Found June 06, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Max Scherzer
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
  For those of you who think they know Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer, think again!   As many of you may know already, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer has started his 2013 season as a legitimate CY Young candidate. Scherzer has posted a perfect 8-0 record through 12 starts with 100 strikeouts. His 8 wins are tied for the most in the American League, while his 100 strikeouts sits second on the list behind Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Scherzer, and Boston Red Sox’s ace Clay Buchholz, are the only two remaining unbeaten starting pitchers in the American League who have had at least 5 starts to account for. Scherzer has become a legitimate ace of a Tigers team who already roster players like former MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, and Anibal Sanchez, who has posted one no-hitter and four one-hitters in his young career. What you may not know about Scherzer is that he goes out to every game playing with a heavy heart. Born on July 27, 1984 in St. Louis, Miss...

Scherzer extends his undefeated streak to 8-0

DETROIT -- How tough is Detroit's rotation right now? There's a pretty good chance that the Tigers will have multiple starting pitchers in the All-Star Game, and none of them are going to be Justin Verlander. It isn't that Verlander's been having a bad season -- even with a couple tough starts lately, he's 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA -- but he's facing some pretty...

Detroit Tigers: all arms in early MLB draft rounds

So when do you know that the Detroit Tigers are concerned about their top-end organizational pitching depth? When they select 3 straight collegiate pitchers in the opening rounds of the MLB Draft. The mix consisted of two starters and one reliever. With the 20th pick in the 1st round, the Tigers took power right-hander Jonathon Crawford out of the University of Florida. He checks...

Valverde's inconsistency remains a concern

Detroit -- He's not worried. His manager's not worried. His teammates are not worried. But nobody makes Tigers fans more worried right now than Jose Valverde. They're far less concerned about Austin Jackson's ailing hamstring than they are about the closer. Valverde came into the ninth inning of Friday night's game with a 7-3 lead and immediately gave up a...

Justin Verlander’s mom hung up on Dave Dombrowski day he was drafted

Justin Verlander was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers and developed into a Cy Young Award winner and MVP. Verlander knew that he was going to be selected highly in the draft, but not everybody in his household was prepared for the phone calls he would receive. [...]

Leyland: Rick Porcello is a starting pitcher

With Jose Valverde’s struggles at the back end of the Tigers’ bullpen, it’s natural for fans to search for other options.  There will not be any proven closers available via trade until closer to the trade deadline at the end of July unless someone wants to overpay, teams likely have to look within for now. The Tigers have six starting pitchers on their current roster with...

When Albert Pujols was better than Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball. Pretty much everyone agrees with that assessment. Oh, you might get a few Votto votes, but Cabrera has pretty much dominated the offensive world for the past three seasons. It was not long ago when that title belonged to Albert Pujols. The run Pujols put together in his first ten seasons rivaled any player that has ever played the...

Anibal Sanchez: MLB 2013 All Star Game Starter

No pitcher in the American League has been better than the Detroit Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez through the first half of this season, and that puts him directly in the middle...The post Anibal Sanchez: MLB 2013 All Star Game Starter appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.

Game 2013.59: Indians at Tigers

32-26, 1st place, 2.5 games up on Cle. Well, the Tigers are a frustrating 4-6 over their last 10, including 3 games where they failed to score a run in the first 9 innings of the game, but yet they managed to pick up a game on the struggling Tribe, losers of four straight. In fact, as stephen likes to allude to from time to time, the Central is so bad that the Tigers .400 winning...

Indians visit Tigers looking to end skid

Justin Verlander and Ubaldo Jimenez have already become quite familiar with each other this season. They'll renew acquaintances again Friday night as Verlander and the Detroit Tigers host Jimenez and the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series. Detroit (32-26) hopes Verlander can continue the recent dominance by the team's starting pitchers, while Cleveland...

Cabrera's fame lagging behind his bat

Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball, a statement that can be made without source or qualification. Last year, Cabrera became baseball's first Triple Crown winner since 1967. This year, he leads the majors in two of the three categories -- and is tied for second in the American League with 17 home runs. Comparisons to contemporary hitters are becoming unnecessary. For...

Tigers 7, Indians 5

Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night to take a 3 1/2-game lead over the Indians atop the AL Central. Martinez and Torii Hunter had three hits each for the Tigers in the opener of this three-game series. Detroit led 5-0 before Cleveland scored three runs in the fifth off Verlander. That was...

Tigers beat Indians 7-5 in series opener

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night to take a 3-game lead over the Indians atop the AL Central. Martinez and Torii Hunter had three hits each for the Tigers in the opener of this three-game series. Detroit led 5-0 before Cleveland scored three runs in the fifth off Verlander...

Tigers Draft Gators’ Crawford in First Round

The Detroit Tigers selected Florida pitcher Jonathon Crawford with the 20th pick of the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Player Draft on Thursday. Crawford was the only Gator selected on the first day of the draft. Jonathon Crawford was considered the 17th best prospect in the draft by Crawford had a 3-6 [...]

First Pitch: Getting to know the Tigers' first three picks

By STEVE KORNACKI FOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM DETROIT First-round pick Jonathan Crawfords statistics at the University of Florida dont knock your eyes out, but the Detroit Tigers are high on his stuff and what hes done against top college and international competition. He was 3-6 with a 3.84 ERA this season for the Gators, who were eliminated last week from the NCAA tournament. David...

Previewing the 2013 MLB Draft for the Tigers

For the first time since selecting Jacob Turner with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers will make a first round selection. This season’s pick, 20th overall, comes on the heels of a 2012 draft where the club did not make its first selection until the second round (91st overall).
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