Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

  
As expected, Jefry Marte gets a third consecutive start at first base against a right-handed pitcher. Considering he has four of the Tigers’ eight hits this series, it’s difficult to make a case against it.

I wrote about Marte’s situation last night and the decision the Tigers face with him once Miguel Cabrera comes back. It’s not a matter of finding a roster spot — the Tigers can cut down from eight relievers to seven without much danger thanks to off-days — but determining playing time is the things they have to do. If he’s going to sit, then it makes little sense to keep him. If he’s going to get some playing time at third and/or first base, then there’s a case for him.

Gameday | TV: FS Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

tigers1957logoTIGERS (career numbers off Edinson Volquez)

  1. Anthony Gose, CF (2-for-3, double, K)
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-4)
  3. Ian Kinsler, 2B (4-for-9, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-10, K)
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-4, 2 walks)
  6. Tyler Collins, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-2, walk)
  8. Jefry Marte, 1B
  9. James McCann, C

P: Daniel Norris

sluggerrrrROYALS

  1. Alcides Escobar, SS
  2. Ben Zobrist, LF
  3. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  5. Kendrys Morales, DH
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  7. Alex Rios, RF
  8. Omar Infante, 2B
  9. Drew Butera, C

P: Edinson Volquez

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The Tigers have been one of the healthiest teams in MLB. Mets and Card, two of the most hit by injuries.Formally, Miguel and Victor were injured before the season and Victor went too late to DL.
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So…we shouldn’t really blame our terrible season on injuries…Norris pitched a nice
game ….considering he wasn’t the winner. Now we’re on a role!

The Mariners doing what non contending team are supposed to do when facing a contending team

Iwakuma will be a FA

“Tigers’ Brad Ausmus says he’s not worried about job security: ‘There’s nothing I can do about it’ Well, we are worried

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Guess Tigers aren’t very interested tonight either

We won. Where is everybody?

A much needed win if you want to keep the fan base on your side . Tigers get the W after a late inning rally .

Thank you Tigers for a great victory on my birthday and the birth of a new grandson. I wasn’t able to witness the game but our new little Tiger fan was more important.

Happy Birthday….to you and your grandson

Thank you, Ned Yost.

Happy birthday x2 Illinoifan!

Well, I guess it’s 123-2 when leading into the 8th. for KC. You could probably count on one hand the number of times we’ve scored 5 runs passed the seventh inning all year long. Nice for the guys to run the starter, and then score off Herrera though luck was a part of it. This year, we’ll take all we can when we can. I still see some good potential in the Kid. Could be a 10-12 game winner for us next year. He settled in pretty well, and saved us from Bull Pen Meltdown at least:
1. Scoring first tonight caught the Royals off guard.
2. Igloo’s AB’s were much better tonight; the infield hit defined the moment for us.
3. Bruce makes another stride toward being trusted to close them out.
Kudos to VMart and Ian for clutch RBI hits. Loved mcCann’s leadership in the ninth.
I don’t think anyone would question who the # 1 Catcher for the Tigers is right now.
Getting excited about the upcoming return of Miggy. This will really extend the lineup.
I see less of a role for Rags as the season begins to head into the sunset. Sure wish Goss would practice a lot on bunting. A lot of speed going to waste there. On to Houston.

That stare down by McCann to Rios was awesome. This kid is full of guts & grit at his young age. David Price called it, McCann is a leader. Far from the goody two shoes tag he was called on this blog.

I called him that. Mr. Goody 2 Shoes after he called out Iggy in front of God and country for a supposedly weak effort when he could have pointed out many, many others. I stand by my comment. However, I have always championed him over Avila for a long time and that is documented right here on this blog. Go Tigers!!!

Bottom of the sixth, Pirates down 2-4 and who was called to pitch? Soria. He is receiving the Tigers treatment for newcomers, again

“Goody two shoes” Any young people reading this won’t know what we’re talking about. 🙂
I likened McCann to John Glenn. A natural leader who insisted things be done correctly, held himself to that standard, could rub some people the wrong way because of that, and was willing to strap himself into a metal can and fly several orbits around the earth during the pre-computer age. I’ll take it.

I agree that McCann calling out Iggy like that was very immature, something McCann will have to work on. I don’t think there is anyone commenting here that would play Avila over McCann. The kid is money in the bank.

The video begins with McCann already pointing out towards the field and Iggy advancing on him. We don’t know what was said before that point.

Can anyone elaborate on the McCann/Rios “staredown”? (I didn’t see it)

McCann thought Rios on 2ndbase was tipping location of pitches. McCann walked out to the mound, right past his pitcher, and “wiped his cleats” on that rubber thing while staring at Rios. After saying a word to his pitcher, James gave Rios one more baleful stare. It was excellent coverage by FSD; wish it was on video.

Warning: we see you tip location we’ll cross you up and somebody gets creamed.

Thank you Rich.
Pretty hard not to like James. Did watch the condensed game and he made a sweet throw to 3rd on a steal. right on the bag. The runner was safe but still, the arm on that kid is special.

Everybody on 2nd base tries to read the pitches. That’s common knowledge. If you are a good teammate you try to steal the signs and not from the stands. Only on the field.

Nightingale:”The #Nats, #BlueJays and #Mariners now appear to be the most likely potential landing spots for former #Tigers President/GM Dave Dombrowski” …

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