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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Late Managing Errors Covered up by Clutch Hits in Detroit Tigers’ Win Over Minnesota Twins
July 10th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Dave Clark and Brad Ausmus should both owe Ian Kinsler an expensive dinner of his choosing in the Twin Cities over the weekend. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday night, with more clutch hitting, the second baseman bailed both out of a potential sticky situation late in what would become a big 4-2 win by the...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Though Detroit Tigers’ Flaws Persist, No Pushing Panic Button Yet
July 6th, 2015 at 11:35 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 travails of the ever hot and cold Detroit Tigers persisted. ***VIDEO1*** Despite a frustrating sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the...

Shaky Justin Verlander Shelled Again as Detroit Tigers Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
July 5th, 2015 at 5:22 PM
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander hasn't been himself while trying to work back to health on the fly for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** In his fourth start of the season, the pitcher rolled through the early innings only to hit a major wall in the fifth. When the Toronto Blue Jays touched him...

J.D. Martinez’s Simple Approach Powering Consistent Late-Inning Heroics for Detroit Tigers
July 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Currrently, it's one of the more remarkable statistics in baseball that folks probably know next to nothing about. ***VIDEO1*** Since joining the Detroit Tigers, J.D. Martinez has 16 home runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Not only has he shown plenty of power overall, but a definite flair for the dramatic...

Suddenly Punchless Detroit Tigers Back at .500 After Sweep by Pittsburgh Pirates
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 PM
DETROIT --- It's obvious the listless Detroit Tigers badly need a spark. The nature of what that spark should be is the only thing up for debate. ***VIDEO1*** Such a moment didn't come Thursday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates kept hitting, overwhelming the Tigers with 13 hits and eight runs. Offensively, Detroit...

It’s Finally Time for Joba Chamberlain’s Role to Change Within Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
July 2nd, 2015 at 12:19 PM
DETROIT --- The number of times Joba Chamberlain has excelled in his role within the Detroit Tigers' bullpen in 2015 can be counted on one hand. ***VIDEO1*** Considering he has appeared in 29 games, often being used in significant spots, that's a big problem. Wednesday night, Chamberlain was at the epicenter of...

Jose Iglesias Finding Different Ways to Impress Detroit Tigers Every Day
June 30th, 2015 at 12:13 PM
Sunday afternoon, Jose Iglesias didn't make a flashy play in the field, other than snagging a routine pop up over his shoulder. ***VIDEO1*** He didn't make one of his improbable infield stabs which has become routine, nor did he make a defensive play that wowed the paying customers in the grand scheme...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Finish Off Week with Win That Counts for More
June 29th, 2015 at 10:19 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. All wins in baseball count exactly the same statistically, but sometimes, some can count for just a bit more spiritually. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers put...

Detroit Tigers Pull Off Late-Inning Comeback, Stun Chicago White Sox on James McCann’s Walk-Off
June 28th, 2015 at 5:34 PM
DETROIT --- Down four runs to a dominating pitcher in the eighth inning, few would have given the Detroit Tigers a chance of coming back. Instead, they flipped the script in a major way Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers scraped across the tying runs in the eighth, then...

A Healthy Bruce Rondon is a Major X-Factor for Detroit Tigers’ Needy Bullpen
June 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Amid all the negative things that happened Thursday afternoon during the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox, it might have been hard to remember the biggest shining positive. ***VIDEO1*** So, while the Tigers made several mental mistakes on the base paths and at the plate, watched a struggling reliever blow...

After Second Late Comeback Fails, Detroit Tigers Fall in Extra Innings to Chicago White Sox
June 25th, 2015 at 6:01 PM
DETROIT --- Considering the results, the Chicago White Sox surely like seeing Joba Chamberlain. For the second time this season, a Chamberlain meltdown paved the way to a late Chicago victory. ***VIDEO1*** This time, a three-run triple in extra innings helped in ending a see-saw affair. The White Sox took home an...