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Miguel Cabrera this season has been more openly demonstrative than ever before.
He will pound the water jug like a bongo when frustrated and make pointed comments to teammates when the need arises. Cabrera also is much looser, happier and has developed a whole set of handshakes and interactive hand jive with teammates.
Neither Cabrera nor first baseman Prince Fielder have a name for the ever-evolving ritual of patty cake and imaginary sprinkling with their fingers that they get together for after homers, wins and anything that makes them happy.
No name for it, Cabrera said.
We dont call it anything, Fielder said. But it keeps changing; thats for sure.
I asked Tigers manager Jim Leyland on the phone Friday if Fielder has been the greatest source of Cabreras new-found happiness. But Leyland's answer went in an entirely different direction.
What Miguel did was take the third base job very seriously, and that pumped him up. he said. Its where he wanted to play the last few yea...
BEST OF MAXIM
63-55, 2nd place, 2.5 games (that’s what you get for taking a day off) behind CWS, 1 game behind WC
There’s been a lot of talk as of late regarding Miguel Cabrera’s MVP candidacy. In fact, it seems as if the local papers have received an edict to write about it daily. And they make strong arguments in his favor. But MLive’s Josh Slagter made a fantastic point in an article...
The Detroit Tigers have given up hopes of Victor Martinez coming back this season.
Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said Friday the decision was made earlier in the week to stop Martinez's running program. Rand says the team is now aiming for the 33-year-old Martinez to return for the start of spring training next year.
The designated hitter is recovering from microfracture surgery...
DETROIT -- Al Alburquerque's comeback from surgery on his right(pitching) elbow has suffered a minor setback.He was in Detroit on Saturday and diagnosed with minorinflammation in the elbow by team doctors.Alburquerque, who's been on a minor-league rehab assignmentsince July 24, said he felt some tenderness in the elbow after throwing 44pitches over 2 23 innings for the Toledo...
64-56, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind CWS, 1 game behind WC.
Well, that stunk. The Tigers were completely shut down by the worst starting pitcher (statistically) that they’ve seen all season. Now, Britton was pretty good as a rookie last year, and is well thought of around Baltimore (he’s only 24), but they simply let him off the hook early with bad swings in crucial situations...
The Detroit Tigers long had their fingers crossed that Victor Martinez might be able to rejoin their lineup this summer in time for the stretch run. Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers handed Doug Fister a 5-0 lead early on Sunday with an offensive outburst in the first inning. By the fourth inning, Fister was gone ... and so was that lead.
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That is the number to keep in mind. There are exactly 41 games left in the 2012 MLB regular season for the Detroit Tigers.
41 games to gain 1.5 games against the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers will play 7 times in these 41 games, or gain 2 games over the recently departed Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, andOaklandA’s. Sure they don’t need to gain exactly two games over...
Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Fielder hit a soaring shot to right in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead. He got Detroit even at 3 in the sixth with a 462-foot shot to right-center.
Joaquin Benoit (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the win. Jose Valverde gave up...
Verlander can’t be Verlander every night… But when he isn’t it would be nice if his offense can pick him up. Well that’s exactly what happened Friday night as Detroit’s big guns in Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder combined for three home runs and five RBIs in a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
In what would be decent outing for just about any other pitcher in the League...
Think about the strangest night you’ve ever seen one baseball player have while you were at the ballpark. Maybe a player hit for the cycle or got plunked twice in one game. Could you believe it? How did you react … Continue reading →
By MICHAEL J. HAPPYFOXSportsDetroit.com
DETROIT -- As soon as he hit it, you knew it was gone.
The sound of bat-meets-ball resonating throughout Comerica Park said so.
So did where the ball eventually landed, in the seats down the right-field line, directly behind a Bell Tire advertisement plastered on a facade 400-plus feet away from home plate.
Prince Fielder's eighth...
Rick Porcello was good enough to earn at least a no decision Saturday night, unfortunately though his offense didn’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them.
The Tigers left a total of six runners on base and hit into three double-plays as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 from Comerica Park.
Porcello, who’s been largely inconsistent this season went six strong...
Buffalo NewsAugust 12, 2012 Sunday Dear EditorI agree with the letter in the July 29 edition of the News rightly criticizing Yankee "manager" Joe Girardi for taking out pitchers who are going good and putting in pitchers who can't find the plate. I think the Yankees are winning in spite of Girardi not because of him.Sure wish we could bring back Joe Torre or bring...