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Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Justin Verlander a Reason to Watch as Detroit Tigers Hit Bottom
August 31st, 2015 at 12:29 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. The Detroit Tigers aren't setting the world on fire lately with their lackadaisical if not ugly play. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, the team put the wraps on an awful...

Detroit Tigers May Have Found Their Own Frustrating ‘Crafty Veteran’ in Randy Wolf
August 28th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Watching Randy Wolf pitch, viewers certainly won't be wowed by any one particular thing he does. ***VIDEO1*** Rarely does Wolf light up the radar gun, and he's lucky if he can collect more than a handful of strikeouts. He doesn't overpower, nor does he overwhelm much of anyone at the plate. Yet, there...

Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers Hopeful Glimpse Toward 2016 with Elite Performance
August 27th, 2015 at 10:44 AM
DETROIT -- Wednesday night was seen as Justin Verlander's coming back party, when realistically, the pitcher had been planting seeds of a gem for weeks. ***VIDEO1*** The fact that Verlander -- the now on-again, off-again ace of the Tigers' rotation -- took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and flirted with history...

Justin Verlander Flirts with Third Career No-Hitter as Detroit Tigers Thump Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT ---For nine full innings, the magic was back. Justin Verlander could feel it in the crowd, and the 31,938 fans in attendance at Comerica Park could feel it in their pitcher once again. ***VIDEO1*** As the innings flew by, it became clear there was another chance at history. A no-hitter was...

Detroit Tigers’ Shane Greene to Have Surgery, Cutting 2015 Season Short
August 26th, 2015 at 5:35 PM
DETROIT --- For some time, it's been evident that something was wrong with Shane Greene. Recently, the Detroit Tigers zeroed in on the possible cause and Wednesday afternoon, they may have identified the fix. ***VIDEO1*** In the afternoon, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Greene would miss the rest of the 2015 season...

Buck Farmer Still Needs to Learn How to Limit the Damage as a Starter
August 25th, 2015 at 3:42 PM
DETROIT -- It would be unfair to pin the Detroit Tigers' ugly 12-5 loss Monday night to the Cincinnati Reds entirely on Buck Farmer's shoulders. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher gave Detroit a chance to win most of the night. Through four innings, Farmer didn't allow so much as a hit. It was looking...

Pitcher Shane Greene’s Season Takes Tough Turn with Pseudoaneurysm Diagnosis
August 24th, 2015 at 1:11 PM
From inconsistency to now injury, Shane Greene has had a rough debut season for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Since a sterling April which saw Greene occupy the top of the American League win and ERA leader boards, things have been nothing short of miserable. That culminated over the weekend when the pitcher...

Justin Verlander Wants More Safety Measures for Fans After Friday’s Close Call
August 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Mostly, the Detroit Tigers have been immune from the scary in their stadium, but that changed in a big way on Friday night. ***VIDEO1*** In the eighth inning, a foul ball off the bat of Anthony Gose screamed over the Detroit dugout, catching a woman in the crowd by surprise. For seven...

Is a Rag-Tag Rotation Better than a Super Rotation? Detroit Tigers Will Soon Find Out
August 21st, 2015 at 3:56 PM
For the last handful of years, the Detroit Tigers have chased baseball immortality to the bitter end, spending big money in their pursuit of a title. ***VIDEO1*** The real lynch pin of this endeavor has been seen within investments to their pitching staff. The Tigers shelled out a massive contract to Justin...

Injuries Now Pressuring Detroit Tigers’ Ever-Thinning Starting Rotation
August 21st, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers got a big boost from starter Alfredo Simon, who pitched a one-hitter as his team beat the Texas Rangers 4-0. ***VIDEO1*** Considering the news from earlier in the day, it was a significant development. Hours before, the Tigers placed Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris on the disabled...

Shortly, the Detroit Tigers Will Have Big Choices to Make with Young Talent
August 19th, 2015 at 2:09 PM
At the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers powerfully restocked their system, and appear to have found several building blocks in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Lately, the team has watched two such players in Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd each have flashes of brilliance that lend to the notion the future could be bright....

Anibal Sanchez’s Next Two Starts Will Be Telling for Detroit Tigers
August 18th, 2015 at 7:24 PM
As out of whack statistics go, Anibal Sanchez is having a career year. ***VIDEO1*** Uncharacteristically, Sanchez has allowed 28 home runs for the Detroit Tigers this season. That's nearly double the amount he allowed combined from his last two years with the team (13). Sanchez is also likely to threaten breaking his personal...

There are No Losers in Recent Matt Boyd and Johnny Cueto Duels on the Mound
August 11th, 2015 at 9:22 AM
Touche, Johnny Cueto. ***VIDEO1*** After being the hard-luck loser a week ago in Detroit and watching Matt Boyd have a special moment in front of the Detroit Tigers' fans, Cueto decided to turn the exact same trick himself. The Kansas City Royals' ace went nine innings without giving up a run and striking...

Matt Boyd Could Truly Be ‘Home’ Within Detroit Tigers’ Spacious Comerica Park
August 6th, 2015 at 11:44 AM
DETROIT --- Matt Boyd's Detroit Tigers debut went more according to plan than anyone could have anticipated. ***VIDEO1*** The lefty, acquired in the David Price trade, kept the Kansas City Royals off balance Wednesday night, pitching seven strong innings and scattering seven hits and one run. Though he only struck out two,...

Detroit Tigers’ Daniel Norris Enjoys Flawless First Start, Showing Glimpse of Bright Future
August 2nd, 2015 at 5:28 PM
Anyone who still may have had reservations on the return the Detroit Tigers received for David Price, consider the fears unfounded as of Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Yes, Daniel Norris, the self-described "van man" has only made one start for Detroit. It's true, there's plenty more to discover about him, his mettle and...

Updating Two Injuries to Detroit Tigers’ J.D. Martinez and Alfredo Simon
August 2nd, 2015 at 10:31 AM
J.D. Martinez fouled a ball off his leg on Saturday night and immediately crumpled over in pain. With it, the Detroit Tigers' season hung in the balance. ***VIDEO1*** Without Martinez for a long stretch, a tough week would have gotten worse. The Tigers would have lost yet another star after sending three...

As Friday Night Showed, Infusion of New Pitching Figures to Boost Detroit TIgers
August 1st, 2015 at 9:03 AM
The Detroit Tigers had a great chance to win three straight games for the first time since June on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Considering an early 6-0 lead and plenty of momentum through the middle innings, it seemed like it would be a cinch. With this team, however, no lead is safe no matter...

Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumor Chart: Mike Leake on the Radar Should Team Buy
July 28th, 2015 at 3:24 PM
From now until July 31, we'll keep tabs of what moves the Detroit Tigers might be looking to make at the non-waiver trade deadline. It's three days before baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and the Detroit Tigers apparently still don't know exactly what they'll be up to. ***VIDEO1*** Recent rumors have the Tigers as...

Buck Farmer Returns to Detroit Tigers’ Rotation as Shane Greene Sent to Bullpen
July 27th, 2015 at 8:21 PM
Between Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, it's been clear that another shoe was set to drop as it related to the Detroit Tigers' rotation. ***VIDEO1*** Monday afternoon, it finally dropped, helped likely by Greene's rough start on Sunday night at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers called up Buck...

Alfredo Simon Might not Save Detroit Tigers’ Season Alone, but He Can Make It More Interesting
July 26th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
The grim reaper has been hanging around the Detroit Tigers lately, but Saturday afternoon, he gave them another stay of execution. ***VIDEO1*** With a loss to the Boston Red Sox, the Tigers would have sustained three defeats in a row at a key time. They would have fallen three games below the...