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Joe Nathan appears to react to booing fans and looks like an idiot

This isn’t Joe Nathan essentially flipping off irrational, booing fans after he pitched a perfect ninth inning; this is Joe Nathan essentially flipping off rightfully booing fans after he escaped yet another ****** ninth inning. Nathan walked the first two batters he faced in a non-save, 4-run-cushioned situation, and the first out he recorded was a seed to left fielder Don Kelly...
Via Detroit4lyfe
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Trade Rumors: Team Has ‘Kicked Around’ Possibility of Adding a Hitter

The Detroit Tigers’ AL Central lead continues to dwindle and the offense continues to struggle — after putting up five runs early Sunday in Toronto, the Tigers went scoreless for the final 15 innings of that 6-5 loss. So now, with the waiver-trade deadline approaching, GM Dave Dombrowski may be looking for another bat. (“No kidding,” said every Tigers fan at the same time...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Brad Ausmus Decision Making Costs Team Win

The Detroit Tigers were in a prime position to tie or take the lead in the 9th inning of yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees. Detroit had runners at first and second with nobody out trailing 1-0, but Brad Ausmus’ risky decision making may have very well ended up costing the Tigers a win. Instead of bunting the runners to 2nd and 3rd which would have meant Detroit could...
Via Standing O Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers fall in pitchers duel 1-0

Rick Porcello gave up an RBI ground rule double to Steven Drew in the fourth inning today as the Yankees capped a series win over the Tigers. The Yankees defeated two of the last three Cy Young award winners over the series. Drew’s double was the only extra-base hit allowed by either team today. New York closer David Robertson earned his 31st save by inducing pinch hitter Miguel...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach McAllister makes FanGraph’s “Best Wild Pitches” for July

A pitch? A ball? A balk? Regardless of the ruling, the uncertainty surrounding the pitch depicted above, coming from the hand of Tribe starter Zach McAllister, was enough to garner consideration for one of the worst pitches of July. From FanGraphs: Pitcher: Zach McAllister Batter: Don Kelly Date: July 19 Location: cannot be calculated I’m glad that people told me about this on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: VerHagen on minor-league DL; Kelly wins Heart and Hustle Award

Drew VerHagen, solid in his major-league debut in the first game of last Saturday's day-night doubleheader, is now on the disabled list. VerHagen, 23, was sent back down to Triple-A Toledo after his start against the Cleveland Indians. VerHagen allowed three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four in five innings. According to several media reports, VerHagen...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Kelly summoned to on-deck circle while Nick Castellanos went to the bathroom

No need to worry about Nick Catellanos. Don Kelly was on deck, in his spot, but that's only because Castellanos was in the bathroom. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 4, 2014 It was a brief scare, because it was early in the game, and apparently the team ran out of toilet paper, but Castellanos made it back in time for his at bat. He finished the game 2-for-4 and feeling...
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 04, 2014  |  1 Comment

Video: Don Kelly Robs Kurt Suzuki of Home Run

It was only fitting on a day the Detroit Tigers honored Jim Leyland that Don Kelly, one of Leyland’s favorite players during his time in the Motor City, turned in a highlight-reel play. Getting the start in left field, Kelly robbed Minnesota catcher Kurt Suzuki of a home run in the top of the first, racing back and leaping against the wall to pull one back. Your browser does not...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Don Kelly robs Kurt Suzuki of home run

Detroit's Don Kelly tracks down a Kurt Suzuki fly ball making a leaping catch at the left-field wall to rob the home run.Your browser does not support iframes.More from this game and a dad with his kid later.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly grand slam leads Tigers over Blue Jays 18-4

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers' split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly grand slam leads Tigers over Blue Jays

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers' split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday. Drew Smyly allowed two hits in five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Non-roster outfielder Ben Guez had three hits to raise his average to .714 and walked three times. Torii Hunter, Kinsler, Jackson...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus pleasantly surprised with Don Kelly's play

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Don Kelly is hitting the ball with authority. Kelly, who figures to platoon in left field with Rajai Davis for the Detroit Tigers, is fifth among Grapefruit League batting leaders with a .391 average. He's tied for fourth with both a .652 slugging percentage and .464 on-base percentage after 15 games. "I just feel great at the plate," said Kelly. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Right Out Of Left Field

Andy Dirks, our presumptive mostly-everyday LF, is having back surgery. He’ll be out 12 weeks at the least. The alarmist in me reads this as: Dirks will be out 4 months minimum, will struggle mightily when he does get back, and in essence, he’s done as a Tiger. Even the non-alarmist has to admit that chances of Dirks staying in the long-range plans for LF, 2015 and beyond, have...
Via Tigers Weblog
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Opportunity knocks for Don Kelly

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Opportunity is knocking for Don Kelly, and the likable Detroit Tigers utility player could be ready to take advantage of it. Kelly is the most seasoned option to replace Andy Dirks if Detroit manager Brad Ausmus doesn't end up going strictly with right-handed hitter Rajai Davis and shelving the platoon system. Kelly bats left-handed just like Dirks, who is...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Previews: UT Don Kelly

Love him or hate him, Don Kelly is likely to be back on the 25-man roster in 2014 as the team’s utility player, backing up around the outfield and likely at third base. Is Kelly really the drain on team performance that some fans claim? Not really.
Via tigers.scout.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers and Don Kelly agree to terms on one-year deal

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers and utility player Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoids arbitration. The Tigers announced the agreement Monday. Kelly played six positions for the Tigers last season at all three spots in the outfield along with third, second and first base while hitting .222 with six homers and 23 RBIs. He has a career batting average...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly now Philly's elder statesman

If you thought mean ol' Philadelphia had shed its reputation as a tough sports town, think again. On Monday morning, just three games into the NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Peter Laviolette, making Chip Kelly -- yes, five-games-into-his-debut-season Chip Kelly -- the longest-tenured coach in town. Laviolette came to the City of Brotherly Love in 2009...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Outfielder Don Kelly Nearly takes One for the Team

While he was patiently waiting for his turn to bat Detroit Tigers outfielder Don Kelly was probably not thinking about anything but making contact with the ball. Little did he realize he would make contact with the ball while he was waiting for his turn to bat in the on deck circle. @SBNationGIF/Twitter Luck was on his side. The ball appeared to be headed for his little...
Via FatManWriting
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Don Kelly takes ball in stomach while standing on deck

Don Kelly was the victim of an errant foul ball on Saturday. The moment came in the second inning when Detroit Tigers teammate Omar Infante fouled a pitch off that just so happened to smack directly into Kelly standing in the on deck circle. What are the odds, you ask? Apparently, better than one might think. It could have ended much worse for him, though. Namely, the groin...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 5 Indians 1: Offensive slumber and Don Kelly do in Tribe

The game of baseball makes you scratch your head sometimes. When I was growing up, the Indians had a player named Pat Tabler. He was never anything sensational. A nice player who hit for average for six seasons. While Pat is one of many of the guys who played on the forgettable teams in the mid to late 80′s that never came even close to winning anything, if you say the name Pat...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians bats go cold against Verlander, fall to Detroit 5-1

CLEVELAND—Fans don’t normally blurt out the name Don Kelly when thinking about the Detroit Tigers. Yet, for some reason, his name doesn’t resonate well with Tribe fans. Just like it was Monday, the Tigers did all of their damage in one inning. A five run fifth for the Tigers capped off by a three-run homer by Kelly was more than enough, as Detroit beat up Cleveland, 5-1....
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 5, Indians 1

Justin Verlander dominated for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games and opened a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly connected in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers get 10th straight win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Verlander dominated for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games and opened a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals leave impression on Tigers, still have ways to go

KANSAS CITY The glass is well, it's fuller. Or less empty, if you choose to look at it that way. The Kansas City Royals got what they wanted out of the first post-All-Star-Break weekend; namely, to gain ground against the Detroit Tigers, the cream of the American League Central. They took two of three from the Kitties at Kauffman Stadium, notching two dramatic, fan-pleasing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2013.85: Tigers at Indians

Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland). Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale. In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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