Erin Saelzler

Tigers Overcome Early Squanders and Ejections to Sweep Phillies

Tigers Overcome Early Squanders and Ejections to Sweep Phillies

Well, this series finale was certainly…eventful. Rick Porcello wasn’t at his best, but he still did a decent job and certainly deserved the win. The Phillies made a fair bit of decent contact off him, and for the early innings, it looked like that was going to make for a really tight game. In fact, […]

Game 104: Phillies (49-55) @ Tigers (58-45)

Game 104: Phillies (49-55) @ Tigers (58-45)

The Tigers go for the sweep this afternoon behind Rick Porcello, who is coming off a pretty strong start against the White Sox. He threw seven shutout innings, walking a season-high three and only striking out one, but he only gave up four hits. He’s never faced the Phillies outside of spring training, and only […]

Tigers Unable to Complete Sweep in Chicago

Tigers Unable to Complete Sweep in Chicago

After taking three straight from the White Sox, this game was rather…blah. Justin Verlander was not great, obviously. He did have good velocity on his fastball, but the control was inconsistent (And as I’ve said before, I could list Verlander’s issues this season and apply them to a couple of different pitchers, but I’m not […]

Game 101: Tigers (56-44) @ White Sox (39-59)

Game 101: Tigers (56-44) @ White Sox (39-59)

The Tigers go for the sweep this afternoon behind Justin Verlander, which would be the first time they’ve swept the White Sox in a four-game series since 1988. U.S. Cellular Field used to be a house of horrors for Verlander, but not so much recently. He hasn’t lost there since 2008. He struggled with his […]

Game 97: Tigers (52-44) @ Royals (45-49)

Game 97: Tigers (52-44) @ Royals (45-49)

Doug Fister takes his first turn out of the All-Star Break this afternoon. He’s been kind of up and down recently, but he is coming off a strong start against the Texas Rangers (two runs in six innings). His only start against the Royals this year was a complete-game loss back on June 10th (three […]

Verlander’s No-Hit Bid Sends Tigers Into Break on a High Note

Verlander’s No-Hit Bid Sends Tigers Into Break on a High Note

It’s hard to figure out what to make of Justin Verlander’s first half, but he certainly had a good start today. He seemed to rely on his secondary pitches a bit more than usual, but he did sneak an effective fastball in every once in a while. For 6.2 innings, he made it look like […]

Offense Can’t Back Porcello in 3-1 Loss

Offense Can’t Back Porcello in 3-1 Loss

The Tigers continue to have issues with their offense vanishing on the road and late in games, and today was no exception. Rick Porcello was actually pretty decent. The only major issue that I could see is that the Rays’ left-handed hitters kept trying to hit the ball the other way against him, and the […]

Game 80: Tigers (43-36) @ Rays (42-39)

Game 80: Tigers (43-36) @ Rays (42-39)

Well, after yesterday’s Cabrera-Rodney incident, today’s game may be a soap opera of sorts. Then again, it may not. But I’m sure someone somewhere will post a picture from the time Rick Porcello plunked Kevin Youkilis. Speaking of Porcello, he’s coming off two starts in a row in which one bad inning did him in. […]

Game 74: Red Sox (45-32) @ Tigers (41-32)

Game 74: Red Sox (45-32) @ Tigers (41-32)

The Tigers and Red Sox will square off in the final game of this 4-game series, which will result in a split for the Tigers at worst. Boston will be starting Venezuelan lefty Felix Doubront. He is known for being wild at times, but he had probably the best start of his career his last […]

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