Is the Tigers’ season disappointing enough to cost Brad Ausmus his job?
“Volquez was tough”, Kinsler said.
Scouting the Astros: Despite carrying a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West Division, the first-place Houston Astros have lost seven of their last nine following a disastrous road trip through Texas, Oakland and San Francisco.
“I’m not anxious about it”, Ausmus said of next season.
And while looking at the future, could we be see a new manager at the helm for the Tigers next season? “Despite what outside people may think, in this clubhouse we’re still chasing a postseason spot”.
Neftali Feliz got the win after retiring the three batters he faced.
He got Victor Martinez to fly out to shallow center field before giving up a RBI-single to J.D. The Royals had a chance to win in the bottom of the ninth after Tigers closer Bruce Rondon hit Rios with a pitch with one out and walked Infante, but Rondon struck out Butera and forced Escobar to pop-out. He is 11 for 19 (.579 average) on this homestand. Escobar scored on the play on Iglesias’ throwing error.
After Ben Zobrist walked and Cain singled with one out in the fifth, Ausmus strolled to the mound and Norris gave him the ball.
The Detroit Tigers may have played their last game without their All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Ausmus handed the ball back to the rookie. “It shows he has confidence in me, has confidence in my stuff and my competitive nature”, Norris said.
“Early on, I don’t know that Miggy will go out there and play three straight games in Houston”, Ausmus said.
“It will take a little bit of time for Miggy to get his timing back”, Ausmus said. Perez did not play Wednesday and will also sit out Thursday, Yost said….
Cabrera, who has not played since July 3 because of a strained left calf, took batting practice and ran the bases Wednesday before the Tigers game with the Kansas City Royals.
-RHP Alex Wilson was available Tuesday night after missing a few games with shoulder fatigue.