Found August 19, 2012 on
That is the number to keep in mind. There are exactly 41 games left in the 2012 MLB regular season for the Detroit Tigers.
41 games to gain 1.5 games against the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers will play 7 times in these 41 games, or gain 2 games over the recently departed Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, andOaklandA’s. Sure they don’t need to gain exactly two games over all those teams but let’s aim high for now.
In the last 10 games the Tigers hare 4-6, and over the last week they are just 3-3. They just lost two in a row to the Orioles. From here on in the opponent does not matter, save those 7 games against the White Sox. The Tigers are 7-4 against the Sox this year another get they get three more times at home and four more times in Chicago. That means to win the division the Tigers sort of control their own destiny. If they can beat up on the Sox in those seven games, and if they can win a majority of the 7 series left to play the division is theirs.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
64-55, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind CWS, tied for WC lead.
Yes, Prince Fielder had 2 HR and 4 RBIs last night, but let’s not overlook what Miguel Cabrera dud. He hit a jack in the 1st to put the Tigers up 1-0, and then got on base twice in front of Fielder HRs. And to think, he’s only 29. And the more Fielder hits, the better pitches Cabrera will see. Watch out.
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Miguel Cabrera this season has been more openly demonstrative than ever before.
He will pound the water jug like a bongo when frustrated and make pointed comments to teammates when the need arises. Cabrera also is much looser, happier and has developed a whole set of handshakes and interactive hand jive with teammates.
Neither Cabrera nor first baseman Prince Fielder have a name...
DETROIT -- For a lot of fans, the problem with the Detroit Tigers offense seems obvious they don't take advantages of the runners they put on base.
There's some truth to this the Tigers are among the major-league leaders in grounding into double plays and leaving runners on base but some of that is offset by the fact that they simply put more runners on base than most...
DETROIT -- Al Alburquerque's comeback from surgery on his right(pitching) elbow has suffered a minor setback.He was in Detroit on Saturday and diagnosed with minorinflammation in the elbow by team doctors.Alburquerque, who's been on a minor-league rehab assignmentsince July 24, said he felt some tenderness in the elbow after throwing 44pitches over 2 23 innings for the Toledo...
64-56, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind CWS, 1 game behind WC.
Well, that stunk. The Tigers were completely shut down by the worst starting pitcher (statistically) that they’ve seen all season. Now, Britton was pretty good as a rookie last year, and is well thought of around Baltimore (he’s only 24), but they simply let him off the hook early with bad swings in crucial situations...
At 64-57, the Detroit Tigers continue to stumble their way through the 2012 season with only one stretch of dominant baseball on their resume. What’s worse is that the Tigers failed to take advantage of the Royals sweeping the division leading White Sox this past weekend. As a result, the Tigers remain 1.5 games out of first place in the modest AL Central.
With 41 games left on...
January is a safe time to talk about baseball. There are no games on the schedule, no performances to track. The dead of winter makes a very comfortable backdrop against which to make declarations, bold predictions and lofty promises.
Few are the wintertime bon mots that get remembered much past spring training. Even fewer are those that actually come true.
The Tigers winter...
Kate Upton has been relatively quiet since it was learned that she and Justin Verlander were dating. It was July 10 when BC learned that Upton was officially partying with Verlander in Detroit. Then there was the July 18 news that Upton was joining a suburban Detroit gym. That’s where the trail went cold. For the most part, she stopped using Twitter. JV & Upton weren’t spotted...
The Detroit Tigers handed Doug Fister a 5-0 lead early on Sunday with an offensive outburst in the first inning. By the fourth inning, Fister was gone ... and so was that lead.
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The Detroit Tigers had won 16 of their last 19 contests at Comerica Park going into the start of the three-game weekend series with the Orioles this past weekend.
After a 5-3 win on Friday night, Jim Leyland’s team had run that streak to 17-of-20, and had pulled even with the Birds in the American League Wild Card standings.
For the O’s, things were looking a bit grim – after...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers’ fans are starting to feel like it’s groundhog day all over again. Despite the fact that there was … Continue reading →
Think about the strangest night you’ve ever seen one baseball player have while you were at the ballpark. Maybe a player hit for the cycle or got plunked twice in one game. Could you believe it? How did you react … Continue reading →
Rick Porcello was good enough to earn at least a no decision Saturday night, unfortunately though his offense didn’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them.
The Tigers left a total of six runners on base and hit into three double-plays as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 from Comerica Park.
Porcello, who’s been largely inconsistent this season went six strong...