Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Mariners

As you probably heard by now, Cameron Maybin is headed to the disabled list with what the Tigers are calling a grade 2 sprain of his left thumb (second opinion pending to make sure). No word yet on who would be called up, other than manager Brad Ausmus reportedly saying it’ll most likely be a position player. For today, it means Andrew Romine gets the start in center against Mariners left-hander Wade LeBlanc.

The M’s, meanwhile, return shortstop Ketel Marte from the disabled list. He’s batting ninth tonight in a quite different lineup compared to last night’s series opener.

Gameday | TV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, MLB Gameday Audio

tigers1957logoTIGERS (career numbers vs. LeBlanc)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-2)
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Justin Upton, LF (2-for-19, double, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  7. Casey McGehee, 3B (3-for-4, double, HR)
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Andrew Romine, CF

P: Daniel Norris

oldmarinerslogoMARINERS (career numbers off Norris)

  1. Guillermo Heredia, LF
  2. Franklin Gutierrez, RF (1-for-3, K)
  3. Robinson Cano, 2B (1-for-5, double, 2 K’s)
  4. Nelson Cruz, DH (1-for-2, HR)
  5. Dae-ho Lee, 1B (0-for-2, K)
  6. Kyle Seager, 3B (0-for-3, K)
  7. Chris Iannetta, C (1-for-2, HR, K)
  8. Leonys Martin, CF (1-for-2, HR)
  9. Ketel Marte, SS

P: Wade LeBlanc

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Pretty tight zone tonight. Something about this ump crew?
Glad to see them sit Maybin down. He just would have made it worse and may also benefit from some time off his other nagging injuries.
So sick of basically playing without a LFer.
Iggy has enough territory of his own to cover

Daniel is an athlete on that mound. Kenny Rogers would be proud

Mowery:
Since making the slight tweak to get his legs more involved, Miguel Cabrera has hit .423 with 7 HRs, 19 RBI in 14 games.

Top 10 in avg, HR and RBI. OBP and OPS

3 runs yes…but Tigers have already stranded 7 through 4 innings.

JD confirming what the numbers say: -12 DRS

Season long. Not fear of the wall

Well J-Up surely has no fear of the wall since his backside is pretty much rubbing up against it all season.
Helluva job by Romine who is such a cool cat and has an uncanny understanding of how to play any defensive position.

Wow, JD had a mid pitch adjustment and still put that ball out

OF A: Upton 4 . Moya 4. JD 2. Gose 1 TyCo 2
Upton 2 E. JD 5

That does not erase the extra piches

Upton sure is a buzz kill.

Miggy’s production is to be expected given his salary So, that should be a given. In fact, based upon bucks he should d be even more productive. He is ranked #29 against all 1B per MLB based upon AAV. That is just a horrible return on an investment.

Number 1 is Wil Meyers.

The key question now is can Daniel keep the Mariners from scoring the next two innings?
He’ll need to or at least limit the damage.
BTW, why are we sticking with Lowe when Preston Guillmet in Toledo might easily and effectively replace him?

Oh my. This ump seems to off his lithium!
One thing we can agree on El-T is Miggy (at least at this point in time)
I see a Gold Glove 1st sacker. I honestly do.

“Stats Gone Wild”

I predict we see Anthony Gose recalled

Tigers in command so far but a 3 run lead against these guys is not a lead-pipe cinch by any means. I’m thinking if are fortunate to get thru this inning they need to pull Daniel regardless of what transpires

I agree ElT is way out there about Miggy and anyone else from his homeland, As a result, he has virtually no credibility in that regard as far as I am concerned

Wilson :45% IR scored

improving those numbers

thanks to the ump

This may be the worst umpire I have seen all year

4th blown save in 5 save opp for him

Not getting Lind is almost unforgivable.
Seager didn’t surprise me but Lind should have been carved up

Upton is really bad…please unload him.

Sad to say but we might be stuck with Upton .

Why on earth would JW be not trying to throw low and away to those lefties? The ump has been calling strikes on pitches 4 inches outside and you throw the ball over the plate to seager?

Well if the bring in Lowe than you can kiss this one good-bye.
But truth is they are playing like they are expecting not to score again.
Great job by Hardy but Lowe is is going to BLowe.

For cryin’ out loud. How often does Jose strike out at all let alone in situations like that?
Shame on Brad for not making Salty slap one or bunt one to the left side.
Playing like they don’t believe.

the lowest SO% in th AL

Victor! Maybe it was worth staying up!!!!

Mark Simon
Things they talk about at 245am on Tigers broadcasts- managers use umpire heat maps, advise catchers re: what their zones are like

5th game in the last 7 days

3rd blown save

Please no stats to support Frankie or Upton.
The eye test tells all

It is depressing watching both play . Until they figure out a plan B we are stuck with them .

There are those wondrous games that end with improbable victories that suggest a team has turned the corner with momentum and swagger.
Then there are games like this where your set-up man and your closer snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I have been very worried about KRod for a while now. As I said ( awhile ago) he seems predictable and he has been pitching behind in the count because of his dependency on the change-up. It is a recipe for disaster.
Teams like Toronto, Seattle and Cleveland (in the AL) had the foresight to bolster their bullpens at the deadline.
Avila has decided to gut it out with mediocrity.
We are gonna need a lot of hitting to overcome the flaws.
Kinda figured J-Up would make a bone-head play in this game. I have no doubt Frankie would have lost it anyway though.
With Lind and Seager looming in the lineup it seemed like an option to stick with Boyd but you know Ausmus will live and die with the formula.

4th year in a row now where I am so happy I didn’t make a trip to Seattle

K-Rod made me very anxious at the season’s start. Then, he settled in and there was a sense of comfort when he showed up. Lately. K-Rod made me nervous when he came in. Now, I dread seeing him in a save situation SURPRISE,.. No stats and especially no peripheral metrics to support my position.

I’m sorry for the typing errors. But, I input on this site without the benefit of clearly seeing the results on my monitor. I guess I have heavy fingers and cause errors, especially with commas and periods. I can’t find a way to make corrections once my comments post. Is there a small sample sabermetric stat I can use to excuse myself?

No? Well then, I guess my typing just plain sucks.

Well mercifully I didn’t stay up. Clearly this falls on the relief pitching …however when they stranded all those early runs off a poor pitcher I just knew it would come back to haunt this team!
.
Whatever mojo they had for the last few weeks gas clearly disappeared! Too good to be true I guess

well that was disappointing to wake up and see the final score…

Went to bed after the 14th. knowing we would lose the game; not a negative; it happens most of the time when you go into extended extra innings. Home team has the advantage, Agree with Dan re KRod; definitely leveled out for the near term. His changeup id not a Trevor Hoffman changeup, yet we will have to deal with what we have. It always seems that our Dynamite Closers of the past ie. Zumaya, Anderson, and now potentially Rondon for the future, never pan out or blow their arms out. A “Diaz” is what has been missing for years. We follow the philosophy of Retread Closer ie. Percival, Valverde, Nathan, etc.
It’s truly a shame to get the lead twice and lose it twice in such critical games. Another trend followed the recent history in that we could have scalded the Seattle Lefty, but we get only four, and then went 10 innings before scoring again. No killer instinct when needed. As far as Upton, this season is a loss for him and us; maybe it’s adjusting to AL pitchers; whatever the case, we never saw to upside, and it has really hurt.
Moonbeam pitched a very decent game, and that gives me some hope. All in all, a sour taste in the mouth game.One we could have won and should have won. But that’s baseball:
1. We took an early lead and held it for 7.
2. A Wilson’s 6th. inning effort with a little help from “Blue”. By the way, worst ball/strike game I have ever seen
3. Victor’s HR to seal the deal in the 15th. I mean it was supposed to seal the deal.
Kudos: Blaine, who was really good, Julio, Victor, Alex, Ryan, and even Lowe. Miggy had three good hits; I just wish he could had had one more with the bases loaded situation in the late innings. Oh well, enough crying. The Nats didn’t help us last night with Mad Max spinning another good one. Hope we get tonight. Not confident we will.

It was even more disappointing in real time. And I had this gut feeling Victor’s HR would not be enough.Will pay for loss of sleep today. I promise that is the LAST time I stay up til 3am for extra innings. 12 innings will be the limit. No, this time I really mean it. Really mean it. Really. Honest. I’m not kidding this time.

Greene: strained lower back muscle, day to day.

Tigers 54-1 when leading after 8
4-3 in extrainnings

A slickly written article that means nothing (Mowry).

With Gose, probably recalled :Devon Travis line 303 .341 .500 .841 4 hits last night

the closer …..please i want Joe Nathan

no trade for pitcher and no playoff ..unbeliveble with this team

Of course no mention of this:
Tigers Gameday
‏”Rodriguez has been up in the bullpen on and off since the ninth inning. This is his fifth appearance in seven days.”

ESPN Since June 27, the Dodgers have the best record in the majors:
Dodgers: 23-13
Tigers: 23-14
Blue Jays: 23-14
Nationals: 22-14

K-Rod is a closer. Isn’t that what he is supposed to do when the situation calls for it?

Sometimes I think you may not see the forest for the trees El T. I t doesn’t matter how often K-Rod had to warm up. What matters is when he is in the game will he be effective. I’m not convinced the story would have been any different in the 9th had he been asked to pitch then. Frankie started off the spring with reporting late; having personal problems and then leter in the year much the same story.
The game has changed and the Tiger management has not kept up with it
He is not fooling hitters enough. By that I mean per At Bat. The guy has over-achieved this year but that should have been recognized by Avila.
Meanwhile Andrew Miller was allowed to go to a division rival. Aroldis Chapman went to the best NL team. Mark Melancon; Fernando Rodney; Arquimedes Caminero; Clippard; Duke, etc. Bullpens need to intimidated these days. Not call them in and hope for the best.
Illitch can’t afford these guys? There is no room in our bullpen for them?
You better hope Jiminez can figure it out because Ausmus certainly won’t.

From a different perspective though I will agree he has been used too much lately.
I sincerely hope that means he will be unavailable tonight.
Maybe we will have a chance in a close game then.

I understand that umps get evaluated by their organization. Why?
Does anything change?
The guy last night was an absolute travesty and I am not saying because of his calls against Detroit. He was simply incompetent. Maybe appoint him to be a permanent fixture for video review in NY!!??

How often does the 3-4-5 guys hit dingers in a game and your team loses?
Romine is Don Kelly times 2
Brad really does have to learn how to play small ball
Why won’t Salty slap or bunt a ball to beat the bloody shift?
How does J-Up get clearance from above to play at 80% energy level?
Probably blew Boyd’s next start anyway. So why not throw him another inning with two LHB coming up?

And while I am venting let’s make a clear distinction from simply blowing a game to losing it.

Saupold called up

Unbelievable. Just when you think management can’t be more out of touch with how things are going, then they bring up a career minor leaguer with no ceiling. And by that I don’t mean infinite. I mean no ceiling because the ceiling is a crawlspace and he has already reached it.
Depressing

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