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The longest homers for the week ending July 24th

You guys, we’re back with a vengeance. Old friend Giancarlo is here, as are Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Holliday…and Lucas Duda!? 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Madison Bumgarner, 466 feet (July 18th) Old buddy Giancarlo was just a few feet from taking out the home run sculpture. DAMMIT GIANCARLO, YOU WERE SO CLOSE. 2. Hunter Pence vs Roberto Hernandez, 455 feet (July 22nd) ...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The longest homers for the week ending July 24th

You guys, we’re back with a vengeance. Old friend Giancarlo is here, as are Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Holliday…and Lucas Duda!? 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Madison Bumgarner, 466 feet (July 18th) Old buddy Giancarlo was just a few feet from taking out the home run sculpture. DAMMIT GIANCARLO, YOU WERE SO CLOSE. 2. Hunter Pence vs Roberto Hernandez, 455 feet (July 22nd) ...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.98: Tigers at Diamondbacks

For those of you who could stay up long enough, you probably wish you hadn’t, although pretty much the whole game took place in the 8th inning. In the top of the 8th, the Tigers blew not one but two opportunities with a runner at 3rd and less than two outs. The first was when Kinsler was caught in the dreaded Run On Contact play. I wish I had numbers for how often that fails; it...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.97: Tigers at Diamondbacks

For those of you who couldn’t stay up quite that long, and who don’t read newspapers or internets or such, the Tigers started their trip out west with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, as Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter continue their torrid July. Torii just turned 39 and is doing it in style; leading the team in BA (.365), OPS (1.077), HR (5) and RBI (19) for the month...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer in Tigers' win over D-Backs

Some nights, it all works out, even for a baseball team that occasionally makes its fans wish ballparks and television sets had never been invented. The Tigers avoided any undue drama or fan-damaging stress Monday in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that balanced like a three-leg stool. Detroit’s starting pitcher, Justin Verlander, pitched three no-hit innings to begin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Is Torii Hunter Hall of Fame worthy?

It wasn’t too long ago that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was one of the best center fielders in baseball, at the plate and in the field. Hunter, now 39 years old, won nine-consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09, patrolling center field for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels. He dominated the position for the good part of a decade. As Hunter plays in the final year...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers halt D-backs streak

PHOENIX -- Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) -- Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to improve MLB-best road record Monday against Diamondbacks

After avoiding a four-game home sweep against their closest pursuers in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers are hoping to rediscover a groove where they've seemed to feel most comfortable. The Tigers will try to improve their MLB-best road record Monday night when they open a three-game interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who seek their first four-game win streak...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball (video)

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer off Josh Tomlin to put the Detroit Tigers ahead by a score of 4-0 in an eventual 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on Sunday, but it is what happened once the ball cleared the fence that makes the round-tripper a more compelling — and embarrassing […] The post Embarrassing: Two grown men wrestle over Torii Hunter home run ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three out of four in Motown gives Tribe momentum, but concerns remain

 DETROIT -- After losing 5-1 to the Tigers on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona was not in much of a mood to look back and reflect on taking three of four in Detroit. With seven games remaining on what is shaping up as the most important road trip of the season.  Going into the series, most people would have been happy if the Indians did not lose ground in the division. Instead...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle royale for homer in Tribe game

In the fourth inning of Sunday's Indians and Tigers game, Torii Hunter deposited a ball into the left field stands and a battle of strength and perseverance broke out between two men. The use of the fetal position/head-block by the Tigers' fan is just a veteran savvy move. Have to hope the Tribe fan was wrestling that ball away in hopes of chucking it 200 feet back into the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwynn's death makes Tigers, MLB reassess use of smokeless tobacco

When I heard about Tony Gwynn's death last month, I thought about a story I had seen on 60 Minutes many years ago. It was about an 18-year-old high school track star named Sean Marsee who had used smokeless tobacco since he was 12. Marsee found a small sore in his mouth, which turned out to be cancer.  Doctors had to remove half of Marsee's tongue. Marsee also underwent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins go from near contraction to All-Star host

Harry Crump may no longer be a full-time judge, but he'll forever be a folk hero in these parts, helping save the Minnesota Twins with a historic decision. Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is no longer a Twin, but easily recalls his resentment toward Major League Baseball 13 years ago - and also the overwhelming joy when a stay of execution enabled the 2002 team to craft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers smack sinking Royals again, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What was supposed to be a big statement series for the Royals going into the All-Star break has turned out to be more of a concession -- the Royals simply are no match for the Detroit Tigers at this moment. The Tigers continued their domination of the Royals in 2014, winning for the ninth time in 12 tries with a 5-1 triumph Saturday night. Worst yet, perhaps,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to continue offensive surge against Royals Friday

The Detroit Tigers' offense hasn't missed a beat despite Victor Martinez being out of the lineup, rallying around the hot hitting of J.D. Martinez and Torii Hunter. The AL Central-leading Tigers try to continue their offensive surge against the second-place Kansas City Royals on Friday night while looking to remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit (51-37) increased its...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy is next guy up to try and cool Detroit's red-hot offense

The Detroit Tigers' offense hasn't missed a beat despite Victor Martinez being out of the lineup, rallying around the hot hitting of J.D. Martinez and Torii Hunter. The AL Central-leading Tigers try to continue their offensive surge against the second-place Kansas City Royals on Friday night while looking to remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit (51-37) increased its...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Torii Hunter Goes Deep During Detroit Tigers’ 16-Run Explosion in Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals may be the Detroit Tigers’ closest competition in the AL Central, but there was a chasm between the two rivals on Thursday night. Detroit’s offense lit up Jeremy Guthrie and the K.C. pitching, scoring three in the first, three in the fourth, then eight in the fifth en route to a 16-4 blowout victory. The Tigers came up with that 16-spot despite hitting...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers maul second-place Royals in 16-4 romp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Everybody in Detroit's lineup had at least one hit and scored one run, the season-best offensive onslaught spurring the Tigers to a 16-4 rout of the Kansas City Royals in the opener of their four-game series Thursday night. The Tigers established a season-high for runs just two days after their 14-5 blitzing of the Dodgers, and took a 5 1/2-game lead over...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Guthrie delivers an eephus pitch to Torii… Torii laughs

There’s been plenty to laugh about tonight during the Tigers/Royals game. The Tigers’ hitting (which has been phenomenal yet again), Raul Ibanez playing left field, Ned Yost, the Royals’ pitching… And speaking of the Royals’ pitching here’s Jeremy Guthrie making an eephus pitch to Torii Hunter (made famous by Bugs Bunny) who laughed it off. As you may remember, Hunter...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Gives Torii Hunter Finger Wag After Overturned Out (Video)

Here’s a sign that Yasiel Puig is adjusting well to life in the United States: he’s even adopted the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder’s talents were on full display yet again on during Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. In the bottom of the second inning, Tigers veteran Torii Hunter laced a line drive to right field...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter Takes a Glove to the 'Little Torii's' Sliding in to Second

When you have been playing as long as Torii Hunter has been you are accustomed to having to do what it takes to help your team win--even if you know it is going to hurt. Pain is sometimes part of the game, but it doesn't mean you have to like it.Like on Tuesday night when he went to slide in to second and Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon failed to tag his leg, but instead tagged...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig gives finger wag after call is overturned

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was initially ruled to have thrown out Torii Hunter at second base. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus challenged the play and it was later decided that Hunter was safe. Of course not everyone was happy with the ruling, mainly Puig who channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo with the finger waggle. Your browser does not support iframes. Worse...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Tagged Out By His Junk, Call Overturned, Yasiel Puig Finger Wags

Your browser does not support iframes. It’s safe to say that there was a lot going on during this play. Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter stroked a ball into the outfield and was looking to turn it into a double when he slid into second. At first it looked as though he was out, but […] The post Torii Hunter Tagged Out By His Junk, Call Overturned, Yasiel Puig Finger Wags...
Via Diehardsport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig warns Torii Hunter about running on his arm

As we have found out, testing the arm of Yasiel Puig is a dangerous proposition. During Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, 38-year-old Torii Hunter decided to give it a shot. In the second inning, Hunter took a pitch the opposite way that made it to right field wall and decided […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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