TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Daniel Norris, Justin Verlander, and the Tiger Slider

Don’t ask Justin Verlander if his new harder slider is a cutter, apparently. “Verlander is steadfast on this — he’s not throwing a cutter. It’s a slider,” is how Chris McCosky characterized the ace’s opinion on the changing pitch. The difference between a cutter and a slider is difficult to really nail down — and is most easily represented as existing on a spectrum...
Via Fangraphs
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Indians, Tigers hope weather cooperates for series finale

DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians aren't interested in coasting to the finish line. The American League Central Division champion Indians will wrap up their season series with the host Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon -- weather permitting -- before moving on to Kansas City to close out their regular season. Detroit winds up in Atlanta, where it will continue its fight for...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Fulmer frustrated he couldn't give Tigers more

Michael Fulmer rarely if ever shows signs of frustration while he's pitching. It probably helps that his rookie season has left little reason to be frustrated.
Via Tigers.com
9 hours ago

Norris looks to keep cool in high-stakes start

The Tigers continue to rely on their youthful starting rotation to keep them alive in the American League Wild Card chase, and 23-year-old Daniel Norris (3-2, 3.59 ERA) takes the mound for Thursday's series finale at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
10 hours ago

Cabrera's homer gives Tigers rain-shortened win over Indians

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning. moments before the game was halted for good, and the Detroit Tigers came away with a rain-shortened 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, keeping pace with Baltimore in the AL wild-card race. Detroit trails the Orioles by one game for the AL's second wild card, and the Tigers...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers keep pace with rain-shortened victory

The Tigers couldn't beat the rain Wednesday night, but they had just enough at-bats to beat the Indians. Miguel Cabrera's three-run home run in the fifth inning was effectively a walk-off, just beating the downpour that stopped play at Comerica Park to finish out a rain-shortened 6-3 win.
Via Tigers.com
11 hours ago

Tigers’ Michael Fulmer fails to qualify for ERA title

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer will be in a tightly-contested race for the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award, but he will not qualify for the league’s ERA mark after failing to reach the necessary number of innings following his final start of the 2016 regular season. In order to qualify for the league’s ERA […] The post Tigers’ Michael Fulmer fails...
Via Today's Knuckleball
13 hours ago

Tigers tap Zimmermann to start Friday against Braves

DETROIT (AP) Jordan Zimmermann is set to pitch Friday night for the playoff-chasing Detroit Tigers in what would be his first start in nearly three weeks. Zimmermann has been trying to regain his effectiveness after missing significant time with neck issues. He allowed six runs in one inning Sept. 10 in his most recent start. The right-hander has pitched only once since then,...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers should be interested in Lourdes Gurriel, but they’re not

Lourdes Gurriel is the next prized player to defect from Cuba, but the Tigers don’t seem to be pushing for a promised bigger international presence Among the next wave of Cuban players that are defecting to play Major League Baseball is 23-year-old Lourdes Gurriel. He is the younger brother of Yulieski, who signed a five-year deal with the Astros in mid-July and then made his major...
Via Bless You Boys
17 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: will they play baseball next week?

Starting play on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers are 84-73 and just one game back of the no. 2 Wild Card slot in the American League. The Tigers have two home games left against the care-free Indians and then close out their season with a 3-game set in Atlanta against the 64-92 Atlanta Braves. Will the Tigers make the playoffs? That is the question everyone is so desperately seeking...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Nick Castellanos from 15-day disabled list

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that they have officially activated third baseman Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list. Castellanos has been on the shelf since August 6 after breaking his left hand after being hit by a pitch from New York Mets starter Logan Verrett. It was his first stint on the DL in his […] The post Tigers activate Nick Castellanos from 15-day...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Tigers turn to Verlander to counter Indians

DETROIT -- It's almost certain the Cleveland Indians will have some reserves in the starting lineup Tuesday night when they face Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland clinched its first American League Central Division title since 2007 on Monday night with a 7-4 victory over Detroit, which means manager Terry Francona will give some of his veterans a night off. The Indians...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Miguel Cabrera Make a Run Happen

In the past, I’ve done a few Let’s Watch posts about Billy Hamilton‘s baserunning. This is because Billy Hamilton is probably the best baserunner in baseball, so some of the things he’s able to do are extraordinary. I know we’ve all gotten used to it — one of the great shames of existence is how quickly we get used to certain things — but Hamilton is legitimately amazing...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz tells heckling Orioles fan ‘next time’, then homers

Note to fans of teams playing the Red Sox: Don’t heckle David Ortiz, and especially not in his final (regular-season) month in the majors. A Balitmore Orioles fan made that mistake on Tuesday night at Camden Yards, after Ortiz just missed a homer. Big Papi told the fan, “next time." And sure enough, Papi hit a three-run homer in his next at-bat: That was Ortiz’s 36th...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what’s next for Jordan Zimmermann?

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has had quite a roller coaster season this year. The beginning of the season looked so promising for the new Tigers acquisition. But after struggling with neck pain and two stints on the DL, it looks like he is done pitching for the remainder of the 2016 season. The right-hander came off the DL earlier this month and claimed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Verlander Into the Cy Young Mix?

It’s a pretty low-key pitching day on this baseball Saturday, as we break down another Tigers-Indians duel and also get a look at last year’s NL Cy Young winner. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Carlos Carrasco (CLE) 4:10 p.m. ET After a pounding at the hands of the Indians on Friday, the Tigers saw their dimming playoff odds take yet another hit. Now they...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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