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On Sunday Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Drew Smyly left his start early against the Cincinnati Reds due to injury. The injury for which he left the game was believed to be a blood blister that had ruptured; however, that’s not the case. Not even close. Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control announced yesterday that [...]
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't believe in momentum in baseball.
He subscribes to the age-old theory that "momentum is the next day's starting pitcher."
I disagree to a certain extent.
There clearly is momentum in the Major Leagues. It's the only way to explain how bad teams go on extended winning streaks and good teams on extended losing streaks...
Detroit Tigers pitcher, Drew Smyly, was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds because of this blister.
Tigers skipper Jim Leyland said of the blister, “It’s the worst one I’ve ever seen in my life. It was huge. I’ve never seen a blood blister that big.”
Smyly posted the picture to twitter saying,” Alright you asked for it….don’t worry it’s not...
If Austin Jackson keeps this up, he'll be headed to Kansas City for the All-Star Game next month.
Jackson has been showing his team what they have been missing when he was out from May 17 to June 9 with an abdominal strain.
After his successful two-game rehabilitation start in Toledo last Thursday and Friday, Jackson said of the Tigers, "I'm ready to rejoin them and...
Jose Valverde isn't throwing spitballs, he says. He just sweats a lot. In the aftermath of allegations that the he was doctoring the baseball, Valverde was asked about the incident by reporters before Tuesday's game. The Tigers closer explained that he didn't throw a spitball, and that he was instead just wiping sweat from his face. While you would think those are two...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly was forced to leave last night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds after three innings because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Because Smyly apparently received numerous requests for a picture of it he obliged earlier today via his Twitter account. Manager [...]
With the big hype lately over the one and only, Quintin Berry, there have been many discussions as to what would be the most logical desired outfield, personnel wise, assuming everyone is healthy. As disappointing as the play has been from the corner outfielders in Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young, many are quick to think Berry should replace one of them in the starting lineup. With...
The Tigers continued to show why they love playing in Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon as they beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 winning the three game series two games to one.
Detroit starter Justin Verlander was very Verlander-esque going 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 8 and walking zero. The reigning AL Cy Young Award Winner and MVP also earned his first win in...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Octavio Dotel has been placed on the DL, with Luke Putkonen taking his place.
Justin Verlander pitched eight solid innings for his first win in a month and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Thursday in front of another receptive crowd at Wrigley Field.
Verlander also helped himself with a pair of sacrifices as Detroit capped an encouraging 4-2 interleague road trip to Cincinnati and Chicago. Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the...
The Detroit Tigers faced-off against the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend. Tigers fans and Reds fans alike packed into the Great American Ballpark anticipating a great series of baseball. Reds Hit Porcello Early; Tigers battle, but lose in extras In Game 1 of the series, Rick Porcello battled Mat Latos. Porcello, who has problem with left-handed [...]
Sometimes it’s been bad pitching. Other times, it’s been a lack of offense. Tonight, defense struck the fatal blows against the Detroit Tigers. Jhonny Peralta botched two throws in the eighth inning, helping gift the Chicago Cubs the game winning … Continue reading →
The Tigers were the easy favorite to dominate the mediocre AL Central. They added Prince Fielder to a team that won the division by fifteen games in 2011, forming a core of starts that also includes Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and Justin Verlander. Fielder has mashed since coming to the team, but not surprisingly the overall lineup has regressed (most notably Alex Avila and...
Some recent success against NL opponents has the Detroit Tigers feeling confident.
Interleague play has only added to the Colorado Rockies' struggles.
The Tigers look for a third consecutive victory while trying to extend the Rockies' season-high skid to nine games Friday night at Comerica Park.
Detroit (30-33) is perhaps the majors' biggest underachiever this season...