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20-14, 1st place, 1.5 games up on Royals/Indians.
Get Al Alburquerque out of Detroit. At least for a while. Please. This has gone on long enough. Game 34 was Tigers 6, Indians 4, Tigers Bullpen -3.* The bullpen pooped the bed yet again. What is that – 10 times this season already? Take away the walk-offs – it happens – and it’s still 7 times. (I think. I’ll check it out.) Rather a lot for a team with 14 losses.
* I’m conveniently leaving the Indians pen out of it.
Danny Worth has been out with a heel contusion for a while, but is close to rejoining the Mud Hens. This is good. We’d all like to see him raise that batting average down there. Along with Quintin Berry. Makes you wonder what’s happened to them. Devastated by not making the big club out of camp? The International League is a pitcher’s league, true, but the numbers on these guys… yikes. Up and down the Toledo roster, the batting numbers are pretty frightening. Only 1B Jordan Lennerton has put up anything halfway decent.
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Ouch. No hitter ever wants to get beaned on any part of their body by a pitch travelling upwards of 80 mph, especially in the region where the family jewels are located.
During a baseball game Saturday night between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians, slugger Prince Fielder’s jewels were put in harms way when he got hit in that area by a Joe Smith 81 mph breaking ball...
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Miguel Cabrera is a few homers off the league-leading pace in the American League, but there is not a hitter in baseball damaging opposing pitchers like the Detroit Tigers’ third baseman has so far this season.
Cabrera bombed a three-run homer in the fourth inning Friday against the Cleveland Indians, his seventh long ball of the year to...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland elected to give Austin Jackson a day off yesterday, allowing the center fielder to rest his sore hamstring. Leyland said Jackson could have played but was held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
"He can go," Leyland said, "but it's hard for
him to really burn into that extra...
DETROIT -- Yes, Tigers fans, that was really Justin Verlander on the mound Saturday night.
He may have looked like Jamie Moyer or late-career Frank Tanana, but it was the Tigers ace trying to survive a game without his legendary fastball. It didn't go well.
Verlander did strike out seven batters in his five innings mostly with his changeup and curveball but the lack of a...
DETROIT Home runs can be magic, and this one certainly was.
Prince Fielder hit a majestic, 460-foot solo shot off the brick wall well beyond the scoreboard in right-center field Friday night. The third-inning blast was foreshadowed by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona while speaking to reporters before the game.
And the ball from the prodigious swat -- the sixth-longest...
The Detroit Tigers have activated left-handed pitcher Phil Coke from the 15-day disabled list after having strained his left groin a few weeks back. To make room for him on the active roster Luke Putkonen was optioned to their Triple-A Toledo minor league affiliate. Coke resumes the role as lefty specialist and late inning relief man.
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Jose Valverde had been 3-for-3 on save opportunities with five scoreless innings since rejoining the Detroit Tigers. Sunday, he looked a little more like the struggling closer that the franchise tried to move on without this offseason.
Valverde, while throwing nothing but fastballs in a 29-pitch performance, walked two batters and allowed a game-tying single to Michael Brantley in...
DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder's third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit...
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Despite the loss on Saturday, Justin Verlander is off to arguably the best start of his career, with an ERA under two, an FIP just barely over two, while striking out ten batters per nine innings. Despite those results, much has been made about Justin Verlander’s velocity dip so far this season. As a potential leading indicator of injury or declined performance, should Tigers fans be worried?
DETROIT -- After quite a few good games, the Indians simply didnt have it Friday night in the series opener against the Tigers.Or at least starting pitcher Corey Kluber didnt.And when the starting pitcher doesnt have it, it makes it tough -- especially against a lineup as relentless and formidable as Detroits.The Tigers provide no breathers, and they took advantage of Klubers struggles...
Having won 10 of 11 and fresh off a four game sweep of Oakland, the Tribe headed north to the Motor City looking to stay hot for a weekend series against the AL Central leading Tigers. The Tigers however wanted no part of succumbing to the Indians’ winning ways and thumped the Tribe 10-4 with Max Scherzer getting the win and Corey Kluber picking up the loss.
The Indians jumped...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
Though the Detroit Tigers dropped two closely contested games to the Washington Nationals over the week, the biggest story was plucky play of a Central Division rival over the weekend, who made an early season statement by winning two of three games in the Motor City.