to see how Cy Shoemaker’s career was going now that he’s not facing the powerful Tiger lineup. The Yankees put up a 4 spot in the top of the first.

    1. Every opposing manager makes a point of some remark about Detroit’s potent offense. Especially when it isn’t so potent.

  9. The CF we couldn’t use got an infield single and has stolen 19 bags this year playing part time.

    1. Hey, the money saved went to a very good charity. (Paying Pelfrey to pitch somewhere else.)

    1. Come on Jud we had to let him go. In his last year with the Tigers (2009) he only had 38 saves!

  10. Had “Burger Club” last night so didn’t see a second
    of the game… I guess you have to give Zimmerman
    a thumbs up…Looks like he has discovered some
    of his past success…
    I know one thing… ” This team is going to hit.”
    Rodney closing us out the last couple days does
    make us feel a lot better about our team…Let’s
    tip our caps to the Backs and move on…

    1. Burger Club? Also, from a previous post: Jackwagon? I like that, haven’t heard it before. I guess I don’t get out much.

  11. Just watched the replay of the first three
    batters… What a defensive crap show…

  12. Trevor Plouffe, Jhonny Peralta and Neftali Feliz all released… I’m not suggesting DET try to acquire any of these players, just pointing out that ‘other teams’ do cut veterans that are underperforming

    1. Good point, but aside from F-Rod, already a strong possibility, I can’t think of any other cuts Detroit *can* or should make that would clearly benefit the team. Although I would just as soon have Plouffe at 3B for the rest of 2017 as Castellanos.

      What is there to do about Victor Martinez? It’s kind of a joke to have him batting #4, but where else? It’s kind of a joke to have such nondescript offense from a DH, but who else?

      1. I’ll take a shot at descripting his offense: Victor has become a middling singles hitter who can neither run nor play in the field.

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