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Game 2015.129: Tigers at Blue Jays

Today Buck Farmer takes his turn at trying to keep the Blue Jays in the yard. This lineup is truly potent, as opposed to the “potent” Tigers offense that Rod Allen is always talking about. The Tigers have leadoff hitters who can’t get on base and a cleanup hitter who can’t hit in runs, but hey, other than that they are fine. When David Price made his last start fort the Tigers...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 8.24.15: Buck Farmer (VIDEO)

Johnny Kane talks to Buck Farmer after he allowed three hits and three runs with three walks and three strikeouts in the Tigers' 12-5 loss to the Reds.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.50: Tigers at Angels

Tigers got hammered last night. I should have taken the cue. Didn’t have high hopes with Buck Farmer on the mound, hopefully both teams got it out of their system. Come on, Sanchez.
Via Tigers Weblog
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

A Fifth of Buck Farmer’s Pitches Are Unhittable

Like most headlines in news media and also all other kinds of media, the headline of this particular media post has been constructed less to fully represent the truth and more to tell a version of the truth that is most compelling to prospective readers. In the case of this title, at least, the infraction […]
Via Fangraphs
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers Aren’t Falling Apart On Their Own

Buck Farmer, despite the name, is a real person who exists. A month ago, he was making his final start for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps in Clinton, Iowa, a town that has a smaller population (26,885 in 2010) than 21 of the 30 MLB teams pack into their ballparks on any given night. When […]
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.119: Pirates at Tigers

It was a heartwarming scene as young Buck Farmer, almost fresh from A ball, took the mound last night with friends and family cheering him on. Buck did a reasonable job, keeping the Tigers in the game through 5 innings. After the game Farmer was optioned to Toledo, and RHP Melvin Mercedes was recalled. You’ll remember that Buck was brought up from AA Erie, so the demotion to Toledo...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes

DETROIT -- The Tigers' revolving door in the bullpen is turning once again. After the game, the Tigers optioned starter Buck Farmer down to Triple-A Toledo.  Farmer did not get a decision after allowing four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings in his major-league debut. In 20 starts with Single-A West Michigan (18 starts) and Double-A Erie (2...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Regard: Buck Farmer’s Slider and Probably Changeup

Right-handed Detroit prospect Buck Farmer, making his major-league debut shortly after making his Double-A debut, has just completed his first inning of work. With a view to edutaining the public and also securing internet clicks, the author presents footage below of Farmer’s secondary pitches. First, his slider, to Pittsburgh’s Russell Martin: And second, probably his […]
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The ballad of Buck Farmer

The Pirates and Tigers transition from Pittsburgh to Detroit tonight, and the Tigers will be sending 23-year old rookie Buck Farmer out to the mound for his Major League debut. Farmer was a fifth round draft pick (as a senior) by the Tigers in last year’s draft and was slow-rolled by the Tigers through their system until, well, today; he started this year as a 23-year old in the...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Farmer to make major league debut Wednesday

Upon acquiring David Price, the Detroit Tigers found themselves with a stacked five-man rotation that includes the AL's past three Cy Young Award winners, last three ERA champions and the current co-leader in victories. Two weeks later, they're giving the ball to a guy who's made two starts above A-ball. Buck Farmer makes his major league debut trying to help the Tigers avoid a fifth...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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