Rick Porcello pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on June 30, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Porcello Nearly Perfect, Tigers Provide Just Enough Offense In Victory

If not for a third inning bunt single at the hands—errr, bat of Elliot Johnson, Rick Porcello might have had a chance at baseball immortality. Or maybe not, but still, it’s fun to speculate; up to that point, Porcello had not allowed a baserunner. Porcello got Will Rhymes to ground out—Johnson moved up to third […]

Rays Pitch Well; Justin Verlander Does Not

You know how Justin Verlander is invincible? Like, he never gives up more than three runs in a start, he’s always going to get at least a no decision…he’s certainly never going to give up three home runs and he’s going to throw lots of strikes and all that? Well, he’s not invincible. And sometimes […]

Good Max Scherzer Handcuffs Mediocre Rays; Miguel Cabrera Is Reanimated

Two of the bigger complaints surrounding the Tigers recently: Max Scherzer is inconsistent and Miguel Cabrera is underperforming. So it’s no surprise, then, that in a game in which Scherzer put together a third consecutive good start and Cabrera broke out with four hits and a homer, the Tigers dusted off the light-hitting Rays 5-2 […]

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