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Consistent Starting Pitching Remains Biggest Stumbling Block for the 2015 Detroit Tigers
June 24th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Walking around the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it becomes obvious how important pitching is in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Every championship team has had folds of great starting pitching. The examples are obvious through the generations, and patrons can follow them sequentially on the walls as they trace the title...

If Justin Verlander Can Consistently Give Detroit Tigers a Chance, He Can Reinvent His Career
June 14th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
DETROIT --- Not much about Justin Verlander's first start off the disabled list was remarkable. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher lasted five innings, saw tiredness after a minor bit of trouble end his day, didn't rack up an obscene amount of strikeouts and didn't truly wow or overpower as he has in the past....

Kyle Ryan’s Addition to Detroit Tigers Rotation Provides Interesting Pitching Mix
June 13th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Friday night, David Price showed what a power lefty can do amid the Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** For nine innings, Price carved up Cleveland batters, only allowing seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in the midst of his shutout. Price was in control, and...

Acceptance, not Defiance, Will Only Help Shane Greene to Improve for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Here, there, everywhere. Wednesday night, Shane Greene's pitches did a little bit of everything around the plate once they left his hand. ***VIDEO1*** And after they hit the bat, the same exact things happened. Home runs, doubles, triples and singles were sprayed across Comerica Park's night sky early and often like a...

Justin Verlander Pushing for Detroit Tigers’ Return While Bruce Rondon Struggles
June 7th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Unlike his last start, Justin Verlander showed some signs of being his old self again Saturday night while pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander struck out nine batters while pitching into the sixth inning of Toledo's eventual 6-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers. After accepting a ball from a dinosaur...

Detroit Tigers Could Get Victor Martinez, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander Back Soon
June 5th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Early this season, injury problems have been a familiar crutch for the struggling Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Soon, however, it appears the team might not even have that excuse to fall back on. In addition to the progressing Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon, the team could get a pair of ailing sluggers in...

Justin Verlander Struggles in Rehab Start, but Continues Progress for Detroit Tigers
May 31st, 2015 at 7:58 PM
Considering the bad luck the Detroit Tigers have seen with rehab starts early this year, it was likely hard for the team to be too dismayed by what Justin Verlander accomplished on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Facing live batters for the first time since spring training in March, Verlander got knocked around a...

Despite Struggles Thursday, Brighter Days Ahead for Detroit Tigers’ Buck Farmer
May 29th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
By simply taking a glance at the box score Friday morning, it could be hard to be encouraged by Buck Farmer's third major league start. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, the youngster faced trouble against the Los Angeles Angels, getting done in by two home run balls off the bats of Albert Pujols and...

David Price Shows Proper Approach in Shutting Down Oakland Athletics
May 27th, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Any pitcher from the Detroit Tigers that needed a crash course on how to properly dominate a game received one from David Price Wednesday morning. ***VIDEO1*** Five days earlier, Price tried to be flawless against the Houston Astros. He dominated at times, racking up strikeouts and quick innings while keeping a no-hitter...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Dominates Simulated Game; Inching Toward Return
May 26th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Even though the Detroit Tigers have been beaten down by injuries lately, they have to be encouraged by the recovery of Justin Verlander. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, prior to the Tigers' battle with the Oakland Athletics, Verlander pitched a simulated game against his teammates and was on point, going 4.1 solid innings and allowing...

MRI Reveals No Structural Damage for Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias; Kyle Lobstein to DL
May 24th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
DETROIT --- For some reason, be it his execution on the field or calm personality, Jose Iglesias has a black injury cloud that seems to follow him every day. ***VIDEO1*** Saturday, the Detroit Tigers' shortstop had another scare when he bumped knees with massive Houston Astros' first baseman Chris Carter on the...

Detroit Tigers Getting Good Injury News on Justin Verlander, Bruce Rondon
May 20th, 2015 at 5:37 PM
Recently, the Detroit Tigers have seen their lineup bitten the injury bug. Just as fast as that has happened, however, the pitching staff has quietly started to trend in a healthier direction. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, both Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon took steps towards making their respective comebacks, and the signs were very encouraging...

Detroit Tigers Badly Need to Get Inconsistent Starter Anibal Sanchez Back on Right Track
May 20th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Entering Tuesday night's contest, the Detroit Tigers had reason to feel good about starter Anibal Sanchez. ***VIDEO1*** Five days earlier, Sanchez had turned in a masterpiece against the Minnesota Twins, going eight strong innings while only allowing a run and five hits while racking up nine strikeouts. The command and control was...

Was Shane Greene’s Elbow Discomfort Caused by Batting? If So, It’s Another Argument for NL DH
May 16th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Early in 2015, the Detroit Tigers have had all kinds of problems keeping pitchers healthy. ***VIDEO1*** So when Shane Greene had to depart Friday night's win over the St. Louis Cardinals early with a mild ulnar neuritis---or tingling sensation in the fingers stemming from the elbow region---there were likely many nervous moments...

Shane Greene Still Needs to Find His Middle Level of Consistency for Detroit Tigers
May 12th, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Sunday night, Shane Greene was back to looking like his old self again for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** His old nearly flawless self. After giving up a pair of hard-hit doubles early, Greene settled in against the Kansas City Royals and collected a nearly incomprehensible streak of ground balls. By the time the...

Detroit Tigers Injury Notes: Alex Avila to Disabled List; David Price Dinged Up
May 9th, 2015 at 11:27 AM
Though the Detroit Tigers enjoyed an exhilarating come-from-behind 6-5 victory on Friday night over the Kansas City Royals to catapult them back into first place, it didn't come without a bit of a cost. ***VIDEO1*** Saturday, the team announced that catcher Alex Avila would be placed on the 15 day disabled list...

Kyle Lobstein’s Success Allows Detroit Tigers to Take Time with Justin Verlander
May 8th, 2015 at 10:09 AM
On Thursday afternoon, Kyle Lobstein picked up his third victory of the year in solid and fairly significant fashion. ***VIDEO1*** Lobstein pitched into the eighth inning of Detroit's 4-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox, and was the reason Detroit was able to leave town feeling good. Lobstein only allowed five total...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Cleared to Throw; Should Begin Progression Slowly
May 7th, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, in the hours before their nighttime loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers did get some very good news. ***VIDEO1*** Injured ace Justin Verlander has finally been cleared to begin throwing after a clean MRI. Considering he has been raring to go for some time, prior to the game,...

As Shane Greene’s Struggles Continue, Will Detroit Tigers Soon Need to Consider a Toledo Stint?
May 6th, 2015 at 10:58 AM
Considering Shane Greene's recent run of tough starts, Tuesday night was actually a mild improvement for the pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** The struggling righty gave up five runs in only 2.2 innings pitched while walking four. He threw 57 pitches in not making the middle innings, and prevented the Detroit Tigers from staying in...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: David Price, Anibal Sanchez Show Their Value to Detroit Tigers
May 4th, 2015 at 8:56 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. Looking a desperate situation in the face on the road, the Detroit Tigers were able to pick up three key wins this week thanks to...