Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays

Alex Avila is your first baseman of the night against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. The start keeps the David Price-James McCann battery together for the 14th time in Price’s last 15 starts since early May. The Rays’ lineup against Price, meanwhile, includes Brandon Guyer, whose RBI triple was the only hit off Price when the Rays faced him for the first time here last August.

TIGERS (career numbers off Odorizzi)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-4, K)
  2. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (1-for-6, walk, 3 K’s)
  3. Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-2, double, walk)
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF (1-for-3)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-3)
  6. James McCann, C
  7. Alex Avila, 1B (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-2)
  9. Anthony Gose, CF (2-for-5, double)

P: David Price

RAYS (numbers vs. Price)

  1. Brandon Guyer, LF (1-for-3, triple)
  2. Joey Butler, DH
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
  4. Logan Forsythe, 1B (0-for-2, K)
  5. Steven Souza Jr., RF
  6. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS (3-for-15, double, walk, 3 K’s)
  7. Curt Casali, C (0-for-3, K)
  8. Tim Beckham, 2B
  9. Kevin Kiermaier, CF

P: Jake Odorizzi


It sort of appears that some of the most successful Tigers this season have been of the ex variety.

I think I’ve discovered a way to help some of the Tiger pitchers. Is there a way to deflate a baseball?

Mark Texiera was in the Yankees dugout smashing a chair because the third base coach mis-directed him. Not advocating that players throw chairs in the dugout over a coach, but can you see any player on Detroit getting worked up over any misplay on this team. They would probably get admonished. No leadership, not enough desire to be a champion.

I think Price is the most valuable player on the team, for more reasons than just his excellent pitching. Become the Tigers realistically hold on to him next year? I really wish they could, but I don’t think they can.

I really don’t understand what the Front Office is doing. We are playing .450 ball against losing teams. We got desirable guys on the team we know we can’t sign next year. This seems like an easy decision. Re-tool for next year. Hopefully, Verlander, Miggy, and VMart come back strong next year. Add solid young players around them with our desirable FAs now.

What are really going to buy anyways? Some undesirables with some undesirable trade chips?

Just read Henning’s last article. He has always (and continues to be) a suffering sycophant of management.
At least I do appreciate his attentiveness to the farm system.

If they don’t call this a HR, I’d go berserk if I was Brad.


Did anyone think they could score a runner from 3rd base with 0 outs?

The Tigers are third in runs scored in the AL in that situatiuon.

Really? Do you think Price is going to be happy staying in Detroit if he loses another game because there is no run support? That’s a lot of pressure for any pitcher to think he has to pitch a shutout every game.

Now the pitch count is in play again. Price 42, Odorizzi 29 after 2 innings.

Scherzer 10-8
Price 9-3
ERA: 2.33 both
it is baseball

Avila is either extremely stubborn or all of the concussions have made him stupid. I recently attended the series at Fenway (I live near Boston) and he kept pulling everything toward first base. I mean, he didn’t try to go to left. Every ground out was followed by that slow trudge back to the dugout.

Avila. How low does a BA have to go? (batting average, not Brad Ausmus)

Tigers and White Sox tied in standings. W Sox lead Red Sox 5-2.

Did the Tigers do something to Casali?

I give up…….Even Caseli has turned into babe ruth.

Well, that probably clinches it. Price loses. Tigers in 4th place. 4-8 since All-Star break.

Gose last 15: 233 .324 .333

Victor: 220.319.317

Why is Morosi pushing the trades? is he an agent?

Sorry if I missed it – why is Tram coaching the bases?

Vizquel´s father died. So Omar is here in Venezuela


This time Price cant blame anyone but himself

JD last 24 AB :
.208 .296 .208

Iglesias last 7 games:231 .231 .385

I guess that should put end to the trade Miguel ideas. Without him , the team is the MudHens

Since I don’t believe this team is as bad as they look this year, I am going with either:
1. They are in the wrong place at the wrong time (blame the schedule)
2. They have been cursed by the baseball gods

Actually you have nailed it right on the head, Kate. That’s exactly what is happening. This wouldn’t happen next year if it was the same team (which won’t happen of course).

You can leave Feliz there

Last night I though Iggy might have been safe at 1st base on the last play. They never did check it to be sure. Tonight, JD hits a HR, (Dan & Jim were pretty convinced it was a Hr) and nobody bats an eye. I give up on this team. Boring, passive, weak.

This will make 8-13 without Miggy, which is about what you’d expect, considering they made no attempt to replace him with any real life hitter.

They’re awesome…someone said the other day this game is very hard..it doesn’t seem to be for the teams who play us……but couldn’t be more difficult for us. Total self destruction total embarrassment.

There should be no doubt in DD’s face next month . The first time he is able to see all the vacant seats at Comerica. The team is a mess and he created alot of the problems.

The Tigers are often accused of not trying or quitting, but tonight is what it actually looks like. They’ve reached their breaking point with bad luck, poor upper and field management, and a massive distraction with the trade deadline hoopla.

Hey El T, maybe you heard it from other people too, but I was joking when I suggested trading Miggy. I should have put a smiley on that one.

Not here, I have been around the Tigersphere this days.

The 3 best players injured. Not a single game with the 3 fully healthy.

Neftali Feliz was slated to become the #Tigers eighth-inning man. He has a 21.94 ERA since joining Detroit.
I still want to know , why?

1. No one got hurt.
2. Alex played good D at first.
3. Pen didn’t give up more runs than the starter. Only tied him with five runs. How about them apples?

There are no valid excuses for losing this many games, at this stage of the season. Injuries, bad luck, and whatever other name that can be made up to be an excuse. The truth is they are not a good T-E-A-M.
The manager was given a decent assemblage of players.
The general manager has defiantly refused to address the elephant in the bullpen.
He also totally misread the quality of the guys he chose to round out his rotation.
It would not bother me one darn bit if attendances at Comerica take an immediate downturn. In fact I would welcome it.
It is a sad fact to see what this season is doing to guys like Iggy and Victor.

Official Lineup at TB: Kinsler 4, Iglesias 6, Cespedes 7, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez 9, Castellanos 5, Avila 3, McCann 2, Gose 8. Verlander starts

Lets hope they pull this game out . They they head to Baltimore for a 4 game series .

not sure how many will read this as it is on the end of this thread but I believe Brad is not the manager for this team. Iggy has proven he can get on base and not he is batting 7th? Sure DD could do more but the players are not performing! Who can motivate these players. Hey Kathy, no TV here in Cloverdale but I sure do like listening to Dan and Jim. Go Tigers!

Right now, only his family believes he can be a manager in MLB

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