Found June 01, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Justin Verlander is a no-hit pitcher. But he's also a no-hit hitter. It's like he's pitching to himself almost. In his career during interleague play, Verlander is 0-for-20 with 13 strikeouts and his seven other outs weren't exactly results of bad luck.
But Verlander is trying to change that. It's no secret around Detroit that he desperately wants to get his first hit and he's working harder than ever to get it. Apparently, he talks about it all the time, to the amusement of his teammates, and is even working with hitting coach Lloyd McClendon:
"I've changed my batting stance," Verlander said. "I tweaked it."
If you know Verlander, you know he's serious about all of this. You know that as competitive his personality is, he can't stand the idea that he can't hit.
"To not succeed at anything pisses me off," Verlander admitted. "And not just to not succeed -- to not excel."
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Justin Verlander can pitch.
He has an MVP and Cy Young in his back pocket to prove it.
But can he hit?
No so much. He's 0-for-20 with 13 strikeouts in the majors.
Verlander is determined to change that when interleague play resumes for the Tigers next weekend in Cinncinati, where he's scheduled to start on June 9. He's working on his hitting and showed signs of coming...
It is never too early to start talking about the trade deadline, especially when we can talk about would-be contenders that might unexpectedly end up being sellers rather than buyers at the deadline. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at many of these such teams, and there is a surprisingly large amount, and what exactly they might be looking...
DETROIT -- There is an unsettling notion flying around Comerica Park and it goes a little something like this: Quintin Berry's roster spot is still up in the air.
No, it's true. Even after this scalding cup of coffee has managed to inject a little life into the Tigers over the last couple of weeks.
Quintin Berry is fast. He plays his tail off. His swing is improving. Most...
The Tigers got a rare dose of good news Thursday afternoon.
In a season where simply getting over .500 has seemed like a Herculean task, the Tigers found out that No. 2 starter Doug Fister does not have a serious injury to his rib-cage cartilage, and should miss a shorter period of time than he did when he was out from April 7 to May 7 with the same injury.
That's a relief...
Max Scherzer is having a Jekyll-and-Hyde-type season. The Detroit Tigers right-hander has the highest strikeout rate (12.0) of any American League starter, but he also has the highest BABIP (.394) and has a 5.67 ERA. According to a major-league scout who has seen him multiple times this season, the numbers aren’t misleading: “He has either been striking guys out or giving up...
The dust had barely settled on the head scratching decision to call up catcher Omir Santos before the Detroit Tigers dropped another bombshell, placing starter Doug Fister on the disabed list and calling up young left-hander Casey Crosby. Not even … Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers rookie will make his debut on Friday night vs. the Yankees. We revisit an interview he did with us at the start of this season. Continue reading →
Detroit Tigers right-hander Doug Fister returned to the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 29, with a strained muscle in his left side. Fister spent time on the DL with the same injury in April. The Tigers will recall Casey Crosby on Friday to start against the New York Yankees. Fister has started six games this season, posting a 3.15 ERA in 34 1/3 innings.
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Doug Fister has been placed back on the DL, again with an abdominal strain. Casey Crosby will be called up on Friday.
With Alex Avila leaving last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox with an injury, the Detroit Tigers have lost another member of their playoff lineup from last year. Despite the team currently looking like the walking wounded though, manager … Continue reading →
Remember Doug Fister's pulled side muscle in April? Well, it's back. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Tigers have placed Fister on the 15-day DL, retroactive to yesterday, with a strained muscle in his left side. Fister started for the Tigers on Monday in Boston, and got hammered, allowing six runs on 11 hits in five innings. He didn't have a win in the five starts...
BOSTON -- Max Scherzer came into Thursday night's start at Fenway Park with an 0-2 record and 11.81 ERA against the Red Sox in his young career. Only four games, but back in the first series of the season, Boston got the Detroit Tigers right-hander for seven runs and eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings. That changed Thursday night when Scherzer pitched six innings in helping the...
23-27, 3rd place, 5.5 games behind CWS (who have won 8 in a row).
Short and sweet for the Win.
1. Berry, CF
2. Boesch, RF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH (Maybe Verlander should DH)
6. Avila, C
7. Peralta, SS
8. Kelly, LF
9. Worth, 2B
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New York Yankees 9 — Detroit Tigers 4
Granderson hits a grand slam against his former team over the Detroit...