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Max Scherzer gave me a scare with some early struggles but eventually rebounded to post a more Scherzer-like 10 strikeouts and a win over the Twins. As I suspected, Matt Harvey in a road start, even against the Minnows, was a more challenging win opportunity than most people expected. While most of my offense did almost nothing, Brandon Moss had a banner day slugging two homers and combining with Scherzer to propel my team to fifth-place in a 20-team, 50/50 contest. That’s a win, folks!Today’s FanDuel post is a bit late in coming, but I’ve been on a host streak lately (35+ points in five of my last six) so I wanted to enter another daily game. despite a busy day of real-life obligations. Below are my season results so far and my picks for today.Season ResultsWagered: $285 | Profit: $7.50 | ROI: 2.6% | Avg. Points: 31.19Contest SettingsSalary Cap: $35KBuy-in: $10Teams: 20-team 50/50 contest (pays top 10)Player universe: All gamesPitcher Scoring: W = 4 pts, IP = 1 pt, K = 1 pt, ER = -...
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DETROIT -- Andy Dirks had been missing in action during the first month of the season, but the left fielder put a jolt into the Tigers on Monday night.
Dirks got Detroit on the scoreboard with his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the third, then started the game-winning, sixth-inning rally with a perfect bunt single.
The highlight reel hit will be Prince Fielders majestic...
DETROIT -- The Bruce Rondon experiment is on hold once again.
The Tigers optioned Rondon to Triple-A Toledo after Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Minnesota.
Rondon hit 101 mph several times during the seventh, but two of those fastballs were hit for a triple and an RBI single. He retired only one of the five batters he faced, walking two and giving up the two hits.
DETROIT Justin Verlander might have finally figured out April.
If the Tigers ace has ever shown a weakness, it has been the first month of the season. He came into 2013 with a 11-15 record in April, including a 4.37 ERA. It's the only month where he hasn't had at least a .600 winning percentage, and it is also his worst ERA.
This year, though, Verlander hasn't waited...
In May of 2012 Darius McClinton-Hunter, son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, and three of his classmates from Prosper (Texas) High School were accused of sexual assault when two girls said the boys forced them to have sex. Less than 48 hours after making the accusation, one of the girls recanted her story. Despite the accuser’s admission that the boys did not rape her...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
Forever, the biggest story in the young 2013 season for the Tigers has been the team’s troubles in the bullpen stemming from the lack of a closer. Last week, though, everything changed with the arrival of a familiar face.
Jose Valverde, sporting a...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have put left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit announced the moves Wednesday. The Tigers also reinstated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Toledo. Coke has been bothered by a left groin strain, and he goes on the...
DETROIT What did we learn about the Tigers on this homestand?
They won five straight before closing it out Wednesday with a whimper of a 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. However, several interesting developments occurred while winning six of eight games.
The five things that popped out:
1) Sweeping the hot Atlanta Braves
The Braves still had the best record in the National League...
Anibal Sanchez put on a dazzling display in one of the best pitching performances in recent memory his last time out.
Now everyone is eager to see what he can do for an encore.
Coming off his 17-strikeout masterpiece, Sanchez will try to lead the Tigers to a sixth straight victory Wednesday in the series finale against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Off to a very solid start this...
A finger problem won't keep Justin Verlander from trying to help the Detroit Tigers record a season-high fifth straight victory.
The star right-hander doesn't seem too concerned about taking the mound Tuesday night when he tries to extend his recent dominance over the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Verlander (2-2, 1.95 ERA) allowed two runs and eight hits against Kansas City...
The Detroit Tigers were scuffling a bit offensively through the early weeks of this season. A combination of solid pitching by their opposition, cold weather, and visiting some pitcher’s parks on their only West Coast swing of the season all spelled out a spate of games where Detroit’s lineup seemed very docile and apathetic.
The easy way to express the offensive malaise was...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers moved Avisail Garcia up to Toledo after his rehab stint in Lakeland, and also placed Phil Coke on the disabled list, replacing him with Toledo right hander Jose Ortega. Plus, the Lakeland club has been bit by the injury bug, big time.
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15-11, in first place and leading K.C. by half a game still, and the win streak is at 5 games and counting. Anibal Sanchez got this thing rolling with a career outing against the Braves last Friday, and while we won’t see 17 strikeouts from him today, we might see a more subtle masterpiece here in his second 2013 outing vs. the Twins. Such as a no-hitter, for example. Just a suggestion...
We showed you the incredible .GIF of Yu Darvish tossing his five pitches overlaying one another last week made by Drew Sheppard, and now courtesy of the MLB we can see the same thing from Justin Verlander. The Tigers ace has four pitches which include the fastball, curve ball, slider, and change-up. On the video you can see each of them alone, and finally all compiled together....
Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers' five-game winning streak.
Sanchez (3-2) was coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta, and he fanned five in the first two innings against the Twins - but Minnesota scored two runs in the first and another in...