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Keep it simple: Narrative pays off

Ian Kinsler could not fake an answer when asked at what point in the midst of the Tigers' eight-run ninth inning and 10-7 win over the Rays when he felt like his team could pull off an epic comeback.
9 hours ago

Kinsler's All-Star-caliber season not reflected by votes

Ian Kinsler would not be out of line to plan an All-Star Game trip, but going by the latest results with a few days left to vote, it will not be a starting role. Yet while Kinsler has fallen out of the top five in AL All-Star balloting at second base, he's in the top five in most statistical categories.
3 days ago

Happy Birthday, Ian Kinsler!

Kinsler turns 34 today. Ian Kinsler came to Detroit at the end of 2013 in a trade with the Texas Rangers for Prince Fielder. Since that point he has been a beloved figure in Detroit for his brash demeanor, high socks, and sparkling defensive play. The exact moment of endearment for me came when he trolled Chris Sale into oblivion by mocking Sale's suggestion that the Tigers were...
Via Bless You Boys
8 days ago

Tigers ride Kinsler's five RBIs to victory over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ian Kinsler homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and Justin Verlander finally won in the new Yankee Stadium in the Tigers' 6-1 victory over New York on Saturday night. Verlander (6-5) allowed one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings and struck out five to snap the Yankees' five-game winning streak. Verlander had been 0-4 with a 4.84 ERA in seven starts at this...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler scratched from Detroit lineup with flu-like symptoms

DETROIT (AP) Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms. Mike Aviles is set to play second base in Kinsler's place. The Detroit lineup is also without outfielder Justin Upton again. He sat out Monday night's game because of right quadriceps tightness. Outfielder Cameron Maybin replaces Kinsler...
Via Associated Press
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler is Turning Back the Clock

Usually, we expect players to follow a more or less expected curve of decline when they hit their 30s. Obviously everyone is different, but baseball is a young man’s game, and father time comes for us all. Research by Jeff Zimmerman in 2013 showed that hitters don’t even tend to peak nowadays: on average, they perform at a plateau upon reaching the majors, then they decline...
Via Fangraphs
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Ian Kinsler told the baseball to get out of here

Instagram Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez both hit home runs during the Tigers’ seven-run seventh inning Tuesday.  Kinsler watched J.D. Mart’s jack from the bench and told the ball precisely where to go. You don’t need an advanced degree in lip reading to know that he told the ball to leave the yard. A video posted by Always Sunny (@itsalwayssunnyindetroit) on May...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Why did Ian Kinsler purposely let infield fly drop?

It’ll wind up in the box score as a 4-6 ground ball fielder’s choice. In reality, it was a force play during Sunday’s game between the Tigers and Astros that was equal parts bizarre and brilliant. With Colby Rasmus reaching first base after a leadoff walk, Tyler White hit a pop fly in the direction of Ian Kinsler at second base. Kinsler acted as if he was going to catch...
Via The Sports Daily
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

David Price ready to become good friends with David Ortiz

Cue the mushy love song. David Ortiz and David Price had their differences as American League East foes. But with Price joining the Boston Red Sox on a seven-year contract, both sides are willing to let bygones be bygones. “Big Papi and myself, we’re both competitors,” Price said Friday at his introductory press conference at Fenway Park. “What he’s done for this organization...
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ian Kinsler to umpire: "Do your f-ing job!"

By Darryn Albert. Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has had a brutal week at the dish. Entering the day sporting a .190/.227/.238 slash line over his last five games, the 33-year-old veteran capped things off on Sunday with a spectacularly bad 0-for-4 with a strikeout showing against the Houston Astros. The frustrations of Kinsler’s mini-slump appeared to boil over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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