Game 2017.66: Rays at Tigers

Best thoughts and wishes to Victor Martinez, who was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. John Hicks called back up.

Just for fun: Victor Martinez Dodges Tag To Score 

Miggy is apparently suffering a sore hip flexor, and will be taking up DH duties today.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Dan Norris vs Erasmo Ramirez

Jose Iglesias is on a somewhat quiet hot streak, batting .378 over the past two weeks.


  1. jud

    June 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Best of everything VMart…

    When I watched Vanman live, I thought he either nibbles way too much or he has so much Stuff on the ball he just misses the strikezone way too much…not sure yet…he certainly is not a pitch to contact guy!

  2. jud

    June 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Vanman pitches to contact and Dr Strangeglove tries the dumbest play, even for him for
    error number 1232123….

  3. jud

    June 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Wow…4 seriously good swings this inning..Alex..JD..JUp..Pressley…wow 4 runs..rare but we will take it. And even a Sac fly by McCann…for a 5th run

  4. jud

    June 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Maybe..the team heard Miggys interview last night. Rarely and I mean rarely do the Tigers PLAY this hard.. The 3 defensive plays in the 5th..might be 3-2-1 on Sportscenter tonight..Iggy and JUp with ridiculous back to back to back plays….we need this effort more often..I am not impressed very often..but today O and D…..this is the way it should be every night…so Miggy if it was you…thanks!

  5. Tony de Florida

    June 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    All this hitting is fun but I’ve enjoyed the glove work by Alex, Iggy and J-Up even more. Without those plays we might be in trouble.

    • Jud

      June 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Tony I just like seeing them play this hard..the Defense…base running is aggresive tonight….just seems the effort is different from what we have seen for most of the year. The big question is will it continue…A side note 3 straight quality starts helps also….

      • Tony de Florida

        June 16, 2017 at 9:51 pm

        +1 It begs the question: If we played like this every night (I know it’s a long season) how many more wins would it get us? I don’t expect your best results every game but the fans should expect your best effort every night.

        • Jud

          June 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

          I often wonder if Brad or any manager has the ability to get guys to play hard. Or do they make so much money it doesnt matter to them…I think the NBA is that way. Where we know the NFL isin’t because it isn’t a long season…I do know the biggest change in my 60 year into the Tigers is the fact that not every game counts. There are games they take off and just basically, led by Brad tell us its a long season as the excuse.

  6. Tony de Florida

    June 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    And the gifts keep coming.