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Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Need More than a Few Good Days to Contend
July 27th, 2015 at 10:25 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. Up again, down again. The Detroit Tigers just can't seem to get out of their own way, even in critical weeks. ***VIDEO1*** With the trade deadline just...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Seattle Mariners Series Preview: Close of Homestand Will Tell Tigers’ Direction
July 20th, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Both the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners are on the outside looking in of playoff contention in the American League. ***VIDEO1*** Each team needs to get hot quickly, and needs to find a reason to feel good about their chances and make a run. That makes the four game series the teams...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Bruce Rondon’s Return to Form Key for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
July 20th, 2015 at 10:09 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 made their second half return and the results looked much like what had happened during the first half. ***VIDEO1*** The offense was...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Baltimore Orioles Series Preview: Teams with Identical Records Kick Off Half Two
July 17th, 2015 at 11:08 AM
Over the next few weeks in July, plenty will likely be determined when the Detroit Tigers clash with the Baltimore Orioles. ***VIDEO1*** These playoff nemesis from a year ago find themselves in an identical position at 44-44, and looking to make up ground both within their division and the wild card chase....

Buy or Sell: Six Numbers from Detroit Tigers’ Bumpy First Half Put Under the Microscope
July 14th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
In any baseball season, some statistical anomalies are bound to exist. The 44-44 Detroit Tigers have no shortage of these as they have ridden the wave of an inconsistent first half in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** Which numbers are the most out of whack, and which are to be believed moving forward? Today, six...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Work to Do in Getting Over Mental Demons
July 13th, 2015 at 12:22 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. It's not how a team starts, it's how they finish. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for the Detroit Tigers, a baseball season doesn't end after 88 games. If it did,...

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...

Pittsburgh Pirates Manage to Outlast Detroit Tigers in Wild 14 Inning Slugfest
July 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
DETROIT --- Without J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers would never have seen extra innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, however, temporarily rescued the team with a game-tying homer in the eighth, and both teams would battle for another six innings until anything was decided. When the dust finally settled, the Pirates...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Series Preview: Good Pittsburgh Pitching Hits Comerica Park
June 30th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
DETROIT --- For the second time in three months, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet in interleague play. Earlier, the teams met at PNC Park and the Tigers took two of three behind excellent pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Now, the Pirates come to town for three more games and Detroit will try...

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...