Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Rangers

As you probably have heard by now, Jose Iglesias was originally in the Tigers lineup. Then he went out on the field to run and test his left hamstring, which he tweaked on a close play at first base during his pinch-hit appearance Wednesday. The hamstring grabbed at him, he said, and now he’s on the disabled list. Every indication points to Dixon Machado getting a call up in his place, but for now, the Tigers are going with a nine-man bullpen, having recalled the just-demoted Warwick Saupold, and starting Andrew Romine at short tonight (weather permitting) against Yu Darvish.

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tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers off Darvish)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-3, double, walk, K)
  2. Tyler Collins, CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (5-for-15, 3 doubles, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-6, K)
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. Casey McGehee, 3B (1-for-4)
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Andrew Romine, SS (1-for-6, walk, 2 K’s)

P: Anibal Sanchez

rangerslogoRANGERS (career numbers against Sanchez)

  1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF (5-for-17, walk, 4 K’s)
  2. Ian Desmond, CF (8-for-30, 2 doubles, HR, 3 walks, 5 K’s)
  3. Carlos Beltran, DH (7-for-24, HR, walk, 5 K’s)
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (7-for-10, 2 doubles, K)
  5. Rougned Odor, 2B (0-for-4, K)
  6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (2-for-6, K)
  7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (2-for-6, double, HR, walk, K)
  8. Nomar Mazara, LF
  9. Elvis Andrus, SS (3-for-16, triple, 3 K’s)

P: Yu Darvish

 

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This is going to be one brutal series for Tiger fans.

Going to be? It’s already started. Down 0-4 in the 1st inning. This Lucroy catcher is going nuts since his trade. I thought I saw where he hit other HRs lately.

TY for the run JD and JMac but I still have that sinking feeling. Cleveland won, WSox won and KC leading so Tigers may be sinking in the standings.

JJ really feeling some pain in Ohio
Hopefully it forms part of his learning curve

I can hear Don Meredith singing.

Well, I think the key with Sanchez is starting him only against the Mets. Or maybe Atlanta. I feel sorry for him, but have rally seen enough.

So much for the return to form of Anibal.
Bad baseball and poor managing in the last 4 games has led to this: Meltdown.

What’s wrong with Sanchez tonight.? The catchers caused his HRs and BBs given up. Right? And any balls in play were the fault of Gose. Right? Oh, oh. Gose is gone to the minors. Whoops! Maybe Sanchez just sucked. Again. Doesn’t he have the highest ERA of any pitcher in MLB with over 100 innings pitched? Those darned catchers. And look what they did to Pelfrey, too.

God bless Sabermetrics and curse our lying eyes.

The blessing about tonight is K-Rod will likely not be used. That will make 2 days in a row he has not pitched. And, the umps and and his catchers and BA have not caused problems for him.

As the old Oxymoron goes; game was pretty ugly. It certainly wasn’t terribly good by any stretch. Too much leakage with injuries decimating the team now; Mcgee won’t hurt you on D, but is no better option than Avilas in my opinion. Justin looks like a little lost puppy. Collins does give us decent D and that occasional tater. Victor looked old in his plate appearances. I was so hoping for Anabal, but it ain’t goin’ to happen. Back to five out, and with all the holes to plug, we might not be able to recover from this swoon:
1. JMac has a solid game against righty pitching.
2. The Aussie held serve until the offense showed a little life.
3. From 8-1 to 8-5 at least showed they weren’t dead.
Kudos to James,Tyler, and Saupold. Miggy had an okay night as well as Julio. Upton and Casey really weaken that 6-7 area, and the loss of Iggy takes flexibility out of the order. So we regroup with what we have plus Machado, and try to stop the nosebleed once again.

Losing Iglesias is on Ausmus.
I can understand if you need him to protect the lead in late innings (after his “day off”) or even PRing him for a critical base-runner but PHing him for a RHB (Aviles) was pretty unnecessary and unfortunately resulted in the hammy issue.
I was very surprised (given the circumstances) that Brad use him in that situation. It’s not like you are putting up a home-run hitter in a 1-1 tie late in the game.
If that game goes 15 innings then you have wasted a player. As much as I have zero confidence in Aviles I still fail to see the upside in Iggy PHing and leading off that inning.

Glad I didn’t bother watching after Lucroy hit the homer in the first. They are looking no better than a AAA team actually probably worse

It’s going to take a miracle for this team to hold it together while injuries heal. After the high we were riding after the string of wins, this is a blow to the team and fans. I don’t want to lose faith in this team right now so I hope they can pull together, play with urgency and not fall further behind. If only they had a strong, inspiring manager.

It will take a miracle to get them out of this. Hope they play better tonight .

I am pleased with the run production from our maligned “tandem” catchers. They have combined for 19 HRs and 70 RBIs.

In comparison, the celebrated Lucroy has produced 19 HRs and 61 RBIs.

The stinky Tiger baseball team is back and falling to the basement quickly!

Is this a record having 5 starters on the DL at the same time? 2 SP’s, 3B, SS & CF!
Cameron is the offense spark plug and the Offensive struggles in Seattle exposed the wart! 3B/SS can be covered for 15-30 days but Starting pitching is not covered with the kind of depth the Tigers have. Sorry Illitch, this is not their year! Upton was the worst contract, not going after Andrew Miller was the most significant error.

Be glad we are not the Dodgers. They have 5 rotation guys down- Kershaw, Ryu, Hill, Norris and Anderson.

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