Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Brewers

Though right-handed batters are hitting Kyle Lohse a bit harder this year with a .289 (28-for-97) average and .864 OPS compared with .218 (19-for-87) and .682 against lefties, Tyler Collins is back in the lineup at DH. Other than James McCann, it’s the same lineup. Likewise, not much change on the Brewers side, either, except for Elian Herrera at second base over Hector Gomez.

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  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (3-for-7, double, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-13, double, 2 HR, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF (1-for-7, walk, 2 K’s)
  5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-3, 2 HR, K)
  6. Tyler Collins, DH
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Shane Greene


  1. Carlos Gomez, CF
  2. Gerardo Parra, RF
  3. Ryan Braun, DH
  4. Adam Lind, 1B (0-for-3, K vs. Greene)
  5. Aramis Ramirez, 3B
  6. Khris Davis, LF
  7. Luis Sardinas, SS
  8. Elian Herrera, 2B
  9. Martin Maldonado, C

P: Kyle Lohse


why is Tyler Collins batting 6th? why was he yesterday?

B/C there were six other guys that didn’t get a hit?

Why is Collins starting at all? What’s the deal, Brad?
By the way, I have an old cap with that very Brewers logo on it.

I just thought I’d add my 2 cents….the way they’re hitting, what difference does it make? ground balls…dp’s k’s…ssshhh!

Collins is starting because Lohse is a RHP? Logical? As for the line-up, why not keep it the same while everything is going well?

also….our pitching(starters) are not too reliable….put it all together and what do you
have? another loss. have you all noticed…the division is tightening up….it’s
going to be a very bumpy ride folks….

It’s always a bumpy ride. This is baseball. It’s never smooth sailing for any team.

There is a four game series with Houston. Most you can hope for is a split. Then the west coast. Might get two of three from Oakland. Four games in LA where the Tigers have historically struggled. It’s going to take awhile to get this going.
This is not surprising.

Here’s hoping Shane has a good night and the bats get hot. Go Tigers!!!!

The starters have pitched 6.2 Innings per game. Top in MLB.
58% QS second in MLB
ERA: 4.12 6th in the AL

Tigers batters: 10th in SO. AL. 4th in BB
OPS 3rd
Maybe their offense is off. Other teams are worse

Well, they got their one run, again with the help of a Maldonado error. Will there be more even without a Brewers error?

The run is earned. The single would have batted it it

It was still set up by an error like last night. SB + throwing error puts runner in easy scoring position.
Bases loaded. No outs. One run scored. Another anemic performance.

The problem is not the night, but CoPa . They win on the road

Geez HBP on an 0-2 pitch
We are goons pay for that

Not goons!

Iglesias took a shot to his knee on the slide

Houston leads MLB with 57 HRs? Hard to believe. Does Anibal pitch vs Astros?

Think positive, illinoifan. Does McCann have a high rate of cutting runners down? Seems like it.

Speaking of HRs. Does CoPa have a low rate of HRs hit?

10 th hardest to hit a HR

Cespedes actually draws a walk. He has shown a little life today.
What is with this team with the bases loaded? Very rarely do we see sac flys in that scenario but rather ground balls.
That is actually something that can be worked on.

Greene out-. I agree with Brad on this one. Tought break on ball three

Another tie game. I just took a xanax.

My blood pressure has been sky high since last Sunday . The win tonight will bring it down I hope .

Are out Tigers gaoing to be Two-Timers again?
Pretty awful stat to be able to score only 2 runs in half your games.

IRS for Nesbitt 1( this) of 13

The lack of hitting is a complete mystery. We have always had trouble with the bottom part of our lineup but when the meat isn’t working it is case for concern.
Gose seems to have taken a bit of a regress. Iggy makes contact unfortunately most of it is weak and not on the green. When he starts to barrel up more he will be a very decent hitter.
Tiger fans need a spark.

No surprise with Gose and Iglesias.. All glove no stick over 4 years in MLB each.
You can carry one of them but not both
Gose defense is not liked by DRS or UZR

Dan & jim just said it was 63 degrees at the park. They are lucky. It’s 47, windy and sprinkling where I am.
Oh, Collins is up. We sure could use a hit.

I only use PVO (personal vision and observation) when I grade OFers.
What I see so far in Gose is talent and a bit of reckless abandon. I think he’s great.
The hitting needs to be worked on a lot. Leadoff batters who strike out too much ahead of the “meat” are not a good thing. Been there done that.

How could that be a strike? Way outside.

Here comes Nick.

swinging for the fences. All we need is a hit.

JD is making contact, 4 xbase for the whole month

Can Casty actually do anything in the clutch?
He’s done very very little so far.

This is the 2nd time we’ve had the base loaded. Hit!!

Now, that’s a great at bat and a clutch hit.

The proverbial blind squirrel

Finally. Hope that helps him out for the future tooo. He (as we all) really needed that.

All’s Well That Ends Well

That Brewers team looked better than their record indicates. Get out of town!
I saw Iggy take that hit on the slide. We’ll see how he is tomorrow.
The Tigers could stand to hit a few more homers and this would be less stressful. That ballpark is huge and I think it may be in their heads by now. They seem to be much more relaxed at the plate on the road.
KC at this point is the best team in baseball.

Much needed win by the good guys . Hope they are ready for the Astros this weekend . Nice hit by Nick C. to drive in three runs .

They needed something and it came from the one of least expected player. Great hit by Casty. Can it light a fire under any others? They need it for Astros.

1. JMac demonstrates why Avila may never catch another game.
2. The Cespides opposite field hit; finally looked comfortable at the plate tonight.
3. Mr. Green looks good in his jeans again.
Kudos to Nicky who really needed a great hit and at bat. Also to Julio and Yoennis for good jobs at the plate. Defense was stellar again. A nice out for Hardy to get Lind. Would have been nice if Brad had left Nick in to finish the game;he needed this win so badly, that there was no way. Someone please slow down the Royal Pains, and the Pesky Twinks.

Glad to see Casty get that hit tonight. His D has improved drastically. His bat needs to follow suit.

The future of baseball ?
But MLB put a cap on international spending and pretend to establish an international draft. That will hurt but Venezuelan and Dominican players and the occasional Mexican ( too few for many reasons) or Aruban players,in one side and Americans in the other, the former hit with low bonuses a, the latter with cheap competition
In Europe, especially in the Premier League, teams like Arsenal or Chelsea have played 11 “foreigners” ( the rules make European, communitarian players, not foreigners)
Is an all foreigners MLB the future?
The Jays, long ago, played once 6 Venezuelans and here it was big deal. A SF – Arizona game had 10 Venezuelan players at the same time

A couple of things. First, I love the way Collins broke up the double play by going hard into second, which allowed Nick to make it to first. Plus, a run scored. The second thing is these UZR calculations. The sample size for 2015 is too small to amount to a hill of beans. Generally a 3- year period is recommended for analysis. Otherwise faulty conclusions can occur.

More on UZR…There is only a small sample size from 2015. It’s not a good idea to draw conclusions from it since a 3-year period is recommended for analysis. Since I’m lazy today, I won’t go back that far, but I will give you ratings from 2014 qualifiers. Davis finished at -8.0. JD was -1.6 and Cespedes was 8.4. I couldn’t locate Gose, so presumably he was not a qualifier.

As a sidenote, I also checked on Hunter. He was -18.3 in 2014. In context, 0 is average, +15 is Gold Glove calibre and -15 is awful.

I can’t speak to that as I don’t go much beyond WHIP, OPS, and IRS.

LOL. I’m not even sure I understand WHIP and OPS. I do know that IRS stands for Internal Run Scoring.

If you’re interested in statistical analysis, sites like FANGRAPHS give definitions of terms, explanations and some examples which are often player-topical. Frankly, I kinda like the PVO approach Dan described, but the metrics certainly give more balance to players and situations. And, sometimes more confusion.

I do not understand Ausmus. The linero was done to lose the game. Why he did not chance Greene before ? Always waiting ungió the ralle is already done.

Does Ausmus know that hit and run exist? Why Tigers have too many double plays. This problem is a manager problem. With good contact hitters, why 50 double play in 45 games?

One more double play. Please Dombrosky, tell something to Ausmus

AUSMUS GO HOME FELIZ is a disastrer and all know this bit no the coach..unbeliveble ..bye bye tigers

i dont speak of double play….is terrible but all is terrible this year

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