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Detroit Tigers’ Offense Goes Cold in Extra-Inning Defeat Against Seattle Mariners
July 23rd, 2015 at 6:27 PM
DETROIT --- One step forward, one step back. That's becoming the story of the 2015 Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** After taking what seemed to be a meaningful jump on Wednesday night, the Tigers fell apart on Thursday afternoon, failing to back David Price offensively in an ugly extra inning loss that led to...

Nick Castellanos’ First Career Grand Slam Powers Detroit Tigers’ Win Over Seattle Mariners
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:13 PM
DETROIT --- After blowing a lead the night before, the Detroit Tigers looked angry Wednesday, and determined not to do it again no matter how similar the circumstances of the game may have felt. ***VIDEO1*** Nick Castellanos provided the big blow with his first career grand slam in a rocking third inning...

Five Advantages of the Detroit Tigers Becoming Sellers During the Impeding Trade Deadline
July 22nd, 2015 at 5:21 PM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers remain in wait-and-see mode as it relates to the upcoming trade deadline on July 31. ***VIDEO1*** Technically, the Tigers aren't out of the wild card race at only four games back, so as long as the team has a pulse, don't expect them to go into fire...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Seattle Mariners Series Preview: Close of Homestand Will Tell Tigers’ Direction
July 20th, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Both the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners are on the outside looking in of playoff contention in the American League. ***VIDEO1*** Each team needs to get hot quickly, and needs to find a reason to feel good about their chances and make a run. That makes the four game series the teams...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Bruce Rondon’s Return to Form Key for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
July 20th, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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. This weekend, the Detroit Tigers made their second half return and the results looked much like what had happened during the first half. ***VIDEO1*** The offense was...

Offensively, Detroit Tigers Margin of Error Also Razor Thin During Second Half
July 19th, 2015 at 10:18 PM
When people think about what the Detroit Tigers need to do in order to make a playoff run, better pitching is usually an easy first idea. Considering the statistics, it's also a good one. ***VIDEO1*** But what about the offense? It hasn't seemed that glaring of an issue with Detroit scoring runs upon runs...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Handcuffed by Dominant Chris Tillman in Frustraiting Shutout
July 18th, 2015 at 10:55 PM
DETROIT --- Consistency is still hard to come by for the Detroit Tigers. A night after looking like they had turned the corner, reality hit them in the face again courtesy of Chris Tillman's right arm. ***VIDEO1*** Tillman, who's steadily becoming a new Tigers' killer over time, one hit Detroit and put...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Baltimore Orioles Series Preview: Teams with Identical Records Kick Off Half Two
July 17th, 2015 at 11:08 AM
Over the next few weeks in July, plenty will likely be determined when the Detroit Tigers clash with the Baltimore Orioles. ***VIDEO1*** These playoff nemesis from a year ago find themselves in an identical position at 44-44, and looking to make up ground both within their division and the wild card chase....

Five Keys to an Improved Second Half for the Detroit Tigers
July 16th, 2015 at 11:41 AM
There's been plenty of reasons too numerous to mention for the Detroit Tigers' awkward start to the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** Poor pitching, injuries, untimely hitting and managerial decisions have each played a significant role in the Tigers starting the second half behind the eight ball as it relates to winning the Central...

Buy or Sell: Six Numbers from Detroit Tigers’ Bumpy First Half Put Under the Microscope
July 14th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
In any baseball season, some statistical anomalies are bound to exist. The 44-44 Detroit Tigers have no shortage of these as they have ridden the wave of an inconsistent first half in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** Which numbers are the most out of whack, and which are to be believed moving forward? Today, six...

2015 Detroit Tigers’ First Half Report Card: Outfielders Excel While Pitching Badly Fails
July 13th, 2015 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers have struggled through the first half, blasting out to a quick start but eventually falling behind and in some cases falling completely flat. ***VIDEO1*** At 44-44, there's been numerous reasons for their inconsistency and outright struggle at times. The lineup is producing fairly consistent results, but the pitching staff...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Minnesota Twins Preview: Twins Trying to Flip Head-to-Head Script with Tigers
July 9th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers rattled off five wins in six games before the All-Star break, three of which came against Central Division competition. ***VIDEO1*** They would use that excellent stretch as a springboard to winning the division and making the playoffs. This season, it just so happens they'll finish the first...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Seattle Mariners Series Preview: Brief West Cost Trip Helps Close Out First Half
July 6th, 2015 at 8:51 PM
Though consistency has been hard to find for the Detroit Tigers in nearly all forms, the one thing the team has done is manage to find victories on the road with relative ease during the first half of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Somehow, struggling Detroit's collected 19 road victories this season to only...

Shaky Justin Verlander Shelled Again as Detroit Tigers Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
July 5th, 2015 at 5:22 PM
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander hasn't been himself while trying to work back to health on the fly for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** In his fourth start of the season, the pitcher rolled through the early innings only to hit a major wall in the fifth. When the Toronto Blue Jays touched him...

Suddenly Punchless Detroit Tigers Back at .500 After Sweep by Pittsburgh Pirates
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 PM
DETROIT --- It's obvious the listless Detroit Tigers badly need a spark. The nature of what that spark should be is the only thing up for debate. ***VIDEO1*** Such a moment didn't come Thursday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates kept hitting, overwhelming the Tigers with 13 hits and eight runs. Offensively, Detroit...

Detroit Tigers’ Fan Jim Harbaugh Shares His Memories Prior to First Pitch: “They were My Team”
July 1st, 2015 at 10:28 AM
In the middle of the summer, it's not odd to see a football coach throwing out the first pitch at a major league ballpark across America. ***VIDEO1*** It is, however, a bit odd to see one as honestly passionate about the game as Michigan Wolverines' head coach Jim Harbaugh. An admitted baseball...

Pittsburgh Pirates Manage to Outlast Detroit Tigers in Wild 14 Inning Slugfest
July 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
DETROIT --- Without J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers would never have seen extra innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, however, temporarily rescued the team with a game-tying homer in the eighth, and both teams would battle for another six innings until anything was decided. When the dust finally settled, the Pirates...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Series Preview: Good Pittsburgh Pitching Hits Comerica Park
June 30th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
DETROIT --- For the second time in three months, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet in interleague play. Earlier, the teams met at PNC Park and the Tigers took two of three behind excellent pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Now, the Pirates come to town for three more games and Detroit will try...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Finish Off Week with Win That Counts for More
June 29th, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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. All wins in baseball count exactly the same statistically, but sometimes, some can count for just a bit more spiritually. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers put...

Detroit Tigers Pull Off Late-Inning Comeback, Stun Chicago White Sox on James McCann’s Walk-Off
June 28th, 2015 at 5:34 PM
DETROIT --- Down four runs to a dominating pitcher in the eighth inning, few would have given the Detroit Tigers a chance of coming back. Instead, they flipped the script in a major way Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers scraped across the tying runs in the eighth, then...