Found May 31, 2012 on Fangraphs:
PLAYERS: Max Scherzer
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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, t...

Scherzer strong vs. Sox, wins 3rd straight

BOSTON (AP) -- Max Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning, Delmon Young homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game series sweep. Scherzer (5-3) retired nine consecutive batters before departing after a leadoff walk by Nick Punto in the seventh. He allowed three runs and seven hits in his third consecutive victory, closing...

Verlander clears Green Monster

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...

Fister injury isn't serious

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...

Game 2012.52: Yankees at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 24-27, 5 games behind Chicago, winning streak: 1 game. And it’s Polish-American night. It was all a terrible misunderstanding. A lot has been written about the last day of the current installment of the Ryan Raburn Experience, mostly about the surprise appearance of Raburn in the 2nd spot in the order. Subsequent stories have described this as a last ditch effort...

Doug Fister Returns to DL With Side Strain

The Detroit Tigers have placed starting pitcher Doug Fister on the disabled list today with a side strain. Fister aggravated the same injury that caused him to miss a month of the season in April and May. This is concerning news for Fister owners and Tigers fans, as Fister may be sidelined for some time to allow his oblique to heal. Fister was primed for a solid season as the number...

Alex Avila Leaves With Head Injury

Alex Avila left Thursday Night’s game against the Red Sox early after taking a foul ball off his mask. Avila was noticeably shaken, and he suffered a sizable cut on his nose that gushed blood down his face. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, however, it is possible that Avila may be the latest player to utilize the new seven-day DL for concussion related injuries...

Casey Crosby Goes One-on-One With The Detroit Sports Site

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 →

Memo to Yahoo! Sports: Fix Quintin Berry's profile picture (Video)

Unless the profile picture of Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry on Yahoo! Sports is a sideways picture of Berry with his head cut off, this should probably be fixed: As of this writing, Berry's profile still shows this picture. So what gives? H/T Sports Pickle. Visit us at, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.

Justin Verlander working on his home run swing

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...

Tigers' Fister placed on DL

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.

If they become sellers... Detroit Tigers

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...

Tigers say AAAdios, send Raburn to Triple-A Toledo

It was bound to happen at some point. Ryan Raburn has been far from productive and reliable during his time with the Detroit Tigers. And after a 6-3 loss Tuesday to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Tigers announced that Raburn was being optionedto their Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens. “It’s kind [...]

Berry, Laird Could Be Answer to Keeping Detroit Tigers Lineup Hot

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 →

TigsTown Transaction Blog: Raburn Optioned

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. After a rough start to the season, the Tigers finally sent Ryan Raburn to Toledo.

Nava's three-run double helps Red Sox beat Verlander, Tigers

BOSTON -- Daniel Nava felt overmatched his first time facing Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander. He certainly didn't look while it facing the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner when it mattered most. Nava hit a three-run double, and the Boston Red Sox pounded Verlander to move above .500 for the first time this season, beating the Tigers 6-3 Tuesday night...
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