Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

Steven Moya gets the start in right field, batting seventh, as the Tigers move on without J.D. Martinez. Look for Moya to get close to regular playing time, according to manager Brad Ausmus, with Mike Aviles starting against some lefties.

Cameron Maybin is out of the lineup for one more day. He passed his running tests Friday afternoon, but Ausmus said they’re going to give him one more day as a precaution before bringing him back. He is available to pinch-hit or pinch-run.

Yordano Ventura is still awaiting the appeals hearing on the suspension he received for hitting (and fighting) Manny Machado earlier this month. The Royals could try to time his suspension around an off-day so that they could simply skip his spot in the rotation without needing another starter.

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tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers against Ventura)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (6-for-16, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS (2-for-11, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (3-for-10, double, walk, 4 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (4-for-16, 2 HR, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-11, walk, 4 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (1-for-2, walk, K)
  7. Steven Moya, RF
  8. James McCann, C (1-for-6, K)
  9. Andrew Romine, CF (1-for-7, walk, 2 K’s)

P: Michael Fulmer


  1. Whit Merrifield, 2B
  2. Alcides Escobar, SS
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  4. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  5. Salvador Perez, C
  6. Kendrys Morales, DH
  7. Paulo Orlando, RF
  8. Brett Eibner, LF
  9. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B

P: Yordano Ventura


SABR published the firs t defensive ranking of the season. Finalist for GG are selected based on those numbers. 3 Tigers at the top: Iglesias, McCann and Miguel Cabrera

How does Upton not catch that……

Fulmer great….tiger’s not so much…..3 more chances let’s get email going

SABR accounts for approximately 25% of the GG selection process. The index is added to the votes of the managers and coaches. And, I believe the initial rankings have been revised due to a formatting error.,

Wow…how could Victor not come home…


LOWE always a good idea???????? Guess Ausmus has no interest. Where is Justin wilson hasn’t pitched in a week

Wilson is nursing a bum elbow. Lowe is another one of the embarrassing free agent pick-ups that has a long leash. Personally I thought he was finished last year after Toronto picked him up. His numbers were good at TO but way off what he had done in Seattle. This year he has been consistently just plain bad. Even worse than Parnell, Verhagen and Saupold. Apparently the coaching staff has trouble recognizing ineffective RH relief pitching when it is right in front of their eyes.
Probably time to give Rondon a whirl again. I know they won’t hurry Jiminez and his zero ERA. Logan Kensing has thrown pretty good ball for Toledo as well.
More than likely they will simply stick with Lowe.

If Willson can’t pitch for a week then does he need the DL? Something about the powers that be they in the last decade have had almost no success figuring out the pen

Hmmm….well Greene has been excellent got nicked and dimmed a little….Lowe is miserable. Crappy freaking game.

Sure is ugly. Lot of “ifs” in that bullpen.

Not much to say tonight. Ventura has above average stuff, and we’ve never beaten him. BP leaked like a sieve.
1. Fullmer did his job once again; couldn’t ask anymore from a Rookie.
2. Casty’s play on Escobar in the 8th. Getting better and better going to his right.
3. Miggy didn’t want a shutout, so he decided to jack another one out. Hopefully, another tear is on the way.
Kudos taking the night off other than the ones mentioned already. The worst thing about the loss, is that it wasn’t ugly until real late in the game.

Wrote my post before the Upton tater. Too little; way too late.

Regarding VerHagen, he had a very nice year in 2015. Through his first nine appearances this season, he was scored on only once. My understanding is he was hurt and is now probably going to have surgery for right shoulder thoracic outlet syndrome. I believe that may have been Bonderman’s medical diagnosis as well.

Parnell looks like he has his stuff back and has recovered his health. His control and command still require attention.

I don’t see it Darline. I think he has to be upper 90s to get away with his stuff.
Those days appear to be gone.

I thought Moya played well, hit the ball hard got a hit and got robbed of another.

See I look at the runs in 9th as stat padding? Do it when it could of helped

Speaking of the bullpen: Why is it we always hear about the Tigers having a philosophy for the “big arm” in the organization yet most of the callups seem to be pitch to contact types?
Not sure why the Tigers would call up McGehee. He pretty much willlanguish on the bench as he can only play 1st and 3rd if I am correct. Wouldn’t it be better to have someone who could play CF when (not if) Cameron has to take more time off?
Looks like Boyd will have to produce today as Norris appears ready to swap roster spots with him.
Preston Guilmet has walked TWO batters in 33 IP for the Hens. Logan Kensing has given up 14 hits in 24 IP. Both average around a strikeout inning. Bad Boy Bruce is averaging more than a K/IP.
I won’t even say one single, solitary, isolated, word about Joe Jiminez or the fact that other teams have younger pitchers in their pens at the moment.

Wagner for Toledo Blade.
“options? Hmm. Rondon has pitched 3/4, Ryan 4/5, Parnell 2/3.”
He means games/days
Guilmet pitched once but 30 pitches in just one inning.
Help for today? no one available in Toledo

They did not want to pitch to Hosmer. Why not the IBB? Pitching around was an unnecessary risk
“A lot of rookies give in to Hosmer, try to get him out and [Fulmer] understood with a base open and a righty on deck, it was a favorable matchup. ” McCann

Regarding Parnell, his average fastball is edging towards 95. He hasn’t averaged 97 since 2011.Parnell has touched 96 this season. I’m not sure if he has hit 97.But, I wouldn’t bet on a 97 average ever again. Still, he is throwing hard enough at this point. It is his control and command that bothers me.

I guess I’m willing to be patient. It take time to recover from Tommy John surgery.

Nick Piotrowicz ‏”Casey McGehee’s nameplate is off his locker at Fifth Third Field. Looks as if he is the one who will be promoted to Detroit.”

career OPS .708 Hit into 31 DP}
Career as PH

Better than Hebner , short of Kuntz

It wasn’t so bad after all…

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