Found October 20, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet     Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Phil Coke, and company made quick work of the Yankees in the ALCS. The Tigers disposed of New York in a tidy, four game sweep on Thursday and now face a somewhat lengthy layoff until the start of the World Series next Wednesday. On the National [...]

Cabrera taunts Valverde during intrasquad game

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera gave teammate Jose Valverde a friendly taunt after hitting a single against him in an intrasquad game at Comerica Park. Your browser does not support iframes. Valverde has a tendency to throw his arms around to celebrate getting people out (at least, when he's performing well), so Cabrera gave him a taste of his own medicine. Both...

Phil Coke, the Real MVP of the ALCS

When I walked into the Comerica Park press box this morning, the first person I encountered was longtime Detroit Free Press baseball scribe John Lowe. I asked him who the series MVP has been thus far. His response was, “How about Phil Coke?”Lowe went on to note that Delmon Young had driven in the go-ahead run in all three contests [which he proceeded to do again in Game 4], but...

Max Scherzer Wears Mismatched Goggles for Different-Colored Eyes in ALCS Celebration (Photo)

Perhaps you've noticed something a little bit off about Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer's eyes. The big right-hander, who pitched the Tigers to the American League pennant on Thursday afternoon, has heterochromia iridum. That means he has two different colored eyes. So it was only fitting that Scherzer wear a special pair of goggles once the Tigers...

Tigers' Coke clutch after tough season

DETROIT -- When Prince Fielder caught Jayson Nix's pop-up for the final out of the ALCS, reliever Phil Coke took off his glove, slammed it down on the mound and let out a few primal screams before his teammates mobbed him. The Detroit Tigers had swept the New York Yankees and were headed to the World Series, due in no small part to the way Coke had performed. Coke pitched in...

NL pitchers stretched thin for Series

Let's set aside many of the factors we examine at the outset of each World Series -- home-field advantage, weather, layoff, no designated hitters in the National League park -- to consider the one that tends to trump them all. Pitching. Starting pitching, more specifically. By the time the World Series opens Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will have had nearly a week to line...

Tigers sweep Yankees, head to World Series

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series. Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a four-run fourth inning against CC Sabathia, who was...

Phil Coke gets Jayson Nix to pop out to first base and the Tigers are going to the World Series

Detroit Tiger reliever Phil Coke gets Yankees third baseman Jayson Nix to pop out to first base and the Tigers are going to the World Series. Your browser does not support iframes. The Tigers... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Waiting For The World Series

Just a few thoughts while we wait patiently to see if Detroit will have a World Series rematch with St. Louis, or if the Tigers will take on the Giants. Regardless of who the other half of the World Series matchup is, Detroit will begin the series Wednesday on the road. The blame for that falls on none other than Justin Verlander (although one could make a case for blaming Bud Selig...

CC: I Didn't Give Them A Chance

From Marc Carig:The moment he released the pitch, a look of disgust swept over the face of CC Sabathia. The desperate Yankees needed something close to perfection from their ace. But he had just made another mistake, one that Miguel Cabrera turned into a two-run homer and a 4-0 lead. Sabathia winced. It was all he could do as the Tigers pounded him in an 8-1 victory that clinched...

Tigers 8, Yankees 1

DETROIT -- Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Jhonny Peralta homered twice, and the Detroit Tigers sweep the punchless New York Yankees from the American League Championship Series with an 8-1 victory Thursday to gain their first World Series berth since 2006. Detroit will play the winner of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants...

Trio of CPL Alums Headed to World Series

From the CPL Three Coastal Plain League alums - Justin Verlander, Andy Dirks and Don Kelly (pictured L-R, courtesy of and the Detroit Tigers) are headed to the 2012 World Series after the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees, 8-1 Thursday night to sweep the ALCS. Thursday’s win secured Detroit’s 11th American League pennant and first since 2006...

Detroit Tigers Sweep The Yankees, Advance To The World Series

My oh my how things change. One month ago the Detroit Tigers were three games back of the Chicago White Sox for the lead in the American League Central. Tonight they stand proud as champions of the American League. It has been a long strange trip, but the one constant thing we can say is the Tigers are playing their best baseball when it counts most. There are plenty of things to...

Win a Detroit Tigers Egraph!

Egraphs reached out to me last week and asked if I was interested in running a little contest of sorts to give away a few of their really trendy autographs. Egraphs is the autograph of the future - an authenticated personal message from one of your favorite stars, both audio and handwritten, that you can share with your friends on your social networks. You can also pay extra to...
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