Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox

Ian Kinsler was expected to sit out until Friday’s series opener against the Orioles, but he’s back in the lineup today after missing the last two games with a busted-up right ring finger. He’s 13-for-43 for his career against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, though the Tigers have their share of players with similar numbers, notably Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. Quintana is 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in eight starts against the Tigers since the beginning of last season, but that win came in their last meeting behind 7 1/3 quality innings on Aug. 4 at Comerica Park.

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tigers1927logoTIGERS (career numbers vs. Quintana)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (13-for-43, 2 doubles, HR, walk, 6 K’s)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-2, double, walk)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (15-for-41, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 5 walks, 7 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (15-for-36, 2 doubles, 3 K’s)
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF (8-for-25, double, triple, 3 walks, 8 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (4-for-11, double, walk, 3 K’s)
  7. James McCann, C (2-for-11, triple, 3 K’s)
  8. Casey McGehee, 3B
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (5-for-20, 2 doubles, 4 K’s)

P: Anibal Sanchez

whitesox1959logoWHITE SOX (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Adam Eaton, CF (7-for-15, 2 HR, 3 walks, 4 K’s)
  2. Tim Anderson, SS (2-for-7, 2 K’s)
  3. Melky Cabrera, LF (15-for-37, double, triple, 6 K’s)
  4. Jose Abreu, 1B (9-for-17, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 2 walks, K)
  5. Justin Morneau, DH (8-for-27, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  6. Todd Frazier, 3B (1-for-10, 4 K’s)
  7. Avisail Garcia, RF (3-for-12, 2 K’s)
  8. Omar Narvaez, C
  9. Tyler Saladino, 2B (1-for-2)

P: Jose Quintana


Be great if Tigers could get lots of runs early and make it a stress free game.

6 pitch first inning for Quintana ….way to work it…….

I took the garbage out to the curb and we have 3 runs?

Tigers 3-1! “Don’t stop now, boys” as the Hawk likes to say.

Upton hit a HR and I missed it.

J-up giveth and he taketh away. Great. Sanchez not looking great.

I love Anibal but he frustrates the hell out of me.

Now Victor has hurt his knee. When he hit a single earlier he was grabbing his groin in pain.

Oh Victor – just stick to hitting timely homeruns…bad news for the Tigers I fear

Quintana, second best ERA in the AL before this game.

So…….if this team wants to do something they have to hit good pitchers they have to hit lefties….they couldn’t exactly hit the guys with nearly 6 eras that Angels threw out either.

Quickly and quietly.

I have never seen a batter get inside pitches off the plate called strikes as Upton. Seems like every at bat he takes (and wisely) a fastball busted in on him only to get a mistaken called strike by the ump.

Terrific another runner out on the basepaths

Shockingly the crappy ump who’s intent on screwing the tiger’s today is from no other than Chicago. Coincidence I think not

Oh, crap.

Yank Greene.

Greene Yankee too BTW.

Oh Greene………

too late. He had absolutely zero control.

Justin Wilson can’t find the zone, either.

Greene has been horrible 11 era in last 7 8.74 in August but please keep putting him in…..Garcia only hits the tiger’s……two runners picked off killed us. Guess it’s just not that big of a deal.
Ps. JUSTIN WILSON struck out Navaez but the piece of crap ump struck again and a ball right down the middle isn’t called strike three. But whatever ump we know your from Chicago

Happy Birthday to me………NOT.

Guess brads throwing it…..greene….Justin Wilson…and waking up Lowe.
Screw it

Greene – an 8.74 ERA for August giving up ER’s (8 total) in four of his last five starts before today.

After Rondon and A Wilson, total collapse by BP.

A trainwreck.😢

I decided after the angels series I wasn’t going to get too invested emotionally in this team anymore even if they decided to show a little life again because it’s not worth it because they will always come back down earth and show us what they really are. NOT GOOD …OVERPAID and UNDERACHIEVING.

Not surprised at all….

The BP isn’t strong enough unless the starter can go at least 6 or 7 innings or he Tigers score more runs.

This has been the Achilles heel all along. They can dress it up anyway they can but if you simply look at the stats you cans see that this is not a bullpen that can be counted on.

I keep thinking back to all the very good back end relievers that changed teams around the deadline

And the tigers missed out on them. The bullpen has been a mess for over 2 years and little or nothing done to fix it. Chance of getting into wild card is dripping away and fast.

Sloppy, pathetic hitting and bullpen work these past 2 days against the stinking White Sox! Way to play down to the shitty competition too! I just don’t see this team making the WC slots.

That was a series the Tigers could have, should have won. Shake it off Tigers, win the next series.

Not a lot to say today; Just an ugly game to lose especially after having two leads. This should just about do it for Anabal in the rotation; Again only three runs, but lucked out in the first, and was hit pretty solid. It’s about time to try Rondon in the 8 th. inning; certainly could do no worse than Mr. Green Jeans right now. I had hoped J Wilson had righted his ship; guess not. VMar’s speed or lack thereof was so evidnet today, especially when a double for 9-10 hitters became a single for him. Hope his knees hold up; one more year on the contract.
1. Upton did his part.
2. The first inning rundown to get the lead runner at the plate; well executed. Would have led to three or four runs in the opening frame.
3. Good work by RonWilson.
Kudos to Upton, Iggy, and the BP guys.
Shame to lose to the Sox. .Avisail must really hold a grudge. Our season will be determined by the three against the O’s Nothing less than the series will be looked upon positively.

Coming down the stretch with a legitimate chance to make the postseason, you can’t perform this way. Teams are out to ruin it for you, umpires strike zones get more bizarre all the time, the manager makes numb-skull decisions and so on. Can’t have a disappearing offense and a failing bullpen. This series needed to be and should have been taken. Now they need to sweep Baltimore to pass them. Take two and we’re back to square one; tied.
The Astros did us a favor. We didn’t capitalize. Time runs short and there will have to be a stretch of excellent baseball.

And Cleveland just beat Houston. Bring up the minor league relievers, they cant do any worse.

I don’t like afternoon games. Especially when they end this way. 3 hours for this was a huge waste of time. A couple observations. I agree with GK. The plate umpire missed a lot of pitches. I don’t mind a zone that leans inside or outside consistently but he was missing on both sides of the plate. There were called balls that should have been called strikes and strikes that should have been balls. The zone was expanding and contracting all day. This occurred an unacceptable number of times. I believe it hurt the Tigers more than the Sox. Upton’s ABs come to mind. You have to wonder how different things might have played out had the right calls been made. Maybe Rondon has earned the 8th inning. Greene is getting hit all over the place. J Wilson continues to get hit. I don’t think Sanchez can win another game for us. Did anyone else think J-Up should have gotten to that one pop up in shallow left? Does Victor need to rest? There are some options for DH. Moya is available.

ESPN:”Non-reviewable gaffe by umpire results in A.J. Hinch ejection vs. Indians”
Joyce, again, vs former Tiger ,Paulino

With Indians winning today (Thursday) as well now down by 6 again. Not going to let these guys suck me in again. I’ll watch and cheer and still get angry at crappy umps and bad play. I’ll be happy when they win but I won’t believe in their ability to make playoffs. I just don’t buy it.

I remember the 69 Mets

Only in NY could the pitcher balk home the tying run only to have Joe Gerardi go out there and argue about it and the “balk” was reversed. The guy in the dugout had to go back to 3rd base.

Nice article El T, I was thinking about loyalty or money on my walk around our lake. My wife is back teaching 3rd graders and my niece is a nurse. We get so wrapped up in our team because we want them to win. Remember, winning is not everything, but wanting to win is! Go Tigers!

Well in reality this IS “it”. Sink or swim; poop or get off the pot; fish or cut bait; hold ’em or fold ’em; now or never.
I just hope they all give 110%

I thought the Tigers had to be within three games of Cleveland by next Friday. It’s highly doubtful that this will happen so it’s coming down to the WC. I’m confident they will give their all but not so confident it will be enough. For all the firepower the offense is capable of, it comes down to getting the big hit and that has been lacking quite often. Whether it be poor ball/strike umpiring, manager’s decisions, not finding holes, or just plain bad ABs, it’s been tough to score runs when they’re sorely needed.
When I look at conventional team stats, Detroit is smack in the middle of the AL in nearly all categories. It’s kind of surprising they got this far. At the least, we’ll get a competitive six months from the 2016 Tigers.

If only this team can provide more consistent offense the problems of our bullpen can be mitigated. Rich, so right you are about the BIG hit. The cathartic game-changing ,, momentum shifting hit does seem to be missing. There have been a few Upton moments but we really need to get Victor going and hopefully Casty can come back hot like JD did. 3rd base has been an offensive void for a while now.
If Greene and JW can’t figure things out we are going to have to endure more late-game losses.
It will be interesting to see who responds at this critical time. Hopefully one of the guys that does is Brad Ausmus. Can’t afford mistakes from the dugout.

Really hope we can get some leadership from Zimmermann. I think Anibal is not going to contribute like we hoped and thought he could.
A bit scary counting on 3 rookies in our rotation at this stage of the season.

Last 16:
Strang “The Tigers have been clutch producers, batting .286 with 2 outs, ( which ranks 3rd in MLB during that span) and tallying 39 runs with 2 outs (which ranks 3rd).”
They came back ,once and again .

Last 11:
6 wins 5 losses. Don’t catch anyone like that.

Lineup vs. BAL: Kinsler 4, Maybin 8, Cabrera 3, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez 9, Upton 7, McCann 2, Aybar 5, Iglesias 6. Fulmer starts
The current regular lineup

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