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The Detroit Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox 1-0. It was a wasted effort by the Tigers Ace Justin Verlander who had little problem doing his job. That’s a lot more than we can say for Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder. Verlander pitched as well as ever. he threw hard for 8 inning and he allowed only 4 hits. He struck out 10 and only walked one. His one mistake that would turn deadly, was the one earned run he gave up in the 7th to the Red Sox 1st baseman Mike Napoli. It was a home run aided by the velocity Verlander puts on his pitches. The ball traveled 402 feet as it passed over the left center field wall. The Tigers had opportunities in the game. The one that sticks out to me, comes in the 8th inning when Prince Fielder came to the plate with runners at first and third. The table was set and with a guy who obviously likes to eat like Fielder at the plate, I thought for sure the Tigers would at least tie the game. It wasn’t to be, Fielder couldn’t get the one thing done the team pays him to do. He struck out. He left the Tigers tying run stranded on 3rd base because he couldn’t perform his duties. Maybe Fielder should push himself away from the buffet line a little sooner fro now on. His physique is not allowing him to see the ball the way he should. If Fielder gets a base hit he ties the game. The guy gets paid millions of dollars to perform one task and when the team really needs him, he chokes. Because of Fielder, a great performance by one of the best pitchers in all of baseball goes wasted. At the very least, Fielder could make an effort to get into shape to play the game of baseball.
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Amnesia is a ballplayer’s best friend.
File it and forget it.
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he "made a mistake that I take full responsibility for" in not telling closer Joaquin Benoit to exhibit extra care Sunday night with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.
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W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
DETROIT, Michigan –
The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...
After walking David Ortiz to lead off the second inning Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander tied a postseason record by striking out the next six batters he faced. It could have been seven straight had Shane Victorino not popped up to foul territory in a 1-1 count to leadoff the fourth.
The all-time record for most consecutive strikeouts in a regular-season game is 10 held by Hall...
Churn, baby, churn.
Jim Leyland said Wednesday that he wanted to “churn up the butter a little bit,” which led to a shuffled lineup against Jake Peavy in Game 4 of the ALCS. Leyland’s batch of better butter wasted no time getting on a roll, as the Tigers scored five times in the second inning en route to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox.
Leyland’s biggest change to Detroit’s...
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Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter sacrificed his body in an attempt to catch the...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland shook up the team’s roster on Wednesday night, and it seems to have done the trick. After the Red Sox took Games 2 and 3 of the best-of-seven ALCS series, the Tigers bit back on Wednesday, outlasting the Sox 7-3 and evening up the series at 2-2.
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Detroit 1-0 in Game 3 of the ALCS at Detroit (Rick Osentoski/USA Today)
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A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's
revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on
this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even
the AL championship series 2-2.
Boston leads 2-1
First Pitch: Wednesday 8:00 | Comerica Park | FOX/WEEI
2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | +1 in ALCS
Game 4 Matchup:
Jake Peavy, RHP 2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP | ALDS: 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 0.882 WHIP
Doug Fister, RHP 2013: 14-9, 3.67 ERA, 1.308 WHIP...