Game 2017.105: Tigers at Yankees

Hey, Mikie did it! He made the Faces of WAR page.

Apparently the wrist of Jose Iglesias is bothersome. He has passed up the Cubs new backup catcher for 3rd highest WAR on the team.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Mikie Mahtook, CF
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. James McCann, C
  7. John Hicks, 1B
  8. Dixon Machado, SS
  9. Andrew Romine, RF

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs CC Sabathia


  1. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    1st clown of the night.

  2. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Hey Tigers did you ever think that maybe you have the right players in your system.. But you just play the wrong ones…
    Mikie.. Adduci.. Hicks.. Maybe Jimenez.. Farmer.. VerHagen, Machado… The lineup is immediately more efficient by sitting VMart..

  3. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    There’s the Sanchez old. R3 NO OUTS AND you don’t even come close to getting him in.. 3 outs later.

  4. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve got to give Annibal a lot of credit. He has pitched some decent games since he volunteered to go to Toledo. Maybe Frankie should have followed his lead. I’d let him start the 7th on a short leash and have Bruce ready to come in and bail him out.

  5. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I was only kidding!

  6. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I am going to be bummed out if Annibal doesn’t get the win.

  7. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Greene has been lights out all year. Only needs 3 more outs. The bats can help by tacking on a run or two.

  8. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Gave Bruce the vote of confidence and he comes out 102..gets the job done… .glad he reads DTW….

    • Tony de Florida

      August 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      I was surprised, but happy.

  9. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Apparently Greene isn’t happy unless he has a crisis to pitch out of! So, he created the crisis and got the save.

  10. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Let the real game.. Begin!

  11. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I like Greenes.. Pitching attitude… He has been the best pen guy all year at what he does.. Closing just the next step..

  12. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This is 4 out of 5 Good games the past week.. BRAD +1 ON pitching moves today.. By the book again.. Win

    • Tony de Florida

      August 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm


  13. Smoking Loon

    August 1, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Tigers win and I’m full of complaints. I don’t think it was smart to test Gardner’s arm with McCann on such a shallow hit (kudos to Romine, though – I’d been getting sour about why he wasn’t pinch hit for, and yes I did see a certain rationale for opting not to). I wish Detroit pitchers would just stop it already with pickoff attempts. Frazier’s play on Upton was the usual reminder that Casty as 3B is a net loss, like a tire you have to inflate every few days because you’re too cheap to get a new one. Not impressed with the bullpen even though they got it done, barely. Stumpf did what he has often done, come in for a pitch or a batter and done more harm than good without affecting his own ERA, and I’m sorry, Tony, but Greene is rarely lights out. Glad to have him – where would the Tigers be without him? – but “lights out” and “Tigers reliever” have been incongruous words since who knows when.

  14. Smoking Loon

    August 1, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    $85 million in payroll on guys who have spent a total of two days combined, among them, in the Faces of WAR. Meanwhile, salary reduction of $6 million in dealing guys who spent all or most of the season there. Not a month with a winning record this season, which would be a first since – you guessed it – 2003. I don’t know if a strong finish would have on any bearing on the return of Ausmus, but it wouldn’t hurt.

    • Tony de Florida

      August 1, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      It is going to be a long year but I’m pretty sure Brad won’t be back. My question is will the Ilitch family still own the team next April and if they do will Big Al still be GM.

  15. Tony de Florida

    August 1, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Lighten up Loon. Ball pen was good tonight. Compare it to the Indians – Red Sox game where there were two blown saves in the ninth inning, one by each team! Casty is a unique base runner, how anyone can try to go to third on the ball hit in front of you is weird. Even if they were conceding the run, you’re a dead duck at third. taking you out o scoring position. As far as Greene goes, .274 ERA all year and .000 ERA in July is practically a miracle in our pen.

    • Smoking Loon

      August 2, 2017 at 12:19 am

      Yeah, leave it to me to be sour after a win. I look for the silver lining in the losses, too. I don’t like being a contrarian. Yes I do.

      True, Greene gets it done. That’s what really matters.

      I didn’t catch Casty getting put out at 3B, just saw it in the play by play. Unique, yeah. Being a triples guy, he might be magnetically drawn to third base when on second and unable to help himself, who knows. I like his attitude, wish I could embrace him (figuratively, mind you) as the third baseman.

  16. Jud

    August 1, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Pen goes charged runs.. Red hot Yankees…save a Win… That’s “lights out”!… Everything is relative!

  17. StorminNorman$

    August 2, 2017 at 12:15 am

    always good to see the NYY lose, and especially nice when DET is on the winning side of a NYY boxscore

    • Smoking Loon

      August 2, 2017 at 12:21 am

      I used to feel more that way, Stormin. But the Yankees seem almost human to me now.

    • Tony de Florida

      August 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

      My dislike goes back to when the BUMS were in Brooklyn.

  18. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    August 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Is there a time limit to how long a game is delayed???
    I would have thought that it would be called by now…

  19. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    August 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Just saw where MLB has an 8pm re-start…Who pitches
    the 8th??? Oh boy here we go…

    • Tony de Florida

      August 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      It’s Rondon, he’s the 8th inning guy no matter what. I think it’s a mistake but it could work. He did get one out last night.

  20. HelpMeMakeitThruThe9th

    August 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Brad rolls out Bruce…wow….for the 8th…
    Hope Greene has enough gas in the tank….Defense,
    don’t screw this up…

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