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DETROIT -- For a lot of fans, the problem with the Detroit Tigers offense seems obvious they don't take advantages of the runners they put on base.
There's some truth to this the Tigers are among the major-league leaders in grounding into double plays and leaving runners on base but some of that is offset by the fact that they simply put more runners on base than most teams. So is there a big problem, and if so, where?
To do this, we will use baseball-reference.com, which lists every player's RBIs along with how many runners on base they have had during their at-bats this season. It also gives the same numbers for an average major-league player. For example, Prince Fielder has batted with 351 runners on base this season, and has 88 RBIs. That gives him a conversion total of 25 percent, well ahead of the major-league average of 18 percent. Simply put, Fielder is doing an outstanding job of driving in runs.
As a whole, though, the Tigers aren't. Despite an offens...
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One of Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland's strengths is getting mediocre players to perform better, getting good players to become very good and getting stars to become superstars. He finally got Justin Verlander to quit trying to throw every pitch 100 mph and try for easy outs early in the game. That has helped transform Verlander into a guy who goes minimum six innings and...
DETROIT -- Just when the Tigers thought their season-long injury woes were coming to an end, another one has cropped up.
Manager Jim Leyland revealed before Tuesday's game that Doug Fister is dealing with a "groin issue."
"He underwent an MRI yesterday at the DMC and it showed that he's got an adductor strain, just what we had diagnosed on Sunday," athletic...
Detroit right-hander Doug Fister has been experiencing tightness in his right groin and is not sure if he'll make his next start.
Fister is 7-8 with a 3.67 ERA this year, and he already missed time around the beginning of the season with a side strain.
Fister says he started noticing a problem while warming up for his last start, Sunday against Baltimore. He pitched anyway...
64-56, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind CWS, 1 game behind WC.
Well, that stunk. The Tigers were completely shut down by the worst starting pitcher (statistically) that they’ve seen all season. Now, Britton was pretty good as a rookie last year, and is well thought of around Baltimore (he’s only 24), but they simply let him off the hook early with bad swings in crucial situations...
January is a safe time to talk about baseball. There are no games on the schedule, no performances to track. The dead of winter makes a very comfortable backdrop against which to make declarations, bold predictions and lofty promises.
Few are the wintertime bon mots that get remembered much past spring training. Even fewer are those that actually come true.
The Tigers winter caravan...
At 64-57, the Detroit Tigers continue to stumble their way through the 2012 season with only one stretch of dominant baseball on their resume. What’s worse is that the Tigers failed to take advantage of the Royals sweeping the division leading White Sox this past weekend. As a result, the Tigers remain 1.5 games out of first place in the modest AL Central.
With 41 games left on...
The Detroit Tigers handed Doug Fister a 5-0 lead early on Sunday with an offensive outburst in the first inning. By the fourth inning, Fister was gone ... and so was that lead.
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That is the number to keep in mind. There are exactly 41 games left in the 2012 MLB regular season for the Detroit Tigers.
41 games to gain 1.5 games against the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers will play 7 times in these 41 games, or gain 2 games over the recently departed Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, andOaklandA’s. Sure they don’t need to gain exactly two games over...
Kate Upton has been relatively quiet since it was learned that she and Justin Verlander were dating. It was July 10 when BC learned that Upton was officially partying with Verlander in Detroit. Then there was the July 18 news that Upton was joining a suburban Detroit gym. That’s where the trail went cold. For the most part, she stopped using Twitter. JV & Upton weren’t spotted...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers’ fans are starting to feel like it’s groundhog day all over again. Despite the fact that there was … Continue reading →
Max Scherzer struck out eight in seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of Ricky Romero's wildness in a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Romero (8-11) lost his 10th straight decision, allowing five runs, seven hits and eight walks in 5 1-3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter.
Austin Jackson had three hits, and Scherzer...
Think about the strangest night you’ve ever seen one baseball player have while you were at the ballpark. Maybe a player hit for the cycle or got plunked twice in one game. Could you believe it? How did you react … Continue reading →
Often criticized for their over exuberance at the plate, the Detroit Tigers finally decided to take a walk Tuesday night. That was the difference which helped them win, as the wild Toronto Blue Jays couldn’t keep the base on balls … Continue reading →