Game 2017.116: Twins at Tigers

Today’s game starts early, to give Nick time to tag up and get to 3rd.

Alex Presley back up in the newest chapter in the mystery thriller The Adduci Recusal.  Adduci back to Mudville

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching:  Jordan Zimmermann vs Jose Berrios

22 Comments

  1. Smoking Loon

    August 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    “Today’s game starts early, to give Nick time to tag up and get to 3rd.”

    Classic.

    • Tony de Florida

      August 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Have you noticed that Coleman has a bit of a mean streak.

      • Smoking Loon

        August 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        Don’t we all? I don’t think that was mean, though. Just funny. I think that Nicholas “Nick” Castellanos would also find it funny. Calling his throws to 1B knuckle curves was mean. That Nick probably wouldn’t like.

  2. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Poor Adducci, not only does he go back to Toledo, It look like they are going to replace him with Casty in the outfield.

    • Smoking Loon

      August 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      I thought it was odd for them to send Adduci down in order to continue carrying 13 pitchers, but then I figured there could be some options considerations going on, and besides, Adduci will be back in a few weeks anyway. Now I’m reminded of why the Tigers are carrying 13 pitchers.

      Mujica has been nothing but a sad story, like F-Rod. Like Sanchez (for the most part). Too bad.

  3. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    It didn’t take long, Zimm getting shelled early.

    • Smoking Loon

      August 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      I think we’ll be seeing Robomb on the mound today.

      Zimmermann is giving up the home runs this year for sure. Zimmie (spellcheck offers the good suggestion “Zombie”), Sanchie, and Frankie have yielded 37% of the team total in less than 26 games worth of action. Yee-ha.

      Another confidence-building inning for Jimenez, I see. Cool.

  4. Jud

    August 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Let’s see Twins with 11 and Kins.. MIGGY.. Casty.. VMart with 1 hit added.. Business as usual..

    • Smoking Loon

      August 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      The Tigers have met their quota of one hit per inning. What’s the complaint?

      I wonder if gets disheartening, playing behind this pitching staff day after day.

  5. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    V-mart finally gets a hit. Don’t run for him in case he can get another at bat in the 10th.

  6. Smoking Loon

    August 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Rally time! There’s just no quit in this team. And there is no “I” in “quit.”

    • Smoking Loon

      August 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      What am I saying? They’re a bunch of lousy bums. I hate them.

      • Smoking Loon

        August 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

        Call overturned! Watch out, Twins – the momentum has shifted.

  7. Smoking Loon

    August 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Greene pitching, #2-4 due up. If the Tigers can’t win this one, they should just go back to Detroit.

  8. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    More drama from Greene than I like, but now for a walk off.

  9. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    No doubt, Casty will replace Mike in CF.

  10. Tony de Florida

    August 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Just like I scripted it! Felicidades Tigres!

    • Smoking Loon

      August 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      We want a sequel.

  11. Jud

    August 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Unreal… Did this more often you wouldn’t be batting for last…
    2-50 when trailing after 8 now or close to that…

  12. Smoking Loon

    August 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    This was pretty stupendous. Detroit is back to their version of .500, what a relief.

    But before I forget, this has got to be the worst Tigers pitching staff in a generation.

  13. Jud

    August 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Mikie and Upton and Greene… +3 ALL YEAR… THANKS GUYS!!!

  14. Smoking Loon

    August 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    It was a really encouraging win. I resolve to have a more positive attitude about this team from here on out.

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