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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 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’ 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...

Tuesday Win is Performance That Could Help Detroit Tigers Shake Off Doldrums
August 20th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Momentum in baseball is only as good as the next starting pitcher, but Tuesday's win for the Detroit Tigers against the Tampa Bay Rays could be the performance that helps the team rediscover their roots amidst a nasty second half slide. ***VIDEO1*** Throughout, the Tigers fought an early deficit, plenty of offensive...

Detroit Tigers Send Injured Pitchers Anibal Sanchez, Joakim Soria to Disabled List
August 10th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
It's been a tough weekend north of the border for the Detroit Tigers against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team has sustained a pair of injuries on the road that will make things even tougher in the weeks ahead. ***VIDEO1*** Starter Anibal Sanchez and reliever Joakim Soria are both headed to...

Detroit Tigers Taking Low Risk in Signing Reliever Jim Johnson to Minor League Contract
August 6th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Searching anywhere and everywhere for some form of additional bullpen help, the Detroit Tigers made another move on Tuesday afternoon to perhaps bolster their late inning pitching. ***VIDEO1*** The risk of this particular move, however, figures to be extremely low. Detroit reportedly signed Jim Johnson, former closer for the Baltimore Orioles and...

Detroit Tigers Acquire Reliever Joakim Soria From Texas Rangers For Two Prospects
July 24th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
In need of relief help at the back end of a shaky bullpen, the Detroit Tigers struck a deal Wednesday night, trading for Joakim Soria of the Texas Rangers. ***VIDEO1*** Going the other way in the deal are reliever Corey Knebel and pitcher Jake Thompson, both natives of Texas. Knebel had been...

Joe Nathan’s Performances with Two Out Indicate Why Detroit Tigers Need Second Closer
July 22nd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Early Tuesday morning, in the midst of what would become the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Joe Nathan was at it again. ***VIDEO1*** No, the closer didn't have a meltdown. Yes, his inning of work was solid, but in the process of collecting his 20th save of the season,...

Ugly Loss to Cleveland Indians Proves Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Wait Long for Bullpen Help
July 19th, 2014 at 8:31 AM
When Anibal Sanchez takes a three run lead into the seventh inning against a team with a respectable pitch count, rarely would anyone expect the start to go off the rails in a hurry for the Detroit Tigers and end up a lopsided loss. ***VIDEO1*** Friday night, however, that's exactly what happened....

Breakfast with Brad: Given Work with Pitchers, not Hard to See Why Catchers Make Good Managers
July 10th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus It's been an interesting first season on the job for Brad Ausmus in Detroit. From self-described mini-losing streaks to beating baseball's best teams, often, what's down has been up and vice-versa. ***VIDEO1*** One constant, though, has been Ausmus's impressive work...

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...

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...

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...

Seeking to Boost Bullpen, Detroit Tigers Sign Reliever Joel Hanrahan to One-Year Contract
May 2nd, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Hampered most by a weakened bullpen early in 2014, the Detroit Tigers made a move to improve things official on Friday, signing rehabbing reliever Joel Hanrahan, formally of the Boston Red Sox, to a one-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** "We're very happy he joined us," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a conference...

Detroit Tigers Send Releiver Tyler Collins to Toledo, Call up Pitcher Justin Miller
April 18th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
After shaky starting pitching has left the Detroit Tigers' bullpen a bit ravaged, the team turned to the minor league ranks for some help on Friday afternoon prior to a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels. ***PHOTO1*** Tyler Collins, who had been filling in at outfield positions, was optioned to Triple...

Detroit Tigers’ Reliever Evan Reed Being Investigated for Possible Sexual Assult
April 8th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Evan Reed, who's been the most consistent member of the Detroit Tigers' bullpen early in the season, is being investigated in connection with a possible sexual assault the night before last week's home opener. ***PHOTO1*** The Tigers released a statement Monday, reading they were aware of the charges and the investigation, while...

Detroit Tigers’ Adventurous Bullpen Will Be Major Point of Contention Throughout Season
April 7th, 2014 at 2:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers have one of the top records in baseball after nearly a week back in the game, but even as the team dominated the Baltimore Orioles over most of the weekend, a significant concern has developed. ***PHOTO1*** Most have been content to assume a bullpen containing a big three of Joe...

Bruce Rondon Will Miss 2014 with Tommy John Surgery; Detroit Tigers Make Move at Shortstop
March 21st, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Something must be in the water within the Ilitch-Holdings organization, because the Detroit Tigers, much like their Detroit Red Wings counterparts on the ice, are now on their own impossible run of devastating injuries. ***PHOTO1*** Bruce Rondon, counted on to play a major role in the bullpen, was shelved Friday for the season...