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DETROIT What did we learn about the Tigers on this homestand?
They won five straight before closing it out Wednesday with a whimper of a 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins. However, several interesting developments occurred while winning six of eight games.
The five things that popped out:
1) Sweeping the hot Atlanta Braves
The Braves still had the best record in the National League in April despite losing all three games in Detroit. Atlanta featured starters with some of the lowest earned run averages in the game, and got bombed for 25 runs. It was a series that established the Tigers to be as good as advertised.
You might think a team that played in last years World Series doesnt need the confidence boost of one series in April, but third baseman Miguel Cabrera disagreed.
We expected to win that series, Cabrera said. But to sweep Atlanta makes you more comfortable, and makes you believe you can do it to anybody.
2) Starting pitching wearing down opponents
Detroit left town w...
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The Detroit Tigers have recalled right handed pitcher Jose Ortega who fills the spot on the active roster with Phil Coke going on the disabled list due to a left groin strain. In other moves, the Tigers also optioned pitcher Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo and activated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the disabled list then optioned him to Toledo as well.
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DETROIT -- The Bruce Rondon experiment is on hold once again.
The Tigers optioned Rondon to Triple-A Toledo after Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Minnesota.
Rondon hit 101 mph several times during the seventh, but two of those fastballs were hit for a triple and an RBI single. He retired only one of the five batters he faced, walking two and giving up the two hits.
DETROIT Justin Verlander might have finally figured out April.
If the Tigers ace has ever shown a weakness, it has been the first month of the season. He came into 2013 with a 11-15 record in April, including a 4.37 ERA. It's the only month where he hasn't had at least a .600 winning percentage, and it is also his worst ERA.
This year, though, Verlander hasn't waited...
In May of 2012 Darius McClinton-Hunter, son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, and three of his classmates from Prosper (Texas) High School were accused of sexual assault when two girls said the boys forced them to have sex. Less than 48 hours after making the accusation, one of the girls recanted her story. Despite the accuser’s admission that the boys did not rape her...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have put left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit announced the moves Wednesday. The Tigers also reinstated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Toledo. Coke has been bothered by a left groin strain, and he goes on the...
Anibal Sanchez put on a dazzling display in one of the best pitching performances in recent memory his last time out.
Now everyone is eager to see what he can do for an encore.
Coming off his 17-strikeout masterpiece, Sanchez will try to lead the Tigers to a sixth straight victory Wednesday in the series finale against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Off to a very solid start this...
The Detroit Tigers were scuffling a bit offensively through the early weeks of this season. A combination of solid pitching by their opposition, cold weather, and visiting some pitcher’s parks on their only West Coast swing of the season all spelled out a spate of games where Detroit’s lineup seemed very docile and apathetic.
The easy way to express the offensive malaise was...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers moved Avisail Garcia up to Toledo after his rehab stint in Lakeland, and also placed Phil Coke on the disabled list, replacing him with Toledo right hander Jose Ortega. Plus, the Lakeland club has been bit by the injury bug, big time.
15-11, in first place and leading K.C. by half a game still, and the win streak is at 5 games and counting. Anibal Sanchez got this thing rolling with a career outing against the Braves last Friday, and while we won’t see 17 strikeouts from him today, we might see a more subtle masterpiece here in his second 2013 outing vs. the Twins. Such as a no-hitter, for example. Just a suggestion...
When Detroit's Don Kelly watched Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder take consecutive intentional walks to load the bases in the 14th inning, he wasn't surprised.
He also knew it set up a great chance for him to end this marathon game.
Kelly took advantage of it, singling in the go-ahead run to start a four-run 14th inning and the Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 Thursday...
We showed you the incredible .GIF of Yu Darvish tossing his five pitches overlaying one another last week made by Drew Sheppard, and now courtesy of the MLB we can see the same thing from Justin Verlander. The Tigers ace has four pitches which include the fastball, curve ball, slider, and change-up. On the video you can see each of them alone, and finally all compiled together....
WP: Verlander (3-2) LP: Worley (0-4) DETROIT, Michigan – Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, and Alex Avila all went deep and Justin Verlander shut down the Minnesota offense for the Detroit Tigers’ 5th straight win on Tuesday night. The Comerica Park crowd of better than 31,000 saw the Tigers jump out to [...]
Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers' five-game winning streak.
Sanchez (3-2) was coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta, and he fanned five in the first two innings against the Twins - but Minnesota scored two runs in the first and another in...
Max Scherzer gave me a scare with some early struggles but eventually rebounded to post a more Scherzer-like 10 strikeouts and a win over the Twins. As I suspected, Matt Harvey in a road start, even against the Minnows, was a more challenging win opportunity than most people expected. While most of my offense did almost nothing, Brandon Moss had a banner day slugging two homers and...
DETROIT (AP) -- Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers' five-game winning streak. Sanchez (3-2) was coming off a 17-strikeout performance against Atlanta, and he fanned five in the first two innings against the Twins -- but Minnesota scored two runs in the first...