Grey Papke

Assorted Thoughts As Ausmus, Carrera, And Nathan Do What They Do Best

The Tigers were going to lose. Then they were going to win. Then they lost 4-3. Some assorted thoughts: Hoo boy. Well, let’s start at the end. Joe Nathan walked Trevor Plouffe with one out. Kurt Suzuki followed. He hit a ball hard to center that was a sure bet to drop in front of […]

Tigers Pick Off Dyson (and Royals) To Move Into First Place Tie

It felt very much like a playoff game, and the line between success and failure is so thin in the playoffs, so it’s rather appropriate that the biggest play of this game was probably a pickoff play. Jarrod Dyson was caught leaning too far off second in a wild ninth inning as the Tigers beat […]

Game 145: Royals (79-63) at Tigers (79-65)

A win tonight moves the Tigers into a first place tie. Here are the lineups… ROYALS SP: Jason Vargas 1. Norichika Aoki (RF) 2. Omar Infante (2B) 3. Alex Gordon (LF) 4. Salvador Perez (C) 5. Eric Hosmer (1B) 6. Josh Willingham (DH) 7. Mike Moustakas (3B) 8. Lorenzo Cain (CF) 9. Alcides Escobar (SS) TIGERS SP: Max Scherzer 1. Ian Kinsler (2B) 2. Torii Hunter (RF) 3. Miguel Cabrera (DH) 4. Victor Martinez (1B) 5. J.D. Martinez (LF) 6. Nick Castellanos (3B) 7. Alex Avila (C) 8. Andrew Romine (SS) […]

Poor First Dooms Tigers To Second Straight Loss

A four-run Giants first ended up being the springboard they needed in a 5-4 San Francisco victory. David Price looked fine in the first. He retired the first to Giants with relative ease. Buster Posey got a two out single, Hunter Pence followed with another single, and Pablo Sandoval did as well. Suddenly, it was […]

Tigers Use Two Big Innings To Overcome Miscues, Win In Eleven

The Tigers won three of four from the Indians thanks to an 11-4 win in 11 innings on Thursday, but the game was obviously not as lopsided as the score makes it out to be. The Tigers scored in a grand total of two innings – four in the first and seven in the eleventh. […]

Doubleheader Recap: Tigers Get Split, Move Into First Place Tie

The Tigers got six scoreless from one starter today and six runs allowed by the other. Naturally, because baseball is easily predictable, the scoreless start came from Kyle Ryan and the shaky one from Max Scherzer. On we go! GAME ONE: WHITE SOX 6, TIGERS 3 Oh, this looked so promising early. Ian Kinsler led […]

Welcome to Lobsteinfest: Rookie Holds Yankees, Avila Walks Them Off

Kyle Lobstein really wouldn’t be in this headline but I needed to use that phrase. The Tigers won the series from the Yankees today with a 3-2 victory – their ninth win in fifteen games, believe it or not – behind six solid innings from Kyle Lobstein, more solid pitching from the bullpen, and a […]

Offense Wastes Price’s Brilliance As Tigers Lose Finale

The Tigers, feeling the need to add another piece to the pile of evidence that pitcher win-loss record is the most irrelevant stat there could possibly be, fell 1-0 to the Rays on Thursday afternoon despite David Price giving up one hit over eight innings and retiring the last 23 batters he faced. Price was […]

Game 123: Tigers (66-56) at Rays (61-63)

Fire up the Panicbus! TIGERS SP: Max Scherzer 1. Ian Kinsler (2B) 2. Torii Hunter (RF) 3. Miguel Cabrera (1B) 4. Victor Martinez (DH) 5. J.D. Martinez (LF) 6. Nick Castellanos (3B) 7. Alex Avila (C) 8. Andrew Romine (SS) 9. Rajai Davis (CF) RAYS SP: Chris Archer 1. Desmond Jennings (CF) 2. Ben Zobrist (2B) 3. Matt Joyce (LF) 4. Evan Longoria (3B) 5. James Loney (1B) 6. Yunel Escobar (SS) 7. Vince Belnome (DH) 8. Curtis Casali (C) 9. Kevin Kiermaier (RF)

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