Max Scherzer is on the mound for the Tigers as they look to both avoid the sweep at Fenway Park and take the season series from the Boston Red Sox. Lineups are after the jump.
To calm the nerves a little bit, I could tell you there’s almost 70-percent of the season left and that the Tigers were only a half game better off this time a year ago before turning it on; that’d be the truth. But for the first time this season, I’m a teensy-weensy bit concerned.
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Doug Fister to the DL, Andy Dirks has a sore achilles and is out, Danny Worth is in the 2-hole tonight and Gerald Laird is your designated hitter — let’s go win a ball game, all right!? Lineup after the jump …
If losing two games in a row with their best pitchers on the mound wasn’t enough, the Tigers took a swift kick to the groin when it was announced that Doug Fister is headed back to the disabled list. This time his injury is being called a “left side strain,” but it is likely a […]
A few people mentioned that with Ryan Raburn’s demotion down to Toledo, the expectation is that he will dominate Triple-A pitching, just as he did the last three times he was demoted so he could get his bat right. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The assumption that he was demoted in 2010, 2009, […]
They moved the deck chairs on the Titanic as well. Hopefully, in this case, they fix this broken one in time for the Red Cross to show up and save everyone. Manager Jim Leyland told the media, via Fox Sports Detroit’s broadcast: “You have to understand this is not a punishment. We have to try […]
I mentioned after the jump of the post-game graph that it’s rare to see Justin Verlander AND Miguel Cabrera, bona fide superstars, struggle in the same game. Verlander gave up five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings (the first time he’s given up 10 hits since September 2, 2010) and Cabrera left six […]
It’s Justin Verlander Day. On May 29, 2011, it was also Justin Verlander Day and JV tossed 7.2 shutout innings in a win against these same Bahhston Red Sox. History bears repeating. Lineups after the jump: