Game 7: Tigers (2-4) @ White Sox (3-3)

Offday begone!

Tigers

1. Leonys Martín (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Víctor Martínez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. JaCoby Jones (R) LF
8. José Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Michael Fulmer (R) SP

White Sox

1. Yoán Moncada (S) 2B
2. Avisaíl García (R) RF
3. José Abreu (R) 1B
4. Matt Davidson (R) DH
5. Nicky Delmonico (L) LF
6. Welington Castillo (R) C
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Yolmer Sánchez (S) 3B
9. Adam Engel (R) CF

Lucas Giolito (R) SP

Game 6, finally… maybe: Tigers (1-4) @ White Sox (3-2)

There have been so many instances of inclement weather that I’ve lost track of what game this even is.

Tigers

1. Leonys Martín (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Víctor Martínez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. Mikie Mahtook (R) LF
8. José Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Jordan Zimmermann (R) SP

White Sox

1. Yoán Moncada (S) 2B
2. Avisaíl García (R) RF
3. José Abreu (R) 1B
4. Matt Davidson (R) DH
5. Yolmer Sánchez (S) 3B
6. Leury García (S) LF
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Omar Narváez (L) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF

James Shields (R) SP

You might have missed it earlier, but the Tigers are putting Daniel Norris in the bullpen, temporarily, before likely demoting him to Toledo to start. What do you think about that?

Game 5: Royals (0-3) @ Tigers (1-3)

The Tigers look to grab the second game of the series vs. Kansas City today! If the rain cooperates, that is.

Royals

1. Jon Jay (L) DH
2. Whit Merrifield (R) 2B
3. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
4. Cheslor Cuthbert (R) 1B
5. Paulo Orlando (R) CF
6. Jorge Soler (R) RF
7. Alex Gordon (L) LF
8. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
9. Cam Gallagher (R) C

Jakob Junis (R) SP

Tigers

1. Leonys Martin (L) CF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF
5. Victor Martinez (S) DH
6. James McCann (R) C
7. Mikie Mahtook (R) LF
8. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
9. Dixon Machado (R) 2B

Matthew Boyd (L) SP

An eight-step guide to watching the 2018 Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers are not going to be very good this year.

This is not news to anyone reading this. They’ve spent the last eight months gutting their roster and trading anything with value that isn’t nailed down. (Sorry, Miguel.) It means that, for the first time in over a decade, the Tigers are embarking on a season in which pretty much everyone involved thinks they have no chance. Sure, there have been years where they’ve floundered or finished well off the pace before – 2008, 2010, 2015 – but it wasn’t for lack of effort.

It has come to my attention that there are a lot of people who are going to find this jarring. If you turn 22 this year, that means you were only 10 years old in 2006, and over half of your life has been lived with the Tigers being relevant. Heck, if you’re currently in college, your memories of non-contending Tigers teams are fuzzy at best and more likely nonexistent. Even if you’re older like me and do have rather vivid memories of those late-90s and early-2000s teams, it’s been a while. We could all use a refresher course.

That is the question. How do you watch – and derive entertainment from – a team that will be mediocre at best and horrendously awful at worst?

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