Game 60: Tigers (29-30) @ Red Sox (32-27)

Tigers

SP: Jordan Zimmermann (R)

2B: Ian Kinsler (R)
3B: Nicholas Castellanos (R)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (R)
DH: Víctor Martínez (S)
RF: J.D. Martinez (R)
LF: Justin Upton (R)
C: James McCann (R)
CF: Mikie Mahtook (R)
SS: José Iglesias (R)

Red Sox

SP: Brian Johnson (L)

RF: Mookie Betts (R)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (R)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (R)
1B: Mitch Moreland (L)
LF: Andrew Benintendi (L)
DH: Hanley Ramírez (R)
CF: Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)
C: Sandy León (S)
3B: Pablo Sandoval (S)

Things of Import: James McCann has been activated off the 10-day DL and the Tigers have optioned John Hicks back to Toledo to make room. Justin Verlander will also be able to make his next scheduled start tomorrow, as planned.

What Did the White Sox/Tigers Series Teach Us About the Tigers?

We’re only a third of the way through the season, so not probably not very much. However, it did show us some very important things. Namely, Jordan Zimmermann can resemble his old, pre-injury self when he has a handle on his once deadly slider. It showed us that the Tigers’ bullpen is pretty dang good now, and might have some unsung heroes, such as long-man Warwick Saupold. This series also showed us two different sides to the Tigers’ sometimes explosive, often frustrating offense: they can destroy weak pitching with the long ball and rack up extra base hits and they can play a little smallball, move runners along, and cash them in at opportune moments.

Almost everything went right for the Tigers in their three-game sweep of the lowly White Sox. And when something didn’t go as planned—such as de facto ace Justin Verlander leaving Sunday’s game early with a groin injury or stalwart set-up man Alex Wilson faltering in the eighth—different players stepped up to carry the team.

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Game 56: White Sox (24-30) @ Tigers (27-28)

SP: David Holmberg (L)

CF: Adam Engel (R)
DH: Melky Cabrera (S)
1B: José Abreu (R)
RF: Avisaíl García (R)
3B: Todd Frazier (R)
2B: Yolmer Sánchez (S)
SS: Tim Anderson (R)
C: Kevan Smith (R)
LF: Willy García (R)

SP: Justin Verlander (R)

2B: Dixon Machado (R)
3B: Nicholas Castellanos (R)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (R)
DH: J.D. Martinez (R)
LF: Justin Upton (R)
C: John Hicks (R)
RF: Mikie Mahtook (R)
CF: JaCoby Jones (R)
SS: José Iglesias (R)

Notes: Tigers go for the sweep over the White Sox today.

White Sox @ Tigers

White Sox

SP: Miguel González (R)

CF: Leury García (S)
LF: Melky Cabrera (S)
DH: José Abreu (R)
RF: Avisaíl García (R)
3B: Todd Frazier (R)
1B: Matt Davidson (R)
SS: Tim Anderson (R)
C: Omar Narváez (L)
2B: Yolmer Sánchez (S)

Tigers

SP: Jordan Zimmermann (R)

2B: Andrew Romine (S)
C: Alex Avila (L)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (R)
DH: Víctor Martínez (S)
RF: J.D. Martinez (R)
LF: Justin Upton
3B: Nicholas Castellanos (R)
CF: Alex Presley (L)
SS: José Iglesias (R)

Notes: I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF FINISHING THIS BUT I GOT DISTRACTED BECAUSE BRAD GOT EJECTED.

Home Sweet Home: White Sox (24-28) @ Tigers (25-28)

White Sox

SP: Derek Holland (L)

CF: Leury García (S)
LF: Melky Cabrera (S)
1B: José Abreu (R)
DH: Todd Frazier (R)
RF: Avisaíl García
3B: Matt Davidson (R)
SS: Tim Anderson (R)
C: Kevan Smith (R)
2B: Yolmer Sánchez S)

Tigers

SP: Michael Fulmer (R)

2B: Dixon Machado (R)
3B: Nicholas Castellanos (R)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (R)
DH: Víctor Martínez (S)
RF: J.D. Martinez (R)
LF: Justin Upton (R)
C: John Hicks (R)
CF: Mikie Mahtook (R)
SS: José Iglesias (R)

June 2017 Desktop Schedule Wallpaper

Here’s the June 2017 edition desktop schedule wallpaper! In a strange twist, the MLB schedulers decided to give the the Tigers off days this month along with a good amount of home games. Unfortunately, three games will be on national TV, including two tilts at Boston. Get ready for that one replay we all hate!

To download, just click here, select the Old English D if it is not already chosen, verify your resolution in the drop-down box, and click on “Download”.

Game 47, 2.0: Tigers (22-24) @ White Sox (20-25)

Tigers

SP: Matthew Boyd (L)

SS: José Iglesias (R)
C: Alex Avila (L)
DH: Víctor Martínez (S)
RF: J.D. Martinez (R)
LF: Justin Upton (R)
3B: Nicholas Castellanos (R)
CF: Tyler Collins (L)
1B: John Hicks (R)
2B: Andrew Romine (S)

White Sox

SP: Mike Pelfrey (R)

CF: Leury García (S)
LF: Melky Cabrera (S)
1B: José Abreu (R)
DH: Todd Frazier (R)
RF: Avisaíl García
SS: Tim Anderson (R)
3B: Matt Davidson (R)
C: Kevan Smith (R)
2B: Tyler Saladino (R)

Things: Nicholas Castellanos is back in the lineup, but Miguel Cabrera gets a day off. His groin might still be hurting. James McCann was placed on the 10-day DL the other day, for a lacerated finger. He required five stitches.