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Simon, Tigers try to make it two straight over Astros

Although they were riding the best 41-game start in franchise history heading into the series opener against the Detroit Tigers, the Houston Astros weren't able to put an end to their woes at Comerica Park. They could be turning to the right pitcher Friday (6 p.m. pregame, 7:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit) in Collin McHugh, who has one of MLB's longest road unbeaten streaks...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers win on McCann's walk-off HR

James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday.
Via WholeHogSports
20 hours ago

Shirts referring to Brad Ausmus as ‘dreamy’ appear in Tigers clubhouse (pic)

Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus widely is viewed as one of the better-looking managers in baseball, if not the handsomest.  And it appears there’s a member of the Tigers who believes he’s all that and more, as t-shirts mysteriously appeared in the team’s clubhouse that bore an image of Ausmus along with the word, “Dreamy,”...Read More The post Shirts referring to Brad...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Can they recover vs. Houston?

After the near embarrassment that was the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Detroit Tigers will welcome the best team in the American League to Comerica Park, the Houston Astros, for a 4 game series. Wait…….what?! You read that right, folks. At 27-14 the Astros have more wins than any other team in baseball, a complete reversal of the Astros of recent years. Typically...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Get your Brad Ausmus “Dreamy” t-shirt … or, ya know, don’t

Prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Brewers, the Tigers clubhouse was adorned by t-shirts with a photo of Brad Ausmus and “Dreamy” below his mug.  Someone on Twitter said that Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner ordered them. It’s good to see the team is still loose (I guess) after two straight to the second-worst team in the Major Leagues.  When asked about the...

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez put on 15 day disabled list

Victor Martinez Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers has been placed on the disabled list for a minimum of fifteen days with inflammation in his left knee. Martinez had surgery on the same knee in February of the offseason.  The five time all-star was determined to play and made a surprisingly quick recovery and was cleared to play during spring training. His knee has been sore...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander were kissing in St. Louis

Remember when Justin Verlander called out the “haters” for picking on him for not rehabbing his achy wing 24/7?  Like anyone, JV deserves his free time and what he does in his free time is his business.  His business happens to be making out with girlfriend Kate Upton in the middle of St. Louis this past weekend. The Tigers were in town visiting the Cardinals and McBoobs was on...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.40: Brewers at Tigers

(doesn’t he look injured in the pic above?) Victor Martinez and his inability to hit left handed (against right handed pitching) has been the most popular Tiger topic as of late. He’s in a massive slump (let’s hope it’s a slump), and looked downright awful in two key late inning game-tying/go-ahead situations over the past two nights. He weakly grounded out to 3rd on Sunday...
Via Tigers Weblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander & Kate Upton Kissing In St. Louis Bar

Cheesin’ bc Kate and Justin ❤️
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias on the Comeback Trail

Most players make it to Major League Baseball without a fully refined skillset. Some players make it to the majors with a particular skill so great it outweighs a lack of skills normally required to function at the major-league level. Sometimes, it is an electric fastball despite a lack of command or secondary pitches. For […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Week 6 Recap: Miggy hits No. 400, Marlins fire Redmond

USATI The Miami Marlins ended what a been a pretty quiet week around the league with the firing of their manager and then the questionable replacement choice. The Houston Astros just keep winning, and Miguel Cabrera now tops the list of all time Venezuelan homerun leaders, passing Andres Galarraga on Saturday. American League East: The New York Yankees dropped 5 of their 6 games...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Days You’re The Tiger Trainer, Some Days You’re The Meat

Given that currently the Detroit Tigers are one of the best teams in the American League, at least via record, probably losing two of three to them, including one in extra innings, isn’t so bad.  The Cardinals are finding stronger measuring sticks than the Reds and Brewers and they aren’t being found completely wanting, which would [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers pitcher Shane Greene says he's 'ready to go'

Detroit Tigers starter Shane Greene is expected to make his next start as scheduled, despite a scare with a nerve issue in his pitching hand last week. Greene will throw a light bullpen session Monday in Detroit to prepare for his next start on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander exited Friday night's start after only five innings because he felt tingling...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera takes one step closer to immortality

The potential career hitting numbers for Miguel Cabrera are absolutely incredible. When at age 32, your numbers almost perfectly mirror the likes of an all-time great like Hank Aaron, you know you’re special. And at this pace, Cabrera could truly go down as one of the best hitters the game has ever seen and possibly the greatest right handed hitter ever. Miguel Cabrera hit...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Greene on track to make next start

ST. LOUIS (AP) Detroit Tigers right-hander Shane Greene is expected to make his next start, bouncing back from a nerve issue his last outing. Greene threw a side session Sunday and said all went well. He was removed after five scoreless innings Friday with mild inflammation of the ulnar tendon that left him dealing with numbness and tingling. Greene said he got loose and made some...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Going for the Sweep against the N.L.’s best on Sunday Night!

  The Tigers have traveled to St. Louis, home of the team with the best record in that National League and shown them who’s boss. The Detroit Tigers (23-14) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (24-12) on Sunday Night Baseball. Sunday Night baseball is featuring the Tigers for the second week in a row and for the second time of three times this month. In yesterday’s contest...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.37: Tigers at Cardinals

So are the Tigers (in other words Miguel Cabrera) over their night game funk? It certainly seems like it after last night. On the other hand, other than Gose and Cespedes the bats seemed to be full of NyQuil until the 7th inning, so maybe it was more a St. Louis Blowpen issue than kicking the night-game stupor. At any rate, it’s incredible how often that scenario happens: Cabrera...
Via Tigers Weblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 62: If no World Series for the Tigers in 2015, Dombrowski and Ausmus’ job should be on the line

The fans have spoken. In the first ever Motor City Uncut Court, the fans believe the job status’ of Dave Dombrowski and Brad Ausmus should be on the line if the Tigers don’t win the World Series in 2015. So what does the return verdict from the fans further mean for the Tigers general manager and manager? Dombrowski and Ausmus will be brought to trial in another future Motor...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Greene on injury: “I’m a little scared, but there’s no pain”

After leaving Friday’s start after 5 innings and just 74 pitches thrown, it was determined that Tigers starter Shane Greene was suffering from mild ulnar neuritis, which is a condition when a nerve becomes compressed in the elbow. Greene, who held the Cardinals scoreless before departing described having no pain but a tingling sensation in his fingers which prompted manager Brad...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler Turn Brilliant Double Play vs. Twins

Jose Iglesias was at it again Thursday afternoon, pairing with Ian Kinsler to turn an incredible double play on Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Iglesias nabbed a grounder behind the second base back, flipped the ball with his glove to Kinsler, who barehanded it and fired to first. Glove flip ✔️ Bare hand ✔️ Scoop at first ✔️ This double play has it all. pic.twitter...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Didn’t Brad Ausmus Leave Rajai Davis in Sunday Night’s Game?

After much deliberation over what went down during the Detroit Tigers’ frustrating 2-1 Sunday night loss to Kansas City, just one question remains unanswered … Not why Brad Ausmus pulled Miguel Cabrera for a pinch-runner. It backfired, obviously, in part because Davis did not even attempt a steal despite being on the bases for the next five batters. It’s also not why Ausmus...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander continues to fire back at social media critics

Justin Verlander was on the receiving end of some snarky social media backlash over the weekend when folks criticized him for a public outing with girlfriend Kate Upton. The critics asserted that to do such a thing — go out with his girlfriend — indicated he was not taking his rehabilitation seriously enough. Verlander, currently...Read More The post Justin Verlander on social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander sends great note to ‘haters’ about his rehab

Justin Verlander posted a great tongue-in-cheek note to the “haters” who question his dedication to rehab. Verlander has not pitched this season and was placed on the 15-day DL in early April after experiencing a triceps injury. He continues to rehab and is scheduled to undergo another MRI to determine how his recovery is going....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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