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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...

David Price Clearly Deserves Better than Detroit Tigers Have Given Him
July 24th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
It's been nearly a year since David Price was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a move that stunned the baseball world. ***VIDEO1*** In the aftermath of the deal, most figured the Tigers would easily come out ahead in the short term. They'd have 1 1/2 years of one of the best...

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...

Ian Kinsler’s Resurgence Atop Batting Order Helping Drive Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Depth
July 23rd, 2015 at 11:47 AM
DETROIT --- Lately, Ian Kinsler is driving the Detroit Tigers' energy bus, both literally and figuratively. ***VIDEO1*** In need of someone to both spark the offense and set the tone, Kinsler has loudly accepted the challenge. This is the case so much so that Kinsler has won several games for the Tigers...

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...

Brad Ausmus, Dave Dombrowski Share Equal Culpability for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Meltdowns
July 22nd, 2015 at 9:34 AM
"I would do nothing different at all," Brad Ausmus said Tuesday night after mismanaging his bullpen in a game his Detroit Tigers had to have against the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of changing pitchers in an ugly eighth inning and swapping out Neftali Feliz, Ausmus left the beleaguered pitcher in, and he...

Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumor Chart: According to Report, Tigers Likely to Sell
July 21st, 2015 at 9:37 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. Following the All-Star break, the Detroit Tigers have gotten off to a modest 2-2 start, which hasn't helped them make up ground in their playoff pursuit. ***VIDEO1*** As a...

Ian Kinsler’s Heroics Provide Detroit Tigers One More Chance at a Season Turning Point
July 21st, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Monday night, the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners, but it certainly wasn't a pretty victory. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers battled back, getting a pair of massive home runs from Ian Kinsler and quality pitching from the bullpen to help in a late 5-4 victory over Seattle. Considering how things were going most...

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...

J.D. Martinez Impresses with Fantastic Catch, Proving He Can Play Defense Too
July 18th, 2015 at 4:36 PM
DETROIT --- It's becoming easy to label J.D. Martinez a one-hit wonder of sorts. ***VIDEO1*** He hits with power, collecting towering home runs. He can also nab RBI's in bunches, racking up plenty of gaudy statistics that make him one of the rising hitting stars in the league. Casually, J.D. could stand...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias Allows Glimpse into Future with All-Star Game Performance
July 15th, 2015 at 11:08 AM
On a night in Cincinnati where the talk of the 2015 All-Star game centered around baseball's influx of young talent, it was probably hard for many to remember just how Jose Iglesias fits in. ***VIDEO1*** Amongst stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Joc Pederson, Iglesias can get lost in the...

Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Rumor Chart: Reliever Steve Cishek Enters the Picture
July 14th, 2015 at 5:50 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. Week two of the rumor chart brings little clarity for the Detroit Tigers, who are on the outside looking in of the wild card picture and also...

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...