Found September 10, 2012 on The Detroit Sports Site:
  Each week, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Another week, another step backward for the maddeningly inconsistant Tigers. After salvaging a win against lowly Cleveland with … Continue reading

For the Detroit Tigers and Jim Leyland, It is Now or Never

Detroit Tigers fans have been echoing the tired refrain of “they don’t have much time left” and “the skipper Jim Leyland needs to play the best players” for what seems like months now. Yet despite the cries for change Leyland has … Continue reading →

Doug Fister: The Tiger’s Forgotten Man

Story by: Beth Kostecki The high-profile starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers always gets a lot of buzz. Befitting his role as unquestioned ace of the staff, Justin Verlander draws the bulk of attention. Chatter about Rick Porcello and Anibal Sanchez is as uneven as their performances. And with a strong second half, Max Scherzer is the golden boy du jour. In the midst of this...

Rick Porcello’s 6th-Inning Struggles Too Much for Lifeless Detroit Tigers to Overcome

After being swept in Los Angeles, the Detroit Tigers left themselves little room for error heading into a crucial four-game series in Chicago. And after another lackluster, pitiful effort on Monday, Detroit simply is running out of chances. The Tigers’ … Continue reading →

Verlander sporting Cabrera for MVP t-shirt

Tigers picher and reigning American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander is ready to relinquish his MVP award.  But he doesn’t want just anyone to have it.  Tuesday before the Tigers’ tilt with the White Sox, JV was sporting a t-shirt supporting Cabrera in the MVP race.  He posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account. Verlander spoke...

Game 2012.141: Tigers at White Sox

73-67, 2nd place, 3 games behind CWS. Baseball is a cruel game. Omar Infante has played 335 innings for the Tigers, roughly 1/2 of how many he played for the Marlins. He has 6 errors so far with Detroit, compared to 8 with Miami, and a RF that has slipped almost a full point. Perhaps no error has been worse than last night’s. Infante’s error sparked a 4 run bottom of the 6th...

Road struggles and one-run losses trip Tigers

If the Detroit Tigers stumble and bumble their way out of the playoffs, they can look in many directions for the reasons. Two of the most prominent this late in the year, both linked by an inability to get big hits, are the Tigers' failure to win on the road and a dismal record in one-run games. Detroit began a 10-game road trip with three straight losses in Anaheim to the...

Tigers Monday Recap: Losing combo

If the Tigers don't make the playoffs, their play against the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals will be only partly to blame. The Tigers will also have to point toward their play in one-run games and road games. In their last 14 one-run games, they are 3-11, five of those by a 3-2 score. "We lost three ball games, but we centered some balls pretty good this series...

Poor defense costs Tigers in series-opening loss at Chicago

Lack of offense continues to be a problem for a team that figured it would be able to club its shortcomings out of mind. The Detroit Tigers lost 6-1 at Chicago on Monday night to drop three games behind the first-place White Sox with three games yet to go in the series. The Tigers have dropped the first four games of a 10-game trip that even they admit is critical to their postseason...

Justin Verlander’s Second-Half Struggles Proving Costly for Reeling Detroit Tigers

Verlander's post-All-Star stats at home: 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. His stats on the road: 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA. Continue reading →

Tigers-White Sox Preview

The Detroit Tigers have dominated the Chicago White Sox this year, but still find themselves trailing in the AL Central. The teams begin a critical four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday night as the White Sox try to snap a seven-game skid versus the Tigers and create some breathing room atop the division. Detroit has swept consecutive three-game home series against Chicago...

Austin Jackson robs Mark Trumbo of home run (VIDEO)

AP Photo An outfielder’s first step should always be back.  When a ball is hit back toward the wall, you’re taught to go find the wall first and then re-find the ball.  Fundamentals.  Tigers Gold Glove-caliber center fielder Austin Jackson did just that Sunday afternoon on a ball Angels slugger Mark Trumbo hit to the center field wall. It’s amazing what solid fundamentals...
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