Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Indians

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Not a whole lot of changes for a day game after a night game. Andrew Romine gets the start at shortstop, but Alex Avila is behind the plate again for Max Scherzer. Likewise, the Indians lineup looks awfully familiar.

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

TIGERS (career numbers against Josh Tomlin)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-3, double, walk)
  2. Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-11, 2 doubles, triple, HR, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-4, double, 3 walks)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-5, 2 walks)
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-1, K)
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-2, 2 K’s)
  7. Alex Avila, C (2-for-8, 2 HR, 2 K’s)
  8. Andrew Romine, SS
  9. Rajai Davis, LF (2-for-7, triple, HR)

P: Max Scherzer

INDIANS (career numbers off Scherzer)

  1. Michael Bourn, CF (7-for-25, double, walk, 5 K’s)
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS (11-for-42, 4 doubles, HR, 3 walks, 13 K’s)
  3. Michael Brantley, LF (10-for-35, 5 doubles, triple, HR, 3 walks, K)
  4. Jason Kipnis, 2B (5-for-24, double, 2 walks, 7 K’s)
  5. Carlos Santana, 1B (3-for-31, double, 6 walks, 4 K’s)
  6. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B (5-for-20, double, HR, 3 K’s)
  7. Nick Swisher, DH (8-for-25, 2 doubles, triple, 5 walks, 10 K’s)
  8. David Murphy, RF (7-for-25, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 7 K’s)
  9. Yan Gomes, C (0-for-3, 2 K’s)

P: Josh Tomlin


Wow! Miggy HR. Tomlin 37 pitches in one inning.

Ump has a very tight strike zone.

Hard to tell here with Gameday. There have been some that could have been strikes and some that didn’t look like strikes. It does appear the Tigers let Tomlin off the hook in the 1st inning.
Another Miggy RBI. max’s pitch count a little high. I usually go by 15 pitches per inning. That should get a starter thru 7 innings.

Max is getting into trouble. Another bad outing for the Billion $$$ man?

It’s just tight, fair but tight. Max very inefficient. Will be lucky to make it through 6

Max got out of that inning but pitch count high. BP on the spot again.

The question is equally tight? if so , they must deal with it

It was until Romine went to bat then ump was clearly punishing the tigers

That last pitch to Romine was very clearly outside the strike zone. No doubt in my mind.

Last 2 pitches were clearly a punishment for questioning him.

Oh, we’re into the spite phase of umpiring now? I didn’t have much hope for Romine batting but thought there was a chance he could get a sac fly.
Better inning for Max. Still 15 pitches over my idea of a good pitch count. Let’s hope his bad inning was the 3rd before he re-grouped and got out of it.

ROMINE RBI! Great to see Romine trend water at the plate

Was away for 1/2 inning and they score 7 times! Wow! Way overdue for a big inning. Now can Max hold them? LOL.

Isn’t that the truth ? Now they need to protect the lead . Something they have had trouble doing this season . Clean sweep of the Tribe would be great .

by design the game lends itself to streakiness. it’s a long season and many players have proven track records that they’ll fulfill. At years end win-or-lose we’ll have developed some guys. Yes it’s important to win the game, but it’s also important to make the playoffs regularly in a longterm sense.
Good game for Max today, as well as Ian.

Who would have believed it? A sweep of the Indians while KC might be swept by the Mariners. This has been a very streaky season for many teams. Is it that parity they talk about?

1. A really crooked number Inning. No mercy shown on Cleveland today.
2. Miggynormal slowly showing up more each game. How about Miggy, Victor, and Julio as a potent 3-4-5. Victor took a day off from the offense, but it was well deserved. Throwing in Rookie 1 in the six hole, and hopes begin to rise. Rest all you want Tori.
3. Yesterday, it was Laurel’s partner Hardy. Today it was the Real McCoy. Hopefully, Mr. Smith can get it together too. No blame on him under today’s circumstances. Anything is better than Evan Reed.

I’ll rag Rags today. His AB’s are usually very predictable, and the running game is not even contributing now. When Tori returns, makes Rags the odd man out.
Avila had a couple of good AB’s. Kudos to Miggie and Ian, on his 32nd. Birthday.
Also, kudos to Max; he had good stuff, just got a little ahead of himself. I felt a sweep coming. I will cautiously proclaim that the ship is righted for the near term. On to Fielderville minus Fielder. Need 3 of the remaining six on the road. Anything more would be gravy. Finally, hats off to Andrew for good AB’s today. AJax needs to be the permanent nine.

Not surprised at the outcome; felt that coming. Cleveland finally gets big attendance numbers for the weekend and fall flat on their faces.
Scherzer throws too many pitches; we’re lucky it was a blowout. I was hoping for one because it would be a good time to use the three rookies in the pen. Worked out perfectly. Tigers in as good a shape as possible heading for Texas and Houston.
On balls and strikes, most umpires do a poor job of it. Two Braves ejected today for protesting calls. I’m surprised when we get a well called game. Alan Porter is the best at it; rulebook strike zone and consistent.
40-32. Isn’t that about what you would have expected before the season started? Doesn’t matter how they got there.

Nope, I had ’em playing .600 ball for the season. I figured with that rotation they should be able to win on average 3 out of 5 each turn through.

Well, we’re only about seven wins apart in the end.

As a descendant of the Hatfield clan, I didn’t know what to think of all those McCoys sitting up there in the stands today……..

Huge win at the Tribes own park . Looked like a fair amount of Tigers fans made the trip . Of to Texas where the will not face Darvish .

Looked like a Tiger fan caught Miggy’s HR. A laugher…..for a change!

that ballpark down in texas is just what the doctor ordered for this offense too: keep the runs comin.
The key is the pitching: can the starters stay back on track, what does the bullpen do to close games out.

Great weekend series – I did not see most of the games, just the end of Saturday’s game, which was a nail biter. Was at the Reds game on Sunday, that stadium has one thing I wish Comerica had, and that is smaller sections. It was really nice as we sat on the end and barely were getting up and down for people to leave other than our group which went 5 seats deep. Still nothing like being at a Tigers game.

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