Game 2017.118: Tigers at Rangers

The bullpen purge continues; yesterday Mujica was Mudhenned, today it’s Bruce Rondon, who got the quick hook after starting his last appearance off with back-to-back walks. Eventually they will cut this guy loose.

The good news is Michael Fulmer is back from the DL.

The other good news is that even though I apparently jinxed Mikie Mahtook, who took an 0-for-5 after I spotlighted him (and chose him in Beat the Streak), James McCann still stayed hot.

Not much has been said about McCann, but since the break he has hit .354 with a .906 OPS. Getting the starting job back seems to agree with him.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching:  Michael Fulmer vs Martin Perez

4 Comments

  1. Jud

    August 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Tiger pitchers don’t walk that many more batters than anyone else, but it seems the guys they walk are with no outs… And they score. I don’t know if theres a stat for BB who score, but Tigers gave to be right up there..

    • Smoking Loon

      August 14, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      I’m with you. I’ll look into it if Coleman doesn’t beat me to it.

  2. Jud

    August 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    And although I don’t know about the walks to runs totals, only two teams in all of baseball have allowed more runs than the Tiger pitching staff…

  3. Smoking Loon

    August 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Well, they loaded ’em up in the top of the 9th, and Machado has been known to poke a timely hit or two. Just didn’t happen. Still had some game left in them right to the end. I’ll take it.

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