Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Angels

Jose Iglesias returns to the lineup as the Tigers try to shake their struggles against lefties. But aside from J.D. Martinez, there aren’t a whole lot of great numbers to go around the Tigers lineup against Hector Santiago, who outpitched Anibal Sanchez for a 2-0 win here one year and a day ago.

The Angels, meanwhile, have brought up former Tiger Jefry Marte, who gets the start at third base tonight. He’ll take his swings against ex-teammate Anibal Sanchez, whose chances arguably are improved with the night start, when the ball struggles to carry here compared to day games.

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84tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers off Santiago)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (4-for-16, double, triple, 3 walks, K)
  2. J.D. Martinez, RF (3-for-9, double, HR, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (3-for-13, HR, 4 walks, 3 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (4-for-16, 2 doubles, walk, 3 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-9, HR, 3 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (1-for-3, 2 K’s)
  7. Cameron Maybin, CF
  8. James McCann, C (0-for-4, walk, K)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (2-for-7, 3 walks, K)

P: Anibal Sanchez

halologoANGELS (career numbers against Sanchez)

  1. Kole Calhoun, RF (1-for-3)
  2. Mike Trout, CF (2-for-10, HR, 4 K’s)
  3. Albert Pujols, 1B (7-for-22, 2 doubles, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  4. C.J. Cron, DH
  5. Jefry Marte, 3B
  6. Rafael Ortega, LF
  7. Cliff Pennington, SS (1-for-2, 2 walks, K)
  8. Carlos Perez, C
  9. Gregorio Petit, 2B

P: Hector Santiago


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Read and rejoice:
“Baseball men like to say they are unaffected. Steady. Consistent. Theirs is a game of failure, and they will tell you that allowing the ups or downs to infiltrate the mind is among the quickest ways out of this relentless and addicting grind”

“Club officials knew theirs would be an imperfect team, and they knew the rotation needed to improve; they did not anticipate anything like the last two weeks”

“It’s particularly hard without the ability to improve near the trade deadline.”


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Kinsler is often on base….Miguel has plenty of opportunities to drive in runs and while he has a few nice games here and there he’s been far too inconsistent this year. Is he the biggest problem no but he’s in my top 5. He’s that important. Example this road trip 1 hit an 0 rbi. You can spin it all you want he’s gotta be better. He’s not in the top 10 of most offensive categories and only cracks top 20 in a few. Is that good enough…..my opinion NOWAY

Cabrera: 8th OPS . 10th HR. 11 th OBP So says ESPN. 2 top 10 . Including the most important ,OPS
10th wOBA , the best predictor of success
BR: Miguel Cabrera — PA: 208 RBI: 31 ML Avg. Player with PA: 208 RBI: 22. Above average . Just 123 runners on. 25%

Kinsler OBP 363 but JD kills the rally before 3 and 4.

Katie Strang:
“Tigers have recently discussed making some lineup changes, including moving Cameron Maybin to the two-hole, though there is some justifiable concern about putting him in front of Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez and the subsequent impact the move would have on his ability to steal bases. Tigers have been patient with several scuffling players this season, but that patience will eventually expire. Said manager Brad Ausmus: “At some point, if there has to be change, there’s going to be change.”

And the number speak poorly of the team, since Miguel is one or two of most of the categories.

Mlb.com. miggys stas

Avg….305….tied for 35th
Hr…..11…tied for 19th
Rbi…31…tied for 32nd
Runs…28..tied for 38th
Obp…..382 26th
Slg…..540 ….19th
Hits…..57..tied for 28th
2b…9 …tied for 85th

You have just American League

I see your point GK. Miggy is a huge motivational factor in driving this team forward.
El T is an ardent fan (and well he should be) and his stats tend to support his ardor. But, like it or not, Miggy is essential for this team to succeed. he has to be dominant and superior with consistency in order for the team to thrive. Without that the team is at best mediocre. If he can’t lead by example as he always has done before then the team is simply going to flounder.
There is no blame suggested here only subjective opinion. No slight intended to either Miggy nor El T. The burden of responsibility has been thrust (justifiable or not) upon Miggy to make HIS team “work”. I personally think he is still capable of the pressure that this entails.

Hector Santiago a struggle lefty…after tonight will be known as bounice back Santiago

A. Sanchez just can’t help himself…….

Sanchez is garbage ….use to be my favorite pitcher to watch. There has to be something better

2 2 out homers …..

Get him the hell out of there…..

Not worth staying up for……pitching stinks and the hitters are making Santiago (a bad pitcher) look pretty good as they were kind enough to make Chacin (a bad pitcher)look last night.

Nothing like facing the tiger’s to get your pitchers out of a slump……..

There are two choices a phycologist or the BP. He has plumb in the wings.
He could fill the spot open by Saupold going back to Toledo
38 MM, close to, are a lot of money to eat

Huge changes (monumental and dramatic) need to be undertaken.
Why on earth would the tigers ever call up a no-name like Warwick Saupold?. Is Valdez next/ Nesbitt? Ferrell? Parnell?. What’s the point of this?
May as well bring in JJ from Erie and let him undergo a baptism under fire.
Get rid of Rondon-he is taking up roster space and will NEVER be a MLB caliber relief pitcher.
Time to move Pelfrey and \Sanchie to the pen. They obviously cannot get hitters out working as starters. They are tethered to to their contracts so undergo a grand experiment and see if the can redeem themselves as relief pitchers or let them go.
Bring in the kids and turn them loose.
I could care less that Upton hit a homer today. I hope he gets red hot and attracts some sort of unwarranted attention by some gullible GM. He was a mistake..

I love Gibson as a player I like him as a manager but all my God put Rod Allen back on
The tv waves Gibson puts me to sleep

His monotone is pretty dreadful but his analysis, perception and expertise is just excellent.

I am so frustrated with most players on this team, but management has me climbing walls. Do something…..anything. Was Al Avila the biggest mistake? Something started the dominos falling.

Woke to find out they made the comback…..good for them. But Lowe comes on and immediately gives it back. EXCELLENT what a bloody shame.

Pitching. Pitching and Pitching. Yes–move Sanchez and perhaps Pelfrey to the BP. Don’t kill me, but Pelfrey really could be the fifth starter. For the time being. JV, Zimm, Fulmer, Greene, and whoever you want in the 5 spot…

Pelfrey…The 8 Million Dollar Man, is not the dependable Starter I was hoping for, but I’m about out of hope on Sanchez. That is, until the A-S Game. I think he could really do a fabulous job in the HR Derby.

Went to bed after the top of the ninth, knowing we would lose the game sometime. Mercifully it ended without having to waste more pitching. Aren’t you amazed at how well relievers do with other clubs, and as soon as they wear the D, the stink. I use to fear us facing Lowe; he’s now a patsy for other teams to drool over. JW pitched well tonight, but has really been inconsistent lately. My heart breaks for Sanchez, abd so does Mr. I’s billfold. just can’t figure out his problems. And he, like Big Mike are class guys. We Tigers are class guys, but get rolled over by the Dirtbags. We haven’t beaten Cleveland or the Angels. And the Halos had a worse record than ours. This tem is so much more frustrating than the infamous Trammel team in that this one has mega talent while Trammel had Shane Halter. Yet most nights, we look as bad as that team that lost over 100 games. Really frustrating and depressing:
1. Five taters on a game usually means you stomped your opponent. In our case, Murphy’s law prevailed.
2. The Iggy defensive play on Trout that would have ended the game sooner than it did.
3.Tying the game after being down 7 going into the fifth.
Kudos to VMart,Mr. Stellar Kinsler, J-UP for the big bomb, and the Wilson boys for having better outings tonight. It’s all on the future tonight, better known as “Future” Fullmer. Still hanging on after 51 games.

It still bugs me that the Tigers signed Avieles for $2M and Pelfrey for $16M. And there is a real chance they will end up eating much of Pelfrey’s deal, or both deals, at some point along the line. Once again, I think the Tigers should have gone after Leake and Feliz. Leake came on in May with a 2.31 ERA and 4-1 record while throwing 6.5 innings per start. I earlier spoke of Feliz and his 22 appearances with 21 Ks in 17.1 innings to go with his .084(?) WHIP. They cost a total of $16M for this season.

You should apply for the I imagine soon to be open GM Spot. All kidding aside, I agree with you, especially on Feliz. I don’t think the Pelfrey signing is bad as this blog makes it sound. He hasn’t been great, but he is a 5th starter. The only problem is he has been asked to be a #3. But if Fulmer stays good and is consistent he fills the #3. Then he only needs to be a #4 which is still a challenging task for him. But maybe one of our young guys can develop and take the #4 or 2 of them can and he becomes expendable for some low level prospects.
They need to move Sanchez to the BP, and give his starts to Greene or Boyd. Sanchez should be able to provide the strikeout presence we sorely lack in the BP. If he only has to go 1 time through order he should be good. He’ll be expensive, but it is what it is.

“I don’t know what,” Sanchez said, “but I have to do something to change everything. I don’t know what’s going on. Believe me, I come in here every single day to work, and I give my best effort every five days.”
This doesn’t sound like a pitcher who can be used in any role at all. Just sending him to the bullpen accomplishes…………what?

To me, management can pick his battles for him. Give him chances to be successful. It seems to me, at least earlier in the season he was decent to good through the 1st time through a lineup. Maybe even 2nd. Then it fell apart on the 3rd. You are probably right, he is probably done. But this gives him a chance, he might turn it around and become a dynamite closer who knows.

I think they’ll send him to the pen because what else is there to do? He may build some confidence with some successful outings. Right now he seems entirely confused, not knowing what the problem is, and that’s what worries me the most.
Worst case is he somehow lands on another team and becomes the Sanchez of old. Wonder how the Orioles are feeling about Jake Arrieta these days?

what a shame what has happened to Sanchez – love that guy but geez, he is throwing batting practice. I turned it off in the third so was surprised to see we fought back. Shame we gave it back to them, that would have been great to see a battling win.

They changed his delivery and he’s only gotten worse. I still watch sometimes, but the team is demoralized. I can’t stand the manager.

Sánchez? He has TJ. He has pitched 1396 innings since the surgery. only CJ Wilson 1435 has more than him among active pitchers after TJ.
He had surgery in 2003.
When Zimmermann was signed this was said:
“The general rule for a pitcher who undergoes Tommy John surgery is that his reconstructed ligament will last eight to 12 years, though exceptions occur on both sides of that range”( Rosenthal)
Aníbal is well over the expiration date of his TJ and 32 YO.
The Tigers knew that went they matched the Cubs offer.
If the problem is mental, they could DL him Dontrell Williis like style. If MLB bought that anxiety excuse…

Aníbal going to the BP. 3 down.

Parnell called up:
By all means bring in a guy with an elevated ERA as opposed to Guillmet who has a sub 1 WHIP; an 0.69 ERA and has walked 2 guys in 26 IP.
Or for that matter, Kensing who has an even lower WHIP and has walked 4 guys.
Parnell is around a 4.00 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP and has walked ELEVEN guys in 20 IP.
Maybe Ausmus is getting used to to cringing when his BP continues to walk hitters.

Auch was die Vertraulichkeit bei der Übermittlung von Daten oder Nachrichten angeht,
haben sich die Programmier offenbar eingehend Gedanken gemacht und neue Verschlüsselungsmechanismen entwickelt.

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