Found July 28, 2013 on
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That’s some birthday present for Max Scherzer.
All that was missing were the candles.
Scherzer celebrated his 29th birthday in style Saturday as the Tigers wrapped up a 15-hit offensive outburst to help the right-hander become the first pitcher in the majors with 15 wins.
And Scherzer did his part shutting down the Phillies in a 10-0 rout before a sellout crowd at Comerica Park.
“This is a nice start where the guys go out there and score a ton of runs for me and it makes my job a heck of a lot easier” said Scherzer who allowed just one hit in six innings and notched seven strikeouts. “For me this game is about the rest of my teammates and less about me.”
Miguel Cabrera who missed four games because of a hip injury helped in the festivities by blasting a home run to set off a five-run first inning. Cabrera went 2-for-3 with three RBIs before Ramon Santiago replaced him in the fifth inning — but only as a precaution.
“I’m feeling OK so I tried to go out there and play” said Cabr...
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Video: He's gonna need that back
Aside from the Tigers decimating the Phillies 12-4 Sunday completing the three game sweep the other big story to come out of yesterday’s game was Miguel Cabrera getting tossed by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.
The incident occurred during the third inning during a bases loaded one out situation with the Tigers down 1-0 and the best hitter on the planet at the plate. Cabrera...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered in his first at-bat after returning from a hip injury and Max Scherzer held Philadelphia to one hit in six innings to become baseball's first 15-game winner as the Detroit Tigers routed the Phillies 10-0 Saturday night.
The Phillies lost their seventh in a row.
Scherzer (15-1) threw only 75 pitches -- he was one of several stars pulled...
DETROIT -- Balaal Hollings survived a bullet that remains lodged in his brain, yet still hopes to fulfill his dream of playing college football.
Doctors have told Hollings that that isn't likely, but he figures theyve been wrong before and notes, "God is in charge."
Hollings also was told hed never walk or talk again. He's doing both now and plans to attend either...
On days like this when some cruddy NL team is in town putting on a little league clinic it's all fun and blowout games. The Tigers are at their hottest right now with just a hint of the difficult decisions ahead.
This was another frolic as the Tigers completed a sweep of the slapstick no-stick Phillies with a 12-4 romp. It was so easy it didn't even matter Miguel Cabrera...
By the time Jhonny Peralta broke the game open with a sixth-inning grand slam, the Detroit Tigers were already well on their way to another victory.
For that, they could thank the Philadelphia Phillies, whose eighth straight loss might have been the ugliest of the bunch.
Peralta's slam capped an eight-run sixth for Detroit, and the Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera's ejection...
The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.
Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44 in 43 innings with only 14 walks.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says the team is pleased...
The Detroit Tigers shored up the back end of their bullpen acquiring Houston Astros closer Jose Veras in exchange for outfield prospect Danny Vasquez.
Opponents are hitting .192 against Veras this season, and Dombrowski says the team is pleased to add an experienced arm to the bullpen, though it remains to be seen what role the right-hander will assume.
Vasquez hit .281 with 16...
Jose Veras has been acquired from the Houston Astros for outfield prospect Danny Vasquez and journeyman PTBNL.
I don’t know much about him, but it seems like a no risk move. I don’t expect him to close, though I do think it’s reasonable to believe that he’ll be the setup guy.
I’m afraid this means that Octavio Dotel is done for the year.
I think the Tigers are done. I think...
The name of Jose Veras, may not bring the same unbridled excitement of a Joe Nathan or Jonathan Papelbon acquisition but the newest Detroit Tiger may be just what the team is looking for. Veras was acquired in a deal completed this morning with the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later, whose identity will be revealed...
Author’s Note: This is the sixth edition of a seven part series on fielding, and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If...
58-45, 1st place, 3 games up on Cleveland.
I said Friday’s game was a good win. You know, I think I like 10-0 even better.
Check this out: 5 AL Central teams gave up a combined total of 1 run yesterday. KC spoiled the party by scoring a run against the White Sox. Cleveland beat Yu Darvish and the Rangers 1-0. We’re not worried about the Indians, of course. But we should be. From...
Ben and Sam discuss whether an owner overruling a GM can ever be a good thing, then revisit the Tigers` decision to extend Justin Verlander well before he was a free agent.
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I’m a big fan of MLB Network’s Brian Kenny and am completely on his side in (de)valuing the ‘win’ stat for pitchers.
With everything we are able to tell about a pitcher–thanks to advanced statistics (as well as physics)–you’d think a win or loss wouldn’t have the amount of bearing it does in terms of what actually happened when a player was on...
Last night was a terrible loss, 10-0 if you will. Raul Valdes was creamed and Max Scherzer cruised his way to his 15th victory of the year. Losing their 7th straight game, the Phillies are now six games under .500 with three days left until the trade deadline. Losing the...