Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Cubs

No designated hitter at Wrigley Field, so someone in the Tigers’ usual lineup had to sit. For this game, that someone is Victor Martinez. J.D. Martinez moves up to cleanup spot. In an unrelated change, Anthony Gose bats leadoff, with Ian Kinsler hitting second and Jose Iglesias moved down to eighth.

Gameday | TV: MLB Network, FSD, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers against Jason Hammel)

  1. Anthony Gose, CF (0-for-3, K)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-4, walk, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-11, double, walk)
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2)
  5. Tyler Collins, LF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)
  9. Anibal Sanchez, P

cubssecondlogoCUBS (career numbers vs. Sanchez)

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF (2-for-10, 2 walks, 6 K’s)
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  3. Chris Coghlan, 2B (1-for-2)
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (2-for-9, 2 walks, K)
  5. Kris Bryant, 3B (1-for-3, Walk)
  6. Jorge Soler, RF
  7. Miguel Montero, C (3-for-20, double, HR, 4 K’s)
  8. Jason Hammel, P
  9. Addison Russell, SS (1-for-3, K)


It’s raining pretty good here 120 miles west of Chicago and headed to the Chicago area.

Oh my, it has started. Hope to get 5 innings in to save the 2 HRs.

I love hearing all the Tiger fans in Chicago.
Go Tigers!

OOPS! I said that before the umpire review.
Dubble OOPS! Now JD. Wow!

Come now Sanchez. Don’t blow this lead.

Any runners allowed could score on a HR in that shoebox.


Ace Sanchez with another bomb off him on a fastball up. This guy must keep the ball down. His loss of a few ticks on his heater means he cannot get the ball past MLB hitters. Instead, all Sanchez essentially does is put his pitch in a hitting position which turns into easy elevation.

When Sanchez was touching 97 and throwing high strikes, hitters had real trouble catching up. He needs to adjust because he sucks the way he has been throwing.

!st game in a while and Sanchez gives up a HR in the 1st inning. Cant keep a lead to save his ass.

Smoltz said Sanchez is better when he has more time between starts.

This no DH in NL parks is a huge disadvantage to AL teams. In an AL park, the NL teams get to add a hitter.

Gose? This is incredible.

I doubt they will get this one in due to rain. The Tigers’ offense is likely all for naught, which pretty much figures this year.

Hope they get it in and Tigers win.
Now I’m going to stop being a blog hog.

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DD to the Red Sox as president of baseball operations.. Cherington has stepped down.

Gross……Red Soxs

That is where Brad wanted to be GM. Good luck, Dave.

No, I meant manager. Brad interviewed for manager in Boston. Too bad he didn’t get the job.

Any hope to get this one in?

read something about a 11:30 restart?

Doesn’t look good, does it? So, do they continue tomorrow with different pitchers and all hits count, or is everything washed away and they start all over on Thursday?

Is this what someone meant when they said the baseball Gods are against the Tigers this year?

It’s starting in about 5 minutes.

Buck Farmer just got a hit.

Ian needs a triple for the Cycle.

1. Tigers build a 4 run lead twice.
2. Do not be fooled by Miggy’s size; his defense at first base is all star caliber. Okay, he threw a glove at the ball; thinking on his feet.
3. Gorzo looks like what he was paid to be, a lefty specialist.
Kudos to Ian, Anthony, Julio,Igloo for really good plate nights. Kudos to Nicky for a clutch(lucky) 2 rbi hit, when it was really needed. Kudos to everyone tonight for making a contribution to a tough, hard fought victory against a quality club.

How many wins will it take to get the second wild card? 85? That would be finishing 28-16. We can hit and field. Any pitching miracles? JV should get 8+ more starts. Important start for Norris tonight. Can Sanchez get his pitches down? Can Simon keep us from falling asleep……well………..zzzzzzzzzzzz……..at least his players? Can “Synthetic Oil Can” Boyd give us 5-6 decent innings, maybe 3/5 of the time, while learning on the fly?
Gave it until 11:30 last night and went to bed. Was pleased to see the 3 run lead held. Bats are waking up. Miguel is making everyone else better. Kinsler is playing like he wants post season. He’s been locked in now for over a month. The level of play he is maintaining must take a ton of focus and physical energy. Hope Ian’s getting plenty of sleep and is eating well.

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