Game 2017.95: Tigers at Twins

The evil clown reared its head, it’s ghastly pateless red mane lighting up Kansas City.

Hopefully they left that bozo under the bus when they drove up to Minnesota.

Jim Adduci hasn’t done a whole lot, but still somehow has snuck back into the last spot on the Faces of WAR. Which says more about the Tigers than it does about Jim Adduci.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs Ervin Santana

WAR schmar says Brad. Adduci rides the pine.


  1. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I actually witnessed, on TV a VMart dinger…. How lucky can a guy get….

    2 outs… Single.. Single.. End of inning.. That’s our Tigers

  2. Tony de Florida

    July 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    It really hurts to see how much Miggy is struggling. I still say they should DL him and try to make sure he’s physically fit.

  3. Tony de Florida

    July 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Meanwhile, Sanchez looks good and Santana looks average.

  4. Tony de Florida

    July 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    If they leave Santana in for a while, Victor may get the curly fries by himself!

  5. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Forth most part.. Sanchez looks good, like the Sanchez of late..

    • Coleman

      July 21, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      I’m a tipsy GM sitting at a bar sipping a rather nice scotch, and wondering, hmm, maybe I should make a call about this Sanchez guy. Or maybe I should wait until tomorrow? (Hopefully Avila has his ringtone volume up).

      • Smoking Loon

        July 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        Don’t wait, Mr. GM Guy. Call now, limited time offer. Operators are standing by. Call before midnight tonight and we’ll throw in Pocket Sanchez, portable mop-up relief capable of yielding home runs in nearly any blowout situation.

    • Smoking Loon

      July 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Yeah. All things considered, he’s probably in the rotation for the rest of the season, and that is probably fine.

  6. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Stumpy throws to first with the runner having a 3 foot lead.. Now he’s on third.. The Amazing Tiger defense… Luckily Stumpy rises to the occasion with a K….

    • Smoking Loon

      July 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      I’ve seen a number of these pickoff errors this season where the Tigers first baseman looks more to blame.

  7. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Congratulations to Casty , the King of Bad baserunners, retains his crown by getting thrown out trying to go to third on a ground ball to the pitcher…..

    • Smoking Loon

      July 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      In this instance, I think he just caught by an outstanding play.

    • HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

      July 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Casty is a very clever baserunner with terrific instincts…

      • Smoking Loon

        July 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm

        I detect a note of insincerity. 🙂 He might not be, but I think anyone goes on that play. Not everyone is Jarrod Dyson (who’s been known to make a mistake or two himself). It was in fact a good grab by the KC pitcher, and it’s actually a risky play to complete. Worked out for KC this time. Maybe Casty hesitated or broke late, I don’t know. The video was not at all clear on that.

  8. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Let the real game begin….Rondon and Wilson….what are our chances?

  9. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Rondon √………………………he went 86.87..97..90..86..95..86…..excellent!

  10. Jud

    July 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Wilson -/….. Pen right on the money.. VMart a rare POGame… Sanchez solid.. Good game!

  11. Tony de Florida

    July 22, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Comcast did it again tonight. No internet from 8:30 till now. Only cable provider allowed in town. Last supervisor (and garbage company officers) indicted for bribes on garbage removal contracts, only one allowed in township.

    Sanchez pitched a decent game, 6+ only 3 runs. Victor 2 home runs. Mahtook good night also. Pen was exceptional, good game. Miggy looked lost in his at bats then got smacked in the chest by a grounder. If you saw how he looked in the dugout it seems criminal if he’s allowed to play Saturday. Please DL him for the sake of his health.

    • HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

      July 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Miggy is totally lost and hurting the team.
      His home country and his family have totally
      overtaken his mind…. and who can blame him…
      Give him a some time off….I am not sure he
      can turn anything around …. Could be a lost
      year for him…

      • Tony de Florida

        July 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

        Of course I agree. Time off now might turn things around. This season is almost a lost cause. If he can turn it around it might give us a David Ortiz type DH for the remainder of his career.

  12. Smoking Loon

    July 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    The Tigers can break even this season if they finish at a .552 clip (37-30). Their best effort at a hot stretch in 2017 has been 8-6 (.571). That would be 38-29 over 67 games. Maybe a bit unlikely in light of the loss of JD and perhaps other trades to come. But not impossible. So is a losing season in 2017 a foregone conclusion? Make your call now.

    • Tony de Florida

      July 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      And embarrass myself further? I’m hoping they give up and start playing some youngsters to see if they could make the club in 2018. We still might make .500 in our division and would be gathering tons of data for future use. Unfortunately I doubt this can happen with Brad as manager and Big Al as GM.

      • Smoking Loon

        July 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Hmmm. Which youngsters? Not a whole lot to work with, far as I can tell. JaCoby Jones? (Fine with me, just for some real defense in CF.) I’d just as soon have Buck Farmer in the rotation as Zimmermann or Sanchez, but… I don’t think any manager/GM anywhere would go along with that plan, particularly since Zimmerman is parked.

        Don’t see anyone MLB-ready for even a tryout. The September call-up outlook isn’t even that interesting. Nothing much happening without a lot of trades between now and next April.

        Assuming they did “give up,” would the bottom drop out and Detroit finish 71-91 or worse? Whaddya think?

        • Tony de Florida

          July 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm

          Yes, slim pickings but should try. Perhaps even AA candidates although I admit it’s tough to make that big a leap. Maybe what we get in the Sanchez, JV, Alex Avila trades. (Sure!)

  13. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    July 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I need me some Aducci…Come on Brad….WTH…
    Bruised Clavicle …. now that is a new one…
    Take a week off Miggy… Get C-Mo and head down to
    the batting cage….
    Would love to see a little more Machado also…