Posted June 01, 2012 on
In the latest podcast, the staff discusses Casey Crosby and whether or not he's ready to compete at the major league level today, is Delmon Young's position in the lineup hurting him, which players through the first two months of the year are cause for concern, and who has been breaking out.
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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 →
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 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 →
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...
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...
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...
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 Detroit Tigers are down to only one position player on their bench for Saturday night's game against the New York Yankees.
Catchers Alex Avila and Gerald Laird are both sitting out with right hamstring tightness, and outfielder Andy Dirks is nursing a problem with his right Achilles tendon. None of those three are available for Saturday's game, but the Tigers haven&...
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...
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 →
Justin Verlander took advantage of the 7:05 Saturday start and a non-start day to stop by the Team Penske garage during the Detroit Grand Prix qualifying Saturday. Helio Castroneves tweeted his excitement and posted a picture of him talking with the reigning American League Cy Young/Most Valuable Player.
Castroneves won his third Indianapolis 500 last weekend. Contrary to early...
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...