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Detroit Tigers’ Shaky Bullpen Appearing Set to Cost Team Everything in October Once Again
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 PM
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quotation has been around for centuries, but forgive Detroit Tigers' fans if they feel as if it relates exclusively to the team's bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Season after season, folks sit around and wonder why the latest pursuit of a World Series...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Ian Kinsler Can Make Biggest October Difference for Detroit Tigers
September 29th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Sunday, Ian Kinsler sprayed champagne and celebrated much the same way he swung and played defense most of the year; with reckless abandon. ***VIDEO1*** Some would think it a slight, but in reality, that's the biggest complement that can be provided to the Detroit Tigers' second baseman. In the most important week...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Pressure Intensifies as Division Chase Becomes More Interesting
September 27th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
DETROIT---In some ways, the plight of the 2014 Detroit Tigers isn't unlike that of the 2009 squad. ***VIDEO1*** That year, all Detroit had to do to edge Minnesota out in the final week of the season was win. Up three games with four to go, the Tigers hit an oil slick, failed...

Small-Ball Might Prove Key for Fuleing an Elongated Run for Detroit Tigers in Playoffs
September 26th, 2014 at 10:48 AM
All the noise from the Detroit Tigers' Thursday victory came from the big bats hammering a pair of home runs that became the deciding blows in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Still, there was a series of evens later on that shouldn't be lost amongst the noise especially as...

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Birth, Arguably Have Chris Sale’s Meltdown to Thank
September 25th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
DETROIT---Before they slept on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers already knew their fate. They were heading back to the playoffs for the fourth straight year thanks to a loss by the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** However, that fate was probably known a lot sooner during the afternoon, say, after the seventh inning of...

Breakfast with Brad: David Price’s Chance at Complete Game Justifiable Move by Brad Ausmus
September 24th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus All's well that ends well. That was the theme Tuesday night, as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a tough 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with an exhilarating...

David Price’s Most Important Detroit Tigers’ Moment Will Come on Tuesday Night
September 23rd, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Since joining the Detroit Tigers in late July, David Price has pitched well, but been far from the dominating ace the team expected. He's gotten shelled, but also delivered a few sparkling performances along the way. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, though, Price's biggest, most important moment in a Tigers' uniform will quietly play...

Rookie Tyler Collins Playing Big Role Down the Stretch for Detroit Tigers, Opening Eyes
September 21st, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Even though Torii Hunter got his Detroit Tigers on the board first Saturday with a massive home run, nobody would believe who got the biggest hit of the day. ***VIDEO1*** It was Tyler Collins, whose pinch hit, two out single provided the go-ahead margin for the Tigers, who went on to win...

Stars Must All Align in Detroit Tigers’ Series of the Year Against Kansas City Royals
September 19th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Didn't have September 19-21 circled on the calendar back in April? Didn't think when the season began the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals would be fighting to the finish for the Central Division crown? ***VIDEO1*** Join the club. Plenty of others likely figured the veteran Tigers would have pulled away from...

Detroit Tigers Bullpen Briefing: Struggles in Minnesota Abruptly End Quality Run
September 18th, 2014 at 9:22 AM
The Detroit Tigers lost two of three games on the road against the Minnesota Twins, and would have lost a third if not for clutch hitting in the ninth inning. ***VIDEO1*** In all three games, a significant reason why the team lost, in addition to run scoring concerns and a few starting...

Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria Should Become Detroit Tigers’ Dual Closers the Rest of the Year
September 17th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Monday night, the Detroit Tigers won a close game because their closer was able to get the job done. Tuesday night, they lost one because he couldn't. ***VIDEO1*** The closer was different in both instances. Monday it was Joakim Soria, and Tuesday it was Joe Nathan. Soria got his save quickly, allowing...

Detroit Tigers Need Elite Version of Max Scherzer at His Best Down the Stretch
September 16th, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Tuesday morning, the standings showed the Detroit Tigers still ahead of the Kansas City Royals by 1.5 games. ***VIDEO1*** After a manic Monday night, it still feels plenty closer than that. The Royals won, stunning the White Sox late, while the Tigers, looking like a lock to win most of the night,...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Quietly Beginning to Answer the Call Down the Stretch
September 14th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
DETROIT---When things aren't an issue, suddenly, they're less fun to talk about, stress about and agonize about. ***VIDEO1*** Remember how bad the Detroit Tigers bullpen had become? Recall how nobody, from established closer Joe Nathan down to rookies could get outs? This went on for the better part of four months, give...

Detroit Tigers Receive Good News on Health of Injured Shortstop Jose Iglesias
September 11th, 2014 at 4:53 PM
Since April, shin troubles have sidelined Detroit Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias. Wednesday, the team finally got some news about Iglesias's long-term health, and it it was positive. ***VIDEO1*** Iglesias was cleared for normal offseason activities, and his recovery is currently fully on track. No additional surgery will be needed for the shortstop....

Regardless of Offensive Struggles, Ian Kinsler’s Defense Helping to Carry Detroit Tigers
September 10th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
The concept is starting to rank up there with other popular sports themes in Detroit. ***VIDEO1*** In fact, in short order, it's become nearly as famous as the notion that Detroit Tigers' closers never get the job done, former Detroit Lions' kicker Jason Hanson is automatic and the Detroit Red Wings will...

Victor Martinez Re-Signing in Offseason Now a Must for Detroit Tigers
September 5th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Thursday night, Victor Martinez was at it again at the plate for the Detroit Tigers amidst their clutch 11-4 win against the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit's designated hitter was walked three times, indicating just how much respect Terry Francona had for his abilities. The one time Francona didn't pitch around Martinez? He...

J.D. Martinez Rescues Detroit Tigers Again, Provides His Biggest Clutch Home Run of Year
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:35 AM
The Detroit Tigers have gotten used to winning games thanks to J.D. Martinez home runs and hits, but in no game yet have they truly needed one more than Tuesday night's contest against the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit had left a village (12 runners) on the bases against Indians' pitching. They had...