Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Twins

Liam Hendriks allowed four home runs to the Yankees in his last start, and enters Sunday with a 6.23 ERA for September. He allowed four runs on six hits with four walks against the Tigers on July 2 at Comerica Park.


  1. Austin Jackson, cf
  2. Quintin Berry, lf
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b
  4. Prince Fielder, 1b
  5. Delmon Young, dh
  6. Andy Dirks, rf
  7. Jhonny Peralta, ss
  8. Alex Avila, c
  9. Omar Infante, 2b

P: Anibal Sanchez


  1. Denard Span, cf
  2. Ben Revere, rf
  3. Joe Mauer, c
  4. Justin Morneau, dh
  5. Ryan Doumit, lf
  6. Chris Parmelee, 1b
  7. Trevor Plouffe, 3b
  8. Alexi Casilla, 2b
  9. Pedro Florimon, SS

P: Liam Hendriks


I would have put Laird in there to catch seeing as how he threw that gem with him his last start. Oh, Well! Go Anibal, Go Alex, Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!

With four games to go, there is a possibility that NY and Texas could be the wild card teams. NY is tied for first while the Rangers, leading by 2.5, have a tough DH today with the Angels followed by a series in Oakland to finish. It’s a wild season in the AL and nobody has played to the level of the Nationals or Red in the NL.
Credit where it’s due: Fox had a pretty good game presentation yesterday. Tom Verducci was very well prepared and made a good team with Daron Sutton. Good camera work too, catching things we don’t always get to see.

OK guys be prepared:
AJ- to leave your feet if you have to
QB-to square around and drop down quality bunt
Miggy-to swing away on a 3-0 pitch
Prince-to backhand a 2 hopper in the hole, instead of trying to front the ball.
DY-to take a 1st pitch slider
Dirks-to get dirty
Peralta-for a breaking ball
Avila-to tell Kevin Rand “I’m OK, it’s not broken”
Infante-to not make a spectacular play and think a split second before you throw
Sanchez-to watch the relief staff preserve your lead, with your eyes closed and your fingers crossed.

I’ve read a ton of comments and stories saying that Leyland comes back if he wins the division, and is gone if he doesn’t. As John Turturro aptly put it in “Brother Where Art Thou”, that don’t make no sense. After 158 games, JL has either done a good enough job to be signed for next year or he hasn’t. How would a sensible decision be made based on the next four days’ outcomes? Example: both the Tigers and Sox could lose all four and we win the division.
I don’t think the decision(s) will be based on what happens between now and Wednesday. At least I hope not. First, Jim has to want to return and second, Mr. Dave and Mr. Ilitch have to want him back. There’s much more to it than simply winning or losing a division. I would hope all parties concerned already know what they want to do.

I’d fire him even if we win the world series. It would be a win despite him not with or because of him.

Focus on our game. Get some hits and walks. The runs will follow. Go Anibal. Nobody better. Go Tigers!!!!!

Memo to Showalter: you dont play rookies in a playoff chase. You dont play rookies over the players that broke with the team after ST:
“Machado’s late HR has O’s tied for first in East”
“And it was the young Machado — who has less than two months of Major League experience — leading the latest celebration,”

LOL. I like that.
— Bob

Hey lets keep this offense going! An ole ambush sounds about right!
not going to comment on the opposing starting pitcher, today.
I hope our bullpen does their job-well, today.

Jason updated and there is a newer blog

Thanks ump….benoit had Perez so struck out and because you appearently don’t get a trike zone Perez wound up getting a hit. By the way no sqeeing him on moustakas. A~hole

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