Friday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Mets

Cameron Maybin remains out with his sprained thumb, giving Tyler Collins another start in center. Interestingly, though, Collins moves up to second in the batting order against Noah Syndergaard, who’s allowing a .284 batting average and a .729 OPS to left-handed hitters compared to .220 and .562 against righties.

The Mets have a retinkered outfield with Jay Bruce on board and Yoenis Cespedes on the DL, but Curtis Granderson gets a game at designated hitter. Alejandro De Aza is in center.

“It’s been a while since I’ve got a chance to face him,” Granderson said of hitting against Verlander. “But if anything, he’s very competitive and he’s very confident and he’s one of the top guys in that rotation for a reason. He’s been there for a very long time. He’s one of the last guys on that ’06 team that’s still here, so the fans definitely love him and he feeds off of it.”

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tigerslogoTIGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Tyler Collins, CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Justin Upton, LF (0-for-6, 4 K’s vs. Syndergaard)
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Justin Verlander

metslogoMETS (career numbers vs. Verlander)

  1. Curtis Granderson, DH (5-for-25, 2 doubles, triple, HR, 4 walks, 9 K’s)
  2. Alejandro De Aza, CF (9-for-40, double, triple, 2 HR, 2 walks, 11 K’s)
  3. Neil Walker, 2B (2-for-12, double, triple, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Jay Bruce, RF (1-for-3, double, 2 K’s)
  5. James Loney, 1B (3-for-7)
  6. Kelly Johnson, 3B (0-for-14, 6 K’s)
  7. Brandon Nimmo, LF
  8. Rene Rivera, C (0-for-4, walk, 3 K’s)
  9. Matt Reynolds, SS

P: Noah Syndergaard

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Officially panicking.

LOL… The Tiger Nation will soon follow in your footsteps.

Officially breathing a sigh of relief.

Nick really got screwed by the ump on his last AB at a critical time, as confirmed by the NY broadcasters. Where is GK ? The zone and umps are his area of strong opinion virtually every game.

Nick is beating himself too. Is he going to be able to start hitting again?
Right now he looks pretty futile.
Collins impressed me yesterday against Quintana. First two ABs tonight were good too. Not so much the next two though.
JV threw another beauty again tonight.
Hang in there as we will have to deal with Justin Wilson here in the 8th and he has not been overly consistent this year.
Still watching if there is any help down on the farm and my druthers are for JJ to get a shot.

I predict JJ will be up on August 31st so he is eligible for the postseason. Just like they did with Avi Garcia in 2012. Nick needs to get back to letting the ball get deeper on him. He did on the last at bat. He is getting a little pull happy.
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— Bob

Tigers win! But, K-Rod is making me nervous again.

I think that was the biggest strike zone I’ve ever seen. Who the hell was that guy? I was on the verge of panic there…………….
Good game. Fun. More good bullpen work.

VerHagen is on the 60 Days DL. He can be replaced by JJ for the play-offs even if he is called up in September. But I do see him being called this month

Nathan made it back to MLB with the Cubs and his heater was 2014 style. After just a few pretty positive appearances, he was DFAd today.

I’m very surprised he made it back at all. I thought he was cooked and done.

ESPN
Devon Travis: 4.7 WAR in 116 career games
Toronto position players with 4.0+ WAR since Travis’ debut have each played 200+ gms

Frankie had me wondering in the 9 th . It all worked out we get the win. Tribe going down to defeat yet again . It could not have worked out better .

AMEN.

Castellanos problem is this : 24.6 SO5% and 5.6BB%. Not enough contact and he refuses to take a walk. He is taking the approach trending in MLB, Kinlser to begin with, all or nothing. It was just a matter of time, unsustainable over a long period

Travis?. A 25 YO with an injury history over a 2 year 116 game, 400 AB MLB career. Just what is the fascination with him at this point? Mike Trout, I get. He has proven himself with a large sample despite his youth. Maybe Travis should get a better look before he is pronounced a diamond based upon a fairly small sample size (most experts seem to think you need need 1000 ABs to see what you really have)..

Castellanos has a .329 OBP. His OPS is.828. Nearly every expert I have heard or read sez he is an improving young player, both defensively and offensively.That includes Omar. I don’t understand the hate for Nick as compared to the love for Aviles.

El Tigre, since Nick refuses to take a walk, I’ll leave out my previous # 2 thing to like which was Nick’s 11 Pitch Walk. Good grief; he’s facing a guy who can mow anyone down. Nick’s in a funk right now; so have Miggy Victor, and Ian over certain parts of the season. The guy is no Mike Trout, but’s he’s 24 years old an having a very good season. He can work out his mistakes. Sometime, all the stats make me want to barf!
And that is said with total respect for everyone on this site. And I am one of the worst at telling about someone’s mistakes every night. Guilty as charged. But we all are Tiger Fanatics, and I know we will be with them until the very end:
1. Ian’s manufactured first inning run.
2. Getting back the lead immediately after losing it; with someone like the Blond Beauty on the mound, you can’t always fight your way back.
3. JV does what an Ace does for the umpteenth time; he gave us a great shot to win.
Kudos to Victor, Miggy, JMac for the big 2 strike RBI hit, Julio, and the 7-8 boys in the Pen. Another key to the win was holding Mets 1-2 to 0-8. Back to two out and a pennant race.

The strike zone was big especially for Verlander and Granderson. The pitch was clearly ball and he ended P3.
The cant complain about the Ump. It was one run game , thanks McCann ,and the winning run was scored by JD who was out at second. We had the NYM signal and they showed the replay once and again, the IF had the glove all the time on JD and he left 2B

Yes, I was totally surprised the Mets didn’t challenge the call.

I don’t think I’ve seen an overslide challenge all year long. Anybody seen one? I’m wondering if that challenge is going the way of all the other close calls; not overturned.

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