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 [...]
I’ve spent a lot of time at Fifth Third Field recently, and that means I haven’t seen much of the Tigers during that time, until today. It turns out that if I was only going to see one game in the series, this was a pretty good one to see. Pretty much anytime Justin Verlander [...]
One need only look at today’s Tigers lineup to realize what day it is….Sunday. After yesterday’s “a ton of runs to 2″ drubbing of Houston, that is alright though. I imagine some of the players are still tired from running around the bases. Alex Avila was supposed to start today but is ill (according to Chris Iott [...]
Max Scherzer can now take his 13.2 K/9 rate into Houston where the Astros strike out at something like a 76% clip.
Austin Jackson has his first day off of the year. I wouldn’t do it in a game at Tal’s Hill, but it is the Astros.
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 [...]
This is bound to be a blowout. Poor Tigers bullpen.
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 [...]
Apologies for yesterdays absence, apparently everyone was unavailable for a Justin Verlander start. We should all be flogged.