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Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2016
Anibal Sanchez: 'I think I'm going to be on the mound in 5 days'

Anibal Sanchez: 'I think I'm going to be on the mound in 5 days'

The best start of the year by Sanchez has forced the Detroit Tigers into an unexpected, but not undesirable, dilemma. DETROIT -- The best start of the year by Anibal Sanchez has forced the Detroit Tigers into an unexpected, but not undesirable, dilemma. Give Sanchez his next scheduled start on Sunday in Chicago against the White Sox, or activate young lefty Daniel Norris, who successfully completed a rehab start in Toledo on Monday? Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wasn't tipping his hand after the game, although he did say earlier that he would decide by Wednesday...
Bless You Boys Jul 19, 2016

Twins 6, Tigers 2: Bruce Rondon’s 7th-inning collapse, lack of offense dooms Detroit

Anibal Sanchez finally delivered, but his support system let him down. At long last, Anibal Sanchez looked like his old self for a game. Unfortunately, the offense was down for the count for the second straight game, and Bruce Rondon had his worst outing of the year. Whereas the Tigers shut out Minnesota on Monday, Detroit lost 6-2 to the Twins to even the series, nearly getting shut out in the process. Sanchez ... was good. At least, facing a team with the worst record in the American League. The Twins’ offense has been better of late, but on the whole the team has been a walking...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2016
Anibal Sanchez shines, but Tigers' bats silenced by Twins

Anibal Sanchez shines, but Tigers' bats silenced by Twins

Sanchez struck out a season-high 10 batters, but the Tigers bats contributed little for the second night in a row and reliever Bruce Rondon couldnt escape a jam in the seventh. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez saw his best start of the season fall apart in a five-run seventh inning that propelled the Minnesota Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Sanchez struck out a season-high 10 batters, but the Tigers' bats contributed little for the second night in a row and reliever Bruce Rondon couldn't escape a jam in the seventh. Twins...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2016
Daniel Norris ready to return, but Tigers will wait before deciding

Daniel Norris ready to return, but Tigers will wait before deciding

If approved to return, Norris would likely take the place of Anibal Sanchez (5-10, 6.75 ERA), who is starting Tuesday night. A day after his rehab start at Triple-A Toledo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris said he feels fine and is ready to return to the big-league club. The Tigers, at least officially, are still mulling whether to send Norris on a second rehab start. "We'll have a decision for you tomorrow," manager Brad Ausmus said. If approved to return, Norris would likely take the place of Anibal Sanchez (5-10, 6.75 ERA), who is starting Tuesday...
Bless You Boys Jul 19, 2016

Game 94 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez takes the mound looking to snap a nine-start losing streak. You could say that the Detroit Tigers are playing with fire by starting Anibal Sanchez, but the reality is that they have already been burned multiple times over. I pointed out just how bad Sanchez has been this season on Monday, but here's the quick-and-dirty version: the Tigers have lost Sanchez's last nine starts, and he has allowed four runs or more in all of them. Now, some may say that Sanchez is in a great position to succeed in this matchup because he is facing the lowly Minnesota Twins, who have been a...
Bless You Boys Jul 18, 2016

Anibal Sanchez is single-handedly destroying the Tigers’ playoff odds

The Tigers have continued to start Sanchez to their extreme detriment. With Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris not quite ready to return from the disabled list this early in the second half, the Detroit Tigers will turn to Anibal Sanchez as their starter on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. Matt Boyd will start on Monday. Tigers fans have grumbled all season long anytime Sanchez, Boyd, Mike Pelfrey, or pretty much anyone besides Michael Fulmer takes the mound, but Sanchez’s numbers are so far-and-away worse than everyone else’s that he is almost single-handedly killing the Tigers’...
Bless You Boys Jul 18, 2016

Game 93 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Matt Boyd shined unexpectedly in his last start before the All-Star Break, holding the Toronto Blue Jays to just a run on four hits and striking out six in five innings of work. Doing this against a lineup that he flirted with disaster with a month ago is a very positive sign for a pitcher who was getting rocked in early June. Despite an ugly season-long ERA of 5.77, Boyd has shown at times that he is capable of being the number six starter Detroit wants him to be. Let’s hope we get that Boyd again, because Daniel Norris and Jordan Zimmermann are both still on the Disabled List. If either...
Bless You Boys Jul 18, 2016

MLB trade rumors: Tigers could be parting with prospects at this year's deadline

If the Tigers brass decides to buy, there will be an exodus of young talent. Here are some of the players that may be on the move. Going into the MLB trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers need starting pitching above all other things. The laws of commerce say that you cannot get something for nothing, and the market for starters is incredibly shallow, leading to even more concerns. The cost of any worthwhile acquisition is going to sting. However, the cupboards are not bare, and unlike under former president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, the price of an addition to the big league club...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 10, 2016
Anibal Sanchez's latest start derailed by familiar location woes

Anibal Sanchez's latest start derailed by familiar location woes

Sanchez was pulled Sunday after four innings, his latest shortened start in a first half he called his worst of his career. TORONTO -- Anibal Sanchez started another game Sunday, and the results were awfully familiar. Another shortened outing, more runs allowed. Sanchez was pulled after four innings in the Detroit Tigers' 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, an indictment on another rocky outing that saw him run into trouble in bunches, and often. The culprit? Sanchez continues to miss with his location. "He's a guy who a few years ago could pitch up and get a few...
Bless You Boys Jul 10, 2016

Toronto Blue Jays 6, Detroit Tigers 1: Anibal Sanchez started, 'nuff said

Anibal Sanchez was predictably bad, and the Tigers limp into the All-Star break three games over .500. Giving Anibal Sanchez another start is crazy enough, but perhaps it could've worked were the Tigers braintrust capable of thinking outside the box. Instead, manager Brad Ausmus left the faded ace in a batter too long -- sound familiar? -- and the Tigers' offense started their vacation early. The Toronto Blue Jays accepted this gift, and cruised to a 6-1 victory. Sanchez struck out six hitters, and showed why there is still potential for him as a reliever. Unfortunately, the Tigers were...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 10, 2016
Another Anibal Sanchez start goes south in Tigers' loss to Blue Jays

Another Anibal Sanchez start goes south in Tigers' loss to Blue Jays

Sanchez allowed five runs and lasted just four innings in Sundays 6-1 loss to Toronto. TORONTO -- Anibal Sanchez still can't get it going as a starter. The right-handed pitcher was hit around again Sunday, allowing five runs while only lasting four innings, in the Detroit Tigers' 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Josh Donaldson homered as part of a three-run fourth inning, while Sanchez surrendered a two-run single to Josh Thole in the second. It was the fifth loss in the last six starts for Sanchez, who was brought back to the rotation as help...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 5, 2016
Anibal Sanchez yanked early, Tigers bashed again in 11th straight loss to Indians

Anibal Sanchez yanked early, Tigers bashed again in 11th straight loss to Indians

Detroit dropped its second game of the series Tuesday to the Indians, 12-1. CLEVELAND -- The same tired story played out again here Tuesday night. Anibal Sanchez struggled to go deep into a game and the Detroit Tigers failed to score many runs against the Cleveland Indians, losing in miserable fashion 12-1 at Progressive Field. It was the 11th consecutive loss to the Indians for Detroit, which falls 7 1/2 games out of first place in the American League Central. Sanchez lasted just 4 1/3 innings as the Indians, winners of 13 straight at home, tagged him for seven...
Bless You Boys Jul 5, 2016

Game 84 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

Anibal Sanchez looks for redemption in a spot start against the first-place Indians. It's a small sample of innings, but Anibal Sanchez's 2016 splits between the rotation and the bullpen make one thing abundantly clear: he should not be starting this game. In 12 starts this season, Sanchez has a 6.71 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. Opponents are hitting .291/.375/.537 with 16 home runs against him, and he has a 1.65 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Only Baltimore's Ubaldo Jimenez has a higher ERA in as many innings this year. Meanwhile, Sanchez has been serviceable in eight appearances out of the bullpen. He...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 5, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez returns to rotation vs. Indians

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez returns to rotation vs. Indians

The Tigers are 0-10 against the Indians after Mondays 5-3 loss. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (44-39, 2nd in AL Central) at Cleveland Indians (50-32, 1st in AL Central)When: 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OhioTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRH Anibal Sanchez (5-8, 6.05 ERA)Lifetime vs. Indians: 4-6, 3.97 ERA Cleveland IndiansRH Carlos Carrasco (4-2, 2.56 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 5-6, 5.25 ERA GAME NOTES*...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 4, 2016

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

TUESDAY: Tigers at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Anibal Sanchez (5-8, 6.05) vs. Carlos Carrasco (4-2, 2.56)WEDNESDAY: Tigers at IndiansTime: 12:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Michael Fulmer (8-2, 2.17) vs. Josh Tomlin (9-1, 3.21)THURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO, WKYC (Channel 3)FRIDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOSATURDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 4:10 p.m.TV: STOSUNDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STO

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