Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox


The Tigers have pretty much the same lineup against Jose Quintana that they put up against him last week in Detroit, with the exception of the catcher. Alex Avila was originally in the lineup, then was scratched with lower back spasms. It hasn’t been a lingering injury, but just came up today, according to Brad Ausmus, who characterized him as day-to-day.

With Avila out, Bryan Holaday gets the start behind the plate, batting eighth.

The White Sox lineup has Adam Eaton back from injury in center field. He takes the place of Jordan Danks. Add in Gordon Beckham at second base, and it’s otherwise the same lineup the White Sox posted against Verlander last week at Comerica Park.

Gameday | TV: FS Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

TIGERS (career numbers off Jose Quintana)

  1. Rajai Davis, LF (8-for-17, 2 doubles, HR, walk, K)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (3-for-8, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-14, double, HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-9)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (4-for-14, 3 K’s)
  6. Austin Jackson, CF (3-for-16, triple, walk, 3 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (2-for-5, K)
  8. Bryan Holaday, C
  9. Danny Worth, SS

P: Justin Verlander

WHITE SOX (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. Adam Eaton, CF
  2. Gordon Beckham, 2B (6-for-31, HR, 7 K’s)
  3. Jose Abreu, 1B (2-for-3, HR, K)
  4. Adam Dunn, DH (5-for-28, 3 HR, 2 walks, 12 K’s)
  5. Dayan Viciedo, RF (6-for-18, double, HR, 4 K’s)
  6. Alexei Ramirez, SS (15-for-61, double, HR, 2 walks, 9 K’s)
  7. Alejandro De Aza, LF (4-for-23, 2 HR, 2 walks, 8 K’s)
  8. Tyler Flowers, C (3-for-13, 2 HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  9. Marcus Semien, 3B (1-for-4, 2 K’s)

P: Jose Quintana


Come on boys – felt like I have not gotten to watch a game in a while – looking forward to a night with nothing planned but some reading and watching a win

9th is the place for Davis

Last night, one of the best plays of the season almost ruined because Fielder was not well positioned. The replay corrected it.
The ESPN in español crew was ecstatic because the ump who made the call asked the review himself ( after a lost challenge)
Two reviews , around 1 minute each . And I thought , that is less than a one of those Martin- Weaver-Piniella- Cox copyrighted shows

yea i saw that. prince has it bad right now

Pretty ugly ab’s by Tigers first few innings

Pretty ugly 3rd by Verlander………..what do you want to bet he’ll blame it on the extra rest?

if it wasn’t raining…i’d bet miggy gets a HR right there

A few facts to chew on–JV, although he has had early statistical success, is giving up a lot of contact and has lost a significant amount of velocity. I followed this game on Gameday and with all the flyouts figured they would get to him soon.
We need the JV who blows people away.
Our hitting is so iffy. There seems to be very little rhythm in the lineup.
Kinsler struggling doesn’t help. Miggy not fence busting doesn’t help either.

Miggy is striking the ball tho. As i stated earlier, one could have gone out. The line drive to shallow CF looked good too. Remember, if miggy struggles in April it’s one thing, but to struggle in october is another.

Verlanders fastball and Rod and Mario illuded to it seems hittable and if they don’t clobber it, they foul it off. It doesn’t blow anybody away?
My bigger concern is (besides the pen) is these hitters…..inconsistent they seem to get hits, but not timely? I don’t know I haven’t quite figured it out. Zero power pretty much doesn’t help, lack of playing? They are whiffing at a lot of crap way out of the strike zone tonight.

Nice job for Justin and Joba to get out of those jams


Nice going by Holaday and AJ. Bit disturbing that tigers hitter have struck out 14 times tonight.

honestly, striking out rates might be negatively correlated with getting ABs and with all the time off…. I think this win had a good feeling to it.

I LIKE this style of baseball. On a night with rusty hitters struggling, they find a way to win. That was a darned good win.

Wonder if Brad suggested the bunt or if he did it himself? Great execution either way.

Let’s just get Casty back to a disciplined swing. Over-swinging and far too aggressive.

It is a comeback win that was much needed . Tigers did strike out too many times. They have to correct that soon . Great bunt and a great win !!!!

The Tigers and Royals are neck and neck in striking out the least in the AL. Games like these happen in baseball.

A big win, especially against the Sox at their place. Sadly it looked like only 453 people there. Midwest weather is not baseball’s friend in the early going. Anyway, JV had a nice outing minus the third. He needs to get the first pitch over more often. It seems like he pitched from behind the count through the first five. He got the K’s in the 7th. when needed. The Sox defense didn’t have to move too much with more than half the outs by the K. When the fat lady sang, the hero is none other than the H-Man, Mr. Holaday. Great bunt and great steal. More than an adequate fill in for Avila.
1. The 4 consecutive 2 out hits.
2. White Sox get no add on runs.
3. Joba the Hut and Joe Closer get her done!

Kudos to Migg and Victor. Miggy’s swing is falling into place. Victor is- well, Victor.
Rajai had a flat out bad night; no throwing arm either. All in all, it’s a W.


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