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Leyland on people picking apart Scherzer's season based on wins and run support: "Some people can find a flaw in Bo Derek." — Jason Beck (@beckjason) September 3, 2013 Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland can be a cantankerous, nicotine-stained fuddy-duddy. Because he’s old. But he also as sharp as tack, possesses a rapier wit and […]The post Tigers manager Jim Leyland makes Bo Derek reference because he’s 68 appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland once again held third baseman Miguel Cabrera out of yesterday's starting lineup for the team's finale against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers are hoping the game off, in addition to today's off-day, will allow Cabrera to rejoin the team's lineup Friday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
While there is optimism that Cabrera...
The Detroit Tigers were crushed by the Boston Red Sox last
night, but perhaps more concerning was the loss of shortstop Jose Iglesias. The
mid-season acquisition exited last night’s game due to a lingering shin-splint
problem, leading manager Jim Leyland characterized Iglesias as day to day,
according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
"It's been bothering him a little...
Jose Iglesias won over the Fenway Faithful during his time with the Red Sox, and on Monday afternoon, the fans paid tribute to the Tigers shortstop with a nice ovation in his return to Boston.
The 23-year-old was well-received in Boston, and he admitted to feeling surprised about being traded to Detroit in the three-team trade, but he is enjoying being back in Beantown and catching...
81-57, 1st place, by a lot.
No wonder the Boston faithful gave Jose Iglesias a standing O yesterday afternoon. Besides his double, he was the cornerstone in 3 double plays yesterday, the last of which demonstrated his ridiculous athleticism and baseball IQ. First of all, he pretty easily got to a ball well to the right of 2B. He then managed to contort his body and tag a passing...
The Toledo Mud Hens wrapped up their final home game of the season in style on Saturday night.
The Triple-A squad and affiliate of the Detroit Tigers were leading 4-1 in the top of the ninth inning when the tying run came to the plate with runners at first and third and no outs. The situation appeared daunting for the Mud Hens, but with one pitch the inning was over and the win...
Though most players avoided admitting it, Tuesday night’s game felt like postseason baseball at Fenway Park.
The matchup featured not only the best two teams in the American League in the Red Sox and Tigers, but also the star of each team’s respective pitching staff.
It has been said that this year’s edition of the Boston Red Sox is built for the regular season, but ill-suited...
81-58, 1st place, when do magic numbers become a thing?
I’m up against the clock today, friends, so just a quick intro to get the discussion going.
You don’t see too many 0-4 nights for Cabrera, makes me wonder if he was really okay. He’s out again today, and now I really wish that he had sat yesterday.
Jason Beck did a whole post on yesterday’s Pena out at the plate; gist...
In the land of slugfests there was no slugging.
Just two first-place teams searching for runs — with only the Tigers finding some.
Using Andy Dirks’ triple in the seventh to generate two runs and Austin Jackson’s first stolen base since June 16 to manufacture another the Tigers downed the Red Sox 3-0 at Fenway Park on Monday — getting seven shutout innings from Doug Fister...
Fenway Park is home to one of the best non-baseball baseball tradition. Between the top and bottom half of the eighth inning, Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is played and sung along to by Red Sox nation. It’s been going on since 2003 for seemingly no reason at all. On Monday, four Tigers joined the Bostonians by swaying and (hardly) singing along with the...
Two mediocre pitchers faced off in Rick Porcello and Ryan Dempster in the series finale vesus the Tigers. You know what that means? Home run deby.
If you had tickets in right field, you picked a great night for a lot of action. Not only were there multiple bombs to right field, but Shane Victorino went falling into the stands to make a catch. Nothing Jeter-esque, but still not bad...
The Detroit Tigers have played the Chicago Cubs four times in their postseason history yet somehow have yet to face the Red Sox in the playoffs. Think about that. If Bovada oddsmakers are correct, there will be a Tigers-Red Sox matchup in the American League Championship Series next month. Detroit is the +150 AL pennant favorite with Boston second at +300.
It’s now all but a lock...
Even without Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers showed why they are still considered the team to beat in the American League, shutting out the Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the series opener on Labor Day. Detroit (81-57) now trails Boston (82-57) by a half-game for the best record in the AL with a chance to overtake the top spot tonight.
Jon Lester has...
8 a.m. ET: Monday’s series opener between the Red Sox and Tigers was not what you would expect from the two highest-scoring teams in baseball. Both starters took shutouts into the seventh inning, with Detroit’s Doug Fister emerging victorious in a 3-0 Tigers win.
Don’t be shocked if you see more of the same on Tuesday. The second matchup in a three-game series between the...
If you wanted to know why Max Scherzer was not able to win his 20th game of the season Tuesday night, just look at the box score.
When Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera (back in the lineup after missing three straight games), Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez go a combined 3-for-16 (.188) with zero RBIs, it's probably not going to be your night.
Scherzer pitched extremely well...
Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer and the Boston Red Sox beat
Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's
chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a