Archives

Category: ‘Tigers 101 Features’

Max Scherzer Solid as Detroit Tigers Use Three Home Runs in the First to Wallop Tampa Bay Rays
July 3rd, 2014 at 10:56 PM
For the second straight day, the Detroit Tigers proved it's not how a team starts a game that's important, but how it finishes. Though a first inning run planted some early seeds of doubt, a thunderous offense quickly responded again, leading in Detroit's 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** On...

Clutch Two Out Hitting, Big Sixth Leads Detroit Tigers to Sweep Over Oakland Athletics
July 2nd, 2014 at 5:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a statement to their top competition in the American League. Behind an offensive explosion and a clutch Justin Verlander, Detroit swept the Oakland Athletics Wednesday with a dominating 9-3 win. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time this season, Oakland got off to the fastest possible start with a home...

Detroit Tigers Rally, Stun Oakland Athletics Behind Rajai Davis’s Walk-Off Grand Slam
June 30th, 2014 at 11:32 PM
After the pomp and circumstance of welcoming back a winner subsided, the matter of a baseball game had to be decided. With the 1984 version of the Detroit Tigers fresh in their minds, the 2014 edition of the team turned a walk off trick, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 with...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Considering Circumstance, 7-2 Road Trip is Cause for Celebration
June 30th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Over a week ago, the Detroit Tigers won their final game of a disastrous home stand, beating the Kansas City Royals 2-1, and in the process, hoping to bottle some positive momentum for the rough road ahead. ***VIDEO1*** As it turned out, the clutch afternoon victory did just that. Detroit swept both Cleveland...

Detroit Tigers Battle Back Late, but Fall in 11 Innings to Houston Astros on Jason Castro’s Home Run
June 28th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
For eleven innings, the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros battled in a game just as tight as the ones the teams played previously in Detroit. By the time an affair reaches the extra innings, however, all it takes is one good swing to break through and win a game. Jason Castro...

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...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit’s Cleveland Sweep Driven in Part by Possesed J.D. Martinez
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:46 AM
It's hard to say exactly what has come over J.D. Martinez lately, but whatever it is, it's been good. The Detroit Tigers' outfielder was the reason the team won two games this week, and his efforts in the middle of Detroit's order helped drive a revenge sweep of the Cleveland...

Detroit Tigers Stop Slide, Beat Kansas City Royals Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Joe Nathan
June 19th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Seeing no need to continue streaking in any form, the Detroit Tigers ended a pair of streaks on Thursday afternoon. With timely hitting and solid pitching, they ended their own losing streak and the Kansas City Royals' winning streak in the process with a solid 2-1 victory. ***PHOTO1*** Seeing no need to...

Despite Consistent Pitching, Detroit Tigers’ Bats Fall Silent in Ugly Loss to Kansas City Royals
June 18th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
The Detroit Tigers' pain continues. When the hits are falling, the pitchers can't execute. Conversely, when the pitchers execute, the hitters routinely can't get the job done. The second outcome was the case on Wednesday afternoon, when Kansas City gritted out a 2-1 win at Comerica Park. ***PHOTO1*** Much like the previous two nights,...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: First Place Kansas City Royals Leave Tigers Searching for Answers
June 18th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
For the first time in 2014, the Detroit Tigers will not wake up in the morning on top of the Central Division. Thanks to another dominating win, the Kansas City Royals now own the distinction as the division's top team. ***PHOTO1*** After a pair of double-digit losses, the Tigers are reeling, hoping...

Kansas City Royals Blast Inconsistent Justin Verlander, Tighten Central Division Race Further
June 16th, 2014 at 11:08 PM
After starting the year out 0-5 against the Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals are winless no more. A dominating performance helped them put away their first victory of the year over the team that's now clinging to first place. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit struck first in the third, when a Rajai Davis double...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Kansas City Royals Trying to Overtake Central Divsion with Force
June 16th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Thanks to a walk off win on Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers won their series against the Minnesota Twins and set up a major showdown series against the red hot Kansas City Royals. ***PHOTO1*** Winners of seven games in a row, Kansas City is nipping at the heels of Detroit in the Central...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Comeback Wins What Detroit Tigers Need to Collect Momentum
June 16th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Sunday, the Detroit Tigers finished off another up and down week with a ninth inning victory over the Minnesota Twins. ***PHOTO1*** It was a style of win that's been few and far between this season. Outside of the first two games of the year (both walk off wins against Kansas City) and...

Eugenio Suarez’s Near-Cycle Helps Detroit Tigers’ Offense Overpower Minnesota Twins
June 14th, 2014 at 8:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been struggling mightily offensively. With Eugenio Suarez acting as the catalyst, Saturday, those struggles seemed like they were light years away, while some familiar bullpen problems returned in a tough 12-9 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the fact that the Tigers wanted and needed to get their...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Struggling Offense Needs to Reappear Against Minnesota Twins
June 14th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
After getting a clutch win to exit Chicago, the Detroit Tigers came home looking to build some positive momentum. ***PHOTO1*** It happened with the arms, as Drew Smyly tossed a one run, four hit gem in six innings, but failed to happen with the bats, as Detroit only put up six hits...

Breakfast with Brad: Attempting to Understand Why Brad Ausmus Left Justin Verlander In
June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus For one inning, Detroit Tigers' former ace Justin Verlander looked like himself. Problem is, that performance didn't last long. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander fought his control again over the course of five rough innings and seven earned runs in Chicago, coming up...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Sometimes, There’s Simply No Shame in Being Beaten by the Best
June 9th, 2014 at 10:59 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. ***PHOTO1*** After 17 years in baseball, David Ortiz is giving Roy Hobbs a run for the most iconic home runs in American history. Seemingly every time he steps...

David Ortiz Prevents Detroit Tigers’ Season Sweep of Boston Red Sox with Another Clutch Home Run
June 9th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
David Ortiz was born for the ninth inning. On Sunday night, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen found out why once again. Ortiz crushed a three run home run, taking Detroit out of the lead and helping the Boston Red Sox avert another sweep. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox, as per their usual hard grinding...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: After a Rough Week, Team Looks for Season Sweep of Boston Red Sox
June 8th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
After playing an ugly series against the Toronto Blue Jays and getting swept as a result, the Detroit Tigers are going for a weekend sweep of their own to help compensate for their recent slump. ***PHOTO1*** Sunday night, Detroit plays its second consecutive game in front of a national television audience, this...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Embarasses in Tough Ninth Inning Loss to Toronto Blue Jays
June 3rd, 2014 at 10:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have made stealing defeat from the jaws of victory a habit lately. Wasting another outstanding start by Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers blew up in the ninth inning, losing a battle of the bullpens 5-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Sanchez, who's been Detroit's most consistent starter as of late,...