Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Cubs

Josh Wilson is 0-for-14 lifetime against Jon Lester, but he’s coming off a hot weekend series against the White Sox, and he bats right-handed. He gets the start at third base, with Nick Castellanos at DH.

tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers vs. Jon Lester)

  1. Rajai Davis, CF (12-for-41, 2 doubles, 2 triples, HR, 4 walks, 10 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (7-for-32, 2 HR, 3 walks, 4 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (14-for-27, 4 doubles, HR, 9 walks, 3 K’s)
  4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (1-for-11, walk, 3 K’s)
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Nick Castellanos, DH (2-for-5, HR)
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Josh Wilson, 3B (0-for-14, walk, 6 K’s)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-6, double, 3 K’s)

P: Anibal Sanchez

cubssecondlogoCUBS (career numbers vs. Sanchez)

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF (1-for-6, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (2-for-6, walk)
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Miguel Montero, DH (3-for-17, double, HR, 3 K’s)
  5. Chris Denorfia, LF (2-for-4, 2 walks)
  6. Starlin Castro, SS (1-for-8, 2 walks, K)
  7. Junior Lake, RF
  8. David Ross, C (4-for-15, double, HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  9. Addison Russell, 2B

P: Jon Lester


Bryan Holladay needs to play some.

honestly, i could have used 2 days off

interesting that Maddon, even with the DH, keeps one of his 2 big power threats, Rizzo, in the #2 slot

the main question again tonite is whether Sanchez can keep the ball from leaving the yard

Jason–great coverage of the MLB draft so far. Guess no intriguing stories, like drafting the son of a Tigers favorite?

I have read here and there that the Tiger tweaked Aníbal´s mechanic to help him control runners. If true, bad move his numbers with runners on are bad
For nothing, in front of him: Lester. he cant throw to first base. Nobody profited on it before or after the wild card game

Rajai saved Sanchez butt there.


Hard to believe the amount of elevation Rajai got on that. But what the heck is going on with a guy like Ross taking Anibal out of the park like that?
He has had such a proclivity for the long ball this year. It is almost uncanny.

Rajai caught that ball after it was over the wall. Fabulous catch!

Last year it seems like they used to try to get call right on reviews. This year I don’t think so. I’ve seen at least 3 or 4 calls it seemed pretty obvious and they still didn’t overturn.
Well in the end Cespedes got him out anyway. “BALL DON’T LIE”!!!!

Iggy out and Price & Holladay greet him him with fist bumps. Great team-mates.
Can Kinsler actually come through here?

OK, JD, make ’em pay.

Tigers baseball is fun again. It was just a matter of time.

This is the Anibal I remember!

Maybe I spoke too soon. Oh boy bases loaded

Atta boy Joba!

Maybe the last few weeks of commonality has pulled these guys together. They actually look like a good ball team out there

He is a low leverage pitcher

2.5 back of the losing team. 3.5 of the winner between KC and Twins

Fun, fun , fun. Have to say, though, that catch by Rajai was maybe a lifesaver.

alright i’m back on the wagon – that was a nice game! lets win this series tomorrow!

Things are looking a little more chipper tonight, and I don’t mean Jones. Our guys played a very solid game. It was great to see Victor in the clubhouse; just being there is a lift for these guys. JV is going to strut his stuff Saturday. Now if we can get Mr. Green Jeans, AKA the Unibomber, back on track, the starting bumps might be over. Bats are awakening, Rod is bloviating, and the birds are singing– well, you get the message.
1. Outfield defense was superlative; way to go Rags and YoMan.
2. Good timely hitting for a change.
3. Added runs in three other innings after scoring first. A nice recipe for success.
Kudos to Ian, Rags, Miggy, Anabal, and Nicky. Sanchez listened to someone, read a book, or simply remembered how to pitch. Very encouraging against a solid Cubs lineup.

i like that “bloviating” usage, greg. hope you are well.

MLB:”Please be advised that the Commissioner’s Office and the Players Association have agreed to amend the Major League Rules in advance of this year’s Rule 4 Draft with respect to players-to-be-named-later (“PTBNLs”) under Rule 12(e)(2), and the trading of draft picks under Rule 3(b)(6). …commencing with players eligible for the 2015 Rule 4 Draft, (a) players selected in the Draft may be traded beginning on the day following the conclusion of the World Series, and (b) drafted players cannot be PTBNLs unless they otherwise could be traded pursuant to Rule 3(b)(6), as amended, at the time of the trade.”

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