Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Yankees

Eugenio Suarez remains out after leaving last night’s game, though reports out of the Bronx suggest he might not miss as much time as initially feared. The fact that Suarez didn’t go on the DL and Hernan Perez wasn’t rushed in is a fairly good sign.

Meanwhile, Ezequiel Carrera returns to the bench after his highlight catch Monday night. The Yankees have another righty on the mound with Hiroki Kuroda, but it’s a better matchup for Davis, not because of the lefty-righty splits but because of the history (5-for-16). If the last couple days are the template for how Davis will be used against right-handers, then it’s safer to describe him as the regular starter in center fielder than to call him a platoon player.

Oh, and this new pitcher Price is starting for the Detroiters. He has a little bit of history with the Yankees.

TIGERS (career numbers off Kuroda)

  1. Rajai Davis, CF (5-for-16, double, HR, K)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (3-for-14, HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (5-for-12, double, 2 HR, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-3, K)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (0-for-7, 2 K’s)
  6. J.D. Martinez, LF (1-for-3)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C (1-for-6, HR, 2 K’s)
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

P: David Price

YANKEES (career numbers against Price)

  1. Brett Gardner, LF (2-for-17, 4 walks, 4 K’s)
  2. Derek Jeter, SS (18-for-59, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 8 walks, 8 K’s)
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (15-for-48, 4 doubles, 2 triples, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Mark Teixeira, 1B (11-for-50, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 5 walks, 4 K’s)
  5. Carlos Beltran, DH (1-for-9, 2 K’s)
  6. Brian McCann, C (4-for-8, 2 HR, walk)
  7. Chase Headley, 3B
  8. Martin Prado, RF (2-for-6, 2 K’s)
  9. Brendan Ryan, 2B (1-for-3, 2 K’s)

P: Hiroki Kuroda


Good Luck tonight, David, and the Tigers.
Astro has convinced me to follow him on twitter.

Hey Jim Leyland/Brad Ausmus, THAT’S a leadoff hitter.

How does Kinsler not throw the ball back to Miguel in that pickoff.

He thought he could catch him. He was wrong. Bet that won’t happen again.

Well he was never going to catch him not to mention it’s just not good baseball.

Martin Prado is the spitting image of Victor Martinez

In fact, that has been said, Same personality, team players

2-1. Here we are again. No life in Tiger bats.

Apparently tigers satisfied with 2 hits and 1 run……wha wha wha

Cy Young pitchers can’t even allow 2 runs.

Now 3…..hasn’t given up a ton but homers and doubles won’t do much god your cause and it certianly seems there isn’t run support coming his way. Yikes. Extremely disappointed in all.

Romine- Yankee stadium homer!

Every blind squirrel finds a nut!

i heard it like this though: even a blind squirrel find a nut, every once in a while.

You’re right. I knew it was something about a blind squirrel.
OMG Alex.

2 out RBI by Alex Avila ties the game…go figure

And the blindest of all squirrels Avila found s nut

agreed, albeit….romine hitting a homer…..that’s got blind squirrel written all over it!

That was Romine play

How to make a double of an infield hit

Kinsler slipping will make a blooper reel!:)

A moment of humor with Ian slipping. Had to laugh.

8th inning, Rajai, Ian, Miggy needed for lead run. Fizzle.

9th inning. Any run now by either team could be the game.

Torii’s hurt.

He was covering himself .It sounded bad

Right move. Joba´s time

Tigs gotta find a way to win this one.

Miggy ( I know and understand all the numbers), really has me worried. He is not coming up big in the clutch and he does not seem capable of carrying the team on his shoulders. Without that leadership this lineup becomes very ordinary. And possibly not effective enough to score the 4.5 runs necessary to win their division.

Any word from Jim and Dan on Torii?

Can’t see our bullpen outlasting the Yankees. Too bad, Price threw well enough to expect a win.
Get used to being a starter in Detroit David.

James Schmehl ‏@jamesschmehl 4m
Breathe easy, #Tigers fans. Torii Hunter left the game tonight with a left hand contusion. X-rays were negative, #Tigers announce.

Additionally, Torii Hunter will be reevaluated tomorrow.

Thoroughly disgusted with our hitters.

Crap–Ellsbury up and he has been just hammering the ball

Wonder why DD would let Thornton clear the waiver wire?

Just no more “Miggy Moments” in the cards.

Sure hope JD has some magic in that bat.

make that Carerra.

not tonight.

If we can’t have magic can we at least have a miracle?

That’s what it will take.


Maybe. Avila shocks us.

Even I was just going to say the same thing! Too funny

Pitiful. Can’t get a run off a Yankee staff that supposedly has not been that good.

Actually, the Yankee are pretty good. They have a decent record and have had major, major injuries but their GM keep finding player to fit in.

Duh. No sooner said than done. Pass the salt. Those words will taste great.

nathan nearly made me crap da pants

And that is was they call a clean save

Can you believe it? This game drained me of every ounce of energy, but David Prince wins his Tigers debut. Congrats to our bullpen

gotta admit it – alex is still a contributor at the plate. We forget easily that he from time to time has huge HRs, and routinely walks. Walks work pitch counts.

Ask and ye shalll receive

Maybe this gives energy to the Tigers to continue to win on this road trip.

1. The Price is right after all.
2. Alex gets new wings and soars.
3. JobaSoriaJo shines throughout the Big Apple.
That’s it in a nut shell; frosting on the cake: a tater from the nine hole.

Any chance of McCoy being sent to Toledo and Collins called up? Or they go two positions players short?

Yankee Stadium can make a Ted William out of Avila and a Gerhig out of Romine

Who gets beaned tomorrow?

I hope the Tigers have more self control to pull a Dbacks DBag move. Jeter getting hit was a mistake, not like what McCutchens had to deal with

I ran the numbers on two blind squirrels both finding nuts the same night on a baseball field with no trees. And squirrels (except for flying squirrels) are not even nocturnal. The number is astronomical. 10 to the power of 106.
Even watched the game to the end. Desperate to see Price’s debut, I was forced to watch a very fuzzy YES Yankee feed that I don’t even get on cable. Was blacked out of the game as always with Yankee games. Very satisfying win.

You’ve always been the go to guy for all things squirrels and nuts.

What a game – watched about every moment of it. Price settled down, he likely was amped up – and did a great job overall. So did our pen. Just when Avila is about to be run out of town he gets the big hit – someone mentioned that the other day and they were right on. Miggy no longer instills hope in a big situation, I am still thinking that is temporary though. That was big getting VMart to score from 2nd on a routine base hit. Being 2 outs helped but even with that I did not expect him to score to be honest. And a great running catch at the wall last night by JD – if Torii had been in there I doubt that play gets made and maybe the game changes a bit. Big time win.

Hmm……..you may be right. I can envision Torii doing that deke thing and waiting for the ball to bounce off the wall.

I like the way Price works. Pounds the zone, keeps the pitch count down. By pitching into the late innings, it’s like having an extra reliever or two on those nights. As it was, we were able to keep bringing our better relievers into an extra inning game. That is priceless (sorry).

Another thing I noticed. If I remember correctly, there were three different times in last night’s game when Price could have had the third out but didn’t get it for various reasons beyond his control. In each instance, he recorded the third out on the very next pitch. Damage control.

I need to get off the AAA (Anti-Alex Avila) bandwagon. If he can jack a pitch out to win a game for us even just 2 or 3 times the rest of the way then he will be a help rather than a hindrance. The endless stream of Ks are sapping strength from us but at least we KNOW he CAN do it.
Kudos to Romine for getting his bat on the ball too–and not talking just the HR.

I know some on here won’t agree and think just because RBI ‘s are still good I just think something is wrong whether injury of not with Miguel. He was really injured last year and I believe he still was hitting better last year. He wasn’t striking out a lot and he was walking and he hit the ball hard but wasn’t able to get extra bases because of his injury. It seems like he’s striking out at an alarming rate and when he’s not doing that he’s grounding out weakly. He’s swinging at pitches well out of the strike zone that he never used to. I don’t know if it’s injury based, needs glasses needs an adjustment at the plate but it’s not working anywhere close to what we are accustomed to seeing.

Hope he snaps out of it very soon.

I do agree with you, he is not fully recovered. He looked in pain last night and was unable to bend to get the weak grounder. My take remains the same, he is still recovering but his numbers show he is putting his best effort under the circumstances . Not you, but many fans are calling him lazy or accusing him of been satisfied with the big contract. By his standards, he is having an off year. But those numbers are still outstanding.
Yes, he looks frustrated.The glasses thing also came to my mind but he is known for swinging and hitting outside of the zone plus the problem is just against LHP. His numbers against RHP are closer to his norm
Where is Lloyd when he needs him

I hear ya!
On another note, I am going to add another animal metaphor to the classic squirrel & nut that was dropped here the other day:
Are Tiger brass “beating a dead horse” with this constant refrain

“Andy Dirks leaves minor league game with hamstring injury, will be re-evaluated Wednesday”

Im not counting in any way on him.

“RT @Tigerfan_PJK: I told you he was good at SS. MT IL managers vote @MudHens Perez top defensive SS. <{- Amazing improvement since April" Timely performance for Romine. Suarez better take care of his health

Still better ERA for the staff with Holaday: 3.76 to 4.02. 2.97 SO/W to 2.70. More SO and less walks. JV and MS like to pitch with Holaday calling the game

Verlander numbers are far better with Holaday. Max numbers are now better with Avila but he had words of praise for Holaday

Maybe the numbers say that ET but I have a feeling they probably prefer Max back there since they are so used to him.

Just curious, are there generally people (scalpers) selling tickets outside Comerica?

sure are Dan

I take that back, not sure if right at the box office area but walking up there are, not sure though the ticket costs versus running into someone trying to get rid of an extra ticket or two before heading in to the game

Stubhub, man. Buy and print your tickets the day of.

Tons….just the way I walk in probably 10 or more

Price is set to make 20 MM in 2015. Scherzer 200 plus
Price is 28 , in his prime. while Scherzer is 30 and entering the point of decline for fastball pitchers
Pice projected WAR 16.9. Scherzer 17.1.
Price could take ,or not, those 144 MM. But Price is worth those 200 plus and would be a safer bet
What to worry about with Price? his high HR/9 something to expect anyway when he leads MLB in K with 199. Control pitcher, high HR rate

Ashamed to report I woke up at 6:00am and both TV’s were on and so was the radio. I guess the tension of the game was too much and I passed out. The 11th inning is the last thing I remembered. Still, Price was wonderful. He’s so calm. Sometimes I wonder if Miguel has reinjured himself.

And, yet, there is a comment I made at the end of the game congratulating our BP. Those last 2 innings just about killed me and, no, I wasn’t drinking. Keep In mind, nuts are easier to find in Yankee stadium.

must have been your twin posting for you – too funny you don’t remember that

Kathy wait, does that mean we DON’T have a date Saturday night?

Been checking out StubHub but might want to do something spur of the moment too.
Thanks guys & girls!

We all want Miggy to self correct. He is our guy, a Tiger Hero, the player to show the way etc, etc. But it is clear, he has had physical issues and they have become mental as well.

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