The Tigers wrap up their 4-game set in Arlington tonight on ESPN. Doug Fister takes the mound for the Tigers. He’s coming off a win against the Houston Astros in which he gave up two runs in seven innings while striking out seven (and no hit batters, which is a rarity so far this season). [...]
The Tigers fell for the seventh time in the last 11 games, as another starter failed to make it through three innings. Anibal Sanchez was the latest victim, as he struggled mightily in his short outing and gave up a whopping nine hits and six runs—5 earned—in only 2.2 IP. Sanchez’s ERA jumped from 2.05 [...]
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Rick Porcello did enough, throwing 5.2 IP of 5 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, 6 K ball, before turning it over to the ‘pen, and the Tigers managed two runs in the fifth to take a 2-1 decision against one of the best teams in baseball. Porcello, who was coming off four straight quality starts, [...]
”Ninety percent of this game is half mental.” — Yogi Berra If you’re an emotional fan (like me), you may have gone more than half-mental after last night’s game. If you’re a pitching machine like Justin Verlander however, you’re not the least bit worried. He threw 99 so he’s not likely hurt and he said [...]
There’s an adage in baseball that you can’t predict it, and every so often we get a game that reminds us of how true that actually is. Tonight was definitely one of them. What had been billed as the pitcher’s duel of the season turned out to be a dud. Yu Darvish was alright – [...]
Big test for the Tigers as they face four games on the road against a team off to a very good start tonight. Oh, by the way, Verlander vs. Darvish and all that. Here are your lineups… Tigers (J. Verlander – R) 1. Andy Dirks (L) LF 2. Torii Hunter (R) RF 3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B 4. Prince Fielder [...]
The chances of this post painting a thorough picture of what happened today at CoPa are less than slim to none. This is pure pot-stirring and postulation, at its most intentional. I’ll start with a common tinder box beneath the fiery debate over Jim Leyland’s managing ability. Skipper’s Godfather of the pinch hit, Don Kelly. Old [...]
It had to happen eventually. As delightful as a 7-0 season sweep of the Houston Astros sounded, it was not meant to be as they blew a 4-1 lead, the bullpen imploded, and Jim Leyland made a series of debatable decisions as the Astros grabbed a 7-5 victory over the Tigers – barely. As it [...]
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10 wins and 30 losses just looks wrong. Anyway, Dallas Keuchel, a lefty, takes on Max Scherzer, a righty, in today’s matinée match. Avisail Garcia is starting his first game of the season, batting ninth, playing center field.