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Fantasy owners had to be going nuts over this game--that is if you had one of the pitchers in it. On Wednesday the pitching staffs for the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners combined for 40 strikeouts with both starters notching 12 a piece.
Prince Fielder led the way with 9Ks in the three game series.
Now it did take them 14 innings to set that mark, but 40 Ks between the two teams is unreal, but that isn't the end of the story fir these two teams. Over the course of the three game series they set a new record for most combined K's in a three game series with 82.
So on one hand you have tremendous performances by the pitchers, but abysmal performances by the hitters.
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Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
After enjoying a great spring training, Rick Porcello’s excellent start has hit the skids as soon as the meaningful games began. Following his ugliest meltdown yet over the weekend, it’s time for Drew Smyly to temporarily replace him in the rotation.
Rick Porcello made history on Saturday, but not the kind he’ll want to be remembered for. The Detroit Tigers right-hander logged one of the worst starts in Major League Baseball history in a 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Porcello toe’d the slab in Anaheim for the Tigers, and lasted just two-thirds of an inning, but it was an incredibly long two-thirds of an inning....
Jose Valverde's comeback attempt continued in Lakeland, Fla., Friday night.
Valverde, who was added to the Lakeland Flying Tigers (Single-A, Florida State League) active roster Friday, threw a scoreless inning against the Dunedin Blue Jays in a 3-1 loss.
Valverde walked one, struck out one and didn't allow a hit.
After throwing a scoreless inning against the Braves on...
(Eds: Updates.) By JOE RESNICK Associated Press Torii Hunter wanted to end his playing career with the Los Angeles Angels. General manager Jerry Dipoto had other ideas, electing not to offer him a contract extension at age 37 after he batted .313 with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs in 2012.
The Halos instead went after free agent and longtime Angels nemesis Josh Hamilton, signing the...
After last night’s deflating loss, of a type we’ve seen before this season and would rather not see any more of, the Tigers send out RHP Rick Porcello against Angels RHP Garrett Richards. Porcello missed his last start due to an off-day shuffle type thing; instead, he turned in a perfect two innings in what I think was his first regular-season (at least) bullpen appearance ever...
LAKELAND, FL -- Friday evening, former Detroit Tigers' closer Jose Valverde toed the slab for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Signed to a minor-league contract on April 4th, the right-hander they call Papa Grande tossed a scoreless inning of relief, dialing his fastball up to the mid-90’s. What else did Valverde show?
Rick Porcello of the Tigers and Philip Humber of the Houston Astros both made starts yesterday for their respective teams. To say that those starts did not go well is like saying that a glacier might move slowly. Between the two of them, they totaled one inning pitched. Combined, they gave up seventeen runs. Now that, folks, is a bad day.
Let us start with Rick Porcello. Porcello...
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Tigers fans, you have been blessed by watching several of the growing stars in the game blossom before your eyes over the past several seasons. All of them have yet to get outside of team contract control. Some very tough decisions face the Tigers organization over the next several years.
One of those decisions is Right Handed Pitcher Max Scherzer. You have seen him blossom into...
You can't blame the loss on Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke, who gave up a leadoff homer to Mark Trumbo in 13th inning Sunday -- even though it was the decisive run in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-3 victory.
Baseball can be such a funny game.
Sometimes the starting pitcher can't get out of his own way, like Rick Porcello on Saturday. Sometimes the bullpen implodes, a...
Prince Fielder was the face of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise from 2006-2011. He hit the second most home runs in franchise history with 230, just 21 shy of Hall of Famer Robin Yount. Fielder and Ryan Braun were the most feared three- four hitters in the MLB, and had the best handshake in baseball. Then, in 2008, Brewers GM Doug Melvin locked up Ryan Braun for 8 years, and happily...
Angels manager Mike Scioscia already has dropped left fielder Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
Might it be time for Scioscia to make a similar adjustment with right fielder Josh Hamilton?
The Angels are starting to roll, coming off their first sweep of the season against the Tigers. But on Sunday, the Angels' No. 3 hitter, Albert Pujols, again received multiple...
The Detroit Tigers (9-6) finish their one and only West Coast road trip, a successful one so far, by paying a visit to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (4-10) for a three-game series.
Friday, April 19, 10:05 ET start
Saturday, April 20, 3:05 ET start
Sunday, April 21, 3:35 ET start
Today’s starters: Current Angels have hit RHP Sanchez only slightly better than his overall average...
Torii Hunter couldn't help the Los Angeles Angels advance to the World Series. The veteran outfielder is doing his best to help the defending AL champs get back there.
Hunter returns to Anaheim for the first time since signing with the Detroit Tigers on Friday night when Los Angeles tries to avoid the franchise's worst 15-game start.
In his first two seasons after spending...