Found June 19, 2013 on
As in it takes an entire lifetime to build the ratios; an entire fantasy season. It takes only an inning to destroy them. My WHIP, my ERA, and the rest of my ratios will never be the same.
I feel like my virginity was taken from me today, and now I’m about to have twins.
BEST OF MAXIM
Max Scherzer came to the Detroit Tigers in an off-season trade after the 2009 season that was very controversial. Many Detroit partisans were very upset to see fan favorite Curtis Granderson leave in the deal not to mention pitcher Edwin Jackson who had just made the AL All-Star team in his solid debut season in Detroit. There was plenty of acrimony among chat rooms, talk radio,...
DETROIT Detroit Tigers catcher Brayan Pena adapts to the feel approach preferred by pitcher Doug Fister, who starts Friday night against the Boston Red Sox.
Pena loves to go over scouting reports and video when forming a pitching game plan, but shelves all of that because he knows its important for Fister to feel comfortable.
But there is far more to Pena and Fister than a mutual...
DETROIT, Michigan —
Alex Avila has taken a beating off the field by fans and the media this year, mostly due to his slow start and plummeting batting average. On Sunday, Avila took a beating on the field, after taking a 93 MPH fastball to his left arm which will require the one-time All-Star catcher to head to the disabled list.
The Detroit Tigers officially placed him on the 15...
The Detroit Tigers have had to place catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list due to a deep contusion of his left forearm after being hit by a pitch over the weekend.
Bryan Holaday was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take Avila’s spot on the active roster, although it will be Brayan Pena who should get most of the playing time.
There is no reason to believe that Avila will...
40-31, 1st place, 4 games ahead of Cleveland, winning streak at 1.
Matt Tuiasosopo was supposed to start in LF yesterday, but was held out because of “intercostal” something or other. Is that a religious injury of some kind? I’m not sure what this means for the upcoming games, but I don’t like it. Meanwhile, Avisail Garcia was “sent down” to Toledo to make room for Jose...
blah. That’s my response to last night’s game. So blah that we’ll skip the regular format, and get a new fresh post up ASAP.
Yes, JV looks off, but as I discussed before, he’s actually been pretty good. Well, last night was bad, but I’m not worried.
I have faith in Ricky P to pitch us to victory. Four straight quality starts with a 1.33 ERA and .70 (not a typo) WHIP during...
The O’s beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers yesterday, continuing strong play of late to give them the AL’s third-best record. Manny Machado chipped in with his league-leading 32nd double and “two sparkling plays at third base.”
Neither of those are new for Machado, who’s on pace to break baseball’s season record for doubles and who draws natural comparisons to Baltimore...
By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM
The Tigers have a new closer and his name is Joaquin Benoit.
Jim Leyland made the announcement before Thursday's series opener with Boston and one day after Jose Valverde's latest pitching mound meltdown. Valverde allowed four runs in his first 10 pitches against the Orioles, including a long homer by Chris Davis.
"Right now, I'm...
The short lived Jose Valverde return/experiment for the Detroit Tigers appears to be over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented...
For the second game in a row, the Detroit Tigers failed to score with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 on base. From a pitching standpoint, everything went wrong as well with 13 earned runs. Neither piece of news was good for the scoreboard, which saw the Tigers fall in ugly fashion to the Baltimore Orioles 13-3.
The grades aren’t high for many this afternoon, and after...
DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced the team was designating closer Jose Valverde for assignment.
Dombrowski said they asked Valverde if he'd be willing to go to Triple-A Toledo if he cleared waivers but did not receive a definitive answer from him...
Jhonny Peralta is headed toward a possible All-Star berth, and he added another highlight to an impressive first half Thursday night. With the Detroit Tigers trailing the Boston Red Sox by one in the ninth, Peralta turned on a breaking ball from Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey for a walk-off, two-run home run.
Here’s the video of Peralta’s game-winner:
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There can be no argument that the best 1-2 hitting punch in Major League Baseball is Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers. The scary thing now about the defending American League champions is they have an argument for the best 1-2 pitching punch in the game, as well. That’s because Max Scherzer has gone to a new level and might be even filthier than Justin Verlander...