Game 2014.146: Royals at Tigers

That last was a mighty fine game. Many good plays, bang-bang plays, on both sides, and fortunately the errors fell KC’s way once again. We can tell what Ian Kinsler eats for breakfast (anyone?), but can anyone leave his feet and then make a throw like he does? Rajai Davis power was the difference in the game, and we know he didn’t really get picked off 1B, either. J.D. Martinez...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video)

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was on the receiving end of foul tip off the bat of Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis during the 5th inning of Wednesday’s 8-4 win. While a catcher catching a foul ball off any part of his body in and of itself can be a bad thing — even […] The post Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Ball To Groin, Stays In Game (Video)

Catchers wear a ton of protective equipment both inside and outside of their uniforms, but sometimes that’s not enough. Francisco Cervelli got a tough reminder of that Wednesday night. The New York Yankees catcher was felled by a foul ball from Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, as catchers get hit by foul balls all the time. It’s usually...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Ball to Man Parts, Immediately Collapses and Announcers Think It’s His Collarbone

Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a Rajai Davis foul tip directly to his genitals during Wednesday’s win in Detroit. Naturally, he immediately collapses on the dirt, writhing in pain: The Yankees announcers were apparently not watching the flight of the baseball, thinking the veteran catcher was struck in the collarbone. They quickly realize it went significantly further...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Is Puig Latin For Steals

The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo by the Boston Red Sox has everybody excited. Like other Cuban players, scouts were limited in the amount of looks they were able to get and so the information we have on him is somewhat limited as well. The one tool that is not in question is his speed. A 30+ steal season from Castillo is a possibility as soon as 2015. The power is...
Via Razzball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins split series with loss to Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Martinez homered and had four RBI, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Rajai Davis also connected for the Tigers, who have won two straight to earn a split of this four-game series. Detroit trails Kansas City by two games in the AL Central and is one back of Seattle for the second AL wild card. Minnesota scored...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins split series with loss to Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Martinez homered and had four RBI, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Rajai Davis also connected for the Tigers, who have won two straight to earn a split of this four-game series. Detroit trails Kansas City by two games in the AL Central and is one back of Seattle for the second AL wild card. Minnesota scored...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Red Sox ‘Favorite’ for Rusney Castillo, Tigers Still in the Chase

The Detroit Tigers could use some help in center field, but it may have to come from someone other than Rusney Castillo. The coveted Cuban defector continues to mull over his MLB prospects, with several teams including the Tigers pursuing him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports reported Friday morning that the Boston Red Sox appear to be leading the chase. Boston remains “heavily involved”...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.125: Tigers at Rays

Baseball Reference Game Preview David Price vs. Alex Cobb GREAT game last night. There’s something to be said for dinosaurs and pitchers written off as perpetual #5 starters. Not only did Ricky P toss his third complete game shutout of 2014 (a feat that has never been accomplished before in baseball’s 900-year history), but he was also part of a couple nicely turned plays where...
Via Tigers Weblog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Rusney Castillo edition

The Detroit Tigers might finally dip their hand into the waters and pull a Cuban ballplayer to the Motor City. Recent and prolific successes gained by defectors Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, and Jose Abreu have drawn attention to one man – Rusney Castillo. Castillo last played in Cuba in 2012. He’s a 27-year old, stocky outfielder, standing just 5’9’’ but weighing a shade...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Rajai Davis exits with thumb contusion

The Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday by the score of 8-1. The loss dropped the Tigers to 66-56, a game and a half behind the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. The high-powered Tigers' offense, ranked fifth in runs scored, only managed a run on five hits against stingy Mariners' pitching. There was some concern as Rajai Davis, who stole...
Via MLB Injury News
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense not helping struggling Tigers

DETROIT -- It's well-documented that the Tigers' offense hasn't been great since the All-Star break, but the defense isn't helping either. In Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners, the Tigers committed three errors, one each from first baseman Victor Martinez, left fielder Rajai Davis and third baseman Nick Castellanos. Those errors led to four unearned runs for the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ezequiel Carrera makes an amazing diving catch

With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the 3rd inning, a deep fly to the left-center corner off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury was absolutely robbed by Ezequiel Carrera, the rookie lefty who is platooning with Rajai Davis now that Austin Jackson has been traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of the David Price deadline deal. It surely would’ve earned an OHHHH CARRERA...
Via Detroit4lyfe
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Get Out Of My Dreams and Into My Carrera

Two of the smaller pieces that stand to gain value after Thursday's massive trade deadline are Tiger center fielders Ezequiel Carrera and Rajai Davis. The two will see all of the starts in center now that Austin Jackson has been traded. Davis should see the majority of playing time between the two speedsters, but Carrera could still be good for SAGNOF in some deep leagues...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Aug 4

Welcome back to another week of Daily DraftKings Picks! Last Friday I entered my Official Lineup in Day 3 of the survivor tournament with disappointing results. Chris Sale scored just 13.50 points against the Minnesota Twins and Rajai Davis was my only double-digit outfielder. It’s disheartening to do so well in Days 1 and 2 before flopping, but it happens. Friday’s Official...
Via Baseball Professor
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.107: Rockies at Tigers

Well, the first day of The New Tigers was a roaring success, with Rajai Davis doing a little bit of everything from the leadoff spot (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 5 putouts in center). For those comparing, Austin Jackson had an 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts and a walk leading off for Seattle. Justin Verlander also had his best game in a very long time, spreading 8 hits out over 8 innings...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit 4, Colorado 2: Rajai Davis delivers for Justin Verlander, Tigers

Rajai Davis got tested often early as the Tigers’ new center fielder. He had a big game defensively and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Davis and Ezequiel Carrera, who was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, could end up sharing time in center field after Austin Jackson was shipped to Seattle as part of the three-way trade that brought pitcher David Price...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Davis solidifies center-field job

DETROIT -- It's not always easy to replace a popular player, even when you've been part of the team all season. But that's the situation Rajai Davis found himself in Friday night as he played center field at Comerica Park against the Colorado Rockies. When Austin Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of Thursday's game, it was Davis who...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Comerica Park gives Austin Jackson standing ovation after he’s told of trade (VIDEO)

via mlb.com With two outs in the seventh inning, Austin Jackson saw Rajai Davis at the top step of the Tigers’ dugout and right then, he knew he had been traded.  In my 30 years of watching baseball, it was the first time I had seen a player taken off the playing field as a result of the trade.  It obviously had to happen as Jackson was no longer a Tiger and now a Mariner in...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Austin Jackson gets pulled mid-inning after trade

Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson was yanked in the top of the 7th inning after being traded to the Seattle Mariners in the blockbuster three team deal that brought David Price to Detroit. Watch as Tiger manager Brad Ausmus calls time during the middle of at-bat to replace Jackson with Rajai Davis. The Tigers crowd quickly picked up on the substitution and gave the centerfielder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans give Jackson rousing send-off

DETROIT -- Even the veteran baseball writers in the Comerica Park press box watching the Tigers play the Chicago White Sox had never witnessed anything like it. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski finished his phone call after completing his blockbuster trade for Tampa Bay ace David Price right before the non-waiver deadline. Smyly, who started Thursday, was already...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Most exciting walkoffs of the week

This week, we’ve got some extra inning walk offs, a walk off grand slam, and yes, some walk offs that were self-inflicted by the losing team. June 30th, Athletics vs Tigers A walk off grand slam? That’s awesome. Good on you, Rajai Davis. He could have just put one in the gap or the corner to tie the game, but he wanted the full monty. July 1st, Diamondbacks vs Pirates When...
Via The Outside Corner
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trot Times for June 30, 2014

It’s not the big leagues, but Manny Ramirez is back in professional baseball, this time as a player/coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. On Monday, in his second game in the Pacific Coast League, Manny went yard. Unlike his travels in Taiwan, however, Rodriguez was a bit more professional rounding the bases — his trot clocked in at roughly 24 seconds. See it below: Now let’s get...
Via Tater Trot Tracker
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam To Hand A’s Stunning Loss (Video)

The Oakland Athletics seemed poised to earn their major league-best 52nd victory when they took a comfortable 4-1 lead into the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Rajai Davis changed all that with one swing of the bat. In one of the most dramatic plays possible on a baseball diamond, Davis came up with the bases loaded and one out and lifted a pitch from A...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Rajai Davis walk-off grand slam

Rajai Davis delivered in a clutch moment last night as he launched a walk-off grand-slam in the bottom of the 9th inning,
Via On-Base Talk
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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