Game 2017.79: Indians at Tigers


Anibal will pitch the first game of the double-header, even though I tried to sneak Fulmer in again. The lineup has changed though–we get the Double Dekker in the 2 spot!

Yesterday we had Michael Fulmer in All-Star form, today we have Anibal Sanchez. His two outings since he has been called up have been pretty good, to be honest. And look at that picture–Anibal has something up his sleeve I think. Maybe it’s the weather, because the tarp is out. This one may finish on West Coast time.

It’s always nice to win a series, especially against a division rival. That just sort of prolongs the inevitable though. If the Tigers are going to get back into contention they need a sweep or two.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Matt den Dekker, LF
  3. JD Martinez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Victor Martinez, DH
  7. Mikie Mahtook, CF
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs Josh Tomlin


  1. Smoking Loon

    June 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Coleman, the Tigers are getting desperate if they’re pitching Michael Fulmer two games in a row. (No objection here, though.) Poor Jake Junis – so bad that KC traded him to the Indiana for spite, although this must have gone over Cleveland’s head. I look forward to the repeat!

    • Coleman

      July 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

      I’ll pencil him in for both games of the double-header also.

      • Coleman

        July 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

        Or maybe with the rainout they’ll make it a triple-header today. Let’s play 3!

  2. Smoking Loon

    June 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Rained out, eh? That is bogus. Unfortunate that the makeup game gets pushed out to September. The Tigers are red-hot right now (two in a row), have an extra starter rarin’ to go and with something to prove, and why would you want to play an extra game against the Indians *without* JD??

  3. Jud

    July 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Happy for Sanchez.. Solid outing again. Now that he is throwing 3-4 different speeds and getting to the bottom of the strike zone he is a whole different pitcher…

  4. Jud

    July 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    You know how bad your minor league system is when you watch DenDekker bat…

    • Tony de Florida

      July 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm


  5. Tony de Florida

    July 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    For a while I thought Coleman had shaved Fulmer and snuck him into the game. Excellent start by Sanchez hope we hold. I’ll admit Stumpf is not my first choice.

  6. Tony de Florida

    July 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I rest my case. Brad get enamored with certain players and Stumpf is one of them. With Greene ready, why would you bring in Stumpf?

  7. Tony de Florida

    July 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Good comeback for the team. Mikie keeps getting big hits and we get 3 runs in spite of the clown base running by McCann.

  8. Jud

    July 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Sanchez allows 3 hits can’t get a win.. Thanks Joke-pen…

    • Tony de Florida

      July 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      It’s got me Stumpfed.

  9. Jud

    July 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Notice the Tigers more and more lately scoring 7-8-9 inning runs… Hardly ever happened in April, May, half of June…. Kind of a good sign

    • Smoking Loon

      July 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      I wouldn’t call it more and more, Jud. They are still horrible at it, and it has been a pretty consistent horrible.

      And then… who saw this coming (in the Sunday game)? Nice show, and I notice Cabrera wasn’t around for it, and V-Mart did nothing. But to put it in perspective, 7th inning and later:

      First 80 games: 83 runs
      Game 81: 7 runs