Found April 10, 2013 on
The Majors Detroit:
Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Tigers bullpen has been awful so far this year. So awful, that it has cost the Tigers two wins so far. The bad news is that there isn’t help on the way.
Trades for bullpen pitchers don’t happen before the middle of May, and the free agent market is bare of guys that can help you quickly. The farm system isn’t full of exciting prospects either. This may be a long year in the D if the bullpen can’t get it figured out.
They have been bad to the naked eye, and the statistics are even worse. A 6.66 era, almost a walk per inning, and over a base runner and a half per inning. There is no way to sugar coat it, these guys have been just awful this year.
RHP Al Alburquerque
LHP Darin Downs
LHP Drew Smyly
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It was a banner day for the Detroit Tigers. They won the game over the Blue Jays, 7-3. Newcomer TOri Hunter had his 2000th hit of his career. Miguel Cabrera couldn't miss; he went 4-5 with a home run and 4 RBIs.
However, as impressive as their play was my play of the day has to go to Don Kelly.
If you said who that's okay. Every team has a guy like Kelly. He'...
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park.
Martinez needed eight stitches in his right thumb after the mishap Sunday. He was listed as day-to-day.
Martinez hurt himself after an at-bat in Detroit's 7-0 loss to the New York Yankees. It was not clear how the accident occurred.
Hey, remember the days when all you had to choose from in the concession stand was a hot dog, popcorn, and/or Coke?Yeah, those days are long gone.Major League Baseball stadiums have significantly increased their menu items in recent years in an effort to appease even the pickiest of its fans.For the Detroit Tigers, this meant adding a plethora of new food to its Comerica Park selections...
DETROIT Willie Horton was 4 years old when Jackie Robinson broke baseballs color barrier in 1947.
Horton was the youngest of 21 children in a coal-mining family in Arno, Va., and remembers his father, James, boarding a bus with some friends for a trip to see Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers play the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.
Papa would tell me all about Jackie, Horton...
Torii Hunter, driven by his comfortable new surroundings, is locked in at the plate. (BeGreen90, Flickr)
When the Detroit Tigers signed Torii Hunter this past November, they knew they’d be getting an excellent clubhouse presence, a world famous defender and an illuminating personality.
What they probably didn’t anticipate receiving, however, was a .400 hitter who has looked capable...
The Detroit Tigers are sitting pretty well in terms of how their immense payroll is structured. Sure they have a $150M payroll, 5th highest in the Major Leagues, but they have a clear two-year window to win a championship. That includes the 2013 season, and 2014 as well. After that, a high payroll and aging [...]
Detroit Tigers left fielder Don Kelly made an outstanding leaping grab at the wall, but was it better than the web gem Brandon Phillips gave us?
Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got his chance to start in left field on Tuesday. And he didn't disappoint.Kelly, 33, may be owed a nice steak dinner from Tigers pitchers Anibal Sanchez after robbing a home run hit by Toronto's J.P. Arencibia. The play came during the top of the second inning in Detroit's 7-3 win over the visiting...
Houston (Dallas?), we have image. Thank you, man!
Victor Martinez is day to day after cutting his thumb badly enough to require stitches. I think it’s time for some bat rack modifications. Jason Beck says no Kelly and no catch if V-Mart is in there. I say more runs for Tigers if Kelly isn’t. Not to take away from Don’s awesome play.
Today the Tigers are up against that old...
DETROIT -- It was a dangerous day for pitchers in general and a pretty tough one for the Tigers' bullpen.
Pitchers were getting hit -- literally. Those that weren't couldn't seem to find the plate.
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle was hit on the foot on a double-play ball by Alex Avila in the second inning, but remained in the game.
Detroit reliever Darin Downs managed...
Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Tigers game -- and it was terrible. The ball traveled maybe 45 feet out of sympathy and bounced the rest of the way into Drew Smyly's glove. Honestly, it looked more like a spike than a toss.
You be the judge:
Lucky for us, an anonymous NFL scout broke it down:
11W: So, with an arm like that, what...
Miguel Cabrera set the tone in the first inning, stealing third before the opposing pitcher even started his motion.
On a chilly day when the ball didn't appear to be carrying, the Detroit Tigers kept their legs moving.
Cabrera tripled and scored twice, and the Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto...
Matt Tuiasosopo was an infielder and outfielder drafted in the 2004 draft by the Seattle Mariners. His father Manu and brother Marcus both played in the NFL. Within four years, he was up as a September call up for the Mariners. 2008 was his first season in AAA (.281, 13, 73). He spent 2009 in AAA as well (.261, 11, 35) while missing some time due to injury. His injury problems continued...
DETROIT -- AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, left fielder Don Kelly made a home run-robbing catch and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday.
The Blue Jays, who spent millions during the winter to upgrade their roster, fell to 2-5 for their worst start since 2004.
Cabrera, coming off his Triple Crown season, had four...
Greatness. Sometimes you expect to see it and even when you do, it’s still amazing when something happens that reminds you of why greatness was expected all along. We’ll wax rhapsodic about a certain All-Star’s greatness in due course. But first…
A match up happened on Tuesday between two teams that were on most short-lists for contending teams in the American League in...