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.

Game 2017.149: White Sox at Tigers

After playing Andrew Romine every day for no apparent reason, Brad teased us by saying he was thinking of playing the Lettuce at all 9 positions…then promptly affixed him to the bench.

But that’s ok, there are plenty of other reasons to watch today’s game, like, um, well there’s that one thing…

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Jeimer Candelario 3B
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. John Hicks DH
  5. Efren Navarro 1B
  6. Mikie Mahtook LF
  7. Bryan Holaday C
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Dylan Covey

Game 2017.148: White Sox at Tigers

Despite a full analysis from Loon on how to serve 9 courses of Lettuce, Brad decides to pass on Romine for today’s lineup.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Myles Jaye vs Reynaldo Lopez

Game 2017.147: White Sox at Tigers

Yesterday would have been a good time to try the Romine at every position thing. They could have used his arm out there on the mound.

Mikie Mahtook is back today.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Carson Fulmer (no relation) vs Anibal Sanchez

Game 2017.146: White Sox at Tigers

Let the Battle for the Bottom begin!

Brad mentioned that he is thinking of playing The Lettuce at all 9 positions a la Shane Halter, sometime either in the White Sox or A’s series.

Today’s Lineup:

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

Pitching: Chad Bell vs James Shields

Game 2017.145: Tigers at Indians

Since this game is unfashionably early, it seemed like a good time to try sneaking the game post picture pun in again.

Lineups

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

Pitching: Buck Farmer vs Mike Clevinger

Game 2017.144: Tigers at Indians

Well no time like the present to start thinking about next season. Today MLB released the 2018 Schedule, which features the Tigers opening at home against the Pirates. On Thursday, March 29. Yes, we start in March next season, and on a Thursday at that.

March baseball in Detroit. What could go wrong?

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Alex Presley LF
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Jaime Candelario 3B
  6. Tyler Collins CF
  7. Bryan Holaday C
  8. Efren Navarro DH
  9. Andrew Romine SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Corey Kluber

Game 2017.143: Tigers at Indians

See, this is what we get for complaining about The Lettuce in Left. The Tigers have brought up Fingers Collins and he is starting in left today.

What the heck ever happened to Adduci?

Bad news on the Fulmer front: he his having ulnar transposition surgery (recovery time 3-4 months).

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Alex Presley DH
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. Jaime Candelario 3B
  6. James McCann C
  7. Tyler Collins LF
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Myles Jaye vs Carlos Carrasco

Game 2017.142: Tigers at Blue Jays

Anibal is back, although the bullpen will be ready for some long relief. In fact, Sandy Baez was listed as the starter for a while, but now it says Anibal.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jaime Candelario 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera DH
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. John Hicks 1B
  6. James McCann C
  7. JaCoby Jones CF
  8. Andrew Romine LF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez vs JA Happ

Another plate of Everyday Lettuce. Mahtook has a sore groin, but whatever happened to the Parsley?

Game 2017.141: Tigers at Blue Jays

It’s not every day you get to see a triple play and a grand slam in the same game. Buck looked pretty good too.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jaime Candelario 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Nick Castellanos RF
  5. John Hicks DH
  6. James McCann C
  7. JaCoby Jones CF
  8. Andrew Romine LF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Chad Bell vs Brett Anderson

Game 2017.140: Tigers at Blue Jays

Strap on your seat belts, the Castellanos in Right Field era begins.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jaime Candelario 3B
  3. Nick Castellanos RF
  4. John Hicks DH
  5. Mikie Mahtook LF
  6. James McCann C
  7. Efren Navarro 1B
  8. Andrew Romine LF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Buck Farmer vs Marcus Stroman

I’m feeling a bit rabbitty with this every day Lettuce thing going on.

Game 2017.139: Royals at Tigers

Jose Iglesias out on paternity leave, so Dixon finally gets a start.

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Alex Presley RF
  3. Nick Castellanos DH
  4. John Hicks 1B
  5. Jaime Candelario 3B
  6. Mikie Mahtook LF
  7. James McCann C
  8. JaCoby Jones CF
  9. Dixon Machado SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Jason Hammel