Monday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Astros

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The Tigers left Kansas City with temperatures around 80 degrees yesterday. It’s looking like they’ll be lucky to get a first-pitch temperature above 50 tonight. But the forecast calls for a warmup by the end of the series, all the way up towards 80 by Thursday’s series finale.

Back to the standard lineup for the Tigers against right-hander Jarred Cosart. The only two Tigers that have seen him did so with other teams last year.


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-2, walk off Cosart)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Austin Jackson, CF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Andrew Romine, SS
  9. Rajai Davis, LF (1-for-3 off Cosart)

P: Max Scherzer

ASTROS (career numbers off Scherzer)

  1. Jose Altuve, 2B (0-for-3)
  2. Dexter Fowler, CF (3-for-10, double, 5 K’s)
  3. Jason Castro, C (0-for-3, 3 K’s)
  4. Chris Carter, DH (0-for-4, walk, 2 K’s)
  5. Alex Presley, LF (1-for-6, double, walk, K)
  6. George Springer, RF
  7. Mark Krauss, 1B
  8. Matt Dominguez, 3B (1-for-6, 2 K’s)
  9. Jonathan Villar, SS

P: Jarred Cosart


wait, when they say Jordan Lennerton they mean Coke, right!?!?!?!

Off the 40 roster. still one to go from the 25 roster .Ortega but….

The Coke situation is just a minor annoyance but it sure draws a lot of attention.
Hopefully that offensive onslaught over the weekend wasn’t just a result of the warm weather or we may have to wait a couple days.

Lennerton??? Something up? I thought they moved Belfiore to make room for Hanrahan.

Opened a spot in the 40 roster to add Ray. Tomorrow another goes off the 25 roster.

Third base-running mistake in 4 days for Kinsler

Not to say I have any right whatsoever to question Miggy but can someone please explain to me why he absolutely insists on first pitch swinging this year EVEN when the first pitch has often been of the unhittable flavor. I can see it with a pitch that is exactly what and where a batter is looking for but his impatience that time sure took us out of a potential big first inning.

300 for the season?

No argument with his batting average just saying that it seems that so far this year he seems to be swinging at far more of his share of BAD first pitches. I don’t remember him ever doing that before. Maybe it’s just me.

Are you kidding me – that play at 3rd by Cast……Imma start call’n him Nasty Casty I think if he keeps all this up! He’s amazing!


what a friggin GAME!

Those teams that lose a lot of games find a way to do it. Just stay with ’em and they’ll mess something up. We saw plenty of that with our ’03 club.
I thought Cosart was pretty darned good tonight but we also looked a little jet lagged. We’re winning games that we didn’t use to win.
It’s hard to root against a guy (Bass) when they’ve just interviewed his mother but that was a big shot by Victor.
Looking forward to seeing young Mr. Ray tomorrow.

Nervewracking, but they prevailed. Great pitching, clutch hitting.

Ortega optioned to Toledo to make room for Robbie Ray.

Didn’t get to see but the last 3 innings. Those base running blunders by the Astros were very helpful? Going to game tomorrow night will be interesting to see what Ray can do.

Yes, that should be very interesting and probably no one more concerned than Dave Dombrowski.
We are extremely fortunate to be winning games when our best hitter is a shadow of his former self (to this point). He is having poor at bats, IMHO, and seems to be trying to do too much (too cute) instead of just hammering the ball. He has been awful with a man standing on 3rd.
Castellanos only needs to get a little more confidence (you can actually see developing) and he will be as feared as anyone in that lineup.
VMart must have been pretty ticked off taking a called 3rd early in that game. He is simply one of the best hitters in the game of baseball. To come back after a year off with that injury and his body style, at that age—-remarkable.
Max is now the Ace of the staff. Something to maybe fire up Justin eh!!!

Well the guardian angel has been looking over the Tigers . With Miggy swinging at some real bad pitches the Tigers have lucked out . V Mart is one heck of a hitter . But yes at times their base running has been poor . This has to be corrected .

Um, Verlander is still the ace.

Coke must be pretty darn happy he throws baseballs with his left arm. There is no other reason for his being on a Major League roster.

In unrelated news, today I bought my 2.5 y.o. son, Leyland, a baseball tee today before the game. The whole game all he did was hit the balls to me. Well I might add, as well as from both sides of the plate!

1. The Romine bunt. Made up for the error.
2. The Jackson catch.
3. The Martinez swing.

Kudos to Max, Rajai, and Joe. Miggy is really looking bad right now for a future HOF.
Can’t explain first pitchitis. More prevalent this year than in the past. He’s hitting the ball harder, but the plate discipline is absent. Hope Max ends up in the NL next year; I’d hate to face him regularly. Alex had a decent game; throws to second are getting better.

Outstanding Evan! I would think the earlier the better to encourage switch hitting.

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