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Tigers dealt first shutout of season in 4-0 loss to the Athletics

If the Tigers needed any further indication of how important Miguel Cabrera is to the lineup, they got it today. With Miggy out of the lineup to rest a ‘cranky ankle’ the Tigers promptly got swept 4-0 to begin their west coast road swing. It was also Detroit’s third straight loss after dropping the final two games to the Astros while only mustering four hits against A’s...
Via The Majors Detroit
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.46: Tigers at Athletics

Well, and here I thought having Dixon Machado called up would mean that we’d be spared the awe-inspiring sight of Hernan Perez at the plate for a while. A lot of us have been saying that Ian Kinsler could really use a day off (he was 1-for-Houston, with a number of cringe-worthy strikeouts), so Brad Ausmus is giving the day off to…Miguel Cabrera, who just went 2-for-4 with a...
Via Tigers Weblog
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the Oakland series

After splitting a series with the Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers will travel west to the Bay Area of California and take on the Oakland Athletics for a 3 game series beginning Monday afternoon. The A’s are the worst team in baseball, the complete opposite of where they were in the standings at this time last season. This series is a must-win for the Tigers and they should sweep...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Inconsistency continues to plague the Tigers

Going into this week seemed like the perfect time to build on their play from last week and put up back-to-back winning weeks for the first time in awhile…well that didn’t happen. The Detroit Tigers went back to playing “bleh” baseball this week, the exact way they’ve been playing for most of the season after their incredibly hot start.  It has finally caught up to the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shirts referring to Brad Ausmus as ‘dreamy’ appear in Tigers clubhouse (pic)

Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus widely is viewed as one of the better-looking managers in baseball, if not the handsomest.  And it appears there’s a member of the Tigers who believes he’s all that and more, as t-shirts mysteriously appeared in the team’s clubhouse that bore an image of Ausmus along with the word, “Dreamy,”...Read More The post Shirts referring to Brad...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Can they recover vs. Houston?

After the near embarrassment that was the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Detroit Tigers will welcome the best team in the American League to Comerica Park, the Houston Astros, for a 4 game series. Wait…….what?! You read that right, folks. At 27-14 the Astros have more wins than any other team in baseball, a complete reversal of the Astros of recent years. Typically...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Get your Brad Ausmus “Dreamy” t-shirt … or, ya know, don’t

Prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Brewers, the Tigers clubhouse was adorned by t-shirts with a photo of Brad Ausmus and “Dreamy” below his mug.  Someone on Twitter said that Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner ordered them. It’s good to see the team is still loose (I guess) after two straight to the second-worst team in the Major Leagues.  When asked about the...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander were kissing in St. Louis

Remember when Justin Verlander called out the “haters” for picking on him for not rehabbing his achy wing 24/7?  Like anyone, JV deserves his free time and what he does in his free time is his business.  His business happens to be making out with girlfriend Kate Upton in the middle of St. Louis this past weekend. The Tigers were in town visiting the Cardinals and McBoobs was on...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.40: Brewers at Tigers

(doesn’t he look injured in the pic above?) Victor Martinez and his inability to hit left handed (against right handed pitching) has been the most popular Tiger topic as of late. He’s in a massive slump (let’s hope it’s a slump), and looked downright awful in two key late inning game-tying/go-ahead situations over the past two nights. He weakly grounded out to 3rd on Sunday...
Via Tigers Weblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias on the Comeback Trail

Most players make it to Major League Baseball without a fully refined skillset. Some players make it to the majors with a particular skill so great it outweighs a lack of skills normally required to function at the major-league level. Sometimes, it is an electric fastball despite a lack of command or secondary pitches. For […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Week 6 Recap: Miggy hits No. 400, Marlins fire Redmond

USATI The Miami Marlins ended what a been a pretty quiet week around the league with the firing of their manager and then the questionable replacement choice. The Houston Astros just keep winning, and Miguel Cabrera now tops the list of all time Venezuelan homerun leaders, passing Andres Galarraga on Saturday. American League East: The New York Yankees dropped 5 of their 6 games...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Days You’re The Tiger Trainer, Some Days You’re The Meat

Given that currently the Detroit Tigers are one of the best teams in the American League, at least via record, probably losing two of three to them, including one in extra innings, isn’t so bad.  The Cardinals are finding stronger measuring sticks than the Reds and Brewers and they aren’t being found completely wanting, which would [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Shane Greene says he's 'ready to go'

Detroit Tigers starter Shane Greene is expected to make his next start as scheduled, despite a scare with a nerve issue in his pitching hand last week. Greene will throw a light bullpen session Monday in Detroit to prepare for his next start on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander exited Friday night's start after only five innings because he felt tingling...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 62: If no World Series for the Tigers in 2015, Dombrowski and Ausmus’ job should be on the line

The fans have spoken. In the first ever Motor City Uncut Court, the fans believe the job status’ of Dave Dombrowski and Brad Ausmus should be on the line if the Tigers don’t win the World Series in 2015. So what does the return verdict from the fans further mean for the Tigers general manager and manager? Dombrowski and Ausmus will be brought to trial in another future Motor...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Greene on injury: “I’m a little scared, but there’s no pain”

After leaving Friday’s start after 5 innings and just 74 pitches thrown, it was determined that Tigers starter Shane Greene was suffering from mild ulnar neuritis, which is a condition when a nerve becomes compressed in the elbow. Greene, who held the Cardinals scoreless before departing described having no pain but a tingling sensation in his fingers which prompted manager Brad...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler Turn Brilliant Double Play vs. Twins

Jose Iglesias was at it again Thursday afternoon, pairing with Ian Kinsler to turn an incredible double play on Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Iglesias nabbed a grounder behind the second base back, flipped the ball with his glove to Kinsler, who barehanded it and fired to first. Glove flip ✔️ Bare hand ✔️ Scoop at first ✔️ This double play has it all. pic.twitter...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Didn’t Brad Ausmus Leave Rajai Davis in Sunday Night’s Game?

After much deliberation over what went down during the Detroit Tigers’ frustrating 2-1 Sunday night loss to Kansas City, just one question remains unanswered … Not why Brad Ausmus pulled Miguel Cabrera for a pinch-runner. It backfired, obviously, in part because Davis did not even attempt a steal despite being on the bases for the next five batters. It’s also not why Ausmus...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander continues to fire back at social media critics

Justin Verlander was on the receiving end of some snarky social media backlash over the weekend when folks criticized him for a public outing with girlfriend Kate Upton. The critics asserted that to do such a thing — go out with his girlfriend — indicated he was not taking his rehabilitation seriously enough. Verlander, currently...Read More The post Justin Verlander on social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander sends great note to ‘haters’ about his rehab

Justin Verlander posted a great tongue-in-cheek note to the “haters” who question his dedication to rehab. Verlander has not pitched this season and was placed on the 15-day DL in early April after experiencing a triceps injury. He continues to rehab and is scheduled to undergo another MRI to determine how his recovery is going....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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