Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Reds


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

P: Kyle Ryan


  1. Brandon Phillips, 2B
  2. Ivan De Jesus, LF
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Todd Frazier, 3B
  5. Jay Bruce, DH
  6. Brayan Pena, C
  7. Chris Dominguez, RF
  8. Billy Hamilton, CF
  9. Kristopher Negron, SS

P: Michael Lorenzen


Lorenzen actually got lucky in the 1st. All three outs wee well struck. Miggy is carrying the team right now.
Not sure how long Ryan can continue performing as he has been. I don’t see where he has fabulous stuff as much as he has a pitcher’s demeanor.

De Jesús Sr played for the 1988 Tigers

You can’t expect Ryan to pitch a shutout like Price, Simon and Sanchez have done so they need good offense and defense to get him a win. T-e-a-m.

Ryan = 12 up, 12 down. Tiger bats???
1988 DeJesus Sr? I don’t recall. But I do remember Charlie Maxwell. He always played in a Sunday doubleheader and hit a HR. (Ancient history)

Greee throwing tonight for the Hens.
Castellanos needs to sit. He keeps making the same mistakes over and over and over.

Only Ty Gose and Hank Cabrera have solved Cy Lorenzen.

This might be a tough inning for Ryan. He sure has impressed.
FBI investigating the Cardinals–they should investigate the sanity of MLB’s All Star game policies.

Ouch-back to backers. Geez I sure like what the Tigers have for up the middle players.
I really like James McCann. That guy sure plays the game the right way.

The Tigers have seemingly turned things around by going 6-2 over their last 8. I only have their stats for the last 7. But during that span, notable OPS performances of .1000 plus have been turned in by Miggy, JD, Yespedes and Davis. To lead the way, Miggy popped 2 HRs with 9 RBIs (1.577) and JD smacked 3 HRs with 8 RBIs (1.355).

For cryin’ out loud Ian.

Holy Moly. That was a fantastic slide by Gose to avoid that bat.

They will rule inconclusive

The umpire fraternity strikes again

Bad call, bad running

It’s a pattern. If Gose stays at 3rd base, would JD have singled like he did the next inning?

The pattern continues. After the Tigers strand all kinds of runners, the Reds score the lead run.

And Ryan is gone with nothing but a possible loss to show for pitching a quality game and not getting much hitting support from the team.

Just got home I see they are befuddled by a mediocre pitcherry and continuing their knack of grounding into double plays and outs on the basepaths. Am I up to speed?

Pathetic tonight, although the game isn’t over. Wilson and Krol looked like garbage. How will Al look? They played around with this team and made themselves look foolish.

Trying to hit homers instead of just trying to get on base. Down by 2 fellas a solo shot isn’t going to do it

Nick continues to frustrate us fans. Poor defense again.

And Iggy compounds the problem. Joba deserved better than those 2 gave him.

Nick gets a hit on a 90 mph changeup following two at 101 mph that were right by him.

Chapman is special. Now at 103 mph.

He thought it was another fastball and that’s how slow he swung at it? 🙂

It’s become pretty apparent that NY isn’t going to overturn any close calls. Last year’s replay system worked well, This year, not so much. My issue with the NFL was doing reviews and still getting the play wrong. Baseball too?

Nick plays thirdbase like………….what? I got nothing.

It made Nick look bad when Rod tried to make excuses for him and ended up saying some really weird things.

As I continue to talk to myself here, it looks like Brad has done the replay rant already and nailed it.

I was listening. I just didn’t know what to add.

I know that I beat dead horses all the time, but we really suffer from not having that really solid BP guy who comes in and gets outs; our guys come in and give up walks that lead to having to make weird plays. I still think Wilson is the best option, but he doesn’t have a dynamic strikeout pitch. The pitch he made to Hamilton wasn’t that bad. It just found it’s way to no man’s land. That run sealed the victory for the Reds. As long as it was one, you could manufacture the tying run; but at two, Kinsler goes nuts, and Miggy changes his approach. Krol is fantastic at Toledo, and then comes in each game here to walk a critical batter. Ryan was on borrowed time; decent stuff, but mistakes become long homers. We let their guy off the hook in the early innings as usual.
1. Al pitched like he wanted to win.
2. JMac gives another example of why Avila will be gone after this year; and Billy Hamilton to boot.
3. Gose did his best imitation of Rags tonight, and did very well.
The defense didn’t stand tall; if Igloo has no play at first, eat it; no good angle for a decent throw. Nick has limited range at third; not sure he will ever get to the next level defensively.

Defensively, no. I don’t expect it. And as it stands right now, he’s got one foot on the bus to Toledo for a much needed hitting tuneup.

I think it’s time to send in the next boatload of relief pitchers….maybe if we change their names, it would confusethe other teams…..my goodness, can they throw strikes? How did they get to the bigs? Let’s face it folks, we can’t win them all.
KC looks unbeatable….they’ve got it all.

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