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Max’s Musings: Austin Kubitza’s Struggles Amplify Tough Season for Erie SeaWolves
August 29th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers. Before many folks had the time to sit down on Friday night, the Erie SeaWolves were already significantly behind the eight ball against the Harrisburg Senators. ***VIDEO1*** Austin Kubitza was on the mound, and he was immediately greeted numerous runs in the first two...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Toronto Blue Jays Series Preview: David Price Reunion not on Menu This Weekend
August 28th, 2015 at 12:35 PM
The Detroit Tigers won't have to deal with the emotion and difficulty of facing their departed former ace this weekend while facing the Toronto Blue Jays. ***VIDEO1*** As far as advantages go, that's about all the team can expect. Detroit will trot out two rookie starters to go against a trio that...

Detroit Tigers May Have Found Their Own Frustrating ‘Crafty Veteran’ in Randy Wolf
August 28th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Watching Randy Wolf pitch, viewers certainly won't be wowed by any one particular thing he does. ***VIDEO1*** Rarely does Wolf light up the radar gun, and he's lucky if he can collect more than a handful of strikeouts. He doesn't overpower, nor does he overwhelm much of anyone at the plate. Yet, there...

Detroit Tigers Dazzled by Matt Shoemaker, Who Spins One-Hit Gem for Los Angeles Angels
August 27th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
DETROIT -- Inspired by a trip back to his home state, Matt Shoemaker dazzled in his debut off the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** The Wyandotte, Michigan native and Eastern Michigan University alumni only allowed one hit and no runs while striking out five. He kept the Detroit Tigers off balance all afternoon, and...

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...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Los Angeles Angels Preview: Tigers Looking to Play Spoilers to Slumping Angels
August 25th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers didn't get a day off on Monday, instead having to play a makeup game against the Cincinnati Reds. Their homecoming present? A three-game date with the Los Angeles Angels. ***VIDEO1*** For the last few weeks, the up-again, down-again Angels have been hanging around the wild card race...

Buck Farmer Still Needs to Learn How to Limit the Damage as a Starter
August 25th, 2015 at 3:42 PM
DETROIT -- It would be unfair to pin the Detroit Tigers' ugly 12-5 loss Monday night to the Cincinnati Reds entirely on Buck Farmer's shoulders. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher gave Detroit a chance to win most of the night. Through four innings, Farmer didn't allow so much as a hit. It was looking...

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: It’s Time to Call the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Swap a Win-Win
August 24th, 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. It was a big weekend for booing and stirring up old animosity as the Texas Rangers visited town with Prince Fielder in tow. ***VIDEO1*** For the first...

Justin Verlander Wants More Safety Measures for Fans After Friday’s Close Call
August 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Mostly, the Detroit Tigers have been immune from the scary in their stadium, but that changed in a big way on Friday night. ***VIDEO1*** In the eighth inning, a foul ball off the bat of Anthony Gose screamed over the Detroit dugout, catching a woman in the crowd by surprise. For seven...

Is a Rag-Tag Rotation Better than a Super Rotation? Detroit Tigers Will Soon Find Out
August 21st, 2015 at 3:56 PM
For the last handful of years, the Detroit Tigers have chased baseball immortality to the bitter end, spending big money in their pursuit of a title. ***VIDEO1*** The real lynch pin of this endeavor has been seen within investments to their pitching staff. The Tigers shelled out a massive contract to Justin...

Injuries Now Pressuring Detroit Tigers’ Ever-Thinning Starting Rotation
August 21st, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers got a big boost from starter Alfredo Simon, who pitched a one-hitter as his team beat the Texas Rangers 4-0. ***VIDEO1*** Considering the news from earlier in the day, it was a significant development. Hours before, the Tigers placed Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris on the disabled...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Texas Rangers Preview: Surging Rangers Starting to Make Run Entering Detroit
August 20th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were left for dead in the wild card standings. Stunningly, they've begun to crawl out of their funk. ***VIDEO1*** After making a key deal at the trade deadline, the Rangers have been revived, and have won six out of their last ten games in the standings, helping...

Jefry Marte to Toledo as Drew VerHagen Returns to Bolster Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
August 19th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Affected by wild weather delays on Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers played until the wee hours of Wednesday morning in Chicago, and their pitching staff was taxed. ***VIDEO1*** As a result, the team is sending infielder Jefry Marte back to Triple-A Toledo. Coming the other way in the exchange is Drew VerHagen. VerHagen can...

Shortly, the Detroit Tigers Will Have Big Choices to Make with Young Talent
August 19th, 2015 at 2:09 PM
At the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers powerfully restocked their system, and appear to have found several building blocks in the process. ***VIDEO1*** Lately, the team has watched two such players in Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd each have flashes of brilliance that lend to the notion the future could be bright....

Boston Red Sox Hire Former Detroit Tigers’ General Manager as Team President
August 18th, 2015 at 11:13 PM
After being fired by the Detroit Tigers, as predicted, it didn't take Dave Dombrowski long to land on his feet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox hired Dombrowski to replace Larry Luccino and be their new team president according to media reports. Boston's general manager Ben Cherington will not be back...