Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Indians

tigerpitcherlogoTIGERS (career numbers off Josh Tomlin)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (8-for-24, 2 doubles, HR, walk, K)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-4)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (8-for-22, double, HR, 4 walks, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (5-for-23, double, 3 HR, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (5-for-20, 2 doubles, 6 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (2-for-12, double, 2 K’s)
  7. Steven Moya, RF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (4-for-7, double, HR, 2 walks, K)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-7, K)

P: Michael Fulmer

clevelandlogo2INDIANS (numbers off Fulmer’s last meeting)

  1. Carlos Santana, 1B (1-for-3, double, K)
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (1-for-3, K)
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS (1-for-3, K)
  4. Mike Napoli, DH (2-for-3, HR)
  5. Jose Ramirez, LF
  6. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF (0-for-2, K)
  7. Juan Uribe, 3B (1-for-2, walk)
  8. Tyler Naquin, CF
  9. Chris Gimenez, C (1-for-2, HR, K)

P: Josh Tomlin


Boy not much has changed today…..Quick easy outs with Tigers batting. ….17 pitches 6 outs ….easy outs for Tomlin. Not to mention the crappy defense by the outfielders. MAYBIN

Moya with another error….seriously?

The joke continues.

Funny how their 220 hitters are teeing off yet our so called superstar 300 plus hitters melt when it comes to Cleveland.

Rod and Mario surprised Jimenez scored on that …well I’m not they run like crazy on the inept outfielders the tigers employ!

Someone might want to check to see if pigs are flying the tiger’s scored 3 runs

Nice to see some of the guys at the top putting the hurt on…..thrilled they figured out Tomlin at least for today

Shhhhhhh! Not over until the fat lady sings. LOL.

Clara Belle and Bozo finally get the monkey to find another back!

“You cut him! You hurt him! You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man!” Sorry, I was watching the end of Rocky IV the other night.
We won’t see Cleveland again until September 16. We’ll see what has transpired between now and then.
I’ll happily accept a split in Toronto.

A split indeed Rich, would be okay. After the first nine batted today, I thought we were going to be no hit. Twelve runs in the last six innings changed all of that. I do have to cheer cautiously, since it was Tomlin we beat; but, we usually have a time with these kinds of pitchers. It had to be a big burden lifted off the team; we take 6 of the last 7 with Cleveland. After all, my prediction re Fulmer winning, came to fruition today:
1. Fulmer, unlike Sanchez and Pelfry, limited the damage with runners on base; and the Maybon misplay led to one of the runs today.
2. Five runs in one inning with two out; HUGE!
3. Added 4 more on top of the five run inning to show we meant business today.
Kudos to Cam, Miggy(yes Miggy),Ian, and especially Flu Like Nicky for his big plate day. also to Michael for another solid quality start, and he wasn’t crisp today. The Pen pitched with no stress. To get at least a split in T Town, everybody has to contribute; no sloppy “gimme” free runs plays. JV needs to pitch his best start this year. Congrats to our guys for not rolling over today!

It is a much needed win after the first two games went so wrong . Offense stepped up when they had to . Let’s keep it up !

One out of three with the pitching rotation set up the way it was, is all we could have realistically hoped for. Almost took two. Most importantly, they finally beat Cleveland and in their park. I’m almost persuaded that 1 out of 3 was a victory. Fulmer comes through again.

Have not been on here lately – did I hear Rod right that Miggy has hit a homerun against every MLB team? One of only 50 to do that? If so that is something!

The home run in Miami was all Miggy needed, Tiger Girl. To some of us he is pure gold.

got that right!

Verlander unimpressive first inning


too many pitches already.

Ya he’s walking ’em……these better hitting teams aren’t impressed by his pitches

Miggy 4 LOB

One-run lead very precarious.

Frustrated with Miggy ….4lob through 4 innings.

Verlander loves digging himself into trouble tonight…..TOO MANY DANG WALKS

JV pitch count too high. Early bullpen. This was their best chance for a win. Next 3 starters Pelfrey, Jack TBA, Joe TBA. Not much confidence in those three.

Not having a good start but you have to give him credit for getting out of the 5th Inning.

Hmm might want to think about getting JV out of there…….

I guess Greene is not one of the TBA brothers. Tigers HAVE TO score more runs. BJ’s have 3 more chances against the Tigers dominant bullpen.

This game is mentally exhausting tonight……….too much for me tonight! Lol

To much pressure indeed!! Is it to much to ask to expect just a few more stranded base-runners from the Blue Jay’s here in the 8th? Please, Please, Please!!

Nope they loaded ’em again…can they get out of one more jam????? Walks tonight

Nope they couldn’t get out of more self created jams…..they needed to win this one because we definitely don’t have pitching advantage in rest of games. Verlander and alike really blew it with all the walks.

When will Ausmus learn. Alex Wilson stinks with inherited runners. I would have rather seen Rondon.
Brutal and predictable. This will be sweep for the jays. Their offense against whatever garbage we put on the mound will be a mismatch.
— Bob

Well, if it was any other pitcher not named Verlander, that guy would have been called safe at the plate.

FRUSTRATING ….and your right it will be a sweep for the Jays. With Pelfry…TBA and TBA I’m just not seeing a win.

46,000 attendance. Quite a crowd. I’ve always loved Tulo as a player.

The Pen opened wide tonight and we regress back to the norm; I would have stayed with Greene for another batter. Had the opportunity to add another 3 or 4 runs, but got nothing from 2-3-4. That’s when you know a loss is imminent. Four runs won’t win a game in Toronto:
1. J-Up had three solid AB’s. In case you haven’t noticed, when he connects, its really a mashed ball.
2. Nick adds to his career high in homers for a season.
3. JV held the damage to 2 runs in the first. Should have won his 9th.
Kudos to the above mentioned. We gave the Jays 6 free bases counting the error and walks. Giving an offense that many is a disaster. And the Jays left 14 or so on base.
Ninth straight starter didn’t give up a homer. Maybe Pelfry has had a revelation and will shut out the Jays tomorrow. I wouldn’t bet a pair of old socks that that will happen.

This loss is big trouble. Who are the TBA brothers? Shuttle pitchers from Toledo? Could it be Sanchez and Boyd? That starting pitcher the Tigers are supposedly looking for may be from a last place team ready to sell. TB, Oakland, Atlanta, Cincy, Arizona, San Diego? Who’s available?

That is what Al A had better be looking for soon . If not expect more games like last night.

Verlander turned in an admirable and veteran performance on a night when it appeared that none of his pitches were reliable. Being short Rondon really put a kink into any bullpen plans.
That’s all I got tonight. I’ve had a belly-full of all the bad national news that’s come out on this day.

13 pitchers and missing one is a problem? Lowe holding them down
Verlander out with only 103?
The IR% for both Wilsons was the same before the game. Why Justin first?

Not to mention that the vital piece is the same guy everyone wanted gone

JV was taken out because Donaldson had some very good ABs against him. Rondon was not available because he earlier went back to the hotel due to illness.See Mr. Beck’s articles regarding the BP for further details.

Two tweets from Lynn:
Lynn G. Henning ‏@Lynn_Henning 15m15 minutes ago Toronto, Ontario
Brad Ausmus, speaking about Steven Moya, whose defensive range is, uh, limited, says it’s about tracking the ball. Over-fixation clogs feet.
Lynn G. Henning ‏@Lynn_Henning 15m15 minutes ago Toronto, Ontario
Ausmus says some outfielders can’t take their eye off a ball for a second as they chase it down. They’re not sure how much Moya can improve.
Me: I wonder if Moya is athletic enough to learn firstbase.

I think he is and if they keep him it could be a pretty important development.

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