Voice of the Turtle Episode 41: We like Justin Verlander

What a week! Spirits were high after the Tigers swept the Boston Red Sox eight days ago, but five more wins sent the Tigers fanbase into the stratosphere, and the team into serious playoff contention. On this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle, we break down the week that was in Tigers baseball, including just how they have put together such an incredible stretch. We also look back at the trade deadline, and examine the Tigers' decision to stand pat, along with winners and losers throughout baseball.

This week wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, however. Mike Pelfrey hit the disabled list earlier this week with a back injury, while Jordan Zimmermann may be headed back there after a rough start against the White Sox on Thursday. The Tigers are also still looking up in the standing against the Cleveland Indians, a team they are 1-11 against this year.

However, it's hard to ignore the good vibes surrounding this team right now. Your fearless cohosts gush over J.D. Martinez's massive pinch-hit home run (a clip you have probably watched again and again by now), as well as marveled at Miguel Cabrera's awesome numbers recently. We also spoke with special guest Matt Lyons of Let's Go Tribe, and host of the Let's Go Tribe podcast.

Topics in this week's episode include:

- J.D. Martinez: the man, the myth, the legend
- A boring trade deadline in TigerTown
- Is Anibal Sanchez for real?
- The Cespedes-less New York Mets are up next
- Winners and losers of the trade deadline
- Listener questions!
- Best stadiums to watch a baseball game
- Interview with Matt Lyons of Let's Go Tribe
- How to really beat the Indians this year


2:28 - Rounding the Bases: division or bust!
31:27 - Warming in the Pen: this is a great time to play the Mets
45:10 - High and Tight: winners and losers of the 2016 trade deadline
1:03:40 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: let's plan for the postseason
1:20:17 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: Talking Indians with Matt Lyons

Be sure to send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions for our next show. We're on Twitter at @hookslide23 and @BYBRob!

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