Jacob Turner made his debut last July against the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and, despite allowing 5 stolen bases, gave Tigers fans several reasons to be optimistic. He looked poised and mixed a solid fastball with a curveball that looked like it was made of lead to strike out 6 hitters. […]
Jacob Turner is back, making his first start in the bigs since he walked five in five innings but helped the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals back in June. He hasn’t pitched in 10 days, but his last start for the Mud Hens was a complete game shutout (6 Ks, 0 BB). […]
In my column at the Detroit Free Press today, I argued in letter fashion that Jose Valverde, author of a 3.96 ERA, should be removed from his position as closer and replaced, well, with someone. Despite the fact that the piece has a certain shock value attached to it, I actually do believe that Valverde […]
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Phew! Wowee! I’m sitting here watching this game play out and my palms are sweating, my feet are tap, tap, tapping away, I’m bouncing up and down faster than a kid who ate a dozen doughnuts, and all the while the person sitting next to me is looking at me like I’ve just contracted Hepatitis […]
In their excited fervor, The Los Angeles Angels apparently forgot to put their name through Google Translator or something, as Los in Espanol means The in American and Angeles in Espanol means Angels in American. Sure, this is incredibly obtuse, but that’s what happens when you deal with teams from California. There’s some weird shit […]
Really, that could be the headline for almost every Justin Verlander start. I guess some people were worried about him after his poor All-Star showing. I wasn’t one of them, but he proved all those doubters wrong. It looked to me like his curveball was a big weapon for him on Sunday afternoon, which would […]
After last night’s craziness, I’m sure we could all use a nice Verlander Day to settle everything down again. Technically, his last outing was his All-Star start in which he got shelled, but as he pointed out, he wasn’t pitching with his usual strategy or mindset. His last regular-season start was a brilliant complete game […]