Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox

Brad Ausmus had wanted to get Cameron Maybin a day off at some point this series. He played in 23 of 24 games, albeit with an All-Star break mixed in, and every game since the break. Andrew Romine gets the start in center. Meanwhile, James McCann makes his first start of the series, getting behind the plate for Anibal Sanchez with lefty Jose Quintana on the mound.

TIGERS (career numbers off Quintana)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (12-for-36, 2 doubles, walk, 5 K’s)
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS (4-for-13, double, 4 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (13-for-35, 5 doubles, HR, 4 walks, 4 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (14-for-33, 2 doubles, 3 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (9-for-26, walk, 5 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (2-for-5, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  7. Mike Aviles, RF (10-for-26, walk, K)
  8. James McCann, C (2-for-9, triple, 2 K’s)
  9. Andrew Romine, CF (1-for-2)

P: Anibal Sanchez

WHITE SOX (career numbers against Sanchez)

  1. Adam Eaton, RF (4-for-11, HR, walk, 4 K’s)
  2. Tim Anderson, SS (0-for-1, K)
  3. Melky Cabrera, LF (15-for-31, double, triple, 4 K’s)
  4. Jose Abreu, 1B (6-for-11, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 2 walks, K)
  5. Justin Morneau, DH (6-for-22, 2 doubles, walk, 4 K’s)
  6. Todd Frazier, 3B (1-for-4, 2 K’s)
  7. Dioner Navarro, C (2-for-10, K)
  8. J.B. Shuck, CF (1-for-1, double)
  9. Carlos Sanchez, 2B

P: Jose Quintana


Oh Boy Maybin hurt AGAIN! He and Kinsler the only reliable hitters we have and now one of them is out.

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Can’t hit can’t pitch watcha gonna do?

Nice catch by Upton and the Chicago fans celebrate with fireworks. He tricked them!

Upton had a nice catch…..

Ya know….I think I am going to break my TV if I have to hear about what a good hitting the tiger’s have. 4 runs if you are a good hitting team is not insurmountable….but it is for this team. Honest I think they all think we are stupid.

Yeah, they’re great hitters; just not good enough to win games. Too many mental mistakes, too.
They did score 8 runs in the 9th inning a few weeks ago, so maybe there is still hope.

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I’ll repeat what I said earlier. This hasn’t been a very sexy Sunday, Avila. The best I can say about this game is that Sanchez’s strikes vs balls has been very good, his pitch count good and so far he has given the BP a breather.

Victor again doesn’t come through….ya a great hitting team my butt!….great at stranding runners ..great at striking out…great at making me want to cry!
In order for this team to win pitchers have to be nearly perfect…..
Theye totally blew a chance over that last few games to make a move on the Cleveland…

Tie game, folks.


Why pitch to Melky?

Rondon? I am speechless.

Rondon seems to just have a knack for failure.

Good Choice Rondon

Well, that good feeling didn’t last long.

I hope Rondon cuts up his uniform so he can be sent home, again.

At what point has Rondon earned the right to be pitching the 9th in a tied game????This double loss Sunday hurts as bad as the 7 runs in the 9th by the Twins last July.
Rallies that end in ties are quickly snuffed out the very next inning.
The one saving grace is how pathetic Central is becoming with all teams leaking oil. Our Indian results mask their overall results of 51-46 if our series had been tied rather than 11-1.

First base is open and the most consistent hitter for the ChiSox is up. I again ask why pitch to him?

My question is, was Rondon the guy Ausmus really wanted there or did he get caught unprepared? I heard his reasoning in the postgame but I’m not buying it. Sure, it’s an unusual situation but he’s still got Greene and both Wilsons. Who was going to pitch the bottom of the 10th if it’s still tied?
That and pitching to Eaton earlier in the 10th and other strange decisions that have been made. I’m doubting his game management skills. He’s got nearly three seasons in now.
This division is there to be won.


May as well throw this in too: every time he starts Aviles, it should have been Romine. Andrew almost always does something over the course of a game to contribute. Which one do you think Leyland would have leaned on? Which one is the most like Don Kelly?

Rondon in the 9th with the game on the line? C’mon Ausmus, no wonder these guys are playing .500 ball against teams below them in the standings. He needs to go soon or else this season is done at this pace. Going 5-5 against the struggling Royals and White Sox and cellar dweller Twins?

Not impressed with Ausmus. Agree on why Rondon. A lead off walk? How does this team get motivated?

It’s obvious batting VMart after Miggy is not keeping the offense going with the lack of legs and power (now). This team will need a reconstruction after this season as the VMart signing was not a very good one. There are plenty of opportunities to provide AB’s at DH to rest some legs for a game here and there. I’m not sold on the full-time DH. I see Miggy DH’ing more in the future as his contract matures. Who’s on 1st, Moya?

Another day of headaches for the fans . Too bad because both games could have been won . With their payroll they should be much better . Brad needs to step back a bit and look what is going wrong . Al A must think Ausmus is doing a wonderful job . Lets see if he is back next year .

Long day for me. Just watched the replays. Though 4 home runs in the final 2 innings is spectacular, everyone knew the Sox would win. Two back breaker losses; nothing to say.

Final thought…McCann, should get his act together…Why complain about Aviles, when the big buck guys are not producing? Cabrera is really pressing, he looks
lost at the plate….let costellanos bat cleanup Vmart in his slot,..see what happens,
or switch Cabrera lower in the lineup..Salty is the main guy right now…just my opinion…How about that EATON, HE’S ONE HELLA’VA PLAYER, IT’S AMAZING

Now that the Rangers just lost Prince Fielder the Tigers should be on the phone trying to get Profar and a few other prospects. We have hitters they’d probably take and we just found out from what the Cubs gave the Yankees that teams are willing to pay. But no don’t get in on this. Why try to get younger and cheaper when the team sucks and the stars are no longer playing like stars? Why do that when you can stay on this treadmill and keep being mediocre?

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