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It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that many were discussing Valverde as being the best closer in baseball–most likely those who thought that had falsely assumed Mariano Rivera retired. But now flash forward to today and Valverde’s working on his craft down in the minors.
The 11-year baseball vet has had a rough chapter in his career, which stemmed from last season and is on another trip down the ranks. Valverde has been pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens, and as part of their way of attracting fans to the games they often throw ‘themed’ nights.
Sadly for Valverde Saturday was ‘hot dog’ night and all the players wore jerseys with giant hot dogs on them…simply humiliating.
Nothing will quite humble a pitcher and/or make him throw better than being reduced to wearing cheap corporate sponsorship like a walking Oscar Meyers billboard. Let’s hope Valverde works through his problems and gets back to the majors ASAP…I simply can’t bear to see a grown man put through such torture.
H/T: Yahoo Sports
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There's a reason why last year Miguel Cabrera took home baseball's first Triple Crown in decades and is threatening to do so once again. He flattens baseballs, enough said.
The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman Omar Infante on the 15-day DL with a left ankle sprain. The Tigers tweeted the news a few hours before their Tuesday night game against the Chicago White Sox.
The #Tigers have placed Omar Infante on the 15-day DL retro to 7/4 with a left ankle sprain.
— #BackBenoit (@tigers) July 9, 2013
Infante left last Wednesday's game...
The Detroit Tigers’ bullpen took another hit yesterday, as
the team placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list
with rotator cuff tendinitis in his throwing arm, according to Jason Beck of
Downs pitched the ninth inning of Saturday’s contest, and
after his outing he reported soreness in his shoulder. He surrendered two hits
It may just be me, but I thought that baseballs were not supposed to be able to be flattened like this. You have to love the phantom camera when it produces images like this. All evidence would seem to suggest that Miguel Cabrera swings a baseball bat hard.
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Your browser does not support iframes. You might have to wipe your eyes to actually believe what you see. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, two of the most imposing hitters in baseball, actually pulled off a double steal during the Detroit Tigers’ 9-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Sure, they got some help [...]
The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman, Omar Infante, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 4th. He’s been dealing with a left ankle sprain that just didn’t seem to get better with a few games off. He had been struggling a bit and maybe a break will do him some good. You probably already had him removed from the starting lineup but just in case, do so now.
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander didn't have his best stuff Tuesday night, but for most of the game, he did a balancing act that would have made Nik Wallenda proud.
The ending, though, was something that no one wanted to see.
Verlander had struggled all night, allowing eight hits and a walk in the first seven innings, but most of the runners had come with two out and he had limited...
Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera are two big reasons the Detroit Tigers have dominated the Cleveland Indians this season.
The veteran pair again looks to lead the visiting Tigers as they try for an eighth consecutive victory over the struggling Indians on Sunday.
Hunter came within a single of the cycle and had three RBIs while Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help Detroit (48-38) to...
49-39, 1st place, 3.5 games up on Cle.
The Tigers head home for 6 against the White Sox and Rangers after a successful 7-4 road trip that ended with the club taking 3 of 4 from Cle. The White Sox are not good. We gotta win the series.
A few stars from last night’s game, other than VMart.
1) Brayan Pena. Pena made one of the smartest plays you’ll see all season. In case you missed...
Detroit Tigers: 48-38, 1st Place (3.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Detroit continued its dominance of the division rival Cleveland Indians last night, with a 9-4 win which featured a good 5-inning return by Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have now taken 7 in a row from the Tribe, and 8-of-10 for the season. The Tigers have already outscored Cleveland 16-4 in this series, and 49-22 over the...
After Victor Martinez drove in two on a go ahead double in the tenth inning of Monday’s game, Miguel Cabrera stopped himself from dousing Brayan Pena with a cup of water. After all, Miggy scored from second on the double. Mr. MVP needs his water.
Max Scherzer didn't care that his record stayed spotless. All that mattered to him was that Detroit's improved.
Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers won three of four in the series and moved 3 games ahead in the division.
Drew Smyly (4-0...