Monday’s lineups: Tigers at Indians

Andrew Romine gets a third consecutive start at third base. Brad Ausmus said before the game that he’s playing the hot hand with Romine (2-for-4 with a home run Sunday) over Nick Castellanos (0-for-7 since Wednesday, 9-for-51 in June).

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TIGERS (career numbers off Trevor Bauer)

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (5-for-15, double, HR, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-14, 2 doubles, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (3-for-12, HR, 3 walks, 3 K’s)
  5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  6. J.D. Martinez, RF (5-for-11, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Andrew Romine, 3B (0-for-2)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Kyle Ryan


  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  2. Francisco Lindor, SS
  3. Michael Brantley, CF
  4. Ryan Raburn, DH
  5. Carlos Santana, 1B
  6. Mike Aviles, LF
  7. Brandon Moss, RF
  8. Giovanny Urshela, 3B
  9. Roberto Perez, C

P: Trevor Bauer


I see Miggy is back where he belongs in the voting as the A/S starter at 1B! I voted my allotment today. I also voted Iggy, Cespedes, JD Mart and VMart in. i believe we will see a resurgence from VMart over the next 3 weeks prior to the A/S game and (when healthy) Victor is the most professional DH there is in the league.

lets continue hitting today, shall we?

Last 30 games, leading -off:
207 .241 .243

MLB rules:

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following calls will not be subject to review:

The Umpire’s judgment that a runner is clearly out on a force play at second base under circumstances in which the defensive player may or may not have touched second base in his attempt to complete a double play and avoid a collision with the runner. All other elements of the call shall be subject to review, including … was drawn off the bag..

Thanks LT. this part: in his attempt to complete a double play a did not seem to fit the criteria on that play that did not elicit evan an attempt to go for a DP.
One of those things!
Tigers are unfortunate in that they should be ahead by a couple more runs if it were not for some breaks for the Tribe–one of them being a very nice play by Lindor.

Walks kill….us I mean not when went walk. 3-2 now.

Well we basically let Bauer off the hook the first two innings and now were tied. Pretty disappointed. Cleveland hadn’t scored more than a run in each of their last three …nothing like tiger’s pitchers to get the bats going.

Interesting DP–Josr makes a great play and Kinsler responds with equally a great play sensing his partner’s effort. Cool.

Now if only Ian would start hitting again eh?

4th inning looking promising

Oh boy Cleveland loaded bases again. Ryan can’t throw strike or at least something tempting.

Blaine Hardy saves the day.

Hardy before this game 1 for 15 IR scored. Best for the team

the win

Ezequiel Carrera 304, 16 RBI

I don’t know if Saturday night’s team meeting involved grinding out ABs, but they’ve done that two days in a row now.
Too bad for Ryan as he had an easy win in his pocket. I think he may make a good lefty reliever. Hardy has been a good situational guy while most of the rest of them need their own innings.
That homer Cespedes hit was smoked!
Umpiring + replay continues to be sub-par.

I do believe that Victor has stabilized the batting order. It’s almost like a domino fact, and when he really hits his stride, the offense should be okay. Julio stepped aside for Yoennis to have the nice offensive night. Romine continues not to hurt the order, but contribute somehow each game. The difference in Andrew and Nick: Expectations! Everything Andrew does is a plus and each negative for Nicky just adds more pressure onto his back. I also think Ryan, at best can be a decent BP guy; he doesn’t have any one strong pitch to allow him to start on any kind of consistent basis. I wonder if Miggy will get to .475 OBP by the all star break. wouldn’t that be something? Even after tonight’s win, it is very obvious that our BP is a “TATER” Machine.
1. We push Trevor to 100 pitches in short order.
2. We were able to score in multiple innings again.
3. The Middle Defense is becoming elite.
Kudos to Igloo, Yoennis, Blaine, and Miguel.
The Cleveland starter are quality arms; we’ve been pretty good against these guys.
Their breaking stuff is faster than Chris Young’s fastball. We’ll see him again.

Ryan is at best, mediocre.
Castelllanos may be proffered for a starting pitcher. I would not be surprised.
As much as I was positive about Nick I think I have come to accept the fact he will never live up to the offensive promise that imdenefies any other liabilities.
Still haven’t seen the box score from tonight–had to leave in the 5th inning.
Totally agree that the addition of Victor has unmistakingly improved the middle of the lineup.

I think any idea of being playoff bound will neccesitate the realistic acknowlegement that as nice a guy as Soria is he is not championship calibre closing material.,

One HR in each of his last 4 outings and 5 of his last 6.

last night during Vmarts long AB near the beginning of the game, i burst out in uncontrollable laughter – I had totally forgotten what a potent Vmart does to opposing pitchers!!

I would like to see Soria in back to back games. He was perfect until the unwise week off

do you all think Iggy should be batting 9th? Show me another team that puts a .320 hitter there. Stubborn! C’mon Jimmy, I mean Brad🙂 Go Tigers! P.S. Kathy, quite the storm last night eh?

It’s why I didn’t comment more. Scary, scary, scary. Thought I’d have to run for cover.

Off the top of my head, didn’t Bill Mueller of the 2004 Red Sox win the batting championship hitting 9th?
I’m not worried about Soria until he gets into a steady groove of closing work. That just hasn’t happened this year.

Watching Victor grinding out his AB’s is a thing of beauty and the rest of the team gets to see the pitchers arsenal. Let’s hope VMart remains healthy and gets stronger throughout the season.

Well Soria does worry me. He has 1 strike out in his last 5 appearances and during that time has given up 4 home runs.
Call me old fashioned but I like a guy at the end of the game that does not allow the other team to actually hit the ball. Strike-outs are key for closers. Yes, there have been many closers that have not been strike-out guys but truly dominating and fearsome, energy sapping closers are intimidating high strike out guys.
You show me a closer who induces double play ground balls and I’ll show you a guy who puts people on base.

the last few games have been just plain fun, we just need that consistency to have more fun that bad games

Talked to some rival scouts who watched Verlander. They agreed Tigers should be encouraged, despite the numbers

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