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It wasn’t long ago when Rick Porcello was looked upon as one of the brighter stars in the Detroit Tigers future. When Porcello came up in 2009, he took the league by surprise that a 20-year-old could put up great numbers. He even finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting.
Since 2009, Porcello has struggled to replicate any kind of season like his rookie year when he won 14 games and had a 3.96 ERA. Since his rookie year, Porcello is 33-33 with 4.78 ERA and a WHIP closing in 1.500.
It maybe time for the Tigers to start thinking about trading the young sinkerball pitcher, and this why they might want to think about cutting ties…
Not the right fit: Remember in 2009 what the Tigers defense looked like? In case you don’t, the Tigers had Gerald Laird behind the plate, who nearly won a Gold Glove that year; Miguel Cabrera at first, the Gold Glove second basemen Placido Polanco, Adam Everett at short, Brandon Inge at third; Curtis Granderson, Magglio Ordonez, and Ryan Raburn filled th...
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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...
Doug Fister pitched lights out last night to help the Detroit Tigers extend their lead over the White Sox in the American League Central Division.. Fister pitched for 7-2/3′s and stuck out 10, gave up 5 hits and 3 runs, which only 2 of them were earned runs. The Detroit Tigers have now won 4 games in a row. The lead over the White Sox for first place in the A.L. Central is now...
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Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister set the American League record for consecutive strikeouts by setting down nine straight Kansas City Royals batters.
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...
One reason the Detroit Tigers are in position to win the AL Central is Max Scherzer's dominance. Now it's uncertain if he'll be able to help them finish the job.Forced to scratch one of the AL's hottest hurlers from his scheduled start Friday night, the visiting Tigers turn to rookie Drew Smyly as their quest for a second straight division title continues against...
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Cabrera's blast in the eighth inning off Casey Fien was his 43rd home run for the year, moving...
DETROIT (AP) Doug Fister set an AL record by striking out nine straight batters and the Detroit Tigers kept their lead in the Central, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Thursday on Alex Avila's grounder in the ninth inning.
The Tigers began the day with a one-game edge over the Chicago White Sox, who later hosted Tampa Bay.
Fister came within one strikeout of matching Tom...
The Detroit Tigers have scratched right-hander Max Scherzer
from today’s start against the Minnesota Twins as he continues to deal with
shoulder fatigue, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com:
“My arm was still recovering
from my start, and I was able to throw my pen,” Scherzer said. “But after that,
I lost my range of motion that I had gained by loosening it up.”...
No hitter has won baseballs Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. You probably knew that already.
Here, though, is an even more telling piece of information about one of the hardest achievements in professional sports: Until Detroits Miguel Cabrera recently held the American League lead in batting average, home runs and RBI, only one player since Yaz Dick Allen in 1972 ...
The Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of a second straight Central Division title took a major step forward on Saturday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera hit a big three run home run and the pitching staff did just enough to hang on, downing the … Continue reading →
At this time of the year, it doesn't take long to change a pennant race.
On Thursday night, the story was clear. The Chicago White Sox were choking, and the Detroit Tigers were going to roll to their second straight AL Central title.
Just 24 hours later, things don't look quite so simple.
It isn't just that Chicago won, the Tigers lost and the lead is down to one game...
Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister has set the new consecutive strikeouts pitching record for both the Tigers’ franchise and for Major League Baseball’s American League.
Fister struck out 8- straight batters to set the record for the Tigers’ 112- year old franchise. The previous record of 7-straight was held John Hill, who did it versus Boston on June 15th, 1965. The feat was also...
Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister has set the new consecutive strikeout pitching record for both the Tigers’ franchise and for Major League Baseball’s American League. Fister struck out eight straight batters to set the record for the Tigers’ 112- year old franchise.
Four errors by the Kansas City Royals (70-86), amounted to four runs by the Detroit Tigers (84-72), allowing the...
Ryan Doumit had four RBIs for Minnesota, including the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Twins beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday and keep the Tigers from moving any closer to the AL Central title.
The Tigers entered the night with a two-game lead on the Chicago White Sox, who hosted Tampa Bay.
Rookie Drew Smyly struck out five over 5 1-3 scoreless innings, allowing...