Game 2017.161: Tigers at Twins

Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow, so Brad might go for the Romine-Go-Round tonight. Or he might not! The suspense is killing me. If he does, Loon has it all planned out for him. But why should he start listening to us now?

Tonight’s Lineup:

  1. Alex Presley RF
  2. Dixon Machado 2B
  3. Nick Castellanos 3B
  4. Efren Navarro 1B
  5. James McCann DH
  6. Bryan Holaday C
  7. Andrew Romine LF
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Buck Farmer

 

Game 2017.160: Tigers at Twins

How ’bout those Twins!

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Alex Presley DH
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  5. Efren Navarro 1B
  6. James McCann C
  7. Andrew Romine LF
  8. Jacoby Jones CF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Kyle Gibson

Game 2017.159: Tigers at Royals

Brad was running late so he used the quick random lineup generator. But it’s all about the future now, and the Tigers have signed some good baseball lineage, Pedro Martinez Jr. from the Dominican.

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/tigers-pedro-martinez-jr-signs-with-tigers/

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Jose Iglesias SS
  2. Dixon Machado 2B
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. James McCann DH
  5. James Hicks 1B
  6. Bryan Holaday C
  7. Andrew Romine 3B
  8. Alex Presley LF
  9. JaCoby Jones CF

Pitching: Norris vs Duffy

Game 2017.158: Tigers at Royals

Brad says Romine will play all 9 positions Sunday “barring something strange.”

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Alex Presley LF
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. Jaimer Candelario 3B
  5. James McCann C
  6. Efren Navarro 1B
  7. Dixon Machado DH
  8. Andrew Romine CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Zimmermann vs Hammel

Game 2017.157: Tigers at Royals

2 more plate appearances get Mr. Kinsler 600 for the season, which will vest his contract option (as Loon correctly figured out; the story I read said at bats, and I didn’t stop to think about it).

I will be very disappointed if at some point in this game they don’t call time and put a vest on him. I expect it to be an orange crossing guard type vest, which totally works with Tiger colors.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Jose Iglesias SS
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. Jaimer Candelario 3B
  5. James McCann C
  6. John Hicks DH
  7. Efren Navarro 1B
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Alex Presley LF

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs Jason Vargas

Game 2017.156: Twins at Tigers

Here we go, last time the fans at Comerica get to see Brad Ausmus, and maybe a few more if these guys. I know I could do without some of these bullpen guys, who blew another nice outing by Mr. Boyd.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Alex Presley RF
  3. Nick Castellanos 3B
  4. Efren Navarro 1B
  5. James McCann C
  6. Dixon Machado 2B
  7. Andrew Romine LF
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Buck Farmer vs Jose Berrios

Andrew Romine will be playing at least one position today. Castellanos at third. Hmm.

Game 2017.155: Twins at Tigers

Al Avila said he is looking for experience in the new Tiger manager. I would imagine Gardenhire will get an interview.

Boyd’s last start was a near no-hitter; it will be interesting to see what he’s got tonight.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Alex Presley DH
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  6. Bryan Holaday C
  7. Andrew Romine LF
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Ervin Santana

Game 2017.154: Twins at Tigers

OK, the post is a little late today. But I’ve never missed one! I’ve just been a little stunned at the prospect of life without Brad Ausmus. It’s almost like when we lost Luis Pujols.

OK, maybe I do have a mean streak. Really though, I think Brad brings something to the table. Wrong fit at the wrong time.

The next manage is going to be a place filler, while they regroup. No Terry Francona, no Maddon. Hopefully a guy good at bringing along young players. On current staff I’d give Vizquel a look.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Alex Presley RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera iB
  4. Nick Castellanos DH
  5. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  6. Mikie Mahtook LF
  7. James McCann C
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Daniel Norris vs Kyle Gibson

Let’s hope Van Man comes back, he might be part of the future.

Game 2017.153: Twins at Tigers

The Tigers are only a game out of 3rd (that is, in draft pick terms).

Just a random fact I ran across: Nick Castellanos now has a 17-game hitting streak. The last Tiger with one longer was Magglio Ordonez, who ended his career with an 18-game hitting streak active.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Mikie Mahtook LF
  6. James McCann C
  7. John Hicks DH
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Jordan Zimmermann vs Adalberto Mejia

Game 2017.152: A’s at Tigers

I checked out last night with a three-run lead going into the 8th. Silly me. Let’s see which Anibal we get today.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Alex Presley LF
  2. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera DH
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Efren Navarro 1B
  6. Mikie Mahtook CF
  7. John Hicks C
  8. Andrew Romine 2B
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs Daniel Mengden

Game 2017.151: A’s at Tigers

Brad Ausmus has announced that Andrew Romine will NOT play all 9 positions against the A’s. Heck, he might never see the field again at this rate.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Alex Presley LF
  3. Miguel Cabrera DH
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  6. Efren Navarro 1B
  7. James McCann C
  8. Tyler Collins CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS

Pitching: Chad Bell vs Daniel Gossett

Game 2017.150: A’s at Tigers

Matthew Boyd had quite the game, to put it mildly. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Meanwhile, Justin Verlander through three starts with the Astros

  • 21 IP
  • 0.86 ERA
  • 10 H
  • 26 K
  • 3 BB

Houston is getting its money’s worth.

Also, Romine might play all 9 positions this series. He also might not play at all–he is out of the lineup again tonight. This is very mysterious; after a long run of everyday Lettuce, we get none–but get teased with this all 9 position thing. Very odd.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jaimer Candelario 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera DH
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Efren Navarro 1B
  6. James McCann C
  7. Mikie Mahtook LF
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Jose Iglesias SS
  10. Pitching: Buck Farmer vs Jharel Cotton

Miguel Cabrera is back. For some reason.