Today's lineup for our Tribe (50-57):
1. 2B: Jason Kipnis .2662. SS: Asdrubal Cabrera .2773. RF: Shin-Soo Choo .2894. 1B: Carlos Santana .2325. CF: Michael Brantley .2886. DH: Travis Hafner .2307. LF: Ezequiel Carrera .5718. 3B: Brent Lillibridge .1839. CA: Lou Marson .250
P: Chris Seddon 0-0 era 0.00
Lineup for the Tigers (57-50):
1. CF: Austin Jackson .3162. 3B: Omar Infante .2813. DH: Miguel Cabrera .3234. 1B: Prince Fielder .3105. LF: Delmon Young .2646. SS: Jhonny Peralta .2617. RF: Brennan Boesch .2518. CA: Gerald Laird .2919. 2B: Danny Worth .215
P: Max Scherzer 10-6 era 4.62
Game time 1:05 at Comerica Park (TV: STO)"Roll Tribe" 50-57 (76-86)
I don't either. His OBP is simply too low, even if he does have better speed than Choo. I think the main argument is to have Choo able to drive people in, but I'm just not buying it.
Kipnis is more suited to the #2 hole, especially with A-Cab's loopy swinging lately.
I wouldn't want Acta to get off his Acta too often. He might hurt his golf scores if he tweaks an ankle jogging up those dugout steps.
Gotta think in terms of the offseason.
Meh, he meant well. His guys "just were not playing like we know they can".
Truth be told, I am more upset with the FO. Acta is just a puppet in my mind.
Truth be told, a winning tradition breeds winners.
Why you hire a manager who was 26-61 at the time of being fired is still a mystery to me.(Yes, I know, the nats were horrible at the time, but still).
I hope he is just warming up the bench for Sandy. "See, Sandy, this is the number for the bullpen."