Detroit Tigers: Bullpen still struggles

With what seemed like to be an upgrade for the Detroit Tigers this offseason, has been anything but an upgrade. The Tigers bullpen not only continues to struggle in games, but there is even a chance that they look worse than they did last year. Closer Joe Nathan who was supposed to come in and bring stability has done everything but that. In six games this season, Nathan has an ERA...
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Game 2014.14: LAA at Det

Game 13 Postgame: Well, that sucked. Game 14 Pregame: You know, you gotta win series at home, so today is the linoleum game of the series if they are gonna have a chance at winning the series. Rationally, if you’re going to lose a game, it may as well be their 1 v. your 5. Smyly was in trouble early, as he got out of a runner on 3rd 1 out situation in the first before the floodgates...
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Is Miguel Cabrera this generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that up only to awkwardly segue into this. Friday, the reigning American League MVP turned...
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Tigers lose big in Smyly's return to rotation

DETROIT (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases. Kendrick hit two-run homers...
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Tigers call up Miller, demote Collins

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will be going with an extra bullpen pitcher and one less player on the bench for the "short-term" future. Hard-throwing, right-handed reliever Justin Miller, who had been closing for Toledo, was called up from the Mud Hens before Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels. Outfielder Tyler Collins, who was batting .143 with 14 at-bats...
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Tigers closer Joe Nathan feeling better following "dead arm" period

The Detroit Tigers head into a weekend series against the Minnesota Twins with a 7-5 record, first in the American League Central. Closer Joe Nathan, who struggled out of the gate, pitched a one-two-three ninth against the Indians on Thursday to record his second save of the season. He had been going through Nathan had blown two of his first three save opportunities, but doesn...
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Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Tigers made a move today to replenish a worn out bullpen, by bringing up righty Justin Miller from Toledo and sending down Tyler Collins. Since they have 10 games left on this home stand, and Collins has to stay down for 10 days, Miller should get a nice audition before the Tigers have to think about making another move. 1. Kinsler, 2B 2. Hunter, RF 3. Cabrera, 1B 4. Martinez, DH...
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Why do the Detroit Tigers have two different “D’s”

I think we can all agree that the Detroit Tigers boast some of the best looking home uniforms in all of major league baseball. The simple, two-tone appearance of dark blue and white creates a clean, pure look that we’d like to think is closely related to our nation’s pastime. But of course, what puts the overall look over the top is that stunning Old English D. The Old English...
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Game 2014.12: Postgame – Indians 5, Tigers 7

Detroit Tigers: 7-5, 1st place AL Central (up .5) The Tigers save the split in the abbreviated two-game series with Cleveland Thursday, winning 7-5.  The game seemed frantic at times–between the two teams there were 19 hits, 5 errors, and 5 stolen bases–but Detroit went home with the W. Thumbs down: Alex Gonzalez. His bat continues to wither (.167) and his arm was errant. Justin...
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Tigers closer Joe Nathan believes he is over dead arm

getty images The right arm of Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has come back to life. On Thursday the 39-year-old relief pitcher talked about how he was able to finish his pitches and his ability to locate the ball following a save against the Cleveland Indians. “Today was more how I felt, being able to finish,” Nathan said via “My velocity is what it’s going...
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Tigers 7, Indians 5: Salazar’s implosion starts Tribe demise

What was thought to be a pitchers duel turned into something unexpected. The sun splashed afternoon at Comerica Park and Detroit had a much different feel than the frigid night before, but with Justin Verlander and Danny Salazar locking horns, the thought was that the fans in attendance would be in for a quick afternoon. What transpired was three hour and thirty-eight minute affair...
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Video: Ian Kinsler’s 3-Run Homer Sparks Detroit Tigers’ Win Over Cleveland

So far, the Ian Kinsler-for-Prince Fielder trade has been a decisive victory for the Detroit Tigers. With Fielder struggling out of the gate in Texas, Kinsler remains one of the hottest bats in Detroit’s lineup. His latest key moment came Thursday afternoon, with the Tigers trailing the Indians by two. After Cleveland starter Danny Salazar walked Alex Avila and Alex Gonzalez to...
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Ian Kinsler, Tigers edge Indians in sloppy afternoon game at Comerica Park

WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made every routine play seem uncertain. Tigers starter Justin Verlander (2-1) threw...
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Kinsler shines in Tigers' victory over Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler's three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth...
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Evan Reed questioned by Detroit Police over alleged sexual assault

Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed was questioned by Detroit Police this week stemming from sexual assault allegations late last month. Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody confirmed to that the department did indeed talk to Reed but wouldn’t elaborate on how long the meeting was only that the investigation is ongoing, no one is being held in custody and that no charges have...
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Salazar set for duel with Verlander

DETROIT -- In his last outing, Danny Salazar struck out 10 but became the only pitcher in baseball's modern era to do it in a start lasting less than four innings. Salazar is hoping to go deeper this afternoon as the Tribe and Tigers finish up a two-game series at Comerica Park. The right-hander is coming into the game on an extra day of rest after Tuesday's game was postponed...
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Verlander takes the mound for Tigers in series finale

After an inconsistent season while pitching under the pressure of a sizable new contract, Justin Verlander has gotten off to a solid start in 2014. No matter how well he pitches, though, the Detroit Tigers are going to need to start putting more runs on the board. Verlander takes the mound as Detroit looks to break out of its slump Thursday against the visiting Cleveland Indians...
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Game 2014.12: Indians at Tigers

Game 11 Postgame: Indians 3, Tigers 2 Wednesday night’s game started off badly, then looked better, then looked even better, then ended in a somewhat disappointing fashion. Anibal Sanchez averted a near-disaster after starting the game with back-to-back-to-back walks (the Research Department tells us he has only given up 10 leadoff walks his entire career; it is holding out on...
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Timely hitting and pitching help Indians edge Tigers

DETROIT -- In the dugout before Wednesday's game, Terry Francona said that if the Indians want to have any chance at winning the AL Central this season, beating the Tigers more than four times would be essential. They got off to a good start. In the first of 19 scheduled meetings against the Tigers this season, the Tribe got some timely pitching and hitting for a 3-2 victory...
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Detroit Tigers Fans “Love The D”

Tonight during the Detroit Tigers game, the TV cameras panned into the stands to show a group of young women who had some pretty cool signs to show to the camera… — Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) April 17, 2014   The post Detroit Tigers Fans “Love The D” appeared first on Total Sports Blog.
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Schedule, rainouts delay Smyly's first start

DETROIT -- Drew Smyly will be a starting pitcher again someday, but it hasn't happened yet this season. Brad Ausmus promises that Smyly will eventually get to pitch in the rotation spot that he earned with a strong season in the bullpen last year. He was originally scheduled to start Wednesday, but Tuesday's postponement has moved that back once again. "It has been hard...
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Game 2014.11: Indians at Tigers

Despite a division lead that was as big as 8 1/2 games in September, the Tigers ended up barely edging out the Cleveland Indians by one game–this despite the fact that Detroit owned the Indians themselves, putting up a remarkable 15-4 record against their rivals. The much anticipated rematch of last year’s Central Division contenders had to wait until today, due to snow, rain...
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Minor league team holding Seinfeld night with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld‘s TV debut, the...
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Indians-Tigers series opener postponed

DETROIT -- For the third time in two weeks, an Indians game has been postponed. The Tribe's series opener at Detroit was called off due to inclement weather throughout the Midwest. Snow was falling at Comerica Park a couple hours before the scheduled first pitch and the forecasted low was supposed to be 25 degrees. "When I came out of the hotel and I hate to say this, I...
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Indians and Tigers postponed in Detroit

It’s April 15 and winter is still clinging on by a thread across the Midwest. After frigid temperatures and a blanket of snow swept across the region on Tuesday, baseball was put on hold. The Indians and Tigers had a scheduled 7:08 p.m. first pitch on Tuesday night in Detroit to kick off a three-game series. Tuesday’s game was ultimately postponed due to freezing temperatures...
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