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A week ago, the Tigers were going to run away with the Central again. This week, all is doom and gloom.
The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. Coming off a 6-1 homestand that saw the Tigers take first place with a sweep of the White Sox, Detroit went on the road and lost two three-game series in Cleveland and Toronto. That moves them 1 12 games back of Chicago, who have been beating everyone other than the Tigers.
The problem, not for the first time this season, has been the offense. Detroit averaged just three runs per game in Ohio and Ontario, wasting a performance by Doug Fister that should have won them the series in Cleveland. The addition of Omar Infante, acquired along with Anibal Sanchez last Monday from the Marlins, was supposed to boost the offense and defense, but that hasn't happened yet.
The problem with getting Infante and Sanchez is that both players are going to have to make the difficult adjustment from the National League to the American League. Pr...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Detroit Tigers head into the final day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline with a choice to make. Dropping 5 of 7 on their current homestand has fans in the Motor City uneasy yet again. The decision has boiled down to whether this team should add one final piece to the puzzle.
So far, the trade with the Miami Marlins has left much to be desired. Anibal Sanchez got torched north...
Detroit Tigers, 54-49, 2nd place, 1.5 back.
With the trade deadline past and the Tigers standing pat, perhaps it is time once more to look at the Detroit DH situation. The Tigers still rank 13th of 14 teams in DH performance, which is exactly where they stood when we looked at this a couple of months ago. Tiger DHs have combined for a .248 average and a measly .646 OPS, underwhelmed...
Twitter has worked it's way into the lives of many professional athletes, but some are still hesitant to jump aboard the latest trend. Justin Verlander spoke on the topic with NESN's own Jenny Dell, saying that Twitter can be fun, but athletes have to be careful. Meanwhile, Jim Rice and Matt Stairs both are glad they never had such an outlet during their playing days. Check...
Detroit Tigers, 54-48, 2nd place, 1.5 back.
The Tigers, who were a Peralta away from being swept by the Blue Jays, will stay East and try the Red Sox for a 3-game set that ends Wednesday night on ESPN.
Even though the Tigers have started strong in the 2nd half (10-6), they have still been a bit of an offensive jugger-not. They are batting .257 as a team since the break (.269 before...
53-48, 2nd place, 2.5 games back.
Keeping it short and sweet for the W…
- Sanchez threw only 4 balls in the first 3 innings yesterday.
- White Sox continue to beat up on Texas (5-0 vs. them this year), as they won their 5th straight yesterday, and they acquired Francisco Liriano from the Twins.
Today’s It’s Okay to Bat Rayburn Once Per Week Against Lefty’s Though 6th is...
Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs, Doug Fister pitched eight innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Tigers had lost four of five and fallen out of the AL Central lead.
Peralta hit a three-run drive off Brett Cecil in the second and added a solo shot against Joel Carreno in the ninth. It was Peralta's first multihomer...
Will Detroit make another trade as it tries to make a run in the AL Central? We're tracking all the rumors right here. Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers' search for another bat appears to be going down to the wire before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline Continue reading →
It took long enough, but the Red Sox finally plated a run against Justin Verlander. In fact, they plated quite a few. After allowing multiple baserunners, dealing with the rain and a difficult strike zone, Verlander finally succumbed to the Red Sox attack in the fourth inning. To which NESN Nation's Dan Duquette says: about time. See more in the video above. Join NESN Nation...
Fenway Park hasn’t been kind to the Detroit Tigers lately. The team was defeated yet again in the bandbox by virtue of a couple two run home runs. Those powered the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 series opening victory. … Continue reading →
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (52-51)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.57)
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.60)
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 30 @ 7:10 PM
Max Scherzer, RHP (10-5, 4.49) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-3, 4.93)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:10 PM
Justin Verlander, RHP (11-6, 2.60) vs Josh Beckett, RHP (5-9, 4.57)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...