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Game 2015.131: Tigers at Royals

Hello Friends - There are still 32 games left for the Tigers to sink further into the depths of the AL standings. I don’t think there is anything that Ausmus can do to save his job at this point in time. JV on the hill tonight. That’s something at least worth following. 1. CF Anthony […]
Bless You Boys Aug 31, 2015

Detroit Tigers August 2015 approval poll: Brad Ausmus

Let us know how you feel about the job Brad Ausmus has done. We have polled the fans on their approval of Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus each month this season, and nearly every result has set a new record for an all-time low. Our last poll was no exception, with Ausmus registering a paltry 18 percent approval after a recent 2-6 stretch had many fans warming to the idea of selling at the trade deadline. That figure stands in stark contrast to the results of our first poll of the season, where Ausmus received 92 percent approval as the Tigers sat on a shiny 8-1 record. Since our last poll,...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 31, 2015
Chat: Which players should Detroit Tigers call up as part of September roster expansion?

Chat: Which players should Detroit Tigers call up as part of September roster expansion?

September call-ups, the teams recent struggles, the job security (or lack thereof) of Brad Ausmus ... all topics are up for grabs today in this chat. Major League Baseball teams are permitted to expand their active rosters Tuesday. Who will the Detroit Tigers add between Tuesday and a week from now, when the minor-league season comes to an end? September call-ups, the team's recent struggles, the job security (or lack thereof) of Brad Ausmus ... all topics are up for grabs today in this chat. Post your thoughts and questions in the comments section below this...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2015
Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday makes speedy recovery, activated from DL at Triple-A Toledo

Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday makes speedy recovery, activated from DL at Triple-A Toledo

Tigers third-string catcher Bryan Holaday was activated from the disabled list prior to the Mud Hens game Wednesday -- nine days after he dislocated his thumb in a collision. DETROIT -- There was talk last week that Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday might be forced to miss the rest of the season after he suffered a thumb injury in Toledo. To Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' surprise, Holaday is already back in action. Holaday was activated from the 7-day disabled list prior to the Mud Hens' game Wednesday -- nine days after he dislocated his thumb in a collision at home...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 25, 2015
Brad Ausmus searching for balance at first base, hopes to play Miguel Cabrera there more regularly

Brad Ausmus searching for balance at first base, hopes to play Miguel Cabrera there more regularly

Cabrera has not played first base on three consecutive days at any point since returning from the disabled list Aug. 14 after missing six weeks with a Grade 3 left calf strain. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus said he does not have a set schedule in mind when it comes to who plays first base. But his goal for the remainder of the season will be to have Miguel Cabrera play there more and to have Victor Martinez play there less. Ausmus had Cabrera as the designated hitter and Martinez at first base tonight in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. It sounds...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 25, 2015
Brad Ausmus on leaving Ian Kinsler out of lineup: 'If anyone deserves a day off, it's him'

Brad Ausmus on leaving Ian Kinsler out of lineup: 'If anyone deserves a day off, it's him'

The game tonight will mark the third time in 125 games this season that Kinsler has not been in the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler is his team's hottest hitters. He's one of the hottest hitters in the league. So when his name was not on the lineup card for the series opener tonight between the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels, it raised some eyebrows. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was asked about Kinsler's absence from the lineup.  "Just a day off," Ausmus said. "If anyone deserves a day off, it's him." Kinsler has started...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 24, 2015
Fox Sports analyst says Tigers manager Brad Ausmus should return next season

Fox Sports analyst says Tigers manager Brad Ausmus should return next season

The former major league pitcher played with Ausmus in Detroit and Houston was traded with the Tigers skipper twice. Former major league pitcher C.J. Nitkowski played with Brad Ausmus, knows Brad Ausmus and was traded twice with the Detroit Tigers skipper. "And I try to be objective," says Nitkowski, now a baseball analyst for Fox Sports. "And I don't see it." Nitkowski, in an interview Monday with Detroit Sports 105.1's Matt Dery, said there's no explicit evidence he can point to that would be enough for the Tigers to fire Ausmus after his second season. "I don't...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 22, 2015
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus surprised by latest ejection: 'I didn't say anything'

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus surprised by latest ejection: 'I didn't say anything'

Brad Ausmus was tossed from the game Friday night by plate umpire Ron Kulpa after leaving the dugout at the end of the sixth inning following a lengthy video review. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's typically afforded the opportunity by an umpire to ask for an explanation following a video review. Not this time. Ausmus was tossed from the game Friday night by third-base umpire Ron Kulpa after leaving the dugout at the end of the sixth inning. The ejection came moments after the Tigers were on the losing side of a lengthy video review in a...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 21, 2015
Brad Ausmus ejected from game after lengthy video review goes against Detroit Tigers

Brad Ausmus ejected from game after lengthy video review goes against Detroit Tigers

Brad Ausmus might have simply been looking for clarification. But crew chief Ron Kulpa was having none of it. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus might have simply been looking for clarification. But crew chief Ron Kulpa was having none of it. Ausmus was ejected after leaving the dugout at the end of the sixth inning Friday night after the Tigers were on the losing side of a video review in a game against the Texas Rangers. Managers are not permitted to argue calls after a play is reviewed, which makes sense considering the fact that the calls are upheld or overturned in New...
Bless You Boys Aug 21, 2015

Tigers' Daniel Norris out 'minimum' of 4 weeks, 2015 season in jeopardy

Anibal Sanchez on the other hand should return to the team this year. DETROIT -- Daniel Norris' season may be in jeopardy unless his recover suffers absolutely no setbacks. Even then, the timetable for his recovery will be cutting it close. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Norris' right oblique strain "looks to be a bit worse than even initially diagnosed." The team is looking at a minimum of four weeks before Norris returns to the rotation. Even if Norris were to return to the rotation on time, he would likely get in only two starts before the end of the 2015 regular...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 21, 2015
Oblique injury worse than initially thought, might sideline Daniel Norris for remainder of season

Oblique injury worse than initially thought, might sideline Daniel Norris for remainder of season

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday afternoon that Norris will be out a minimum of four weeks. DETROIT -- The oblique injury that has Daniel Norris on the disabled list is worse than initially thought. In fact, he already might have pitched his final innings of the 2015 season. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he expects Norris to be out at least four weeks with the right oblique strain he suffered Wednesday in a start against the Chicago Cubs. "The strain looks to be a little bit worse than even initially diagnosed," Ausmus said Friday afternoon....
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2015
Buck Farmer to start Monday in Cincinnati, fill second void in Tigers' rotation

Buck Farmer to start Monday in Cincinnati, fill second void in Tigers' rotation

The decision from Tigers manager Brad Ausmus comes after Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain. Daniel Norris was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a right oblique strain. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus has found his second starter, and this one everyone is familiar with. "(Buck) Farmer is going to end up being the second starter Monday in Cincinnati," Ausmus said Thursday after the Tigers' 4-0 win over the Texas Rangers. The Tigers began the day not knowing who would fill the two open spots in the starting...
Bless You Boys Aug 20, 2015

Tigers' Anibal Sanchez placed on 15-day DL with right rotator cuff strain

Norris will likely need more than two weeks to recover from his right oblique strain. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez hasn't been himself this season. On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers announced they had placed Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus also said that Daniel Norris -- who was also put on the 15-day DL -- will have a DL stint of a "minimum of two weeks." To replace both Norris and Sanchez, the Tigers recalled right-handed reliever Jose Valdez, and called up Mud Hens closer Guido Knudson. In Knudson's case, when Detroit placed the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2015
Daniel Norris headed to disabled list; Detroit Tigers will need to make corresponding move

Daniel Norris headed to disabled list; Detroit Tigers will need to make corresponding move

Daniel Norris is headed to the 15-day disabled list after suffering a right oblique strain during his start against the Chicago Cubs, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday. CHICAGO -- Daniel Norris was swinging for the fences when he launched a monster home run in his first career at-bat in the second inning at Wrigley Field. Three innings later, Norris was forced to exit his start early due to an injury. Norris is headed to the 15-day disabled list after suffering a right oblique strain during his start Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Brad Ausmus...
Bless You Boys Aug 19, 2015

Tigers' Daniel Norris leaves game with apparent injury

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris was having a pretty decent night against the Cubs on Wednesday night, going into the fifth inning with a 7-3 lead helped in part by hitting a home run in his first plate appearance. However, with only two outs left to be eligible for the win, Norris came up grimacing after a pitch to Kyle Schwarber. Catcher James McCann almost immediately signaled to the Tigers' dugout, bringing manager Brad Ausmus and trainer Kevin Rand to the field to check on Norris. After a couple of practice throws, it was clear that Norris was not healthy enough to...

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