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No doubt Max Scherzer will cost you a fortune in DFS, no matter what site you play on, but a strikeout pitcher vs the Houston Astros is a recipe for success. The Detroit Tigers are 4-2 in Scherzer's starts, and 3-0 at Comerica Park, which is where today's game takes place. In his 3 starts at home, Scherzer has a 1.29 ERA over 21 innings pitched and 26 strikeouts to just 4 walks. The Kansas City Royals, Los Angels Angels and Chicago White Sox managed 14 hits, leading to a .192 avg and scored just 3 runs. #485692609 / gettyimages.comIf you need to find a second pitcher to go with Scherzer, or don't want to spend the cash, make sure you get Scott Kazmir vs the Seattle Mariners! The Oakland Athletics are 6-0 in Kazmir's starts, and he already shut out the Mariners over 6 innings, punching out 9 batters on April 13th. Robinson Cano is the Mariners best hitter, and over 36 ABs, Cano is hitting just .222 with 12 strikeouts vs Kazmir. The Athletics will be home where Kazmir has made 2 starts, and allowed just 9 hits over 15.1 innings pitched.Click to see Kazmir's Slider and Change in action
BEST OF MAXIM
In nearly every game he has started since becoming a complete pitcher, there’s been a moment exquisitely defining Max Scherzer’s maturation.
Sometimes there are many such moments.
But in Monday night’s 2-0 Tigers’ victory over the Houston Astros, one stood out.
With Astros at first and second in the top of the eighth, the Tigers leading by a run, but with Jose Altuve,...
The Detroit Tigers have made several moves before and during the early portion of the 2014 season but have yet to address their needs at shortstop. After letting Alex Gonzalez go his own way, Andrew Romine has taken over the starting job and has done enough to keep the organization quiet about adding another middle infielder.According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Tigers aren&...
While the Houston Astros won't have to face the 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner during their visit to Detroit, they will have to go up against last year's recipient.
Max Scherzer tries to win a fourth consecutive start as the surging Tigers host the Astros in the first of four Monday night.
Detroit (17-9) returns home after closing a 6-1 road trip with five straight wins. The...
I wasn’t going to tell you, but since you asked:
LF Rajai Davis
2B Ian Kinsler
1B Miguel Cabrera
DH Victor Martinez
RF Torii Hunter
CF Austin Jackson
3B Nick Castellanos
C Bryan Holaday
SS Danny Worth
P Drew Smyly
Just when things were getting to be a muddle of too many days off, despair over the bullpen, and grumblings about the hitting, Detroit (15-9) has gone and...
Today FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look into a league that is wanting to trade Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan for Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports take a look into the trade and lowers the gavel. What was the Trade Judge’s decision? Read on to find out.
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Jon Heyman reports that "Jair Jurrjens, who had knee surgery in September, is rehabbing and throwing 90 MPH. Looking to make a comeback."By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe 28 year old has seen his career wither away since his All-Star 2011 season. Jurrjens has had just 11 starts since, and has spent time with the Baltimore Oriole and Detroit Tigers organizations...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drew Smyly picked up where fellow Tigers starter Rick Porcello left off, tossing seven shutout innings and leading Detroit to a 9-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Porcello and the Tigers bullpen retired the final 18 hitters in an 8-2 victory the previous night, and Smyly (2-1) retired the first four he faced. After a issuing a walk to Alex Gordon...
Last season, anything less than a World Series win was deemed a failure for the Detroit Tigers. However, after skipper Jim Leyland retired, all bets were off. Leland was an old-school manager– he rarely bunted and made substitutions off of feel, not sabermetrics.
New manager Brad Ausmus couldn’t be more different- the Tigers have bunted more and stolen more bases in April then...
First-year Detroit Tigers outfielder, Rajai Davis, had an interesting way of entertaining himself on his day-off for the Tigers’ win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Whatever floats your boat, dude.
[H/T The Big Lead]
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Two years ago, Nick Castellanos burst on the baseball world here on the Royals’ home field. In the Futures Game — the minor league All-Star Game played in conjunction with the big-league All-Star Game — Castellanos had three hits, including a long three-run homer. He was named the game’s MVP.
On Saturday night, Castellanos showed he is capable of taking over a major league...
The Tigers (17-9) look to keep their red hot start going as they take on the hapless Houston Astros (10-21) in the first game of a four game set from Comerica Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08PM ET and you can watch the game live on FOX Sports Detroit or listen live on 97.1FM The Ticket. Or as always on you can track the game on both the Majors Detroit Facebook and Twitter Feeds...
No one match up is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain match ups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome.
MMOD Through 24 Games: 29 for 92 5 HR...
Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis had a day Sunday against the Royals. He went three for six with two stolen bases and three runs scored. He celebrated by doing WHAT IS HE DOING?! on the bench.
Max Scherzer went to grab some bench next to Davis and rightfully thought otherwise. Even Fox Sports Detroit felt dirty keeping the camera on him so they threw up a graphic (any old graphic...
The Detroit Tigers caught a break in the ninth inning of their 2-0 win over Houston on Monday, as the Astros’ Dexter Fowler attempted — and failed — to advance from first to second on a pitch in the dirt. Alex Avila blocked closer Joe Nathan’s low delivery, then gunned Fowler at second on a close play.
The Astros challenged that Fowler had beaten the throw, but the call was...