Well, us fans aren’t the only ones who feel like something has to be done with this team. The front office started off by shaking up the bullpen. It couldn’t hurt, right? The Tigers brought up converted starters John Ferrell from Toledo and Drew VerHagen from AA Erie, and gave the boot to Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzellany (which leaves Hardy as the only lefty in the bullpen...
This team seems so uninspired. We may be beating a dead horse, but how long can this go on?
Baseball-Reference game preview here.
BTW – I have a friend who works for the Indians. I texted him last night after the 2nd out of the 9th to say “looks like you’ll be busy tonight.” Next pitch was a line drive single to right.
TIGERS (career numbers off Liriano)
Rajai Davis, CF...
Last night’s loss is on the O, not the pen, or even Gorzelanny. Alex Wilson was at 50+ pitches and Gorzelanny was the last guy in the pen. Ausmus didn’t have any other options. A hit with a RISP would have been nice. 3-15 usually isn’t going to get the job done; unless of course you are Pittsburgh and get a W hitting 2-16 w RISP. Baseball is a funny game.
TIGERS (career numbers...
Let’s go JV, show us you’ve still got it.
TIGERS (career numbers off Gerrit Cole)
Anthony Gose, CF (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
Ian Kinsler, 2B (0-for-6, 3 K’s)
Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-3, K)
Victor Martinez, DH
Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-6)
J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2, walk, K)
Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-2)
James McCann, C
Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)
It seems to be finished raining all over Detroit, so we resume what is now a three-game series against the White Sox, with what should turn out to be a pitcher’s duel type of affair. If Samardzija vs. Price sounds familiar, it’s because they faced each other in Detroit on April 17th. In that one Samardzija went 8, and gave up only 1 run, while striking out 7 (no walks). Price...
It’s going to be a deluge tonight in Detroit. Accordingly, tonight’s game has already been postponed. It will be made up as a double-header on September 21.
It is too bad, really; I was hoping the momentum from last night’s win would carry over tonight (although it has been said that momentum in baseball is only as good as your next starting pitcher, which was to be Kyle Ryan...
Last night’s loss was a frustrating and disappointing one, and and there seem to be some holes wearing through the team unity fabric. Alfredo Simon reacted angrily when Rajai Davis missed the long fly to deep center, and I’d be shocked if what he shouted after didn’t contain some sort of profanity. After the game Simon mentioned Davis’ “bad jump” at least four times....
Yesterday was a bit of a throwaway game, what with Buck Farmer on the mound and Miguel Cabrera on the bench. Still, It was nice to see JD Martinez and Andrew Romine stay hot. When Romine led off the 3rd with a double and then stole 3rd, I thought maybe the Tigers had a chance to take this one. Alas, he was left there at 3rd, and that was that. Still, the Tigers won two-of-three on...
Well I guess the odd 12 noon start time snuck up on us here. So far we have missed Buck Farmer giving up a few runs and Romine being stranded on 3rd with nobody out. Can we start over?
Today Cabrera gets the rare rest; Ty Romine will be filling in at first.
This afternoon’s lineup:
Rajai Davis, CF
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Victor Martinez, DH
Yoenes Cespedes, LF
JD Martinez, RF
Still traveling, so I’m gonna make it short. Seems to be working.
My fault guys. Very limited picture options via mobile.
Well, here we are, all that early season winning has been squandered and we’re back where the season started, neither winners nor losers. Although that could change today, facing a tough pitcher and a Yankee team that’s as hot as Detroit is cold.
After the game Victor Martinez stated the obvious: “If we keep playing like this, we’re going nowhere.” One thing the team definitely...
Well, at least all that Alex Rodriguez stuff is over, which is the best thing I have to say about last night’s game. In other news, there have been murmurings about the Tigers and Reds and Johnny Cueto. Why would the Reds trade Cueto? Because his contract is up after this season, and the Reds have no intention of paying a Kershaw/Scherzer salary, no matter how deserved. I have...
After a whole lot of rain in Cincinnati, some of which I wore personally, the Tigers should have a dry evening in New York. Justin Verlander will be pushed back after the rainout last night and get the start. The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network, but don’t think that ESPN won’t be cutting in each time Alex Rodriguez comes up to the plate, since A-Rod now has 2,999 base...
Well, that was a kick in the n*ts. I mean, do all the runs have to count?
The Tigers run the risk of a very bad 4 game series unless they can pick up a win tonight.
Report from our DTWer on the scene, Coleman, is that there is a lot of hail and rain in Cincy right now, so this thing may not get going for a while.
Bryan Holaday spells McCann after yesterday’s marathon.
So, I’m posting this from a bar in Austin. Kinda slipped my mind. Go Tigers.
Well by now I’m sure that most of you have heard the big news in baseball, that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking, accessing the Houston Astros internal databases and using the information there to leak trade rumors, apparently in an attempt to intentionally mess up deals that Houston was working on.
It was hardly “hacking” in the strict sense of...
Tonight’s Dial it up to the Red Lineup:
Anthony Gose, CF
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
JD Martinez, RF
James McCann, C
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Jose Iglesias, SS
Rajai Davis, DH
Raj and Gose swap spots in the 1-9 / 9-1 world. Nick is back. Yay. McCann moves up to 6th, his highest spot in his career.
JV was okay yesterday. Not great, but not bad either. He only allowed 3 hits and 2 walks in 5 IPs, while surrendering 2 ER. His fastball velocity was okay, sitting at 92-94 and touching 97, and his command was decent enough for a first start. I am worried that he only got 5 swings and misses, this could be a harbinger of things to come.
Anyway, I said I’d be pleased with 6 IP and...
I’ll be glued to the radio for today’s broadcast. Of course I’d like for the Tigers to win, but I’m much more interested to see how JV pitches. If we can get 6 innings and 3 or less runs, I’ll be pleased. Getting through the first two innings will be crucial. Chris Iott of MLive did a story today which explained that one of JV’s biggest problems last year was pitching...
Winning 3 of 4 ain’t bad, unless you consider that we’d have to do that over 16 games, just to get back to 8 over.
A bunch of roster moves today, or coming soon.
First of all, Shane Greene has been optioned to Toledo. Greene has been getting drilled over the past two months and some time down on the farm could be useful. Jason Beck reminds us that the Tigers sent down Scherzer...
The Tigers continue to roll; 3 and counting. Also 3 and counting for Ian Kinsler multiple hit games. Coincidence? I think not. I think we can safely say The Slump is over.
You wouldn’t necessarily think it in a 6-0 game, but the Rajai Davis catch was a game-changing moment. Baseball is like that. How many times have you seen games where a pitcher throws what should have been...
Have the Tigers turned some sort of corner? Their season was beginning to unravel when they headed into Chicago: swept by LA in LA without much of a challenge, then swept by Oakland at home. When the White Sox took the opener in extra innings on Friday, it looked like maybe David Price would be all that was standing between them and another series sweep.,
Price came through in brilliant...
One win shouldn’t “shake the proverbial monkey on the Tigers’ back”, but that seemed to be a recurring theme in the post-game. I’ve only picked up what I’ve read, but I am not reassured or inspired in the least.
I mean, this team just lost 8 games in a row. EIGHT. Let’s not act like all is well in the world. If they lose today they’ll have lost 9/10 going into an...
I was thrilled last night when Ausmus came out to get Joba “8th Inning” Chamberlain to go situational for the next batter, and then Soria for a 4 pitch out. If you’re gonna lose, it’s okay to lose that way. Ausmus was managing.
Soria subsequently gave up a 2 out HR, and then a combo of Cabrera poor fielding (which doesn’t happen very often) and Alex Wilson poor pitching...