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With Many Issues Mounting, Expect More Detroit Tigers’ Struggles in Near Future
May 26th, 2015 at 11:41 AM
Monday afternoon, plenty of folks were likely shocked that the last place Oakland Athletics made carving up the Detroit Tigers 4-0 look so easy. ***VIDEO1*** Realistically, however, they should have seen it coming. The Tigers were playing a Sunday lineup, giving Miguel Cabrera a day off while playing such names as Hernan...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Brad Ausmus Needs Managing Balance for Detroit Tigers
May 25th, 2015 at 9:14 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 past week, the Detroit Tigers finished out a tough home stand, losing two of three games to the Milwaukee Brewers, and struggling to a...

Preston Tucker Clubs Detroit Tigers with Pinch-Hit Homer as Houston Astros Rally for Split
May 24th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
DETROIT --- Since Luke Scott's sudden departure from a major league roster, the Detroit Tigers liekly haven't seen a player do more damage against them head-to head than young Preston Tucker. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time in the series, Tucker delivered in a pinch-hitting role, tying the game in the sixth inning...

MRI Reveals No Structural Damage for Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias; Kyle Lobstein to DL
May 24th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
DETROIT --- For some reason, be it his execution on the field or calm personality, Jose Iglesias has a black injury cloud that seems to follow him every day. ***VIDEO1*** Saturday, the Detroit Tigers' shortstop had another scare when he bumped knees with massive Houston Astros' first baseman Chris Carter on the...

Rookie Catcher James McCann Settling in Impressively as Starter for Detroit Tigers
May 23rd, 2015 at 9:21 AM
When Alex Avila went down a few weeks ago with a knee injury, the Detroit Tigers didn't know what they'd get from James McCann in a starting role. ***VIDEO1*** The catcher, despite all of his positive virtues, is still a rookie. It would be easy for such a player to be overwhelmed...

Breakfast with Brad: Within Bullpen Management, Brad Ausmus Can Walk Tightrope for Detroit Tigers
May 22nd, 2015 at 9:58 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a morning look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus. Thursday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers seemed to have a regulation win against the Houston Astros in the bag. ***VIDEO1*** David Price had pitched well into the sixth inning, and the team had finally gotten the kind of...

James McCann’s Walk-Off Home Run Helps Sink Houston Astros in Extra Innings
May 21st, 2015 at 7:38 PM
DETROIT --- Perhaps the slogan for the 2015 Detroit Tigers should be "better late than never." ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight day, the Tigers were bailed out by some late hitting. It was James McCann doing the honors in the 11th inning with a solo shot that helped save some inconsistent relief...

Tyler Collins Keeping Head Above Water Well in Second Stint with Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2015 at 11:27 AM
DETROIT --- Every game has pivotal moments, but Wednesday night's came in the eighth inning before Nick Castellanos even stepped to the plate. ***VIDEO1*** With the Detroit Tigers trying desperately to find runs and a big hit after a strange three game power outage, young Tyler Collins stepped to the plate with...

Nick Castellanos Catches Big Hit for Detroit Tigers, Helping to End Their Three Game Skid
May 20th, 2015 at 11:51 PM
DETROIT --- All the Detroit Tigers have needed lately has been one hit to break things open. They didn't manage to get one until late Wednesday night from Nick Castellanos. ***VIDEO1*** Castellanos accounted for four RBI and plated the lead runs in the eighth inning with a triple, and Detroit kicked a...

Detroit Tigers Getting Good Injury News on Justin Verlander, Bruce Rondon
May 20th, 2015 at 5:37 PM
Recently, the Detroit Tigers have seen their lineup bitten the injury bug. Just as fast as that has happened, however, the pitching staff has quietly started to trend in a healthier direction. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, both Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon took steps towards making their respective comebacks, and the signs were very encouraging...

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...

Victor Martinez Set to Embark on Most Critical Recovery Period of His Career
May 19th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
DETROIT --- It took a while for the Detroit Tigers to announce, but Victor Martinez is officially heading to the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez had been in a state of on-again, off-again pain and frustration regarding his knee ever since starting the season. He injured the knee...

Victor Martinez Seeming Destined for Disabled List as Tyler Collins Joins Detroit Tigers
May 19th, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Even after taking a series off, Victor Martinez still didn't look right. That much was clear on Monday night, and the Detroit Tigers might finally be compelled to make a move designed to help him out. ***VIDEO1*** Left-handed outfielder Tyler Collins was promoted from Triple-A Toledo Tuesday. That news was first reported...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview: Struggling and Surging Teams Set to Collide
May 18th, 2015 at 2:16 PM
This week, the Detroit Tigers are caught in between baseball's version of a rock and a hard place. ***VIDEO1*** That hard place is the 13-25 Milwaukee Brewers, who come in losers of their last two series yet still remain dangerous to a squad like Detroit, who is picking up a bit of...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Hope for St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers to Meet Again
May 18th, 2015 at 11:27 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 and St. Louis Cardinals played about as exciting of a series as could possibly be contested in May. ***VIDEO1*** Coming in, both...

Jose Iglesias Continues to Show His Offensive Evolution for Detroit Tigers
May 17th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
When the Detroit Tigers acquired Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in 2013, they knew what kind of a glove they would be getting. ***VIDEO1*** The bat was far more uncertain. Even though Iglesias had burst on the scene with a decent average and production, most folks thought he would be...

Was Shane Greene’s Elbow Discomfort Caused by Batting? If So, It’s Another Argument for NL DH
May 16th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Early in 2015, the Detroit Tigers have had all kinds of problems keeping pitchers healthy. ***VIDEO1*** So when Shane Greene had to depart Friday night's win over the St. Louis Cardinals early with a mild ulnar neuritis---or tingling sensation in the fingers stemming from the elbow region---there were likely many nervous moments...

Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Resurgence Continues in Road Pasting of St. Louis Cardinals
May 16th, 2015 at 12:18 AM
For a decent amount of time recently, the Detroit Tigers couldn't seem to get the big hit. All of a sudden, it seems they can't avoid it. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit clubbed three home runs and collected 17 hits, several of which came in key spots late to lead in a dominating 10-4 victory...

Detroit Tigers Vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series Preview: Offensive Challenges a Theme Coming In
May 15th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals are familiar foes, having battled it out in plenty of interleague contests and even a few World Series through the years. ***VIDEO1*** This season, the rivalry returns as Detroit makes the weekend trip to Missouri to face off with a Cardinals team that has been...