Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Dirks hit a grand slam in Monday's 7-2 win over Houston, and a night later he capped a three-run fifth with a tiebreaking double. The Tigers added two more runs in the sixth, and...
DETROIT -- It happens in the sixth, seventh or eighth inning of nearly every game at Comerica Park.
Detroits starting pitcher walks off the mound after a commanding performance and heads toward the dugout, walking slowly as the fans rise to their feet.
Doug Fister received another one of those standing ovations Tuesday night, after allowing two runs on five hits without a walk...
After a two-day hiatus, I’m finally back with my daily FanDuel picks. Sorry for the absence, and since I’ve made you wait long enough I’ll skip the wordy intro and jump straight into the usual picks and analysis.I’d also encourage you to fill out our Sunday Reader Survey for week seven and check out last week’s results.As usual, comments with your thoughts/changes/whatever...
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- Would you say I have a plethora of (pitchers)?
- A what?
- A *plethora*.
- Oh yes, you have a plethora.
When I looked at the starting pitching options for Tuesday, the classic exchange between Jefe and El Guapo in Three...
Jake Peavy at MIN, LAA
Anibal Sanchez vs. HOU, at TEX
Doug Fister vs. HOU, at TEX
CC Sabathia vs. SEA, TOR
Photo credit: Brule Laker
Matt Moore vs. BOS, at BAL
Derek Holland at OAK, vs. DET
Wade Miley vs. ATL, at MIA
Mike Minor at ARZ, vs. LAD
Homer Bailey at MIA, PHI
A.J. Burnett vs. MIL, HOU
Lance Lynn vs. NYM, MIL
Jordan Zimmermann at LAD, SD
Detroit Tigers, 19-12, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of KC).
This afterevening the Tigers make up their rained out game from Tuesday, as they play the plasticine game in the two-game season series against the Washington Nationals.
I predict that the Nationals will strike early, and score maybe three runs in the first.
Many have touted this series as a World Series preview. I hope not; I’ve...
Yesterday's pick started off 8-0 and I was like, whoa. I was thinking that the day could be historic. But then the Red Sox could not get any Twins out. And somehow, the Yankees beat the Rockies. Then I stupidly picked the Mets and the Brewers to win. And then in the last game of the night, the Dodgers--the Game of the Day featuring Clayton Kershaw--lost. And there was no history...
J.A. Happ got hit in the head by a line-drive comebacker. When the same thing happened to Doug Fister, he got lucky; when the same thing happened to Brandon McCarthy, he also got lucky, if you understand that “luck” can go both ways, like “accelerate”. Happ is fortunate in that he seems to be doing well, but the scene at the time was terrifying, with Happ on the ground and...
Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
In a frightening scene at Tropicana Field, Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head in a loud ''thwack!'' The ball went all the way into...
Yesterday I made it a clean sweep for the last calendar week, finishing in the money in seven straight days of 50/50 contests on Fanduel. The stretch of success has pushed my ROI from around -2.2% to 12.2% as of this morning.Doug Fister didn’t get it done on the road against the Astros, but you might remember I said it was a risky pick because it was a road start (“This is not...
Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 loss to the Tigers, as Detroit earned a series sweep over the National League's best team:
1. Two key stats might best explain the Braves' Sunday troubles
Atlanta was 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
The Braves (15-9) also left 20 men on base for the evening, with every member of the starting nine being...
The Detroit Tigers had a miserable weekend just one week ago, but things turned around when the Atlanta Braves visited Comerica Park this weekend. Sunday night, Detroit broke open a close game with a pair of three run homers, which were the difference in a dominating 8-3 win and a series sweep.
A pitchers duel finally saw first blood drawn in rapid succession during the third and...
After two resounding losses to the Angels and three consecutive overall, the Detroit Tigers are on their heels trying to salvage one win in the series and end their road trip on a positive note with a positive record (for the trip and the season both). We don’t want to see .500 again, do we? And we sure don’t want to get to the point where we do want to see it again.
I woke up this morning to find that Yahoo Fantasy Sports had taken away my stats from the Cardinals v. Pirates rain-out last night, but didn’t give me credit for Doug Fister’s win in Seattle or Bobby Parnell’s flame-throwing inning and a third in last night’s Colorado blizzard night-cap. These were stats that should have had me tied for first place at the end of last night...
Wednesday, six runs and 11 hits were not enough to get the job done for the Detroit Tigers. Thursday, the team determined more offense and better starting pitching were the keys to pounding the Toronto Blue Jays. Detroit got eight strong innings out of Doug Fister while the offense pounded out 16 hits in a dominating 11-1 win.
The combo of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor...
Victor Martinez back in the lineup already, what a trooper. Martinez is on the unlucky side of BAbip at the moment. Ain’t nothin’ but a thang.
How about that bullpen? Abysmal with inherited runners. 6 of 6 scored… in one game?? But it’s early, much too early to contemplate Villareal and Alburquerque being sent to Toledo and replaced by Rondon and Valverde, so I won’t even...
This home opener should bring back some fond memories for the Detroit Tigers.
The last time the New York Yankees were in town, Detroit was finishing off a four-game sweep in the 2012 AL championship series.
Doug Fister takes the mound for the Tigers on Friday against New York's Ivan Nova, and expectations are high in Motown, even though the Tigers lost two of three at Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2013
Doug Fister had a positive exhibition finish in preparation for his first regular-season start, against the New York Yankees.
Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
''I thought he pitched really well,'' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2013
Doug Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
Fister, scheduled to pitch the Tigers' home opener Friday against the New York Yankees, had four strikeouts. Brayan Pena hit a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Jamey Wright.
Matt Moore allowed one...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Doug Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
Fister, scheduled to pitch the Tigers' home opener Friday against the New York Yankees, had four strikeouts. Brayan Pena hit a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Jamey Wright...
LAKELAND, Fla. The final piece of the Detroit Tigers' puzzle was settled Friday morning the order of the starters after Justin Verlander.
Anibal Sanchez will pitch the second game in Minnesota and Rick Porcello will follow him. Doug Fister will start the home opener and Max Scherzer will follow him.
"Scherzer was put on the back burner to start with and handled that...
Doug Fister turned in another rather belabored start (88 pitches in 4.2 and not a great strike ratio) but avoided getting hammered, and Tigers hitters – the A-team regular season lineup – were able to solve the Mets’s talented young righty Matt Harvey just enough to keep Fister ahead. The Tigers jumped all over Brandon Lyon in the 7th, to the tune of 5 runs, putting the game...
Doug Fister pitched into the fifth inning and Austin Jackson had two extra-base hits for the Detroit Tigers in a 9-4 victory over a New York Mets split squad Sunday.
Don Kelly hit a two-run homer off Mets reliever Brandon Lyon in a five-run seventh that gave Detroit a 9-2 lead. Jackson had an RBI triple in the inning to go with his run-scoring double in the fourth.
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Doug Fister pitched into the fifth inning and Austin Jackson had two extra-base hits for the Detroit Tigers in a 9-4 victory over a New York Mets split squad Sunday.
Don Kelly hit a two-run homer off Mets reliever Brandon Lyon in a five-run seventh that gave Detroit a 9-2 lead. Jackson had an RBI triple in the inning to go with his run-scoring double...
With Doug Fister getting roughed up over the course of Spring Training, some Tigers fans have become a bit apprehensive about Fister’s ability to pitch. In this edition of The Hot Corner John Czech discusses why there is no need to be worried about the tall right hander.