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Tigers reserve utilityman Don Kelly hasn’t gotten a whole lot of run the last couple weeks, so when he gets into the game he needs to make the most of it. During Thursday’s matinee against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland penciled Kelly into his starting lineup manning right field. In two at bats, Kelly grounded out to first and walked, so there wasn’t much excitement there.
Instead of in the box or on the basepaths, Kelly decided to show off his talents in the outfield. On a Matt Holliday pop-up down the right field line, Kelly made a nice running catch by the stands that jut out toward the field. Again, not getting regular playing time, Kelly used this play to show off what he’s been working on – his freestyle skills.
After making the catch, Kelly used the waist-high fence to perform some sort of maneuver that shouldn’t be tried by an amateur. Now, had Derek Jeter made this running catch, ESPN would have cut into regularly-scheduled programming to show it....
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The potential of the Detroit Tigers No. 1, 2, and 3 pitchers is almost scary. However, that’s where the word “potential” comes into play. The staff, even ace Justin Verlander, the 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, has been up-and-down during 2012. But imagine a Tigers staff with Verlander pitching like he’s [...]
DETROIT No one knows if Jacob Turner will make another start for the Detroit Tigers this season, but one question has been answered.
Turner is much more ready to start at this level than he was a year ago.
The Tigers had Turner make three spot starts last season and he went 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA against the Los Angeles Angels, the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.
DETROIT When Jacob Turner takes the mound Thursday against his hometown team, someone in the opposing dugout will be watching him with pride.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is both a mentor and friend to Turner, a St. Louis native who attended Westminster Christian Academy, the same school Matheny's son, Tate, attends.
"I'm a fan of Jacob's," Matheny...
We need to be very careful whenever we discuss advanced defensive metrics, such as UZR (click here for a UZR explanation), when the sample size is small. Conventional wisdom says three years of defensive data is as reliable as one year of offensive data (due to factors such as number of fielding opportunities and the limitations in available batted ball data), so our current 67 game...
33-34, 3rd place, 2 games behind Cle (Jake Peavy says watch-out to his CWS teammates)
Justin Verlander was fantastic yesterday. Even though he walked more than he struck out for the first time since June of 2010, Verlander allowed 1 ER on 5 hits over 7 innings. There was that tense moment in the 7th when Berry’s two base error plated two runs, and then a walk loaded the bases...
Just when one Tigers catcher is ready to come back another one could be heading to the DL.
During Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers catcher Gerald Laird left the game in the fifth inning due to cramping in his right hamstring as a result of sliding in to second base.
After the game the Tigers made one roster move promoting pitcher Jacob Turner to the...
The Detroit Tigers have a problem that most teams would love to have at this point in the season. An over abundance of outfielders who are able to play every day. Brennan Boesch, Quinton Berry, Delmon Young, Austin Jackson, and Andy Dirks. With Dirks being out due to injury, it has made Jim Leyland’s job [...]
The middle innings for the Tigers have a new look. Hard throwing right hander Brayan Villarreal has become the middle reliever of choice for Jim Leyland and the Tigers. Villarreal, the 25 year old right-hander from Venezuela, has appeared in 20 games (23.1 innings) and currently has a 1.16 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP.
With a fastball that touches 98 miles per hour at times and a nice slider...
33-35, 3rd place, 3 games behind Cle.
The Jacob Turner Experience 2012 kicks off this afternoon. Smyly has been pitching well and looks to be ready for his next start, so this is likely just a spot start (or could it be an audition?). Though Turner had a great ERA at Lakeland (1.66) and a good one in Toledo (3.43), his lack of strikeouts (44 in 63 2/3) and high walk rate (4.07 at...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Alex Avila has been activated from the DL, while Austin Wood reportedly has retired.
Quintin Berry hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Ramon Santiago and Jhonny Peralta hit one-out singles off Victor Marte (0-1), who then grazed Austin Jackson's jersey with a pitch. Berry followed with a base hit up the middle through a drawn-in infield...
It would be too easy to make a team of the all time Detroit Tigers. Instead, lets go a step further. This list with will compile the all time Tigers team — but — it will be based on single season performances. To qualify for the list all the player had to do was play a [...]
This season, the Detroit Tigers seem to be allergic to winning more than three games in a row. The chance of one more elongated winning streak died prematurely thanks to another terrible offensive effort, as the Tigers went down 3-1 … Continue reading →
In this weeks edition of Detroit Sports Weekly, Adam Hernandez takes a look at the past series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Quintin Berry’s contributions and whether or not the Tigers should finally part ways with pitching prospect Jacob Turner. In addition to all of this we also touch on the upcoming NHL free agency period and what some certain developments with Ryan Suter and...