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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...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Consistency Slowly Creeping Back
June 15th, 2015 at 4:13 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. Water, as it is said, always finds its level. And baseball is a wavy sport. ***VIDEO1*** Just ask the Detroit Tigers, who once upon a time were...

Alfredo Simon, Detroit Tigers’ Offense Power Through Rain to Defeat Cleveland Indians
June 14th, 2015 at 6:56 PM
DETROIT --- Apparently nothing, be it sleet, snow or in this case rain can stop Detroit Tigers' pitcher Alfredo Simon from delivering the mail. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, Simon was dealing again before the rains came. After that, the Tigers offense erupted, scoring six times in the final four innings to help in a...

Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers a Chance, but Bullpen Fizzles Late to Clevleand Indians
June 13th, 2015 at 8:33 PM
DETROIT --- Say this for Justin Verlander: with plenty of uncertainty swirling following a disabled list stint, he gave his Detroit Tigers a chance to beat the Cleveland Indians in his first start. ***VIDEO1*** Two familiar foes in bullpen and offensive inconsistency, however, derailed many of the good feelings. Verlander dealt for...

Acceptance, not Defiance, Will Only Help Shane Greene to Improve for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Here, there, everywhere. Wednesday night, Shane Greene's pitches did a little bit of everything around the plate once they left his hand. ***VIDEO1*** And after they hit the bat, the same exact things happened. Home runs, doubles, triples and singles were sprayed across Comerica Park's night sky early and often like a...

Chicago Cubs Overwhelm Erratic Shane Greene, Earn Split with Detroit Tigers After Blowout Win
June 10th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
DETROIT --- Right now, Shane Greene couldn't locate home plate with a compass. Early on, the Chicago Cubs took advantage of this fact, pounding Greene and later, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen en-route to a dominating 12-3 victory. ***VIDEO1*** Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Addison Russell's single, and...

Detroit Tigers Pound Chicago Cubs Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Consistent Offense
June 9th, 2015 at 10:46 PM
DETROIT --- Consistency has been hard to come by early this season for both the Detroit Tigers' offense and Anibal Sanchez. Tuesday night, a measure of both was found by each party amid Detroit's 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers, as they have in the past, took a quick...

Oakland Athletics Hold Off Comeback Minded Yet Reeling Detroit Tigers to Complete Series Sweep
June 4th, 2015 at 5:15 PM
DETROIT --- Though skies have been blue in Michigan most of the week, there's been storm clouds hovering all around Comerica Park, prompting longing eyes to continually search for silver linings. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers were knocked around early and often by the Oakland Athletics, and trailed 7-1 going into the ninth...

Angel Nesbitt’s Confidence Lacking Most Through Rough Stretch for Detroit Tigers
June 4th, 2015 at 11:48 AM
It doesn't take a pitching doctor to realize that something is likely wrong mechanically with Angel Nesbitt. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday night, in the midst of a sleepy 6-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in which not much went right, Nesbitt's performance in the eighth inning was of particular concern for the Detroit Tigers. Nesbitt,...

Oakland Athletics Blank Struggling Detroit Tigers’ Offense Behind Flawless Sonny Gray
June 3rd, 2015 at 10:47 PM
DETROIT --- With the way the Detroit Tigers are swinging the bats, they might not have touched Sonny Gray on one of his bad days, much less a good one. ***VIDEO1*** Instead, Gray was on and the Tigers continued firing blanks, both at the plate and on the mound. All of that...

Brad Ausmus Needs to Call Shots and Take Charge of Detroit Tigers’ Ad-Lib Mentality
June 3rd, 2015 at 11:26 AM
This much is true: a manager is only so much at fault for the complete struggles of his baseball team. ***VIDEO1*** But when the same things routinely keep coming up and mistakes start to happen as a result, it's clear there's a problem developing. The current issues of the Detroit Tigers obviously extend...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Nothing Detroit Tigers Can Do but Try and Ride Out Slumps
June 1st, 2015 at 12:05 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. Sunday night, the Detroit Tigers lost their fourth straight game to the Los Angeles Angels, prolonging their latest losing streak. It happened in similar fashion...

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...

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...