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Pirates 4, Tigers 2: Bucs best Bengals, steal series

Pirates 4, Tigers 2: Bucs best Bengals, steal series

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Akil Baddoo and JaCoby Jones tried their best, but as it turns out you need nine guys to win a game. The final game of a three-game set, the first pair coming yesterday in a split doubleheader, saw the Pirates take the series with a 4-2 win on a pair of runs in the eighth inning. The calendar said April, but the weather sure didn’t agree: it was a chilly 43°F (6°C) and a breezy 15 mph (24 km/h) wind made for some interesting times in the outfield. I was thinking yesterday morning, as I watched a layer of wet snow coat the ground, that...
Detroit Free Press Apr 20, 2021
Detroit Tigers mailbag: What is happening to rookie Akil Baddoo after strong start?

Detroit Tigers mailbag: What is happening to rookie Akil Baddoo after strong start?

After 16 games, here's a mailbag about prospects, Akil Baddoo and what Matthew Boyd headlining the starting rotation means for his future.       
Detroit Free Press Apr 18, 2021
How Detroit Tigers rookie Akil Baddoo's first 10 games track with some modern greats

How Detroit Tigers rookie Akil Baddoo's first 10 games track with some modern greats

Fewer than 40 hitters in the past 29 seasons have had as hot a start as the Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo, ranging from Albert Pujols to Bo Hart. Who?       
Motor City Bengals Apr 17, 2021

Detroit Tigers: Let’s Look At Akil Baddoo’s Strikeouts

Akil Baddoo has rightfully been the talk of the early Detroit Tigers season. His first few games will remain legendary, and him dominating despite never playing above High-A made it all the more compelling. A slump was always going to come for Akil Baddoo, because slumps come for everyone in baseball. Fans would do well […] Detroit Tigers: Let’s Look At Akil Baddoo’s Strikeouts - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2021
Get your Wilson Ramos “Detroit Buffalo” shirt from BreakingT!

Get your Wilson Ramos “Detroit Buffalo” shirt from BreakingT!

Celebrate one of the season’s early heroes. There have been plenty of great and unexpected stories from the Detroit Tigers early in the season, with many players defying expectation and making the club a heck of a lot of fun to watch. Not all of those stories are t-shirt worthy (Akil Baddoo’s breakout certainly has been), but we think one other player is well worth being in the spotlight, and that’s Detroit’s current home run king, Wilson Ramos. Ramos is currently only behind Ronald Acuña Jr. atop the MLB home run leaders, with six long balls heading into the weekend...
Detroit Free Press Apr 15, 2021
Detroit Tigers may have another rookie to watch as surprising start continues

Detroit Tigers may have another rookie to watch as surprising start continues

Now, there are two Detroit Tigers rookies, Akil Baddoo and Alex Lange, that have had impressive MLB debuts in just 12 games.       
Motor City Bengals Apr 15, 2021

Detroit Tigers OF Akil Baddoo to the Top 100? MLB.com Weighs In

Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis do an admirable job covering the entirety of the minor leagues. I know from first-hand experience it can be tough to cover one team to the fullest extent, let alone 30. Recently, MLB.com published their updated version of the Detroit Tigers top 30, complete with the new international signees and […] Detroit Tigers OF Akil Baddoo to the Top 100? MLB.com Weighs In - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Free Press Apr 14, 2021
Why Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo rebounding from 'embarrassing' play bodes well for future

Why Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo rebounding from 'embarrassing' play bodes well for future

Detroit Tigers rookie Akil Baddoo is 9-for-23 (.391) with one double, one triple, four home runs and 10 RBIs in eight games this season       
Motor City Bengals Apr 14, 2021

Detroit Tigers: Akil Baddoo should stay in the starting lineup

When the Detroit Tigers drafted Akil Baddoo in the Rule 5 draft, we here at Motor City Bengals said “who?” And I am sure most fans said the same thing.  But in spring training he made his presence known with a slash line of .325/.460/.750 for an OPS of 1.210. But as we know, spring […] Detroit Tigers: Akil Baddoo should stay in the starting lineup - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Apr 13, 2021
Tigers 8, Astros 2 - Boyd and Baddoo lead the way

Tigers 8, Astros 2 - Boyd and Baddoo lead the way

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Tigers offense bangs out five home runs in support of Boyd’s superb outing. The Detroit Tigers may just want to play all their remaining games in Houston this year. After a convincing 6-2 win last night, they continued their offensive onslaught and dominant pitching to take their second game in a row from the Houston Astros. Matthew Boyd was at the top of his game and Akil Baddoo hit another homer to kick off a five home run outburst from the Tigers as they won 8-2. Jake Odorizzi and Boyd traded scoreless first innings, Boyd needing only 9...
Bless You Boys Apr 12, 2021
Watch Akil Baddoo hit a 450 foot tank

Watch Akil Baddoo hit a 450 foot tank

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Baddoo fever just needed a few days to avoid over-heating too soon. Ok, so we had a bad time in Cleveland. Who doesn’t? What’s important is that your Detroit Tigers have gathered themselves for a much better effort against an even better team in Houston on Monday night. Casey Mize has been brilliant as of this writing in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the back of the Tigers batting order absolutely blew the doors off of that crafty unicorn, Zack Greinke. For one Akil Baddoo, the breakout party rolls on. Check out this 450 foot...
Motor City Bengals Apr 12, 2021

Video: Akil Baddoo’s Massive 450-foot Home Run

The Detroit Tigers are home to one of the best stories in baseball for the 2021 season. Akil Baddoo’s historic first week has already been covered in detail, but he added another chapter to his book tonight. In the top of the 3rd inning Akil Baddoo took an 87.8 MPH four-seam fastball from Houston Astros […] Video: Akil Baddoo’s Massive 450-foot Home Run - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Free Press Apr 11, 2021
Why Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo isn't a surprise: 'He's going to continue to do great things'

Why Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo isn't a surprise: 'He's going to continue to do great things'

Baltimore Orioles CF Cedric Mullins and MLB agent Robin Cope know talent when they see talent. And Detroit Tigers OF Akil Baddoo could be special.       
Detroit Free Press Apr 10, 2021
I was wrong about Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo. Here's why I owe him an apology

I was wrong about Detroit Tigers' Akil Baddoo. Here's why I owe him an apology

Preseason prediction about Detroit Tigers' breakout player was wrong, but it has been a pleasure to watch Akil Baddoo get off to such a hot start.       
Bless You Boys Apr 9, 2021
BYB Podcast 99: Akil Baddoo and the new look Tigers had a fun week

BYB Podcast 99: Akil Baddoo and the new look Tigers had a fun week

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The BYB staff talks baseball from a Tigers perspective. We’re back with a look at a whole lot of fun action from the Tigers and around the league, from MLB’s opening week. We’ll start with Tigers talk. Miggy in the snow. The legend of Akil Baddoo. A pretty good first six outings for the rotation. Matthew Boyd off to a good start. Michael Fulmer as reliever. Gregory Soto’s dominance but for one spectacularly errant pitch. Then we’ll get into the new brand of baseball A.J. Hinch is preaching, and whether he’ll stick to...

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