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Game 2014.97: Tigers at Diamondbacks

For those of you who couldn’t stay up quite that long, and who don’t read newspapers or internets or such, the Tigers started their trip out west with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, as Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter continue their torrid July. Torii just turned 39 and is doing it in style; leading the team in BA (.365), OPS (1.077), HR (5) and RBI (19) for the month...
Via Tigers Weblog
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Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer in Tigers' win over D-Backs

Some nights, it all works out, even for a baseball team that occasionally makes its fans wish ballparks and television sets had never been invented. The Tigers avoided any undue drama or fan-damaging stress Monday in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that balanced like a three-leg stool. Detroit’s starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, pitched three no-hit innings to begin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jackson being back in leadoff role could spark strong second half

DETROIT -- It's a little early to determine whether Austin Jackson being back at the leadoff spot will remain a permanent thing, but it's going smoothly so far. Jackson led off again Wednesday and kicked the game off with a triple, scoring almost immediately on Ian Kinsler's base hit. It was an important run considering Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zack Greinke came into...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Jackson stupefied by Miguel Cabrera’s clutch 3-run homer (video)

To say that Austin Jackson was blown away by the ability of teammate Miguel Cabrera to come through in the clutch would be a drastic understatement, as the Detroit Tigers outfielder’s priceless reaction to Miggy’s three-run bomb in the ninth inning to lead the team to a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles really says […] The post Austin Jackson stupefied by Miguel Cabrera...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson finds a new home in the middle of the batting order

Austin Jackson has gone from setting tables to cleaning tables. The Detroit Tigers' center fielder batted leadoff the first four years of his career, but is hitting either fifth or sixth this season. It's a change that came after he hit eighth in the last three games of the 2013 ALCS to shake an awful slump. That move was born out of desperation, but it was the beginning...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: who is most likely to flop?

Last week, I looked at three x-factors for the 2014 Detroit Tigers. Now, it’s time to examine the likely 25-man roster and determine three players that have the biggest potential to flop in 2014. As in the last article I’ll nominate one player from each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen). Caveat: by no means am I saying that these three players will all...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Austin Jackson not close to returning

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is recovering from a hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list earlier this month. Unfortunately for Jackson and the Tigers, he told reporters – including Lynn Henning of The Detroit News – that he’s not going to return anytime soon. Jackson threw on Friday, and he’s also preparing to hit a baseball from...
Via MLB Injury News
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Austin Jackson’s star rises

With Detroit Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson, it’s all becoming quite clear now just who he is. Sometimes you watch a young player develop and you can’t make heads or tails of what to expect from one year to the next. Jackson was initially such a case. As a rookie he smoked line drives all over the field on his way to a .293 average. He did this even though he struck out...
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: time to extend Austin Jackson is now

Due to the Detroit Tigers’ spendthrift habits of late on the free agent market it seems as though they are at a crossroads with budding star Austin Jackson. In my opinion, it is time to extend Jackson on a long-term deal before the price tag gets too high. Recent players to get such deals include the Cardinals’ Allen Craig and Chicago’s Chris Sale. As for Jackson, he recently...
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Torii Hunter time

Your newest member of the Detroit Tigers is Torii Hunter! Or at least that’s my best guess at this point. Some people who are ‘in the know’ have indicated that Hunter is most likely going to land with the Tigers or the Texas Rangers. Hunter is 37 (turns 38 in July) and will likely get a 2-year contract, wherever he lands, for approximately $10M/year. Hunter says, “It’s...
November 13, 2012  |  2 Comments
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