Game 2017.122: Dodgers at Tigers

We may see an old face back in Detroit tonight: the Dodgers have acquired Curtis Granderson from the Mets.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching:  Michael Fulmer vs Hyun-Jin Ryu

18 Comments

  1. Tony de Florida

    August 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    It’s sad to see them walk J-Up to pitch to Miggy.

    • Coleman

      August 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      And it worked like a charm.

  2. Coleman

    August 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This Fulmer guy might just be not too bad.

    • Tony de Florida

      August 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Takes a load off my mind, I was a little worried during his last outing after 10 days n the DL.

  3. Coleman

    August 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Uh oh, Nick’s got the clown shoes on.

  4. Tony de Florida

    August 19, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Now all the defenders of Brad, tell me why wasn’t Iggy the lone fielder on the shift?

    • Smoking Loon

      August 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Not to defend anyone, but if you expect the ball to be hit to one side, you put the the better defender there, not the crap guy just to add a warm body. It’s not a goal line stand.

  5. Coleman

    August 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Crappy Casty has likely cost us the game.

  6. Tony de Florida

    August 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Nick’s ging to look great in the outfield. Possibly another Moya.

    • Coleman

      August 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      An outfielder who can’t catch fly balls, what could go wrong?

      • Smoking Loon

        August 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        I want to give Nick the benefit of every doubt, but putting him in either corner of the outfield… I just don’t see it. He has a hard enough time – it seems – maintaining focus at a busier defensive position. First base would seem to be the position of least harm, and yet I don’t even see that working. Castellanos is basically a DH who has yet to get it all together at the plate. He may yet have the kind of revelation that happened with JD at 27, who knows. Is Detroit going to wait on that or cash him in for pitching? He came up with the Tigers, he’s got a great attitude, and I’m not so anxious to give up on a guy like that, but… but… but….

  7. Coleman

    August 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Other than letting the run in, the bad thing about Casty botching that pop-up is that it resulting in Alex Wilson pitching the 8th instead of Fulmer going back out.

  8. Tony de Florida

    August 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    The reality is that even if Fulmer pitches 9 zeros, we still lose because we couldn’t score. We stranded a total of 9 and were 0 for 4 RISP Victor 0-2 Miggy and J-Up 0-1.

  9. Chas. Goffnett

    August 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Go Lions !!!! Hopefully the Sept. call ups will be a diversion for us.
    Agree wouldn’t you want your best defender covering the single side of the shift…

    • Tony de Florida

      August 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Brad thought it would be good to practice on a fly ball before he plays right field.

  10. Chas. Goffnett

    August 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Nice interaction with Enberg and crew in the booth…Oh My…but glad to see that team leaving town..

    • Tony de Florida

      August 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Maybe we could force the Tigers to watch all the LA games to see if anything rubs off.

  11. Tony de Florida

    August 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    https://totallytigers.wordpress.com/

    Article titled “The Blueprint” is a good read on how the LA Dodgers were transformed. Of course, we must remember that the playoff system allows for lesser teams to win it all. Remember the 2001 Mariners won 116 games and lost in 5 games to the Yanks in the ALCS.

    It wouldn’t hurt for Tiger’s management to implement some of the things the Dodgers did to change their culture. I love the part about changing the lineup around every game if needed to maximize what the players are CURRENTLY doing.

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