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J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros

DETROIT (AP) J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night. Simon (5-2) got the win, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and a walk in seven innings. Simon, who struck out five, used his slow curve effectively, throwing it so softly once that it didn't register on the radar gun...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.40: Brewers at Tigers

(doesn’t he look injured in the pic above?) Victor Martinez and his inability to hit left handed (against right handed pitching) has been the most popular Tiger topic as of late. He’s in a massive slump (let’s hope it’s a slump), and looked downright awful in two key late inning game-tying/go-ahead situations over the past two nights. He weakly grounded out to 3rd on Sunday...
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers put Victor Martinez on DL with knee inflammation

DETROIT (AP) Victor Martinez has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Detroit Tigers after struggling in his return from offseason knee surgery. The Tigers announced the move Tuesday. They recalled outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo. The team says Martinez is dealing with left knee inflammation. He had surgery on that knee in February after tearing the medial meniscus...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit overwhelms St. Louis with explosive offense as Cardinals fall 10-4

The Tigers visited St. Louis for a three-game weekend series which made for a much anticipated interleague clash between two of the top teams in the majors.The pitching match up featured Shane Greene vs Carlos Martinez. Nobody in the Tigers lineup had faced Martinez, and nobody in the Cardinals lineup had faced Greene. So it made for an interesting game, not knowing what to expect...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.36: Tigers at Cardinals

The Tigers tried something a little different yesterday (no, I don’t mean scoring run, although that too) and it worked: going with both Davis and Gose in the outfield, resting Victor Martinez and letting JD bat 4th, and giving Holaday his first start all worked like a charm, and the Tigers pulled out the series win. Gose and Davis combined for 7-for-10 with a double and triple...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers J.D. Martinez struggling swing Brad Ausmus

What's wrong with J.D. Martinez?Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez got off to a hot start to his 2015 campaign, hitting five home runs in his first 11 games. But over the past few weeks, Martinez's production has dramatically declined and it seems to be getting worse by the game. Martinez is hitting 0.88 (3-for-34) over his last 10 games with 19 strikeouts.So what's the explanation...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should J.D. Martinez be sent down to Toledo?

Another week of baseball is in the books, with the Detroit Tigers going 2-3 to push their overall record to 19-12 (The Tigers and Kansas City Royals were tied in a rain delay at the time I published this article). They are only a half game out of first place in the AL Central, but a potentially impactful problem is looming in the middle of their lineup. J.D. Martinez is continuing...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez is proving his worth

  The Detroit Tigers have gotten off to a hot start this season as they currently sit with a record of 10-2 and have the early lead in the American League Central. Now, we all know that it is too early in the season to get excited about the hot start, but one thing that is for sure, outfielder J.D. Martinez has left off where he finished last season. In the first 12 games for the...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

JD Martinez: New Swing or Something Else?

JD Martinez has changed his swing and appears to have become a whole new hitter. The new JD Martinez has been a huge part of Tigers offense; he ranks first on the team in ISO and second in wOBA. In the month of June, Martinez was third in the Majors in wOBA behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Rewind three months to late March, and JD Martinez was being cut by the Astros...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers moved Andy Dirks...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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