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The Detroit Tigers are a dismal 25-29, in 3rd place, and 6 full games back of the division leading Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Tonight, the team opens a 3-game set with the Cleveland Indians. The series is an opportunity for the Tigers to nudge closer to the 2nd place Tribe in the standings and allow the team to set their sights on the White Sox. Can this happen with the current makeup of this team?
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I don’t hear this enough but Doug Fister’s injury is a cataclysmic event for the 2012 Tigers. With a healthy Fister all year long I suspect the Tigers would have an additional 4 wins right now, which would flip flop their record to 29-25. Without him, the rotation is stretched far too thin. If this playoff thing is going to happen again, it needs a dominant Fister for the last 3 months of the season. It’s really that simple.
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DETROIT Alex Avila needs to go on the disabled list.
Avila having to leave Tuesday night's game after the fifth inning after his right hamstring tightened up on him again was not the reason the Tigers lost a 4-2 game to the Cleveland Indians in front of 33,258 at Comerica Park.
What Avila's been going through is what a lot of the Tigers have been going through this season...
Yankee players have criticized the Detroit Tigers security personnel for letting a fan roam the field for several minutes Sunday, delaying the final out. This is ridiculous. Tigers' security is legendary for having the most stringent job requirements in the game. The criteria for applicants:1.<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size-adjust...
The Detroit Tigers have put catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Detroit purchased the contract of catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo and designated catcher Omir Santos for assignment. The Tigers also recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Toledo.
Holaday is set to make his major league debut Wednesday night against Cleveland. He...
25-30, 3rd place, 6 games behind CWS.
Been a pretty frustrating run as of late, but here are a few noteworthy items.
- Avila to the DL, Bryan Holaday up from AAA (and starting!); Santos down.
- AJax took a few swings in BP today. It’s been three weeks since he last played. And I don’t think that taking a few swings means he’s coming back anytime soon.
- Jose Ortega was also...
It’s already June, and Detroit Tigers fans have been ripping manager Jim Leyland for close to two months because of his team’s lackluster performance. The ridiculing is just, the complaints are warranted. But now, Leyland deserves a little wiggle room. It’s not his fault that the Tigers are banged-up and playing poorly. The season is [...]
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila started Tuesday night but was removed after five innings when his right hamstring tightened up. Avila has been dealing with a tight right hamstring, as has the player who replaced him, Gerald Laird. Avila went 0-for-2 during his brief stint. Avila first reported the hamstring problem June 2, and this was his first action since then. Avila said...
First it was right-handed hitters not being able to solve left-handers and now the lefties' inability to do anything with right-handers is stalling out the Detroit offense. Phil Hughes stymied the Tigers on four hits and eight strikeouts over nine innings Sunday in a 5-1 victory by the New York Yankees. Detroit's only run came on a solo home run by Prince Fielder in...
The Detroit Tigers' wheel of minor-league players spun again Wednesday afternoon, with C Bryan Holaday and RHP Jose Ortega winning the jackpot Continue reading →
Drew VerHagen became the Tigers' third 2012 draft pick when Detroit snatched up the fireballing right hander in Round 4 at No. 154 overall. Continue reading →
After selecting pitcher Jake Thompson in Round 2, the Tigers nabbed speedy Austin Schotts in Round 3. Continue reading →
The job of the ump is to maintain order and enforce the rules of the game, not to get a big head and take a game over because they have an ego to feed. Continue reading →
On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers held Star Wars night at Comerica Park during their game against the New York Yankees.
The event featured 60 costumed characters and a pregame Star Wars parade. Even Paws, the Tigers mascot, got dressed in a Jedi costume and carried a light saber.
'Darth Vader' threw out the first pitch, backed by Stormtroopers and X-wing fighters....
DETROIT (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched impressively into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking only one. The right-hander entered the game with 42 walks in 56 innings this year...
As the Detroit Tigers continue to sink, the power rankings look a bit different this week. The Baltimore Orioles are starting to fall fast, the boys on the South Side, the Chicago White Sox, are one of the hottest teams in baseball, and Pujols and company are really starting to hit the ball out there [...]
Things have not gone well for the Cleveland Indians since sweeping the Detroit Tigers less than two weeks ago.
The Tigers have continued to struggle as well, but they'll try for their eighth straight home win over Cleveland in the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night.
The Indians took three games from the Tigers from May 22-24, giving themselves a 3 1/2-game lead in the...