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Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers Hopeful Glimpse Toward 2016 with Elite Performance
August 27th, 2015 at 10:44 AM
DETROIT -- Wednesday night was seen as Justin Verlander's coming back party, when realistically, the pitcher had been planting seeds of a gem for weeks. ***VIDEO1*** The fact that Verlander -- the now on-again, off-again ace of the Tigers' rotation -- took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and flirted with history...

Justin Verlander Flirts with Third Career No-Hitter as Detroit Tigers Thump Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT ---For nine full innings, the magic was back. Justin Verlander could feel it in the crowd, and the 31,938 fans in attendance at Comerica Park could feel it in their pitcher once again. ***VIDEO1*** As the innings flew by, it became clear there was another chance at history. A no-hitter was...

Detroit Tigers’ Shane Greene to Have Surgery, Cutting 2015 Season Short
August 26th, 2015 at 5:35 PM
DETROIT --- For some time, it's been evident that something was wrong with Shane Greene. Recently, the Detroit Tigers zeroed in on the possible cause and Wednesday afternoon, they may have identified the fix. ***VIDEO1*** In the afternoon, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Greene would miss the rest of the 2015 season...

Victor Martinez Healthy and Struggling, but May not Get Moved in Detroit Tigers’ Order
August 26th, 2015 at 1:13 PM
Two times early on Tuesday, the disgust of Victor Martinez was visible. After flying out, he flung his bat to the side. ***VIDEO1*** Late in the game, Martinez couldn't deliver the clutch hit either with runners on base, which eventually helped the Detroit Tigers lose to the Los Angeles Angels by a...

Detroit Tigers Struggle with Pitching Consistency Again in Loss to Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 12:49 AM
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are in every game, but their rickety starting pitching and poor bullpen isn't helping them put many victories away. Alfredo Simon was rocked early and often, and the Tigers' offense, despite a mid-inning rally, couldn't pull them out of a deep hole. They ended up losing...

Pitcher Shane Greene’s Season Takes Tough Turn with Pseudoaneurysm Diagnosis
August 24th, 2015 at 1:11 PM
From inconsistency to now injury, Shane Greene has had a rough debut season for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Since a sterling April which saw Greene occupy the top of the American League win and ERA leader boards, things have been nothing short of miserable. That culminated over the weekend when the pitcher...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Mental Lapses Continue to Haunt Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus
August 17th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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. At this point of a 162 game season, if a team hasn't figured out how to play situational baseball, they're probably more than a lost...

Does Bruce Rondon Have the Mindset to Be Detroit Tigers’ Closer of the Future?
August 16th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
Every single game is a rollercoaster ride for the Detroit Tigers during the 2015 season. ***VIDEO1*** At times, outs are hard to come by from everyone from the starters to the bullpen. Run scoring can be a periodic challenge. So it was no surprise when Bruce Rondon blew a save by allowing a...

Is Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus on the Hot Seat? Many Writers Seem to Think So
August 13th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
For many reasons, some beyond their control, the Detroit Tigers have been one of baseball's biggest disappointments in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** The team has already dramatically dismissed general manager Dave Dombrowski, appointing Al Avila to his post. There's been a shakeup in Detroit's organizational outlook moving forward, and as a result, there's growing...

Feeling Better After Injury, Miguel Cabrera May Play for Detroit Tigers This Weekend
August 12th, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Miguel Cabrera has been gone from the Detroit Tigers since early July, but his comeback is on target and could happen as soon as this weekend. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday afternoon, before the Tigers lost 5-0 to the Kansas City Royals at night, Cabrera took live batting practice against his teammate Tom Gorzelanny. He's...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Left Handed Pitching Struggles Continue to Doom Detroit Tigers
August 10th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
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. The Detroit Tigers continued to win some and lose some this past week, but bullpen troubles remained the biggest talking point, especially after Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** With another...

Jackie Bradley Jr. Steals the Show, Leading Boston Red Sox to Series Win Over Detroit Tigers
August 9th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
DETROIT --- Jackie Bradley Jr. is only one man. But offensively as well as defensively, he was likely the entire reason the Boston Red Sox were able to take a series against the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Bradley's career high four RBI day paced Boston's offense, who overwhelmed the Tigers' bullpen late en-route...

Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias Needs to Step Forward with Maturity in the Future
August 8th, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Discretion is always the better part of valor. ***VIDEO1*** That's the reason Jose Iglesias should have backed off on Saturday following an ugly looking dugout scuffle with catcher James McCann on Friday night and tried to be the bigger man. The matter was supposed to be settled. That was the word Friday from...

Bruce Rondon’s Attitude Keying His Revival at Back of Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
August 7th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
Bruce Rondon is looking like his overpowering self again, and according to his manager, the reason isn't hard to comprehend. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday afternoon, Rondon pitched another solid inning for the Detroit Tigers, helping pave the way to their eventual win against the Kansas City Royals. Since July 27, Rondon has only allowed...

Ian Kinsler Propels Detroit Tigers to Walkoff, Series Win Against Kansas City Royals
August 6th, 2015 at 5:33 PM
DETROIT --- Was in the presence of a rally squirrel that pulled the Detroit Tigers through offensive doldrums and an erratic day of pitching? ***VIDEO1*** Maybe not specifically, but the way things have gone for the Tigers this season, they'll take the help in any way they can possibly get it, especially...

Matt Boyd Could Truly Be ‘Home’ Within Detroit Tigers’ Spacious Comerica Park
August 6th, 2015 at 11:44 AM
DETROIT --- Matt Boyd's Detroit Tigers debut went more according to plan than anyone could have anticipated. ***VIDEO1*** The lefty, acquired in the David Price trade, kept the Kansas City Royals off balance Wednesday night, pitching seven strong innings and scattering seven hits and one run. Though he only struck out two,...

Future of Brad Ausmus Now Firmly up in the Air After Detroit Tigers’ Front Office Upheaval
August 5th, 2015 at 11:24 AM
In his introductory press conference, new Detroit Tigers' general manager Al Avila was very direct when speaking about the future of the team. ***VIDEO1*** One area where he was perhaps unknowingly direct regarded the future of Brad Ausmus, the second year manager who has struggled through 2015 after an equally rough finish...

Kansas City Royals Get to Justin Verlander Early, Overwhelm Punchless Detroit Tigers
August 5th, 2015 at 8:58 AM
DETROIT --- Tuesday, the biggest news made by the Detroit Tigers happened before the game. ***VIDEO1*** On the field of play? It was the same old story. The pitching, led by Justin Verlander, struggled. The offense didn't muster much of a fight at all. It added up to a disappointing 5-1 loss...

‘Uniquely Qualified’ Al Avila Says Detroit Tigers Confident They Can Win Now and into Future
August 4th, 2015 at 6:29 PM
DETROIT --- Dressed in a suit and tie, the neatly prepared Al Avila abruptly accepted a role he's been working for nearly his entire life. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday afternoon, after a stunning and sweeping announcement, Avila was announced as the new general manager and team president of the Detroit Tigers. In the blink...

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...