Found September 26, 2012 on Razzball:
Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game shutout with four baserunners and 10 Ks.  I told you to draft him! (Then drop him.)  Shut up, Parenthetical, you know-it-all.  (That’s kinda harsh.)  This is exactly what I expected from Anibal (in the NL).  Seriously, Parenthetical, let me get a train of thought out here.  (My bad).  If there was one pitcher I said to draft this year, it was Anibal (Gio, Price, Latos (but then you dropped him).  Yes, I liked more than one pitcher, your point?  (Oh, nothing, was just saying.  Or Cust kayin’ to use your vernacular.)  This year was obviously a disappointment when you look at the whole thing (you don’t say?).  His Ks are way down from 2011 and his luck hasn’t been that bad (then he should go to Vegas).  You look at his 2011 and it now looks like an outlier rather than the start of a pattern (lucky he’s no quilt maker).  For 2013, I’m going to project him as a lot closer to this year than 2011, even if he signs back in the NL this offseason (but enou

Sanchez's shutout propels Tigers into first-place tie

DETROIT You just never know how a player will react when the pressure is on, when the stakes are highest if they've never been there. The Tigers found something out about Anibal Sanchez (4-6) Tuesday night. They already knew that the Chicago White Sox (82-72) had lost to the Cleveland Indians earlier in the day and that they had a chance to tie them for first place in the...

Tigers move into first in AL Central thanks to Sanchez’s gem

Don’t look now, but the Detroit Tigers have moved into a tie for the AL Central with the Chicago White Sox with just a little over a week to go in the season. It’ also looks like the return’s on Anibal Sanchez are finally starting to pay off. Tuesday night, Sanchez a trade deadline acquisition for the Tigers threw a three hit complete game shutout as the Tigers beat the Kansas...

Fister sets AL record by striking out 9 straight

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers finally have sole possession of first place in the AL Central in their grasp, and Doug Fister apparently isn't ready to give it back. Fister, starting for the Tigers a night after they took a one-game lead over the Chicago White Sox, is pitching like a man on a mission. Through seven innings against the Kansas City Royals, he's allowed just...

Fister sets record for consecutive Ks

Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister set the American League record for consecutive strikeouts by setting down nine straight Kansas City Royals batters.

Detroit Tigers Jose Valverde holds onto ball during pitch

Back on Sunday night, Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde forgot one of the cardinal rules of pitching against the Minnesota Twins.In the tenth inning with two outs, Valverde was on the hill attempting to close out a 2-1 victory and facing Minnesota slugger Joe Mauer.During the first pitch of the at-bat, Valverde looked ready to fire a fastball past Mauer but forgot to let go of...

45 years in the making, Can Miguel Cabrera win the Triple Crown?

Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done in over four decades; winning MLB’s Triple Crown. By definition, in order to win the Triple Crown, a batter must lead the league in home runs, runs batted in and batting average. Cabrera currently has 42 home runs, 133 runs batted in and a .331 batting average, leading the league in each of these categories...

Detroit's Fister sets AL mark with 9 straight Ks

Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has struck out an American League-record nine batters in a row in Thursday's game against Kansas City. Fister struck out the last Royals hitter of the fourth inning, and his streak didn't end until Salvador Perez hit a routine grounder to the shortstop on a 1-2 pitch in the seventh - bringing out an audible groan from the Detroit crowd, which...

Andy Dirks and Avisail Garcia Provide Glimpse of What Could Be in Detroit Tigers Outfield

Last night saw two of the Detroit Tigers’ younger faces get in on the offensive action with singles, even though they did not score, Detroit saw yet another look of their potential outfield of the future. Anibal Sanchez stole the … Continue reading →

Al Alburquerque is Awesome!

Al Alburquerque is phenomenal.  The man returns from an arm injury he suffered during his rookie season in Detroit and has been lights out for the Tigers ever since.  He has a 0.00 ERA over 11.2 IP so far this season.  For his career he has 47 appearances, 55 IP, 6-1 record, 82 K, 1.47 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a 2.5 WAR (which is outstanding for a relief pitcher).If the Tigers are...

Tigers beat KC on Peralta's groundout in 8th

DETROIT (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta brought home the go-ahead run when Andy Dirks' hard slide broke up a potential inning-ending double play in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Wednesday night. Triple Crown candidate Miguel Cabrera was robbed of a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning by Alex Gordon's catch above the left-field wall. Detroit...

Game 2012.156: Royals at Tigers

83-72, 1st place, 1 game ahead of CWS. In case you’ve missed today’s theme, we’re in first place. Final home game of the regular season today, the Tigers head to Minnesota and KC for the final 6 of the season. Little bit of a shake-up for the final road-trip as Scherzer has been scratched for tomorrow’s start due to a deltoid strain. Smyly will start in his place. Luis...

Tigers pick up gritty win over Royals

Jhonny Peralta brought home the go-ahead run when Andy Dirks' hard slide broke up a potential inning-ending double play in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, Wednesday night. Triple Crown candidate Miguel Cabrera was robbed of a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning by Alex Gordon's catch above the left-field wall. Detroit, which started...

Tigers bounce back with win over Royals

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander breezed through eight innings and Prince Fielder hit a solo homer, helping the Detroit Tigers steady themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Detroit entered one game behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central after being swept in a doubleheader by Minnesota on Sunday. Verlander (16-8) had little...

Hamilton rooting for Cabrera's Triple Crown

By ANTHONY ARLINGTON, Texas The only person standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to be the first to achieve the milestone since 1967. That doesn't mean Josh Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though. Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and...
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