Game 2017.96: Tigers at Twins

That looked like a good team playing baseball last night. The same team that the night before looked like they were auditioning for Bozo’s Big Top. Not sure what to make of them, so how about a nice article about Willie Horton. 

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Jordan Zimmerman vs Kyle Gibson

Alex Avila gets to tell his grandchildren about the time he hit cleanup. Brand found another Alex to plug into the 2nd spot.

Still no Adduci. I smell a conspiracy.

Cabrera day-to-day with a bruised clavicle, which is a South American musical instrument very similar to the xylophone. Apparently he has been staying up until the wee hours of the morning trying to master this thing, hence the hitting slump.

15 thoughts on “Game 2017.96: Tigers at Twins”

  1. Zimmerman throw 5 fastballs exactly down the middle at 93…score 3-0…hey Zim… Try the corners.. Or slider.. Or change up.. Something!!!!

    1. Zimm’s really earning that big pay check tonight. Doesn’t go 4 tonight I’d rather take my chances with Boyd and Farmer.

  2. Zimmerman.. What a waste of good money and it’s not even my money… I officially second the Farmer, Boyd idea Tony.

  3. Meanwhile I was wondering if it’s Kyle Gibson or Bob Gibson pitching for the Twinkies. Can’t be Bob, Tigers beat Bob when it counted.

  4. In case you were wondering about a 9th inning rally the Tigers are 0/44 now when trailing after 8…Nice try though should earn them juice boxes….
    KINS.. Casty.. VMart.. Avila – 1/13 that’s without a Miggy 0/4….meanwhile the Toledo boys carry the Offense again..

    1. Jud, the Tiger’s press folks would tell you they’re due. I still hope Miggy sits until the Astro’s come to town, it has to do his body some good and might help him clear his mind some. Meanwhile, I’ve considered asking the President and Congress to apply stiff sanctions against Venezuela for influencing our national pastime.

  5. Might wanna rethink this Avila batting #2 (or anywhere but the bottom of the order) thing. He’s batting .234 from May 26 on. 1 HR in his last 90 PA.

    Too bad about Zimmermann. On the bright side, there are probably no more than 85 or so starts like this left to endure,

    1. It’s the legendary Pat Sheridan, who homered against the Twins in the 1987 playoffs. With Jack Morris on base as a pinch runner, because things like that were allowed back then.

      1. Yes lots of stuff was allowed back then, like breaking up DP at second, running over catchers, getting a hit during an intentional walk attempt and throwing more than 100 pitches per start (as long as you were getting outs). I’ve wondered how much shorter Jack’s career might have been today?

        1. Pat Sheridan. I’m a dummy. I see an old photo and think ’84 every time. The ’87 team I *don’t* know all that well.

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