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Without Overthinking, Torii Hunter Rediscovering Groove at Right Time for Detroit Tigers’ Offense
July 4th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Much like a shadow, a baseball swing is a complex, ever-changing entity. it can be both long and short, appear and disappear on any given day, be peaceful and comfortable or downright frustrating to fight at times. ***VIDEO1*** But, the one thing that's certain? A shadow never truly leaves, and neither does...

Breakfast with Brad: Detroit Tigers Allowing a Positive Environment for Rookie Manager to Grow
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus After Wednesday afternoon's impressive victory over the Oakland Athletics concluded a significant series sweep, it was obvious that Detroit Tigers' boss Brad Ausmus would be in a good mood. However, when it was asked what the manager liked and didn't...

Rick Porcello Showing Form as Likely All-Star Pitcher for Detroit Tigers
July 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 AM
When a pitcher has his all-star moment, he knows it. Rick Porcello enjoyed his last night in the ninth inning. With a crowd on its feet, he put away the usually problematic Oakland Athletics' lineup as quickly as he had all night long: in order. ***VIDEO1*** With the win, Porcello joined rarified Detroit...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Salute to 1984 Champions Kicks Off Final First Half Home Stand
June 30th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers, fresh off their solid 7-2 road swing, return home for a nine game stretch. The series opens with the Oakland Athletics, the top team in the American League, who split with the Tigers initially following a May series. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night's bigger news, however, should be the reunion of...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Briefing: Team Getting Immediatly Solid Performances from Blaine Hardy
June 26th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Detroit Tigers' bullpen briefing looks at the performance of the late inning pitchers over the course of the last week. The Detroit Tigers have made a few early calls to Toledo for bullpen help. Most have proven to be grasping at straws in the midst of a tough stretch of starting...

After Bouncing Back, Phil Coke Stating His Case for Larger Bullpen Role with Detroit Tigers
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Late Saturday night, the question became, why didn't Phil Coke get utilized sooner? In the middle of a down year for Coke, that was a major departure from the norm, as many have come to literally curse his arrival. ***PHOTO1*** But not Saturday. With the game on the line in extra innings in...

As Wins and Hits Pile up, Detroit Tigers’ Bryan Holaday Pushing for Playing Time
June 20th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Don't expect Detroit Tigers' catcher Bryan Holiday to agree with the notion that he should be playing more routinely. A humble catcher, Holaday is simply doing what he can to help the team on the days he's called upon. ***PHOTO1*** Despite that, though, don't expect the faint cries from fans to grow...

Detroit Tigers Should Allow Weary Justin Verlander Time Away to Find Himself
June 17th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Since opening the season with a fantastic April, life has become a horror movie for Justin Verlander. Trouble is always lurking around every corner. It feels as if the walls are closing in as an unseen demon lurks. Worst of all, Verlander can't even trust his oldest friends, which in...

Max Scherzer Steps up, Finally Looking Like Stopper Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Staff Badly Needs
June 13th, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers badly needed a win. They had been tattooed in Chicago, allowing a combined 14 runs between the series' first two games. ***PHOTO1*** The offense, meanwhile, wasn't doing enough to compensate for the erratic pitching totals, scoring only two runs the night before and failing to get a...

Tuesday Night’s Rainout Could Come at Right Time for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The Detroit Tigers enjoyed a comfortable schedule early on this season, but since, the realities of the baseball grind may have caught up to them a bit in the midst of a nasty slide. ***PHOTO1*** Fortunately for them, the rain fell on Tuesday in Chicago, washing away any chance of a third consecutive...

Detroit Tigers Select Outfielder Derek Hill with 23rd Pick; Alabama Pitcher Spencer Turnbull at Pick 63
June 6th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
In need of some depth in the field, the Detroit Tigers departed from their usual draft plan centered around power pitching Thursday night, selecting outfielder Derek Hill from Elk Grove, California (HS) with the 23rd overall pick.   ***PHOTO1*** Hill, who's father Orsino Hill was a 24th overall selection in 1982 by the Cincinnati Reds...

Detroit Tigers Promote Shortstop Eugenio Suarez, DFA Infielder Danny Worth
June 4th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been searching for a solution at shortstop in 2014 both internally and externally in the absence of Jose Iglesias, and Wednesday afternoon, that search took a new turn with news that Eugenio Suarez had been called up from Toledo. ***PHOTO1*** Leaving the Tigers is Danny Worth, who was...

Andrew Romine’s Tough Night Defines Detroit Tigers’ Current Shortstop, Lineup Woes
June 4th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
First, it was personal frustration bubbling over in the form of a few nasty words said under the breath. Then, it was the slam of a helmet after a strikeout, a sign of anger that things just weren't going the right way. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Romine had a rough Tuesday night at the...

Closer Joe Nathan Must Elevate Play, Leadership for Detroit Tigers
May 30th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
After the Detroit Tigers escaped Oakland with a split, Joe Nathan, the man who nearly caused a second meltdown in as many days, didn't want to talk. ***PHOTO1*** Nathan blew off reporters Thursday afternoon, saying he had nothing to speak about, and hinting the scribes should instead talk to the players who...

Breakfast with Brad: Considering Danny Worth’s Potential Future in a Significant Bullpen Role
May 28th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Bottom of the seventh. Two outs, one on. The bullpen has been worked hard, and the Detroit Tigers are clinging to a one run lead. There's a fastball-craving slugger coming up for the opposition. ***PHOTO1*** Enter Danny Worth, knuckleballing reliever? Most...

“Who Wants the Ball?” That’s the Most Important Question Detroit Tigers Must Answer to Halt Skid
May 27th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The Detroit Tigers were rolling along through May, owners of baseball's best record after an impressive sweep at Fenway Park, a place that had been their oldest nemesis in the game. ***PHOTO1*** Then, cold hard reality humbled them. Plane troubles derailed the already weary Tigers in Cleveland. It was the imperfect start to...

Looking for Bullpen Breather, Detroit Tigers Call up Releiver Corey Knebel from Toledo
May 23rd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
It's been an ugly few days for the Detroit Tigers on the scoreboard, but even worse with regards to pitching depth. Thanks in part to that, the team added a reinforcement quick on Thursday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Corey Knebel, the 39th pick in the 2013 draft out of the University of Texas, is coming...

Regardless of Injury, Prince Fielder’s Actions, Words Don’t Provide Slugger a Good Look
May 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 AM
"I don't give a (bleep) about the Detroit series." That sounds suspiciously like, "it's over, bro." ***PHOTO1*** Thanks to injury, Prince Fielder isn't making the trip to face the Detroit Tigers, his former team, and hasn't exactly made any bones about his lack of care for the first series against his former club....

Detroit Tigers’ Inside the Numbers: Taking a Closer Look at the Hot Hitting of Victor Martinez
May 15th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Inside the Numbers puts some interesting stats from a statistics-driven game under the microscope. Entering last season, considering age and a devastating knee injury he was still recovering from, the usually outstanding output the Detroit Tigers could expect from Victor Martinez at the plate was up in the air. ***PHOTO1*** Though Martinez had previously...

In One Swing, Miguel Cabrera Showed Why He’s Worth Every Penny He Collects
May 14th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Ninth inning. Two on. Two out. Two strikes. Most hitters wilt under this certain pressure, but not Miguel Cabrera. Instead, more often than not, it's the pitchers who wilt against Cabrera at the dish and make the first mistake. ***PHOTO1*** Add Tommy Hunter to that ever growing list. Despite trouble, the Baltimore...