Fair or not, many fans saw today’s start for Rick Porcello as a make-or-break moment in his 2013 campaign. If he had another rough outing, fans predicted—and perhaps hoped—he would be sent to the bullpen or even demoted to Toledo in favor of the effective Drew Smyly. That’s a lot of pressure to put on [...]
The Tigers look to keep the offense rolling as they send out mostly the same lineup against Atlanta’s Kris Medlen today (Brayan Peña will sit for Alex Avila). A hurting Andy Dirks also finds himself on the bench in favor of Matt Tuiasosopo, he of the five RBI night. Kris Medlen, notable Tommy John success [...]
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The Tigers hope to rebound against the Atlanta Braves following a difficult extra innings loss to the Kansas City Royals yesterday. They’ll be sending Anibal Sanchez to the mound, where he’ll oppose the NL’s best lineup, in terms of WAR. The Braves will counter with lefty Paul Maholm, who is having a surprising start to [...]
Yes, you read it right: Justin Verlander had to leave today’s game with a blister. Predictably, I suppose, the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead and then the Royals broke the game open in extra innings as Alex Gordon added insult to injury with a grand slam off Darin Downs in the 10th. Verlander pitched well [...]
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.
No makeup date has been announced. Courtesy Jason Beck.
Cue up the Thin Lizzy and make use of your make-believe neuralyzers – the Tigers are back in town and nobody wants to remember the spring cleaning beat down the team received in LA. In years past, the best series hang over cure would probably be a home series against the Royals, who would be welcomed [...]
Strange things happening on west coast trips is nothing new, but it always seems like the weirdest moments are reserved for Anaheim. Today was not as strange as yesterday’s first inning (few things could top that), but it had its moments, and most of them weren’t good. Doug Fister turned in a good outing. His [...]
The Tigers try to break out of their collective offensive slump and avoid the sweep. Doug Fister had one troublesome inning in his last start, but otherwise pitched a strong game in a win against the Mariners on Tuesday. Jhonny Peralta (.091 career average against CJ Wilson) was originally going to sit in favor of [...]