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Detroit Tigers’ News and Notes: Rain Dates, Futures Game Invites, Rehab and More
June 28th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox finish off their shortened four game set on Sunday afternoon under sunnier skies and warming temperatures. Considering the conditions the teams dealt with Saturday, that's a nice change. ***VIDEO1*** As first pitch closes in, here's a rundown of some news and notes from this past...

Consistent Starting Pitching Remains Biggest Stumbling Block for the 2015 Detroit Tigers
June 24th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Walking around the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it becomes obvious how important pitching is in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Every championship team has had folds of great starting pitching. The examples are obvious through the generations, and patrons can follow them sequentially on the walls as they trace the title...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Cleveland Indians Series Preview: Tigers Trying to Continue Mastry of Indians
June 22nd, 2015 at 10:48 AM
The Detroit Tigers haven't done much with consistency in the first half this season, but the one thing they have done is batter the Cleveland Indians nearly at every turn. ***VIDEO1*** This theme has continued from seasons past, where the Indians haven't had any luck against the Tigers, home or away. Detroit's...

If Justin Verlander Can Consistently Give Detroit Tigers a Chance, He Can Reinvent His Career
June 14th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
DETROIT --- Not much about Justin Verlander's first start off the disabled list was remarkable. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher lasted five innings, saw tiredness after a minor bit of trouble end his day, didn't rack up an obscene amount of strikeouts and didn't truly wow or overpower as he has in the past....

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...

Kyle Ryan’s Addition to Detroit Tigers Rotation Provides Interesting Pitching Mix
June 13th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Friday night, David Price showed what a power lefty can do amid the Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** For nine innings, Price carved up Cleveland batters, only allowing seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in the midst of his shutout. Price was in control, and...

Max’s Musings: Anibal Sanchez Finally Showcases Some Long-Awaited Elite Form for Detroit Tigers
June 12th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers It's not everyday a baseball team needs to exhale and celebrate an all-world performance by one of their pitchers early in June, but Anibal Sanchez's night on Tuesday deserved plenty of such fanfare. ***VIDEO1*** The last time Sanchez gave the Tigers at least seven...

Justin Verlander Pushing for Detroit Tigers’ Return While Bruce Rondon Struggles
June 7th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Unlike his last start, Justin Verlander showed some signs of being his old self again Saturday night while pitching for the Toledo Mud Hens. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander struck out nine batters while pitching into the sixth inning of Toledo's eventual 6-1 loss to the Columbus Clippers. After accepting a ball from a dinosaur...

Detroit Tigers Could Get Victor Martinez, Alex Avila and Justin Verlander Back Soon
June 5th, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Early this season, injury problems have been a familiar crutch for the struggling Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Soon, however, it appears the team might not even have that excuse to fall back on. In addition to the progressing Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon, the team could get a pair of ailing sluggers in...

Justin Verlander Struggles in Rehab Start, but Continues Progress for Detroit Tigers
May 31st, 2015 at 7:58 PM
Considering the bad luck the Detroit Tigers have seen with rehab starts early this year, it was likely hard for the team to be too dismayed by what Justin Verlander accomplished on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** Facing live batters for the first time since spring training in March, Verlander got knocked around a...

Despite Struggles Thursday, Brighter Days Ahead for Detroit Tigers’ Buck Farmer
May 29th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
By simply taking a glance at the box score Friday morning, it could be hard to be encouraged by Buck Farmer's third major league start. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, the youngster faced trouble against the Los Angeles Angels, getting done in by two home run balls off the bats of Albert Pujols and...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Dominates Simulated Game; Inching Toward Return
May 26th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Even though the Detroit Tigers have been beaten down by injuries lately, they have to be encouraged by the recovery of Justin Verlander. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, prior to the Tigers' battle with the Oakland Athletics, Verlander pitched a simulated game against his teammates and was on point, going 4.1 solid innings and allowing...

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...

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...

Kyle Lobstein’s Success Allows Detroit Tigers to Take Time with Justin Verlander
May 8th, 2015 at 10:09 AM
On Thursday afternoon, Kyle Lobstein picked up his third victory of the year in solid and fairly significant fashion. ***VIDEO1*** Lobstein pitched into the eighth inning of Detroit's 4-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox, and was the reason Detroit was able to leave town feeling good. Lobstein only allowed five total...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Cleared to Throw; Should Begin Progression Slowly
May 7th, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, in the hours before their nighttime loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers did get some very good news. ***VIDEO1*** Injured ace Justin Verlander has finally been cleared to begin throwing after a clean MRI. Considering he has been raring to go for some time, prior to the game,...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: David Price, Anibal Sanchez Show Their Value to Detroit Tigers
May 4th, 2015 at 8:56 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Looking a desperate situation in the face on the road, the Detroit Tigers were able to pick up three key wins this week thanks to...

Detroit Tigers’ Pitcher Justin Verlander Plays Catch Tuesday, Trending in Right Direction
April 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Detroit Tigers' injured ace Justin Verlander has accompanied the team on their current road trip, and though he's not doing anything aggressively, he's not just sitting around, either. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Verlander played some catch in the outfield at Target Field before Detroit's evening loss to the Minnesota Twins and tested out his...

If Progress Isn’t Seen, Detroit Tigers Need to Provide Victor Martinez Rest for Ailing Knee
April 21st, 2015 at 3:05 PM
April is an unpredictable month in baseball, and not just due to what happens on the field. In an instant, the weather can go from warm to cold, and those changes can play games with the human body. ***VIDEO1*** So it's easy to see the trepidation the Detroit Tigers have with rushing...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Deep Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Staff Dominate Early
April 20th, 2015 at 10:24 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Anibal Sanchez was the odd man out this past week in the Detroit Tigers' starting staff, and considering his usually live arm, consider that a...