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A couple of shaky outings have caused the Detroit Tigers to give relief pitcher Phil Coke some time off.
In Coke’s last two appearances he has pitched an inning while allowing four runs, three earned, three hits and four walks.
Phil Coke shut down for next couple days with elbow tenderness. He reported trouble finishing his pitches last night.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) September 19, 2013
The Tigers are saying Coke is dealing with left elbow tenderness after he had trouble finishing his pitches on Wednesday night. With the AL Central crown nearly in the bag the Tigers will make sure Coke is healthy and rested for the playoffs.
Coke holds a 5.40 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP on the season.
BEST OF MAXIM
In 2011 it was a run to the ALCS that fell short, leaving Tigers fans saying “There’s always next year.”
In 2012 it was a run to the World Series resulting in a sweep, yet again, leaving fans saying, “There’s always next year.”
And to some extent, they are right. But now it is next year. And as the 2013 season winds down and the playoffs approach
Scherzer has anchored...
DETROIT - 20 wins.
Its quite a calling card for a pitcher. And on Friday night, Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer became a card-carrying member of the club.
Scherzer beat the Chicago White Sox, 12-5, to push his record to 20-3 after failing to reach the magic number in his last four starts. He leads the majors in victories, and became just the eighth Tigers pitcher in the...
88-64, 1st place. The Indians lost. Or maybe they won. Whatever. (I’m pretty sure they lost. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the magic number is down to 5.)
Last night: Seattle 8, Detroit 0. The Tigers got in some early World Series practice. #5 starter Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the second inning. Was Iwakuma that good, or were the Tigers that bad? Two bases...
It was quite the game in more ways than one for the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The late comeback, Benoit closing things out in the ninth, reducing that magic number to 4 and Prince Fielder helping himself to a fans nachos when attempting to track down a foul ball.
Good thing the fan didn’t have one of those big blue drinks.
But on a side note, Prince did end up scoring the winning...
Miguel Cabrera left the batter's box with a bit of a hop in his step while his drive to right field sailed over the wall.
"A long time, I had not hit a home run," the slugger said.
Cabrera's solo shot in the sixth inning was his 44th of the year, but his first since Aug. 26. It was perhaps the most encouraging highlight for Detroit in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle...
Detroit Tigers: 89-64, 1st Place (6.0 ahead of Cleveland). Magic Number: 4
It would be nice if the Tigers could win the division this weekend on their last home stand–hey, it would be nice whenever they win the division. That might be a tough task though with Cleveland playing three games against the Astros, who are butt-sliding their way to a 100+ loss season. Even if the Tigers...
During the top of the 5th Inning, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder tried to run down a foul ball and came up just short. Rather than return to first base with nothing to show for running halfway out into the outfield, Prince snagged a nacho chip from one of the unsuspecting fans in the front row. No word on whether or not he got some cheese on his chip, but this was...
If I, Adam Waltersdorf, are in charge of making the 25 man playoff roster for the Detroit Tigers, this is who I’m keeping on and sending home.
If I have my way, Max Scherzer is getting the ball in Game 1.
37 Max Scherzer – RHP
Jim Leyland doesn’t start guys on short rest. He’ll pitch game 1 and 5 in the first series, and would start game 1 i...
Even after 15 years of helping teams lock down wins or keeping teams in games with dominant relief pitching, left-handed pitcher Octavio Dotel is still not finished with his long career in the majors.
According to Bobby Nightengale of MLB.com, Dotel is planning to rest his arm for two more months before beginning rehab in hope to return to pitch in the 2014 season. After being...
Jose Iglesias has arguably the quickest hands in baseball. So when he was drilled in his left hand with a pitch Thursday, there was obviously a great deal of concern.
The Tigers received some good news after Thursday’s game, though. Iglesias, who exited in the sixth inning after getting struck by a 95 mph fastball from Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, is listed as day-to-day with...
Prince Fielder ate a fan's nachos. [Bleacher Report]
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Prince Fielder had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a close play at the plate, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday.
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There are a lot of different ways in which a dinger can be exceptional. It can be the fastest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the slowest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the longest or the fastest dinger all season. There exist plenty of exceptional dingers, and not too long ago, Miguel Cabrera hit one, against Phil Hughes. Hughes threw a pitch to Cabrera...