Game 2015.78: Pirates at Tigers

This team seems so uninspired. We may be beating a dead horse, but how long can this go on? Baseball-Reference game preview here. BTW – I have a friend who works for the Indians. I texted him last night after the 2nd out of the 9th to say “looks like you’ll be busy tonight.” Next pitch was a line drive single to right. TIGERS (career numbers off Liriano) Rajai Davis, CF...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.77: Pirates at Tigers

Last night’s loss is on the O, not the pen, or even Gorzelanny. Alex Wilson was at 50+ pitches and Gorzelanny was the last guy in the pen. Ausmus didn’t have any other options. A hit with a RISP would have been nice. 3-15 usually isn’t going to get the job done; unless of course you are Pittsburgh and get a W hitting 2-16 w RISP. Baseball is a funny game. TIGERS (career numbers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.76: Pirates at Tigers

Let’s go JV, show us you’ve still got it.   TIGERS (career numbers off Gerrit Cole) Anthony Gose, CF (0-for-3, 2 K’s) Ian Kinsler, 2B (0-for-6, 3 K’s) Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-3, K) Victor Martinez, DH Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-6) J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2, walk, K) Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-2) James McCann, C Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.75: White Sox at Tigers

It seems to be finished raining all over Detroit, so we resume what is now a three-game series against the White Sox, with what should turn out to be a pitcher’s duel type of affair. If Samardzija vs. Price sounds familiar, it’s because they faced each other in Detroit on April 17th. In that one Samardzija went 8, and gave up only 1 run, while striking out 7 (no walks). Price...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Castellanos continues to face high expectations

DETROIT -- No one expects a 23-year-old to be a finished product in the real world and they really shouldn't in baseball, either. Let's face it, most players aren't like Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, who can jump right into the big leagues and be immediate stars. Nick Castellanos had high expectations put upon him when he was made the Tigers' starting third baseman last season at...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning questions surrounding the Detroit Tigers

Since our previous ‘burning questions’ piece, the Detroit Tigers won four of its last six games and look to win its second-consecutive series against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Even though the Tigers are six games out of first place, there is some reason for optimism. With that said, let’s get to this weeks burning questions. Q: Why should Tigers fans be optimistic? The...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Things to watch

Catching the Kansas City Royals isn’t going to be easy. After a mid-week series against the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers are still 5.5 games behind the defending American League Champions in the Central Division. With the Tigers beginning a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, we take a look at things to watch. Can the Tigers make up ground this...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four external solutions to the Castellanos problem

      We can all admit that the Tigers have a black hole in the batting order at third base. Nick Castellanos has had a horrible sophomore season. His on OPS is the worst in the major leagues among qualifying third baseman and ninth worst among those who have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title. Castellanos’ glove has vastly improved. After checking in with -30...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Tigers Are Not Done

The Tigers have struggled since their 11-2 start, and are now they’re at .500 68 games into the season.  This has led many fans in Detroit to give up on the team.  The season is long though, and it isn’t even close to being half over.  Remember, in 2012 the Tigers started the season off 33-35.  Here are the reasons that this Tigers team is still in the race: 1. Like in 2012...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers seem poised to promote Dixon Machado to replace struggling Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos’ struggles at the plate this season are well documented. After going 0-for-3 against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night, the 23-year-old continues to fall deeper and deeper into his season-long slump. He’s hitting just .221 with four home runs. It seems the Detroit Tigers patience is wearing thin. If Castellanos doesn’t show signs of breaking out of this...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers have tough decision with Nick Castellanos

Fans were irritated. The Detroit Tigers stranded baserunners, Kyle Ryan gave up too many home runs, the replay system is flawed and the team fell four games out of first place in the Central Division. Another word that can be associated with fans mindset following the Tigers loss to the lowly Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday is intrigue. Viewers drooled as third baseman Todd Frazier...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.64: Reds at Tigers

Tonight’s Dial it up to the Red Lineup: Anthony Gose, CF Ian Kinsler, 2B Miguel Cabrera, 1B Yoenis Cespedes, LF JD Martinez, RF James McCann, C Nick Castellanos, 3B Jose Iglesias, SS Rajai Davis, DH Raj and Gose swap spots in the 1-9 / 9-1 world. Nick is back. Yay. McCann moves up to 6th, his highest spot in his career.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.62: Indians at Tigers

I’ll be glued to the radio for today’s broadcast. Of course I’d like for the Tigers to win, but I’m much more interested to see how JV pitches. If we can get 6 innings and 3 or less runs, I’ll be pleased. Getting through the first two innings will be crucial. Chris Iott of MLive did a story today which explained that one of JV’s biggest problems last year was pitching...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Castellanos announces Tigers draft pick of his brother Ryan (Video)

So this was pretty cool. The Detroit Tigers selected college pitcher Ryan Castellanos in the 25th round of the MLB Draft, and they had his brother, who also happens to be their third baseman — Nick Castellanos — announce the pick to MLB: Very cool moment for the Castellanos family! — NSU Baseball (@NSU_Baseball)...Read More
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015:60: Cubs at Tigers

The Tigers continue to roll; 3 and counting. Also 3 and counting for Ian Kinsler multiple hit games. Coincidence? I think not.  I think we can safely say The Slump is over. You wouldn’t necessarily think it in a 6-0 game, but the Rajai Davis catch was a game-changing moment. Baseball is like that. How many times have you seen games where a pitcher throws what should have been...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers draft prospects: Cornelius Randolph

(Note: This is the first of a three-part series that profiles a draft prospect associated with the Detroit Tigers first-round draft pick) Since 2011, the Detroit Tigers have experienced tremendous success on the baseball diamond. From 2011-14, the team averaged 91.5 wins per season, sent 18 players to the All-Star game, had three MVP and two Cy Young award winners and saw Miguel...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.55: Athletics at Tigers

There isn’t much to say about last night’s game: the Tigers, were completely baffled by a legitimate Cy Young caliber pitcher. Games like that will happen. The problem is that when you are on a losing streak it’s harder to take them in stride. Miguel Cabrera does seem to be coming out of his night-game malaise, so there’s that.  Then there’s Ian Kinsler. A lot of good...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.54: Athletics at Tigers

Well, I really think we could use another day off, as could the team. But none is forthcoming, so here we are. Ausmus on last night’s game: “Anaheim was a slap in the face. This is a punch in the gut.” I don’t know. I was thinking more “kick in the…shins.”  But I guess nobody’s reaction could sum up the game better than Grand Slam Boy. If only they’d had that kid’s...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Nick Castellanos showing signs of breaking slump

That had to feel good for Nick Castellanos. The struggling third baseman came through in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics knocking in two runs on a single. The pair of RBI’s snapped an 0-for-12 hitless streak and gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-0 lead over the Athletics. Castellanos came up to bat with the bases loaded after Miguel Cabrera and...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Up With The Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers started off the 2015 season with an 11-2 record. Since that start, they are 17-22. There’s plenty of reason not to panic though. Many fans in Detroit believe that the run is over, but I’m going to show you why the Tigers should be back in the playoffs in 2015. Lets’ first start off with the fact the Tigers are still in a playoff spot. Some teams started off...
Via Baseball Essential
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.42: Astros at Tigers

Nick Castellanos had his biggest hit of the season last night, a slicing line drive with the bases juiced in the 8th inning. Castellanos was credited with a triple and showed a ton of emotion standing on third, rightfully so. It was a huge moment for a team that sorely needed a big hit. (Let’s be clear, the RF took an awful angle, but it would have driven in at least 2 in any event...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Tigers' Castellanos comes through in the clutch with big triple

Nick Castellanos provided the spark the Tigers offense was looking for Wednesday night. His bases-clearing triple in the eighth pumped some life back into the deflated Tigers, who went on to beat the Brewers 5-2 to avoid a series sweep. With the bases loaded and two outs, Castellanos came up with the hit of the night -- a three-run triple to break a 2-2 tie. "That's a good at-bat...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Late triple dooms Brewers in 5-2 loss to Tigers

DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos arrived at third base, clapped his hands joyously and bent over to slap the dirt. Finally, the Detroit Tigers had broken through for a big inning. "I've been waiting for that all season," Castellanos said. "I needed it, the team needed it, the organization, the fans needed it. Everybody needed it." Castellanos hit a bases-loaded triple with two out in...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Castellanos' 3-run triple lifts Tigers over Brewers 5-2

DETROIT (AP) Nick Castellanos hit a bases-loaded triple with two out in the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. The Tigers avoided a sweep in the three-game series thanks to a rally in their final at-bat. With two out, nobody on and the score tied at 2, Jonathan Broxton (1-1) allowed consecutive singles by J.D...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Down to Earth Tigers look to avoid Windy City sweep

Looking to avoid total embarrassment and a sweep the Tigers (17-11) take on the Chicago White Sox (10-14) in the finale of their three game series from the South Side of the Chicago. Having dropped the first two games of the series, including a heart breaker last night that saw Detroit blow a late 3-run lead thanks in part to Brad Ausmus, Nick Castellanos and Joba Chamberlain the...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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