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

5 Comments

  1. Smoking Loon

    September 26, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Coleman, I like the vest idea (clever), but I think Tigers catchers should be wearing the crossing guard vest. Terrible things keep happening to pitches trying to cross the plate (or not) without an escort. Bats are just tearing through the intersection, and adding insult to injury, disrespectful opponents are walking all over home plate itself. 873 times and counting.

  2. Smoking Loon

    September 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Wow, almost a clean inning for VerHagen, and coming in at under 40 pitches.

  3. Tony de Florida

    September 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Sanchez another decent effort. Tomorrow I’m hoping to see a great pithing performance, JV on ESPN at 2PM!

  4. Smoking Loon

    September 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Well, can’t blame the pitchers this time. 5 GIDP, yikes. There’s a managed team.

    Who could have known on August 5 that the season was headed into the toilet? Detroit was 51-57, coming off a win in Baltimore that the Justins carried them to. Rondon even got a save. What were the harbingers of doom? JWillie and Avila had just been traded. Fulmer had just gone on the 10-day DL and VerHagen was in the rotation. Jimenez and Mujica had just joined the team. 7-17 later, the Justins were gone, just like that. And now we’re 4-20 past that. Two wins in the last seventeen games.

    Is it wrong to secretly hope that the Tigers lose the rest of their games so they can get to 100 losses and put an exclamation point on it?

  5. StorminNorman$

    September 27, 2017 at 8:10 am

    just saying:
    J.D. Martinez clubbed another home run as part of a six-RBI night. He has 28 home runs since joining Arizona, 44 on the season and now 15 in September — just one short of Ralph Kiner’s National League September record of 16. No player has a higher OPS than his 1.133 since his trade to the Diamondbacks and he and Giancarlo Stanton are just the fourth pair of players to hit 30 home runs in the second half. The others: Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds in 2001; Mark McGwire and Sosa in 1999; McGwire, Sosa and Albert Belle in 1998.

    He’s going to be a very wealthy man once free agency begins. Good guy/player.

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