Verlander Day lineups: Tigers vs. Indians

Day off for Ian Kinsler means a double-play combo of Dixon Machado and Andrew Romine today. Machado will bat second.

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


  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Dixon Machado, SS
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF
  5. Victor Martinez, 1B
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Tyler Collins, LF
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Andrew Romine, 2B

P: Justin Verlander

clevelandclogoINDIANS (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B (3-for-36, double, 6 walks, 13 K’s)
  2. Francisco Lindor, SS
  3. Michael Brantley, DH (18-for-56, double, triple, 3 walks, 7 K’s)
  4. Carlos Santana, 1B (10-for-47, double, 6 HR, 6 walks, 10 K’s)
  5. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF (8-for-27, 3 doubles, 4 K’s)
  6. Yan Gomes, C (6-for-18, 2 doubles, walk, 3 K’s)
  7. Abraham Almonte, CF
  8. Jose Ramirez, 3B (3-for-6, 2 doubles, walk, K)
  9. Michael Martinez, LF

P:  Cody Anderson


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He was already trending down, but it seem that after playing 1B Victor’s avg went down faster

just because a veteran player lobbies to do something doesn’t mean the manager should agree to it. can’t see a more experienced manager allowing it, even though I’m unconvinced that Martinez’ slump had anything to do with playing 1b.

JL did with Sheffield. It was the end of his career once Polanco ran into him.
I not sure either. But , Aumsus was against, his coach team said it was ok, allowing Victor on the field for a reason.He is coming from his third knee injury

I would not be surprised if Ausmus continues as manager that team has new pitching coach next season. The pitching staff has, by their performance, done their best to fire Jones. maybe they’ll look to a younger guy within the organization like Maroth to help that group. only concern with Maroth is would the vets on the staff respect advice coming from a guy who is not much older than they are, and who had much less success at MLB level as player.

Nothing would surprise me what happens with this club, Sad but true ……

Well we won’t get no-hit!

But Machado will be hit

Agree with Gibby about Brad Ausmus. I may be a minority of one on this blog.

I would say that the thing is other teams have had injuries and significant ones and they didn’t fold the tent like the tigers. I question his use of pitchers…. but truthfully I mostly blame the players and Dombrowski for leaving the farm system so poor that there wasn’t anyone capable pitching when there were injuries.

Brad doesn’t have my vote.
Lost my confidence with Joba/Joe

Joba was awesome compared to the crap there running out there now!

“Little change, Mets Rangers Cards hold post-season spots with troubling injury record”

Tigers 28 in days lost to injuries. 23 in Time lost impact. Cards lost their Ace and their best hitter for most of the season.

Didn’t get it back by not bunting with Collins either.

I’ll stick.

Projection:148 GIDP. well below the record

Doesn’t appear they are going to provide any runs support for JV. ….and as soon as it gets overturned here runners at 2nd and 1st nobody out and I’m guessing that they won’t waste their opportunity like we have twice.

As predicted . Triple. …

“Al que no hace, le hacen” The team that not score ,will allow runs

Why not walk Santana?

Doesn’t matter do you really think we are going to score even 1 run let alone 4?

59 games tiger’s score 3 runs or less.

So two IF were waiting differnt plays. You should plan for that before the game when you have a call up, a bench player and the DH there. Since they knew you were waiting a bunt, they were waiting a high fastbal inside and you can sit on it

Basically, Gibby said that Ausmus had to deal with many injuries and issues this year. I will agree with that and that only. He also intimated that Brad was considered by fans to be good last year when they won the division, and bad this year. That’s a gross oversimplification and entirely results based. Gimme a break.
I would prefer the game TV analyst to stick with analysis and stay away from opinions such as this. That said, this hardly qualified as an opinion.

the GM who hired Ausmus is gone, so his situation is more uncertain than if Dombrowski had stayed IMO. perhaps Avila would prefer a different type of leader than Ausmus for the team. the injury issues do take some heat off the manager for the poor showing this season. whether Ausmus has good rapport in the clubhouse is unknown publicly. miscommunication with Price one start and Iglesias-McCann scuffle are only incidents that come to my mind that could suggest a manager-players rift.

I was surprised that Gibby defended Ausmus as he did. It wasn’t a couple of comments, he went too far. I like Gibby, but that was an unnecessary soap box speech. Wonder if it made Mario a little uncomfortable.

Gibby was a manager that got the axe last year. Maybe he feels like he has to stand up for Ausmus . Either way he went too far . Where was Rod today ??

Ausmus lost this game.
Gibson? projection.I guess he sees Ausmus in a similar situation to Trammell. But Ausmus had a good team in 2014 and failed

I’m just not sure any manager would have won it for us this year considering all the injuries, and not only whose, but how and when they occurred. As said on the broadcast, a healthy Verlander out of the gate takes numerous innings of prsuure and runs off of a deficient pen. You lose the best hitter in baseball for 35 games; you lose your shortstop(.300), for extended times twice during the year, and replace them with utility guys. You lose Sanchez, you start with a rehabbing Rondon; what if we had rested Victor for all of May and June? Would he be hitting better now? Then the guy you get in the Price trade goes down. Don’t misunderstand; not a defense of Brad, but this was not going to to be our year, regardless of who managed under the same conditions. Would still prefer a change in mangers to give Al his image to the team .
1. Gorzo is perfect.
2. The Romine defensive play at second keeps the Tribe from scoring.
3. JV kept us in the game again.
What I saw all evening were very few plate AB’s by our guys with any kind of hitting count. It was 0-2 and 1-2 for the biggest part of the evening. Again, if I need base ruuners, I take the first pitch. And if I’m beehind by 4, I would never swing 3-0.
The outcome; 3 hits and more solidifying our hold on the cellar.

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