Monday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Brewers

Victor Martinez is back in the Tigers starting lineup tonight after getting the vast majority of the weekend series in St. Louis off. Yoenis Cespedes, however, is off for the first time this season, with Rajai Davis starting in his place. Other than that, it’s a regular lineup for the Tigers tonight after getting in late from St. Louis following the Sunday night game.

On the Brewers side, Carlos Gomez is in the lineup tonight after getting hit in the head by a Noah Syndergaard fastball Sunday in New York. Milwaukee needs all the help it can get; the team enters tonight batting just .195 against left-handed pitching heading into Lobstein Night. Only the Red Sox (.193) hit lefties for a lower average.

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  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Rajai Davis, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Kyle Lobstein


  1. Carlos Gomez, CF
  2. Khris Davis, LF
  3. Ryan Braun, RF
  4. Aramis Ramirez, DH
  5. Jason Rogers, 1B
  6. Elian Herrera, 3B
  7. Luis Sardinas, SS
  8. Hector Gomez, 2B
  9. Martin Maldonado, C

P: Mike Fiers


Hey its a good time to get Yoenis off his feet. is he available for pinch hitting though?

Something wrong with Cespedes’ feet? When will McCann move ahead of Castellanos in the line-up?

The Detroit bullpen leads the majors in May with a 1.38 ERA.

It would be great to see the meat of the lineup come out mashing tonight! Here’s hoping for a rebound game for Lobstein! Let’s keep the losing streaks to 1 game.

Ty Cobb had a thoery about ST.For him, it was physically exhausting for players
Young players could have the stamina if they are position players but pitchers cant handle it. Verlander was pushing the ball since late September while the old Rogers had the sole W for the Tigers. The old Magglio had no problem landing the ball in the seats
And it is not about the body, as Reggie said, Fall is was take apart the kids from the grown up men
Cespedes, Miguel and Kinsler like JL would say “need a blow” Their feet are OK

Miguel was using glasses while fielding but I did not notice them while hitting

Miguel remains 7th in hard hit rate in MLB. It was just bad luck the slow beginning of the week.
Kinsler, 47th and Cespedes 52Th

I hope Lobstein has a better outing this game……………OOPS!

Agreed about McCann before Castellanos

Defensive indifference in the first??

Can someone tell me again why he was not given a chance before?

They moved on to Coke Zero.

re: “given a chance.” Who, McCann? Avila’s father is in the front office? Alex bats LH?

Is it Coke time for the Tigers?

C’mon Tigers. Lobstein is holding them fairly well. Miggy a triple. Victor fails. Casty another double play. Fiers a high pitch count. How is Brewers’ BP doing?

Set-up, and closer great, before ? better than the starters

. Sorry, I was talking about McCann. I was expecting a fifty /fifty as advertised

Crunch time and we need a good AB from Casty tonight. Be nice to plate something before he come up though.

El T-do you have the “home” stats for Miggy this year? My guess is they are not what we would call good.

Ugh…..should be able to do a bit more off a pitcher of this caliber. Disappointed

Personally I have seen enough of Victor to know he needs to hit the DL.

Tough pitcher for Rajai to deal with.

6th inning. (GROAN)

Sure wish our bats didn’t come and go so predictably on this team.

Miggy hits .262 home .397 away
3 homers home 7 away
11 rbi home 19 away

Corey Knebel was called up before this game

Brad just has no idea how to handle that bullpen. It was pretty clear that Lobstein should have been taken out.
The mishandling of the DP factored large.
Lobstein pitched well and has generally been better than expected.
Can’t win many games when you score 2 runs.

Can only manage 2 runs on 6 hits off this guy? Now the Brewers don’t waste their opportunity To go ahead. This team just doesn’t score enough runs.

Knebel? Who is gone?
Tigers waited too long to score more. Brewers finally got to Lobstein.

He is now with the Brewers. He went to Texas for Soria

In the 37 ´s way, Lobstein with the QS

As Gk pointed out , Miguel is better on the road, I suspect his day/night splits are more about the park than the hour

17 games 2 runs or less. Guess the starters have to be perfect. Lots of fun things to watch defensively with this team. ..they are offensively a snooze.

Gose is really quiet, except when he flubs or fails on the field ie throw his bat down, throws his glove.

Game slipping away to a 13-25 team. Best chance now is 2-3-4-5 hitters in 8th.

M & M

Ridiculous–Brad should have had Victor just strike out since the only other option with the way he is swinging he had to in into a DP

There you go. M & M’s melt under pressure. Maybe I’ll have to join the V2DL Club. Victor to DL. He’s just not right.

Have conclusive evidence and they still don’t get if right.
Meanwhile still nobody can get a clutch hit. Pretty pissed off tonight. This 2 run limit they have.

Avery is the only option from Toledo. The others need a lot of work

As soon as Cespedes was announced, the commenter here said:it was a bad choice. A fastball hitter vs a breaking ball pitcher. He was right

Screw ’em……..can’t drive in runs. Oh ya they get their two out singles to keep their batting averages up but actually getting the big hit…..nope.

A lot of work? More than Victor? What about Fields?

Avery will be called up well before him

1. Defense will keep us in these one run losses.
2. Wilson has accepted the challenge.
3. Speed is a strength for the club.
Dan was spot on. Victor would have done us a great service by striking out; regardless of whether is was out or not, doesn’t diminish the reality that he is really hurting the club. and I truly love the guy. Right now, he’s fooling none, and no right handed pitcher fears him. Just another pathetic loss to a pathetic team. We never get the hit in the cliffhangers, only the ones where everyone is crushing the ball. Lobster did okay; Ausmus blew the pitching change.

Chris McCosky ‏@cmccosky · 11m11 minutes ago
Ausmus says it may be time to explore other option re Victor

There are two, bats only RH or DL

Re replay, if MLB’s new policy is to avoid overturning close calls, you end up wasting time on useless reviews. Last year’s goal was to “get it right.” That seems to have changed. So now they only overturn the most egregious of missed calls?
Re tonight’s game, I expected a letdown after St. Louis and got it. Fiers was a better pitcher tonight than I thought he would be.
Re Victor, I think what I have to say would be met with disagreement so I’m going to let that one go by. Game over, on to other activities here.

Re: the challenge on Victor. It sure looked like at least a tie and I thought that went to the runner. Was he hurt enough to be removed for a runner if he had been safe? I think anyone else would have beaten the throw for sure.

39 games. Do they have to wait until 40 to make some decisions?

Oddly enough I don’t think there is actually a RULE that says the tie goes to the runner. That has been a development in the game that has come to be “understood”.
Regardless, the question here (and I am not blaming hime) is Victor. Whether he hits RH or LH, he is a luxury liner on the base paths that clogs up the new theme of speed and hustle on the team. Management can’t keep debilitating the team waiting for him to come around. It can be argued that Victor may even, sadly, be through. Playing him in spite of his conditiokn wil only result in further injury–and that might have occurred tonight. Everyone on the planet knew he was going to hit into a DP. He has not been able to get the ball out of the infield in a while now.
Bring up Fields, Collins or Moya and give them a run at DH for a couple of weeks.
What have you got to lose? At least all of them can run.
It is absolutely absurd to have a man limping his way through games this early in the season. This is not Gibby in the World Series for cryin out loud.

Play the good teams tough, play the mediocre or less teams with no energy! I never thought offense would be an issue with this team more than a game or two spread throughout the season. Lose to the Brewers??? Sheesh.

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