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At 64-57, the Detroit Tigers continue to stumble their way through the 2012 season with only one stretch of dominant baseball on their resume. What’s worse is that the Tigers failed to take advantage of the Royals sweeping the division leading White Sox this past weekend. As a result, the Tigers remain 1.5 games out of first place in the modest AL Central.
With 41 games left on their regular season schedule and a ton of AL Central action on the docket, the Tigers will certainly have their opportunity to make the playoffs for a 2nd consecutive season.
The Tigers get an off day on Monday to figure out how to jump start the engine. In the meantime, I look at the reasons why the Tigers will not only make the playoffs this year, but win the whole stinking thing.
Note: I will follow this up shortly with 7 reasons why the Tigers won’t win it all in 2012.
Miguel Cabrera. There simply isn’t another player in baseball that I’d rather have with a bat in his hands and the game on the line than...
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DETROIT -- Just when the Tigers thought their season-long injury woes were coming to an end, another one has cropped up.
Manager Jim Leyland revealed before Tuesday's game that Doug Fister is dealing with a "groin issue."
"He underwent an MRI yesterday at the DMC and it showed that he's got an adductor strain, just what we had diagnosed on Sunday," athletic...
DETROIT -- For a lot of fans, the problem with the Detroit Tigers offense seems obvious they don't take advantages of the runners they put on base.
There's some truth to this the Tigers are among the major-league leaders in grounding into double plays and leaving runners on base but some of that is offset by the fact that they simply put more runners on base than most...
Detroit right-hander Doug Fister has been experiencing tightness in his right groin and is not sure if he'll make his next start.
Fister is 7-8 with a 3.67 ERA this year, and he already missed time around the beginning of the season with a side strain.
Fister says he started noticing a problem while warming up for his last start, Sunday against Baltimore. He pitched anyway...
Rosters expand in less than two weeks (Sept. 1) but don't look for much from Detroit. If the Tigers had an impact player, he'd already be with the team. Manager Jim Leyland isn't a fan of roster expansion anyway. "It doesn't make any sense to me to play by certain rules for five months and then the biggest month of the season, particularly this year with...
64-56, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind CWS, 1 game behind WC.
Well, that stunk. The Tigers were completely shut down by the worst starting pitcher (statistically) that they’ve seen all season. Now, Britton was pretty good as a rookie last year, and is well thought of around Baltimore (he’s only 24), but they simply let him off the hook early with bad swings in crucial situations...
Ryan Raburn stayed on track for a return to the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 1, when roster expansions occur. Continue reading →
January is a safe time to talk about baseball. There are no games on the schedule, no performances to track. The dead of winter makes a very comfortable backdrop against which to make declarations, bold predictions and lofty promises.
Few are the wintertime bon mots that get remembered much past spring training. Even fewer are those that actually come true.
The Tigers winter...
That is the number to keep in mind. There are exactly 41 games left in the 2012 MLB regular season for the Detroit Tigers.
41 games to gain 1.5 games against the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers will play 7 times in these 41 games, or gain 2 games over the recently departed Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, andOaklandA’s. Sure they don’t need to gain exactly two games over...
Kate Upton has been relatively quiet since it was learned that she and Justin Verlander were dating. It was July 10 when BC learned that Upton was officially partying with Verlander in Detroit. Then there was the July 18 news that Upton was joining a suburban Detroit gym. That’s where the trail went cold. For the most part, she stopped using Twitter. JV & Upton weren’t spotted...
The Detroit Tigers handed Doug Fister a 5-0 lead early on Sunday with an offensive outburst in the first inning. By the fourth inning, Fister was gone ... and so was that lead.
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The Detroit Tigers had won 16 of their last 19 contests at Comerica Park going into the start of the three-game weekend series with the Orioles this past weekend.
After a 5-3 win on Friday night, Jim Leyland’s team had run that streak to 17-of-20, and had pulled even with the Birds in the American League Wild Card standings.
For the O’s, things were looking a bit grim – after...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers’ fans are starting to feel like it’s groundhog day all over again. Despite the fact that there was … Continue reading →
Think about the strangest night you’ve ever seen one baseball player have while you were at the ballpark. Maybe a player hit for the cycle or got plunked twice in one game. Could you believe it? How did you react … Continue reading →
Rick Porcello was good enough to earn at least a no decision Saturday night, unfortunately though his offense didn’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them.
The Tigers left a total of six runners on base and hit into three double-plays as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 from Comerica Park.
Porcello, who’s been largely inconsistent this season went six strong...