Found May 06, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
Who would have thought that just over a month ago that the savior of the bullpen would have been the disgraced Jose Valverde. His return to the Tigers pen has allowed for guys to return to traditional and more defined roles which has provided stability to the end of close games. Pitchers are creatures of habit. They do their best when they know when they will be pitching in games and what type of situation the manager will trust them in. When you go into a game not knowing if your going to be pitching the 6th inning or the 9th, you aren’t prepared to be successful. You have seen increases in performance from Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly. Joaquin Benoit: Since Valverde’s Return: 4 IP, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, 2.25 ERA Prior to Valverde’s Return: 10.1 IP, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks, 9 strikeouts, 1.74 ERA His control has dramatically improved, cutting down his average number of pitches per inning from 17.1 to 14.5, which is a big deal for being able to pitch o...

Phil Coke On Striking Out Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke recounts a hilarious conversation he had with slugger Miguel Cabrera. Miggy was curious if he had ever faced Coke prior to becoming teammates. To the dismay of Cabrera, he had whiffed at the hands of Coke. The post Phil Coke On Striking Out Miguel Cabrera appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Game 2013.30: Tigers at Astros

Detroit Tigers, 18-11, 1st Place (.5 ahead of KC). The Tigers have their bags packed, and prepare to leave Houston a bit reluctantly, one imagines, after their party of a game last night and a 3-for-3 start to the series.  After leaving the strangely-named Minute Maid Park (there is not a tiny maid anywhere in sight), the Tigers have a two-game howdy of a series in Washington, and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Who’s Having the Best Week Ever? Miguel Cabrera, Of Course

Keith Allison, Flickr Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. After winning the triple crown and MVP in 2012, many wondered what Miguel Cabrera would do for an encore. Even though there’s no doubting his talent, Cabrera certainly couldn’t put himself in position for a repeat performance of greatness, could...

Miguel Cabrera’s barrel roll throw from his butt vs. Astros (VIDEO)

Miguel Cabrera put a dent in the field at Minute Maid Park Sunday (after putting a few in their left field seats Saturday).  Cabrera fielded Astros third baseman Brandon Laird’s grounder diving to his left.  Instead of getting up to throw to first, Cabby went to the unconventional barrel roll/throw from his backside combo (video provided by Detroit4Lyfe).  Hey, whatever works...

TDSS Tigers Recap, Game 30: Justin Verlander Flirts With No-Hitter as Tigers Wrap 4-Game Sweep

Nice to have you in the American League, Houston. The Detroit Tigers wrapped a four-game weekend sweep of the Houston Astros with a 9-0 win, as Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Verlander did not allow a hit until Carlos Pena laced a 3-2 pitch to right with one out in the seventh. After coughing up a second hit, Verlander induced a double play to end...

Tigers 9, Astros 0

Justin Verlander held Houston hitless until the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers romped past the Astros 9-0 Sunday for a four-game sweep. Verlander, who has already pitched two no-hitters in his career, made a bid for another one against the overmatched Astros in their sixth straight loss. Carlos Pena got Houston's first hit, a single with one out in the seventh over the...

Verlander takes no-hitter into 7th; Tigers sweep Astros

Carlos Pena saved Jim Leyland from one of the toughest decisions of his career. The former Tiger broke up Justin Verlander's no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning, meaning Leyland didn't have to consider pushing his ace to unprecedented pitch counts. Verlander was already pushing 110 pitches when Pena singled to right field, and probably would have been over 140...

Tigers-Nationals Preview

The Detroit Tigers are rolling after a four-game sweep, though they may be facing a stiffer challenge to start the week as they look to continue their winning ways. The Tigers go for their fifth straight victory as they open a two-game series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Detroit swept woeful Houston to close last week to give it nine wins in 10 games, outscoring...

Detroit Tigers Pounce on Houston Astros Starters

This weekend the Detroit Tigers outscored the Houston Astros 37-8 in a four game sweep at Minute Maid Ballpark.  Detroit 8 home runs, 3 off of Philip Humber, who allowed 8 earned in 4 innings, and now owns and 0-7 record.  Miguel Cabrera added 7 hits, including a two home run game, 7 RBI and scored 5 times.  Could he possibly win back-to-back Triple Crown's?  Prince Fielder...

Daily Notes: Featuring the League Leader in Pitcher WAR

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET 2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET Regarding This Game, Who’s Starting It for Detroit Starting this game for Detroit is the league leader in pitcher...

Fantasy Stock Watch: Max Scherzer, Matt Moore

The fantasy stock report is a weekly article that will provide insight on particular hitters or pitchers whose stock is either rising or falling based on recent performances. This week we’ll look at a pair of pitchers: Max Scherzer and Matt Moore.  You may be surprised which one I believe will be the true fantasy ace in 2013. Bullish: Max ScherzerMax Scherzer is an ace! There...

Aeros fall to SeaWolves 7-4 in series opener

AKRON – The Akron Aeros fell to the Erie SeaWolves 7-4, despite a pair of home runs from Chun-Hsiu Chen and Quincy Latimore on Monday night. Right-hander Wil Roberts (1-0, 0.00) started for Akron and to countered Erie right-hander Victor Larez (4-0, 3.54). Roberts tossed a shutout in his debut with the Aeros in Altoona as he earned a 5-0 win, but couldn’t keep the SeaWolves...
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