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 [...]
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 [...]
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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.
After a shaky first couple innings, command-wise, and an early deficit, Doug Fister settled down, kept the damage to a minimum, and waited for the Tigers’ offense to come to life. Fister threw seven innings of two run, five hit, seven strikeout ball and helped the Tigers to their second win in a row, while [...]
The Tigers take on an Altuve-less Houston Astros lineup—the Astros’ starting second baseman was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother—and starter Lucas Harrell tonight in Detroit. Meanwhile, the Tigers will send Doug Fister to the mound in search of his fifth win. Ramon Santiago will be stepping in at SS [...]
Ah, the Houston Astros. Baseball’s answer to the guy you know who never keeps a job but doesn’t get evicted, somehow. Somebody out there’s gotta be helping him get by, pay the bills, look like a real person. That person doesn’t exist for the venerable Astros, who are now 10-29 after a punchless performance in [...]
As you may already know, the Tigers placed Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list this morning with a hamstring injury. The injury had been hampering Jackson for a while, having been given days off in Houston and against Cleveland this past weekend. After starting off the season with respectable numbers, May has been less than kind to Jackson and one [...]