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The Detroit Tigers are wet and wounded. After Game 2 of the AL championship series in Texas was postponed Sunday because of more rain in the forecast, manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers have lost their second starting outfielder for the series.
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If there's a trace of panic inside Jim Leyland, it escaped without notice Sunday. His Tigers are in trouble, hitting waves that could turn rockier as they approach a Game 2 ultimatum this afternoon: Win or start bailing. But the manager must maintain a steady hand on the helm while juggling the variables within and beyond his control.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't just stress out watching his team's games. While the club was off Friday night, he spent his evening stressing out while watching two close friends manage in the National League.
The most dominant player in the Tigers' postseason is not right-hander Justin Verlander, but that crusty old spitballer, Mother Nature.
And she might not be finished yet.
More rain is forecast for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday, as if the combined 1 hour, 50-minute delay in the top of the fifth inning Saturday night wasn't enough.
The Tigers lost Delmon Young in the last game of the ALDS, and now they’ve lost Magglio Ordonez for the rest of the playoffs:
Manager Jim Leyland says Ordonez is having problems with the right ankle that he broke last season, an injury that caused him to miss more than a month this summer. Leyland said Sunday that Ordonez will be replaced on the ALCS roster.
Ordonez hit poorly...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Detroit Tigers are wet and wounded. After Game 2 of the AL championship series in Texas was postponed Sunday because of more rain in the forecast, manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers have lost their second starting outfielder for the series.
Talking baseball while wondering if that Detroit Lions’ record is really a misprint: 1) Jim Leyland isn’t looking for sympathy. But his Tigers have it coming after the loss of Magglio Ordonez .
Delmon Young is back in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers after being added to their roster for the rest of the AL championship series. Young replaces Magglio Ordonez, who re-fractured his right ankle. Manager Jim Leyland says Young is fine and swinging good Monday before Game 2 at Texas. Young is listed in his customary No.
A day after manager Jim Leyland said he had to discuss what to do about the team's starter for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, he erased any speculation about Justin Verlander possibly starting on short rest.
Max Scherzer knows his arm. Jim Leyland knows Max Scherzer. Ergo, the Detroit manager has apologetically adjusted his rotation, slotting in the 27-year-old righty as his starter in Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.
Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Jim Leyland's persistance to not throw Verlander on short rest in game five of the Division Series worked out heavily in favor of the Tigers. Not only did Doug Fister pitch them past New York, Verlander is ready to take the ball in game one opposite CJ Wilson.
After allowing four runs to the Yankees in his last start Verlander should...
Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been scratched from Detroit's lineup for Game 3 against Texas, manager Jim Leyland announced Tuesday.
This is a resilient bunch, Jim Leyland said after injuries robbed his team of outfielders Delmon Young and Magglio Ordonez, and the Detroit manager wasn’t just talking about his banged-up Tigers, who nearly lost designated hitter Victor Martinez Tuesday night.
Will Delmon Young play or won't he? It's the hokey pokey being played by the Detroit Tigers in the hours before Game 2 of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers.
The Tigers added Young to their ALCS roster as a replacement for Magglio Ordonez, who will miss the rest of the postseason with a fractured ankle.
But Young wasn't on the initial roster for this series because of...
The inclement weather that postponed Sunday's Game 2 of the ALCS was also in full effect during Saturday night's Game 1.
With Game 1 through four innings before the rains came, both Ron Washington and Jim Leyland were forced into an uncomfortable position for a big-league manager, especially when that situation comes in such a big game.
Washington's handling of his...