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Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Anibal Sanchez's scoreless streak, confidence rise in Tigers' loss to Pirates

Anibal Sanchez's scoreless streak, confidence rise in Tigers' loss to Pirates

Sanchezs scoreless streak reaches 14 innings, as he no-hits the Pirates in his six innings of work Saturday. BRADENTON, Fla. - Brad Ausmus said Friday that Matthew Boyd was pitching as well as anybody for the Detroit Tigers during spring training. Anibal Sanchez is giving Boyd and Justin Verlander a run for their money now. The new-look Sanchez, who tweaked his delivery through a series of sessions with pitching coach Rich Dubee, continued to string of domination during the Tigers' 5-4 spring-training loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday at LECOM...
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Tigers vs. Pirates: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers vs. Pirates: Live stats, scoring, chat

Join the discussion as Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers today in Bradenton in a game televised by MLB Network. Watch video BRADENTON, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers headed southwest from Lakeland to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Grapefruit League game this afternoon. And you're in luck: The Tigers will be televised again, this time picked up by MLB Network. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for Detroit, opposed by Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow. MLive sports writer Scott DeCamp will try to jump into the discussion when possible, but won't...
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Tigers Gameday: Eyes on outfield, Anibal Sanchez vs. Pirates in Bradenton

Tigers Gameday: Eyes on outfield, Anibal Sanchez vs. Pirates in Bradenton

Andrew Romine starts in center field and Tyler Collins in right field. BRADENTON, Fla. - J.D. Martinez and Matthew Boyd were the biggest newsmakers for the Detroit Tigers Friday. Manager Brad Ausmus announced that Martinez will miss three to four weeks with a Lisfranc ligament sprain in his right foot. Boyd, meanwhile, continued to impress with another strong pitching performance as the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves in walk-off fashion, 3-2, in 10 innings. That leads us to today's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Martinez news puts more focus on the...
Bless You Boys Mar 22, 2017
Detroit Tigers Links: Is the 5th starter spot still up for grabs?

Detroit Tigers Links: Is the 5th starter spot still up for grabs?

A good week from Anibal Sanchez has created an actual roster battle in Lakeland. Not as easy as it seems Just over a week ago, it looked like Matt Boyd had all but locked up the 5th starter spot. This was fine and good given how Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey had performed last year. But here comes Sanchez with eight scoreless innings and Pelfrey with a slightly better breaking ball (I guess.) The Pelfrey inclusion was a joke, but if Sanchez looks good in his last two starts the Tigers will have a legitimately difficult choice on who to select. Boyd does have an option left so he could...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2017
Anibal Sanchez sharp again as Tigers top Mets for 4th straight win

Anibal Sanchez sharp again as Tigers top Mets for 4th straight win

Sanchez tossed four scoreless innings and picked up the win. Anibal Sanchez followed his best outing of the spring with his best start in Grapefruit League play. The veteran right-hander tossed four scoreless innings and allowed just two hits against zero walks with five strikeouts as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Monday at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. Detroit (11-13-2) has now won four straight games for the first time this spring. In his first three outings of the spring - two relief appearances and one start - Sanchez allowed 11...
Fenway Nation Mar 20, 2017
Could Old Friend Anibal Sanchez Be On Red Sox Radar?

Could Old Friend Anibal Sanchez Be On Red Sox Radar?

Anibal SanchezHe's given up 59 HRs in the last two years. In 2016, he posted a 5.87 ERA in 26 starts for the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox and was part of the blockbuster 2005 deal that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell. His name is Anibal Sanchez—and for some unfathomable reason he may be a trade target for Boston. In 2012, then Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski honcho acquired Sanchez. Could DD's comfort level with the 33-year-old righty allow him to take a risk on Sanchez again? Let's hope not!
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2017
Tigers vs. Mets: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers vs. Mets: Live stats, scoring, chat

The Tigers have won three straight and will start Anibal Sanchez on the mound. The Detroit Tigers will look to extend their winning streak to a spring training-high four games when they host the New York Mets today at Joker Marchant Stadium. The Tigers will send right-hander Anibal Sanchez to the mound for his second start of the spring. Sanchez is 1-1 with a 10.24 ERA in 9 2/3 innings and opposing batters are hitting .349 against him. He's recorded nine strikeouts and allowed three walks and a team-high four home runs. Sanchez will be looking to build off his...
Bless You Boys Mar 20, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Could the Red Sox look to acquire Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey to improve pitching depth?

MLB trade rumors: Could the Red Sox look to acquire Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey to improve pitching depth?

A detailed analysis of whether the Red Sox would be interested in either Tigers starter. With David Price currently dealing with an elbow injury that may require surgery, the Boston Red Sox are looking to add starting pitching depth prior to Opening Day, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. The Detroit Tigers may look to unload either Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey as spring training draws to a close. With close ties between the two front offices — Dave Dombrowski originally acquired Sanchez in Detroit, remember — there may be a fit. What follows is a detailed analysis...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 19, 2017
Matthew Boyd shines again in Tigers' win over Orioles

Matthew Boyd shines again in Tigers' win over Orioles

In his last two outings, Boyd has allowed only a single run on nine hits in 10 innings. He has struck out nine and not walked a batter. SARASOTA, Fla. -- Matthew Boyd allowed only a single run in five inning as the Detroit Tigers topped the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 at Ed Smith Stadium Sunday. In his last two outings, Boyd has allowed only a single run on nine hits in 10 innings. He has struck out nine and not walked a batter. Boyd is competing against veterans Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey for the final spot in the Tigers rotation. THREE STARS * Kevin Gausman: The...
Bless You Boys Mar 18, 2017
2017 Tigers player preview: Anibal Sanchez is running out of time

2017 Tigers player preview: Anibal Sanchez is running out of time

The Tigers continue to search for a glimmer of hope for the former ace. Desperation and innovation are often intertwined. For anyone tasked with maintaining a very high level of skill in any endeavor, making major changes is a terrifying proposition. In baseball, when a player starts over, it’s often when they’re at their lowest point, as in the case of J.D. Martinez, for example. After two years of tinkering with his mechanics, and continuing to give up home runs like party favors, Anibal Sanchez seems to have finally embraced the need for a real change. The problem is that it’s...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 16, 2017
A new Anibal Sanchez, or just a spring tease? Tigers' rotation depends on answer

A new Anibal Sanchez, or just a spring tease? Tigers' rotation depends on answer

The three pitchers competing for the last spot in the rotation -- Sanchez, Pelfrey and Boyd -- have combined for 11 scoreless innings in their last outings, with three hits, no walks and 12 strikeouts during that span. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Remember just a few days ago when it seemed like Matthew Boyd was running away with the fifth starter job? Veterans Mike Pelfrey and now Anibal Sanchez are giving the Detroit Tigers something to think about. Pelfrey pitched three scoreless innings on Sunday -- nine up, nine down -- and Sanchez cruised through four perfect innings...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 15, 2017
Anibal Sanchez pitches 4 perfect innings as Tigers beat Braves

Anibal Sanchez pitches 4 perfect innings as Tigers beat Braves

Sanchez, who is fighting to make the team, retired all 12 batters he faced, striking out five. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann didn't make it out of the first, but Anibal Sanchez pitched four perfect innings of relief to lead the Detroit Tigers to an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium. Zimmermann was victimized by an infield single, an error and some close pitches that went against him. Of his 40 pitches, 15 were fouled off, which inflated his pitch count. He gave up four runs before he was pulled with two outs. "To be...
Bless You Boys Mar 15, 2017
GameThread: Braves at Tigers, Venezuela vs. USA

GameThread: Braves at Tigers, Venezuela vs. USA

Zimmermann and Sanchez will both pitch against the Braves today. Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FloridaSB Nation Blog: Talking ChopMedia: Tigers Radio Network, MLB GameDay LINEUPOmar Infante - 2BAndrew Romine - 1BNicholas Castellanos - 3BJustin Upton - LFSteven Moya - DHMikie Mahtook - CFTyler Collins - RFJames McCann - CDixon Machado - SS SCHEDULED TO PITCHJordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez, Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson, Mark Lowe, Logan Kensing World Baseball Classic: Venezuela vs. USA Time/Place: 9:00 p.m., Petco ParkMedia: MLB...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 15, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez on tap today

Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Anibal Sanchez on tap today

Sanchez has been working on some delivery modifications in a last-ditch effort to save his job and improve upon what has been an awful spring. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann will get the start, but more eyes will be on Anibal Sanchez, scheduled to be the Detroit Tigers' first reliever today. Sanchez has been working on some delivery modifications in a last-ditch effort to save his job and improve upon what has been an awful spring. Matthew Boyd, who is also vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, pitched a gem on Tuesday. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 13, 2017
With Brad Ausmus catching, Anibal Sanchez experiments with delivery changes

With Brad Ausmus catching, Anibal Sanchez experiments with delivery changes

Sanchezs future in a Tigers uniform may hinge on whether he can turn things around in the next three weeks. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- There were two unexpected sights in the outfield before the game Monday at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who had made the three-hour trip from Lakeland even though he wasn't scheduled to pitch, was throwing a bullpen session. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was serving as his catcher. "I do it a few times a year. I'm used to seeing it from that angle, so it's a little bit easier for me to judge,"...

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