Saturday night: Tigers vs. Rangers

Miguel Cabrera gets Saturday night as a semi-rest at DH. Brandon Inge is back at second base, with Ramon Santiago resting Jhonny Peralta at short and Ryan Raburn off.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Ramon Santiago, SS
  8. Don Kelly, 3B
  9. Brandon Inge, 2B

P: Justin Verlander

RANGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Josh Hamilton, DH
  4. Michael Young, 3B
  5. Nelson Cruz, RF
  6. David Murphy, LF
  7. Yorvit Torrealba, C
  8. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  9. Craig Gentry, CF

P: Neftali Feliz

26 Comments

Well, I just finished watching the 1st inning of this afternoon’s game. Porcello should have just let the ball go by instead of tryiing to stop it. He could have hurt his hand. He was throwing strikes, but the defense behind him was deplorable. I wouldn’t have Inge or Raburn in my lineup. Period.

Jim Price says “their discombobulated.”

make that “they’re”

Breaking the hit and run wont be bad at all

no hit no run , i meant

You all are asking what is wrong with the Tigers? Leyland is still the manager, He makes the line up. Inge should not be on the team. Below should be the 5th starter. Any one else care to comment? Go Tigers!

This game will go the bullpen. Feliz change from reliever to starter could help the Tigers to win this

Intentional walk to Kelly to face Inge.It worked

Now ,the 700 th game for Dotel

All’s Well That Ends Well

Man, with no control with his fastball, what a time to rediscover his splitter.

Very concerned with this team. Can’t score runs and can hardly buy a base hit. Yes, they won but how often can you expect to win when your hitters are like this?
They better smarten up.

Here’s a lineup for Sunday. Not sure I could have a couple guys who are hurt. In the past, we have hit Colby Lewis pretty hard but he’s pitching extremely well this year.

Jackson CF
Boesch RF
Cabrera 3B
Fielder 1B
Young DH
Avila C
Peralta SS
Kelly LF
Santiago 2B

Inge has an 0 for 7 off Lewis. Laird .375 Raburn .400 Dirks .500

fielder is DH tho

That is the official lineup. Switching positions for Young and Fielder.

Man, they beat the (insert your own word) out of us and our win was like pulling teeth. We got 3 hits? I thought the strike zone was the size of a postage stamp and cost both pitchers a lot of extra pitches. They were both excellent under those conditions and JV had to pitch around our defense. Our hitters should have recognized the strike zone being called and not been so aggressive. I’m detecting a pattern of over-aggressiveness here.
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That play by Inge on the second inning DP that wasn’t was one for the highlights. He took the feed from Santiago while standing on the dirt, not on the bag. You don’t get the neighborhood call on that, although Brandon acted like he should have. I suppose he was the only one smiling after that gaffe, and Rod and Mario kind of blew it off. Sometimes the FSD telecast is like Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. That cost JV pitches if nothing else, although replays showed that Cruz beat the relay to 1stbase but was called out. Bottom line, Inge isn’t all that great playing 2ndbase, on top of his non-existent hitting. And Santiago gets the clutch hit to win it for us. Just stating what I see, take from it what you will.

Rich, exactamente—it is only a matter of time, and Inge is borrowing a lot of that, before a significant change to the roster is done.

Jason, have you heard anything regarding Jacob Turner?

On the Red Sox losing to the Yankees, 15-9, after leading 9-0 after five:
“It all happened pretty quickly, and it’s all kind of confusing right now,” Valentine said.
Now that’s just what you want to hear your manager say. Should have been you, Gino, should have been you.

We need to petition MLB for a new statistical catagory. Every time there is a perfect game in the future there should be the number (21+), all the non perfect games in major league history and….the I’m in denial number (1) Gallaraga.

Yea, it ticked me all over again hearing how he pitched only the 21st perfect game. No, it was the 22nd. That’s how rare and precious those games are not only for the pitcher but the franchise. It infuriates me that MLB will not reverse that godawful call.

That final hitter DID go around on that checked swing, right? I can’t find a replay of it anywhere.

Not 100 % sure. The commenter for Fox Sport ( in spanish, we had Yankess – Boston here until that 9 th inn.) said no.

There is usually a side angle camera that shows whether the hitter went around. Strangely missing here. You can’t help but think of an umpire counter-reaction to the Joyce call. Oh well, whatever.

And for that Evil, not that so empire , duel .Eons ago, the Tigers almost did a similar comeback. They were 6 down to the Yankees, they tied . Them went 12-6. The Tigers tied . They lost 13-12

Cabrera as DH:221/.296/.651

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