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Series Preview: Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, September 1-3

When the Major League Baseball schedule came out a few months back, fans of the Kansas City Royals saw this series as the beginning of September and thought that it would be a big one. And that makes some sense. Over the last two seasons, the Royals have finished behind the Tigers, but the gap […]
Via Pine Tar Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Can the Tigers count on Justin Verlander?

In the midst of a season that Tigers fans cannot move past soon enough there may be hope on the horizon heading to 2016. That hope? The apparent return of Justin Verlander. After stretching together some dominating performances over his last several outings, Verlander is looking vintage allowing just eight earned runs since July 24th including a one-hit gem against the Angels in...
Via The Majors Detroit
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers prospect haul: How have the done so far?

It has been just over a month since the Tigers decided to sell off their veteran talent at the 2015 trade deadline. They added six quality pieces to their organization. Just how have those guys been doing since they switched uniforms? The post Detroit Tigers prospect haul: How have the done so far? appeared first on The Majors Detroit.
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers: Anthony Gose forgets you get three outs in an inning

Anthony Gose forgetting you get three outs in an inning sums up the 2015 Tigers season. Ironically enough though for the Blue Jays, their former center fielder Gose who they traded to the Tigers in the offseason continued to help them in the pennant race. Gose’s brain dump enabled Ryan Goins to score from second base and Josh Donaldson to get a sac fly on the play. Not that Gose...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.128: Tigers at Blue Jays

Matt Boyd returns to Toronto, and takes on his former team, as does Anthony Gose. David Price is there, and not doubt will be renewing acquaintances, but we won’t see him pitching this series. Justin Verlander’s near no-hitter was a tough act to follow, but crafty veteran Randy Wolf did a pretty good job of it. He has now had two good outings, which is probably as much or more...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 8.27.15: Brad Ausmus (VIDEO)

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talks about Thursday's pitching duel between Matt Shoemaker and Randy Wolf and more.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton praises 'inspiring' Verlander after near no-hitter

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander came oh-so-close to notching his third-career no-hitter Wednesday night, but suffered understandable heartbreak when Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta led off the ninth inning with a double. Verlander of course must be disappointed over how things played out, but still should be encouraged with his dominant performance in light of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JV Reminds Detroit Baseball is Fun

The 2015 Detroit Tigers season will go down as a failure. A constant stream of faint hope drowned by a deluge of disappointment. At a point in the season when most of us are watching games with a detached interest, just passing the time until football season starts or classically “waiting ’til next year” Justin Verlander gave us a reason to care again. What might have been...
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 8.26.15: J.D. Martinez (VIDEO)

J.D. Martinez hit his 34th home run of the season in the Tigers' 5-0 victory over the Angels Wednesday, but he was talking about Justin Verlander in Detroit's clubhouse.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What if Justin Verlander figured it out?

A little over a month ago, Dave ran through his annual trade value rankings, and as he likes to do, after all the good bits, he wrote up the bad bit, addressing the game’s least-valuable players. Ranking third on his list was fallen Tigers ace Justin Verlander, whose contract is steady even when the pitching isn’t. Verlander ranked worse than Matt Kemp. Worse than Shin-Soo Choo...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Yoenis Cespedes saved the Mets from themselves

It all seemed to be coming together for the Mets. It looked like they had just traded for the kind of impact bat their lineup so desperately needed in the form of Carlos Gomez and that he would propel the pitching laden Metropolitans to a division championship. And then this happened: This kind of gaffe seemed typical of the Mets of the past ten years. An all-star caliber player...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Opening Drive: J.D. Martinez hangs with HarBros, crushes home run

We’re on the road again as the #FS1OpeningDrive tour bus is leaving Cincinnati and headed to New York City for our next stop. Throughout the tour, we’ll provide a morning recap of the news, commentary, tidbits and whimsy surrounding our tour stops, as we prepare for Michigan vs. Utah, Sept. 3 on FOX Sports 1. Tour News: J.D. Martinez Loves The HarBros It was a typical...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst records in the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Tigers vocal about ballpark safety after fan struck by foul ball

After another fan was injured at a Major League Baseball game Friday night, some players are calling for action. In the eighth inning of the Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on Friday, a fan sitting behind the Tigers dugout was hit by a foul ball and taken away strapped to a chair with a neck brace. She was hospitalized, and the Tigers announced after the game that...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers acquire veteran pitcher from Blue Jays as Norris, Sanchez hit DL

The Tigers pitching staff has been bitten by the injury bug, so team has acquired a veteran starter to help fill the void.Detroit announced the acquisition of veteran lefty Randy Wolf from Toronto for cash considerations on Thursday.Wolf is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.The 38-year-old was 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 23 starts...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Rebuilding the Tigers… Or Not

Two weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers essentially fired long-time General Manager Dave Dombrowski. Despite four consecutive division titles — a streak that will end this year, of course — and a lot of success over the last decade, Dombrowski was unable to bring a championship back to Motown, and with their window closing and the team struggling, ownership decided to make a change...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Homers Off Jon Lester In First MLB At-Bat (Video)

It’s not very often that American League pitchers hit home runs, but what Daniel Norris did was even more peculiar. The Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher smacked a homer off Jon Lester in his very first major league at-bat Wednesday during their matchup with the Cubs in Chicago. Norris became the first pitcher hit a home run in his first at-bat since Tommy Milone in 2011 and the first...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton takes part in Wrigley Field flyover in P-51 Mustang

With boyfriend Justin Verlander’s Detroit Tigers in the Windy City to play a two-game set with the Chicago Cubs, Kate Upton was in town to take in Wednesday’s ballgame. Since she is a world-famous supermodel, Upton’s pregame experience was distinctly different than the one enjoyed by most folks, but this followed being forced to sit through a lengthy rain delay the previous...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Becomes First AL Pitcher To Hit Home Run At Wrigley Field

The Detroit Tigers do not have a whole lot to hang their hats on this season. However, whether they win or lose Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs, Daniel Norris will have something to be proud of. With his two run shot in the second inning he became the first American League pitcher to hit a home run at Wrigley Field.So maybe it is not as big a deal since inter-league play...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera loses glove, still manages to record out

During the Tigers’ 10-8 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera showed off some of that defense that he’s…well, really not well-known for. Anibal Sanchez threw a pickoff throw to first, and Dexter Fowler slide into the bag safely…but Cabrera fumbled his glove off. The ball bounced off a wall by the dugout right to Cabrera, and he fired to second without a glove...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Struggles continuing for Greene, Nesbitt

Shane Greene and Angel Nesbitt performed very poorly for the Detroit Tigers after their hot starts to the season. These poor performances have continued with the Toledo Mud Hens. Monday night, against the Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta’s AAA team), Greene threw 98 pitches but lasted just 3 2/3 innings and surrendered 5 hits and 4 earned runs. He was immediately relieved by Angel Nesbitt...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera caught without glove on for pickoff play (Video)

Catching someone sleeping on a pickoff play is usually a good thing. It’s not so good when the guy who’s sleeping is on defense. But that’s what happened with Miguel Cabrera. During the first inning of Tuesday’s Cubs-Tigers game, Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez threw over to first base in an attempt to pick off Dexter Fowler. Miggy was holding his glove in his throwing hand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ian Kinsler to umpire: "Do your f-ing job!"

    Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has had a brutal week at the dish. Entering the day sporting a .190/.227/.238 slash line over his last five games, the 33-year-old veteran capped things off on Sunday with a spectacularly bad 0-for-4 with a strikeout showing against the Houston Astros. The frustrations of Kinsler’s mini-slump appeared to boil over in the matinee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez: Embodiment of the 2015 Tigers

It’s not uncommon for a narrative to develop around a great team — nor, specifically, for it to develop around the particular player on that great team who best represents the collective identity. For a club that exhibits a lot of power, the most powerful player is the focus. When a team is full of idiots, the most idiotic player garners a lot of attention. For a young team,...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Seinfeld, Yoenis Cespedes continue witty Twitter banter

Jerry Seinfeld is a longtime and devoted New York Mets fan, so it was no surprise that he greeted the team’s acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes with great joy and anticipation. The comedian and the slugger have since been engaging in an amusing Twitter back and forth, banter that was continued when Cespedes replied to a somewhat offbeat tweet from Seinfeld that included an amusing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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