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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...

Milwaukee Brewers Chase Inconsistent Anibal Sanchez with Three Homers; Win in Blowout Fashion
May 19th, 2015 at 10:36 PM
DETROIT ---- Bad things come in threes, the saying goes, and the Detroit Tigers found that out the hard way on Tuesday night. ***VIDEO1*** The Milwaukee Brewers crushed back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning and overpowered Anibal Sanchez. Detroit, meanwhile, stranded the first runner of the inning three times, en route...

Inconsistent Anibal Sanchez Hit Hard Again as Kansas City Royals Thump Detroit Tigers
May 9th, 2015 at 4:50 PM
DETROIT --- A baseball game can't end after the first pitch, but when Alcedes Escobar ripped the first offering he saw from Anibal Sanchez into the seats Saturday, a tone had been sufficiently set for the rest of the afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The Royals scored six times in the first four innings of...

With Chicago White Sox Spiraling, Detroit Tigers Can Apply Pressure in Key Series
May 5th, 2015 at 11:17 AM
Even though the calendar has just turned to May and the new season is merely a month old, the Chicago White Sox need a life raft in a big way. ***VIDEO1*** This week, the Detroit Tigers can't be the ones to give it to them. Losers of five straight and seven out of...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Bats Iced by New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and More Chilly Temperatures
April 23rd, 2015 at 5:01 PM
DETROIT --- As temperatures have once again taken a turn toward the freezing mark, so too have the Detroit Tigers' bats. Offense was hard to come by again Thursday, helping Detroit drop a 2-1 decision to the New York Yankees. ***VIDEO1*** Things didn't appear terribly bleak for the Tigers early on. After...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Deep Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Staff Dominate Early
April 20th, 2015 at 10:24 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. Anibal Sanchez was the odd man out this past week in the Detroit Tigers' starting staff, and considering his usually live arm, consider that a...

Getting the Bullpen Some Work Hasn’t Been Easy, but Saturday’s Loss Helped Detroit Tigers Do It
April 19th, 2015 at 11:58 AM
The Detroit Tigers suffered their first blowout loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, but lost amid the barrage of runs and frustration was a silver lining for the bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Finally, Detroit's middle relievers, which haven't seen much work during the first two weeks filled with plenty of excellent starting pitching,...

Chicago White Sox Pummel Anibal Sanchez, Hand Detroit Tigers Second Loss of Season
April 18th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
DETROIT--- Even when a team is rolling along, they can still hit some major potholes in the road during a long season. The Detroit Tigers hit one such pothole Saturday, getting blasted by the Chicago White Sox 12-3 ***VIDEO1*** Anibal Sanchez flirted with disaster in the first inning allowing two runners to...

Anibal Sanchez Passes First Critical, Early Test for Detroit Tigers, but More are Coming
April 9th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
DETROIT-- Anibal Sanchez wasn't himself last year, much less even the same pitcher that dominated the American League in 2013 to win the pitching title. ***VIDEO1*** On April 26 of last season, a lacerated finger was an ominous beginning of what would become an injury-plagued campaign. Even after returning, Sanchez never felt...

Detroit Tigers Unleash Offensive Onslaught, Pound Scuffling Minnesota Twins Behind 15 Hits
April 8th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
In baseball, good things often come in bunches. The Detroit Tigers have found that out early in the season, and on an overcast day, the runs and hits both poured down like rain in an 11-0 rout of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With Anibal Sanchez on the mound and pitching well early,...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: Justin Verlander on Disabled List but Also Starting to Heal
April 8th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
Though it might seem like ages ago thanks to one day in between games, the Detroit Tigers opened up the 2015 season with a win on Monday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Now, after a quick respite, the team will take aim at a series victory as their schedule resumes and...

Justin Verlander’s Rejuvenation Both Apparent, Important for Detroit Tigers Early in Spring Training
February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
From Detroit, Michigan to Lakeland, Florida, the refrain continues. Justin Verlander looks good, feels even better and is motivated to make the 2015 season his best yet for the Detroit Tigers. After a string of injuries mixed with inconsistent performances, both Verlander and the team know how important it is for...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Starting Rotation Has Major Questions with Few Answers
February 9th, 2015 at 10:12 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. ***VIDEO1*** During the 2014-15 offseason, there has been no position that has seen more change on the Detroit Tigers' entire roster than the starting rotation. Gone are Max Scherzer and Rick...

Detroit Tigers: the Five Biggest Players Who are Injury Concerns for the 2015 Season
January 30th, 2015 at 4:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers haven't enjoyed the greatest health lately. Arguably, that has been one of the biggest factors putting a halt to successful playoff runs in both 2013 and 2014, helping defer the dream of a title longer. ***VIDEO1*** With a new season, of course, will come natural optimism. This year, it's...

Without Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers’ Rotation Facing Both Short and Long-Term Question Marks
January 19th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Monday morning, the Detroit Tigers officially lost out on pitcher Max Scherzer with news that the free agent had reportedly worked out a massive seven-year, $180 million dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** The reported numbers represent a very significant contractual and financial commitment to the pitcher, one that the Tigers...

The Three Biggest Areas of Concern for the Detroit Tigers in 2015
January 5th, 2015 at 10:17 PM
The Detroit Tigers have had a decent offseason addressing their needs to this point, but still have a number of things to be concerned about as the calendar makes its turn to a new year. ***VIDEO1*** All of a sudden, baseball doesn't seem so far away as thoughts have shifted from the...

Detroit Tigers Must Hope Shane Greene Can Become Effective Rick Porcello Replacement
December 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Arguably, the biggest trade the Detroit Tigers made this offseason had little to do with dealing for Yoenis Cespedes or parting with a prospect haul for Alfredo Simon. ***VIDEO1*** Quietly, unheralded Shane Greene, acquired in a three-team trade with the New York Yankees earlier in December, holds all the cards. Cespedess should...

Given Stable Clubhouse, Yoenis Cespedes Could Flourish with Detroit Tigers
December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Oftentimes, it's not fair to judge a book by its well-traveled, somewhat damaged looking cover. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers traded for Yoenis Cespedes Thursday, and naturally, there are questions beginning to arise. Why would the Oakland Athletics abruptly deal Cespedes mid-season for Jon Lester? After a brief stint with the Boston Red...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Spot Starters Provide Detroit Tigers with Big Lift at Right Time
September 1st, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Detroit Tigers clawed back to even in the Central Division, and the reason this was possible, other than the Kansas City Royals falling to earth, was some clutch spot starters from unknown pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** Facing trouble after the uncertain arm diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers turned to a pair of...