Found October 15, 2012 on Guyism:
PLAYERS: Prince Fielder
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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Blown call costly for Yanks in Game 2

A blown call on a tag play at second base cost the Yankees two runs and possibly Game 2 against the Tigers in the ALCS. See video of the terrible call here.

Leyland unsure if Valverde will stay in closer role

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has something to think about before Sunday's second game of the American League Championship Series -- whether to change closers for the 169th game of the year. After closer Jose Valverde was hammered for a second straight postseason game, Leyland hinted that a shift might be imminent. "We're going to discuss this as a staff,"...

Tigers starters dominating postseason competition

DETROIT How good has the starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers been this postseason? Well, you have to go back 38 years to find a group that was as good at hanging zeroes on the scoreboard, one after another. Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings Tuesday night against the New York Yankees to stretch the starters consecutive scoreless innings streak to 30 13. Then No...

Tigers' Leyland yanks Valverde as closer

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Sunday afternoon he will not use closer Jose Valverde in that role in, at least temporarily. Leyland did not have a timetable for Valverde to return as closer, but said the pitcher still has the long-term job. Valverde has a 27.00 ERA in 2 1/3 innings of relief during three postseason appearances. On Saturday night, he allowed four...

Tigers' rotation continues to sparkle

As most of the baseball world speculates why the New York Yankees are failing on a stage where they're accustomed to succeeding, perhaps it's time for the experts take a look at what the Detroit Tigers are doing right. The Tigers lead the American League Championship Series two games to none after Sunday's 3-0 Game 2 victory because their starting pitching has been better...

Sanchez, Tigers beat Yanks for 2-0 lead in ALCS

Anibal Sanchez gave a performance against New York that the Detroit Tigers have come to expect from Justin Verlander. The Tigers' ace is next in line for a chance to toy with the Yankees' suddenly dreadful offense. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus the injured Derek Jeter, Detroit scored twice after a missed call by an ump and won without any extra-inning drama,...

After Valverde stumbles, Coke closes for Tigers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Valverde didn't finish Game 2 of the AL championship series for the Detroit Tigers but retains his closer's role for now. "I guess that sounds like I am mud watching, but I am really not," manager Jim Leyland said. "We will do some work with him." Valverde allowed a tying two-run double to Oakland's Seth Smith on Wednesday in...

Verlander the next obstacle for slumping Yankees

The Detroit Tigers have shut down the New York Yankees so far in the AL championship series - and Justin Verlander hasn't thrown a single pitch. That changes Tuesday night when the Detroit ace takes the mound for Game 3. The Tigers won the first two games in New York, and the only runs the Yankees scored came in a four-run ninth inning against reliever Jose Valverde in the opener...

Verlander pushes Tigers to 3-0 lead over punchless Yankees

DETROIT -- Dominant starting pitching has become the theme of the postseason for the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander's third sensational outing of the playoffs Tuesday night led the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees, giving Detroit a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Manager Joe Girardi will send his ace, CC Sabathia, out...

Tigers 2, Yankees 1

DETROIT -- Dominant starting pitching has become the theme of the postseason for the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander's third sensational outing of the playoffs Tuesday night led the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees, giving Detroit a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Verlander's bid for a second straight shutout ended...

Yankees-Tigers Preview

There were times this year when Justin Verlander took the mound while his team was reeling a bit - and the right-hander's presence was Detroit's best shot at snapping out of a momentary funk. Now, the hard-throwing ace is in a different situation. Led by Verlander, the Tigers' rotation has been absolutely terrific this postseason, and his job is simply to keep this remarkable...

Tigers shutout Yankees 3-0 in game two of the ALCS

The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 3-0 in game two of the ALCS, last night at Yankee Stadium from the Bronx, NY. Tigers lead series over Yankees 2-0. W - Anibal Sanchez (1-0), L - Hiroki Kuroda (0-1), S - Phil Coke (1). Game Stats: Hiroki Kuroda pitched a great game, even thought he had zero run support. He pitched 7.2 innings, allowed 5 hits, gave up 3 earn runs and...

Detroit Tigers find post season success with unlikely names

The great thing about post season baseball is any player on the expanded roster has the chance to play the role of hero. Fans of theDetroit Tigers expect Justin Verlander to be dominant and that Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will be the big bats that score the runs and smash the home runs. However, this post season the supporting cast has been playing the role of hero. Enter Phil...

TGR Baseball Awards Handed Out

Normally, we open up the voting for our end of the year baseball awards. This year there were two no brainers. Hank Greenberg Award - Ryan Braun Braun, who has a great chance at back to back MVPs, had another stellar year even without Prince Fielder hitting behind him. Braun hit .319 BA with 41 HR and 112 RBIs. Others considered included Ike Davis for his 32 HRs...
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