I was hoping there would be a trade or something before tonight’s game, because I certainly don’t want to talk about the last game. Or the Keuchel vs Zimmermann matchup. But hey, we’ll see some good baseball this weekend, just like we did last week. And as a bonus we also get to see the Tigers!
That Game 100 though, it really felt like the last game of the season.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Justin Upton, LF
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Mikie Mahtook, CF
- Victor Martinez, DH
- James McCann, C
- Andrew Romine, CF
- Dixon Machado, SS
Pitching: Jordan Zimmermann vs Dallas Keuchel
Mikie Mahtook has been, improbably, the best hitter after the break, and moves up to 5th in the lineup. And yet he is not in the Faces of WAR? What is up with that? I demand a recount.
I was really hoping to see Adduci in right. They should be saving The Lettuce for the bullpen.
At least Miggy will get some pitches to hit, with the fearsome Mikie Mahtook batting behind him. Over the last two weeks he is hitting .381 with an OPS of 1.092. (Mahtook, that is), although James McCann is closing in, and gets the start again at catcher.
Wait, what? That surprised me. McCann is on a quiet hot streak: .400 with an OPS of 1.024 for his last 25 AB. Plus, Alex Avila in the 2nd half: .111/.330, even worse than Miguel Cabrera (.217/.543).
Wonder how long Brad will continue to trot out a .217/.543 guy in the cleanup spot every night? I’m guessing all season.