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 [...]
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 [...]
The Tigers will probably be very happy their stay in the nation’s capitol is a short one as they were again defeated by the Washington Nationals 5-4. The Tigers, unlike last night, found themselves in a very early hole, with old nemesis Denard Span starting the fire with a leadoff double and a series of [...]
Lineups and all that… Tigers (D. Fister – R) 1. Austin Jackson (R) CF 2. Torii Hunter (R) RF 3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B 4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B 5. Andy Dirks (L) LF 6. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS 7. Alex Avila (L) C 8. Omar Infante (R) 2B 9. Doug Fister (L) P Nationals (D. Haren – R) 1. Denard Span (L) CF 2. Roger Bernadina (L) [...]
We all got a bit spoiled watching the Tigers beat up on Houston pitching. It was a bit of a rude awakening tonight as they were shut down by Nationals stud Jordan Zimmermann in a 3-1 defeat. The better part of the evening saw Zimmermann locked in a pitchers’ duel with Anibal Sanchez, and the [...]
This one took a very long time. Four hours and fifty minutes, to be exact. And a fair amount of that time was spent, for me anyway, in quite the angry mood, because the Tigers simply could not break through against the Houston Astros bullpen. It wasn’t that the bullpen was pitching extraordinarily well. The [...]
Last year, the Tigers were frequently befuddled by soft-tossing left handed starters, and the poster child for those struggles was Scott Diamond. The Twins’ soft-tossing lefty made three starts against the 2012 Tigers, posting a 2.11 ERA in 21.1 innings despite striking out just ten. The Tigers faced their old nemesis today, and it was [...]
First I would like to apologize profusely for the very bad pun in the headline. The Tiger offense showed up against Wade Davis – though they had help from spotty control and iffy defense – and recorded a 7-5 victory over the new-look Royals in their first meeting of the season. It was a win [...]
The Tigers haven’t lost in the last two days! They haven’t won either. Here’s the lineup that will try to change that.
First thing’s first: this game just felt like a hangover. And it really was, because it started about 13 hours after the previous one ended, and the lineup wasn’t hitting all that much while wide awake, so this one wasn’t the prettiest.