Grey Papke

Tigers Sloppy, But Good Enough In Win Over Cleveland

It was far from a textbook example of quality baseball, but not every win is going to be pretty. The Tigers were happy to take a split in the rain-shortened two game set against Cleveland at Comerica Park. Ian Kinsler was the catalyst, driving in four runs. His three-run homer in the fifth was the […]

Game 9: Tigers (5-3) at Padres (4-6), 8:40 PM ET

After getting dominated by Andrew Cashner last night, the Tigers look to turn things around in San Diego with their ace on the mound, looking for his first win of the season (and his first hit of his career). The lineups: TIGERS SP: Justin Verlander 1. Rajai Davis (LF) 2. Ian Kinsler (2B) 3. Torii Hunter (RF) 4. Miguel Cabrera (1B) 5. Austin Jackson (CF) 6. Nick […]

Five Overly Rushed Conclusions From the Tigers’ First Week

The Tigers have played a week’s worth of games now, so we’ll use this small sample size to draw a bunch of overarching conclusions about the state of the ballclub, because that’s what sports punditry entails. So here are some slapdash thoughts based on seven games of baseball…. 1. Andrew Romine should be getting a […]

Quiet Bats Send Tigers To First Defeat

It had to come sometime. The Tigers dropped their first contest of the season to Baltimore 3-1 as Chris Tillman pitched into the ninth, allowing just five hits. Justin Verlander pitched well, putting efficiency over strikeouts and pitching eight strong innings. He fanned just three but his lower pitch count enabled him to pitch through […]

Despite Their Bullpen, Tigers Remain Unbeaten

The final score of this game was 7-6 Tigers. It looks close, and at the end it was close, though it had no business being close. While we should be discussing Torii Hunter’s huge day at the plate and a strong outing from Rick Porcello, we get to address the bullpen again! Well, let’s start […]

Game 4: Orioles (1-3) at Tigers (3-0), 1:08 PM

The Tigers are in search of their first 4-0 start since 2012 (probably not as long as you realized) and here are the lineups: Orioles SP: Bud Norris 1. David Lough (LF) 2. Nelson Cruz (RF) 3. Chris Davis (1B) 4. Adam Jones (CF) 5. Nick Markakis (DH) 6. J.J. Hardy (SS) 7. Matt Wieters (C) 8. Steve Lombardozzi (2B) 9. Jonathan Schoop (3B) Tigers SP: Rick Porcello 1. Ian Kinsler (2B) 2. Torii Hunter (RF) 3. Miguel Cabrera (1B) […]

Tigers Break Out The Bats, Thrash Orioles

The back-to-back season opening walkoffs were fun, but the Detroit Tigers decided that they’d had enough of tight games and put up seventeen hits on the Baltimore Orioles for a 10-4 victory on a rainy day in Detroit. A trio of homers were key, but the last of them will probably prove most memorable, as […]

Why Your Baseball Team Sucks: 2014 Edition

It’s that time again, friends: to break the spring optimism, here is the 2014 edition of Why Your Baseball Team Sucks, a cynical look at the potential issues and shortcomings that will face all 30 teams this season. Always note that these are not necessarily meant to be team previews, and each team’s pessimistic outlook […]

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