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Detroit Tigers’ Offense Sputtering, Still Left Looking for an Early-Season Identity
May 2nd, 2015 at 1:34 PM
It's officially a paradox. For as easy as the Detroit Tigers have made scoring runs look at times early this season, they've also made platting runs look just as difficult. ***VIDEO1*** Through the first two games against the Kansas City Royals, their chief Central Division competition, Tigers have scored just twice, managed only...

Reliever Bruce Rondon Throwing for Detroit Tigers, Continuing on Road to Recovery
May 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The best thing about Thursday had nothing to do with the Detroit Tigers' game against the Kansas City Royals. ***VIDEO1*** In the series opener, the Tigers were blanked 8-1, getting nothing from their offense while starter Alfredo Simon had his first rough start, giving up six earned runs and nine hits. From...

Detroit Tigers Crush Four Home Runs to Lead in Decisive Series Win Over Minnesota Twins
April 29th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Every once in a while, the Detroit Tigers seem to have a knack for winning a game they had seemed destined to lose. The home run ball helped them erase a four run deficit Wednesday, and powered their come-from-behind 10-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, it appeared as if the...

Detroit Tigers’ Pitcher Justin Verlander Plays Catch Tuesday, Trending in Right Direction
April 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Detroit Tigers' injured ace Justin Verlander has accompanied the team on their current road trip, and though he's not doing anything aggressively, he's not just sitting around, either. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Verlander played some catch in the outfield at Target Field before Detroit's evening loss to the Minnesota Twins and tested out his...

It Hasn’t Always Been Pretty, but Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen is Getting the Job Done Early On
April 28th, 2015 at 10:58 AM
For the second day in a row, the Detroit Tigers roared out to what seemed like an insurmountable early lead, only to see the opposition slowly chip away. ***VIDEO1*** It had happened in the series finale against the Cleveland Indians, and it happened in the series opener against the Minnesota Twins on...

Rajai Davis Tender, but Doesn’t Foresee Groin as Long-Term Issue for Detroit Tigers
April 27th, 2015 at 6:50 PM
Monday night, as the Detroit Tigers got set to kick off their elongated road trip against the Minnesota Twins, a notable hot hand was missing from the lineup. ***VIDEO1*** Rajai Davis was left out, replaced by Anthony Gose in center field. Davis, of course, left Sunday afternoon's win over the Cleveland Indians...

Revitalized Joakim Soria Effectively Slamming Door in Ninth Inning for Detroit Tigers
April 26th, 2015 at 11:45 AM
DETROIT --- Joakim Soria is so soft spoken, he likely doesn't want to be the story even when he is. ***VIDEO1*** But with the Detroit Tigers' situation at closer once again occupying the news cycle early this season thanks to Joe Nathan's injury and Soria's excellent response, he has no choice but...

Detroit Tigers Need One Good Day to Get Things Back on Right Track
April 25th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
DETROIT --- When the New York Yankees left town on Thursday afternoon, the casual thought was that things couldn't possibly get any worse for the Detroit Tigers. The temperatures were trending up, and the Cleveland Indians, a team the Tigers have dominated, were coming to town. ***VIDEO1*** Baseball, though, can be a...

Cold Air Helping Playing a Role in Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Chill This Week
April 24th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
Sunday, back when the weather was still warm, the Detroit Tigers scored nine runs against the Chicago White Sox in their series finale. ***VIDEO1*** That, of course, led to optimism given the New York Yankees would come to town, and sandwiched between CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka would be two pitchers the...

Joe Nathan Suffers Apparent Injury Setback in Toledo, Leaves Game with Arm Pain
April 22nd, 2015 at 5:41 PM
Wednesday morning, the question seemed simple if not luxurious. How would the Detroit Tigers deal with the re-emergence of Joe Nathan? ***VIDEO1*** The closer was making a rehab start with the Toledo Mud Hens attempting to come back off a right elbow flexor strain and seemed destined to find his way back...

Joe Nathan Close to Return, but Joakim Soria Has Earned Detroit Tigers’ Closer Role
April 22nd, 2015 at 11:21 AM
One injured Detroit Tigers' relief pitcher is making a comeback, but it's not Bruce Rondon just yet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, it was revealed that closer Joe Nathan is scheduled to make a rehab appearance in Toledo on Wednesday. If all goes well with that, the reliever could be on the fast-track to traveling...

If Progress Isn’t Seen, Detroit Tigers Need to Provide Victor Martinez Rest for Ailing Knee
April 21st, 2015 at 3:05 PM
April is an unpredictable month in baseball, and not just due to what happens on the field. In an instant, the weather can go from warm to cold, and those changes can play games with the human body. ***VIDEO1*** So it's easy to see the trepidation the Detroit Tigers have with rushing...

Breakfast with Brad: Confidence in Joba Chamberlain Pays Off in Big Spot for Brad Ausmus
April 21st, 2015 at 10:05 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a morning look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus The last time Detroit Tigers' fans really remember seeing Joba Chamberlain on the mound? Well, that was probably last October. ***VIDEO1*** In charge of protecting a decent lead against the Baltimore Orioles in game two of the...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: James McCann Starts as New York Yankees Come to Town
April 20th, 2015 at 4:41 PM
DETROIT--- At 10-2 and as winners of all of their series, the Detroit Tigers just keep rolling along throughout the early part of their schedule. ***VIDEO1*** As always, there are plenty of tests lurking around the corner, and a major one will come knocking on Monday night to start a four game...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Deep Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Staff Dominate Early
April 20th, 2015 at 10:24 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Anibal Sanchez was the odd man out this past week in the Detroit Tigers' starting staff, and considering his usually live arm, consider that a...

Getting the Bullpen Some Work Hasn’t Been Easy, but Saturday’s Loss Helped Detroit Tigers Do It
April 19th, 2015 at 11:58 AM
The Detroit Tigers suffered their first blowout loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, but lost amid the barrage of runs and frustration was a silver lining for the bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Finally, Detroit's middle relievers, which haven't seen much work during the first two weeks filled with plenty of excellent starting pitching,...

Detroit Tigers’ Speed Helping Aid Team’s Fast Start as Much as Anything Else
April 18th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
DETROIT--- Brad Ausmus admitted with a dash of wry stoicism Friday afternoon that he wasn't sure about the decision-making skills of Nick Castellanos in a pressure-packed ninth inning. ***VIDEO1*** Castellanos took an aggressive turn around first base when Avisail Garcia bobbled his sinking line drive, and made the split-second decision to go...

No Matter His Role, Rajai Davis Bringing High Level of Professionalism to Detroit Tigers
April 16th, 2015 at 12:44 PM
On Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers' fans experienced something Bill Murray would no doubt appreciate and understand. ***VIDEO1*** With Alfredo Simon efficiently keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates off the bases and the scoreboard and Rajai Davis getting the key clutch hit, the Tigers won another low scoring affair, no doubt issuing in some thoughts...

Shane Greene’s Economical Approach Helping Him Excel Early with Detroit Tigers
April 15th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
It's early in his Detroit Tigers' career, but Shane Greene is already two for two and has made quite a name for himself along the way. ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight start, Greene was near perfect in shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. He coasted through the lineup allowing only three...

Report: Detroit Tigers Keeping Tabs of Reliever Rafael Soriano
April 13th, 2015 at 7:14 PM
The Detroit Tigers have seen a rash of injuries hit their bullpen early in the season, losing both Bruce Rondon and Joe Nathan to the disabled list before the 2015 year was a week old. ***VIDEO1*** Does this mean the team might like to add some type of a veteran reinforcement for...