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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...

Anibal Sanchez’s Arm Setback Could Force Detroit Tigers to Consider Rotation Upgrades, Too
August 27th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
DETROIT---Injury news that the Detroit Tigers figured would get better by September got a whole lot worse on Tuesday with word that Anibal Sanchez is facing a setback with his injured right arm. ***VIDEO1*** While throwing on Monday, Sanchez felt pain in his right arm that according to the pitcher, felt like...

Detroit Tigers Add Kevin Whelan, Ian Krol and Justin Miller; Option Blaine Hardy and Pat McCoy
August 11th, 2014 at 4:45 PM
The Detroit Tigers' messy bullpen situation is starting to take on a decidedly "As the World Turns" feel late in the 2014 season. ***VIDEO1*** After a rash of injuries and inconsistencies as well as an ugly 19 inning affair against the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit is looking for fresh reinforcements as much...

Detroit Tigers Send Injured Pitchers Anibal Sanchez, Joakim Soria to Disabled List
August 10th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
It's been a tough weekend north of the border for the Detroit Tigers against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team has sustained a pair of injuries on the road that will make things even tougher in the weeks ahead. ***VIDEO1*** Starter Anibal Sanchez and reliever Joakim Soria are both headed to...

Anibal Sanchez’s Injury Shows Why Even The Detroit Tigers Can Never Have Enough Pitching
August 9th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Somehow, some way, the Detroit Tigers managed to squeak by the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night in a game they had looked destined to lose early on. ***VIDEO1*** With their offense non-existent again, the Tigers pounded out three runs in the ninth to surprise Toronto closer Casey Janssen and win the game 5-4....

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Brutal Colorado Rockies’ Lineup Drives Pitching Resurgence
August 4th, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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. Thanks to the significant role of pitching, in the wake of the Detroit Tigers' sweep of the hapless Colorado Rockies, one question became obvious. ***VIDEO1*** Did David Price's addition...

Anibal Sanchez Excells, Victor Martinez Hits Another Three-Run Homer Helping Detroit Tigers Sweep
August 3rd, 2014 at 5:03 PM
While the Detroit Tigers didn't set any offensive records Sunday afternoon, they got everything they needed to sweep the Colorado Rockies including good pitching and a timely offensive explosion in the midst of a 4-0 victory. ***VIDEO1*** After the decidedly offensive feel Saturday night, the teams got off to a slower start...

Detroit Tigers Right to Choose David Price, Pitching Upgrades in Baseball’s Literal Arms Race
August 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
It used to be that chicks dug the long ball, but could that phrase be shifting? Might chicks finally be forced to dig the heater? If the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers are any indication, that answer is a certain yes. ***VIDEO1*** Both Oakland and Detroit gave up pieces from their lineup...

Chicago White Sox Rock Joakim Soria, Send Error-Happy Detroit Tigers to Fourth Straight Loss
July 29th, 2014 at 11:09 PM
Prior to the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers aren't making the statement they need. Hitting and relief pitching were trouble spots again, as the Chicago White Sox broke open a close game and pounded away an 11-4 win. ***VIDEO1*** Owners of a solid batting average at home, the Tigers wasted no time...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: New Hitting Slump Concerns as Chicago White Sox Make Visit
July 29th, 2014 at 4:50 PM
After leaving the west coast and returning home, the Detroit Tigers will need to leave the carefree attitude behind them as it results to their at-bats. In the midst of a new three game losing streak, offense has been the main bone of contention. ***VIDEO1*** The pitching, meanwhile, was solid, compiling a...

Ugly Loss to Cleveland Indians Proves Detroit Tigers Can’t Afford to Wait Long for Bullpen Help
July 19th, 2014 at 8:31 AM
When Anibal Sanchez takes a three run lead into the seventh inning against a team with a respectable pitch count, rarely would anyone expect the start to go off the rails in a hurry for the Detroit Tigers and end up a lopsided loss. ***VIDEO1*** Friday night, however, that's exactly what happened....

Detroit Tigers’ Rookie Drew VerHagen to Start Saturday Against Cleveland Indians
July 17th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
With a double header looming this Saturday, the Detroit Tigers needed a fill-in pitcher after the All-Star break, and they turned to Drew VerHagen, who will make his major league debut on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** VerHagen, who's pitching at Triple-A Toledo, has amassed a 6-7 record in 2014, with a 3.67 ERA....

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Starting Pitching Will Continue to Determine Detroit Tigers’ Fate
July 7th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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. The Detroit Tigers enjoyed a bounce back week, sweeping the Oakland Athletics, but then fell back to earth in a significant way, losing three straight games against...

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...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Salute to 1984 Champions Kicks Off Final First Half Home Stand
June 30th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers, fresh off their solid 7-2 road swing, return home for a nine game stretch. The series opens with the Oakland Athletics, the top team in the American League, who split with the Tigers initially following a May series. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night's bigger news, however, should be the reunion of...

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...

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’ 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,...

Joe Nathan Implodes, Preventing Detroit Tigers from Winning Big Game Against Oakland Athletics
May 29th, 2014 at 9:20 AM
For the second consecutive game, the Detroit Tigers got plenty of starting pitching from Anibal Sanchez. This time, though, their offense couldn't provide enough of a buffer and the bullpen, led by the efforts of the suddenly shaky Joe Nathan, blew up, allowing the Oakland Athletics to walk off with a...

“Who Wants the Ball?” That’s the Most Important Question Detroit Tigers Must Answer to Halt Skid
May 27th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The Detroit Tigers were rolling along through May, owners of baseball's best record after an impressive sweep at Fenway Park, a place that had been their oldest nemesis in the game. ***PHOTO1*** Then, cold hard reality humbled them. Plane troubles derailed the already weary Tigers in Cleveland. It was the imperfect start to...