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Bless You Boys Jun 15, 2018
GameThread: Tigers vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Mike Fiers vs. Reynaldo Lopez Detroit Tigers (33-37) at Chicago White Sox (24-43) Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Guaranteed Rate FieldForecast: 83 degrees, sunnySB Nation site: South Side SoxMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Mike Fiers (5-3, 4.01 ERA) vs. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 3.26 ERA) Gameday reading Preview: Tigers still hanging close in AL Central raceRecap: Michael Fulmer is back on track Miguel Cabrera out for season with biceps injury Who’s on first? Tigers need to replace Cabrera somehow Potential third round draft surprises Joe Jimenez...
Bless You Boys Jun 13, 2018
Joe Jimenez is more than just the “eighth inning guy”

Joe Jimenez is more than just the “eighth inning guy”

The rookie has the skills to be so much more. On Friday night, the Tigers and Indians were in a 1-1 tie heading into the eighth inning. Joe Jimenez pitched a scoreless eighth using only 13 pitches. Shane Greene, who has been streaky all year, entered the ninth and gave up a game-winning three-run homer. On Tuesday night, with the Tigers beating the Twins 2-1 heading into the seventh, Ron Gardenhire chose not to use Joe Jimenez, and instead turned to a mix of Louis Coleman and Warwick Saupold. The latter gave up what would be the game-winning hit: a grand slam. Both instances have sparked...
Detroit Free Press Jun 8, 2018
Matthew Boyd, Joe Jimenez key to snapping Detroit Tigers losing skid

Matthew Boyd, Joe Jimenez key to snapping Detroit Tigers losing skid

The Detroit Tigers snapped a losing skid against the Boston Red Sox. The win was needed, and it happened because of two pitching performances.        
Bless You Boys Jun 2, 2018
VIDEO: Joe Jimenez earns his first career save

VIDEO: Joe Jimenez earns his first career save

Here’s what will hopefully be the first of many, many saves for Jimenez. Joe Jimenez has been the Detroit Tigers’ closer of the future for a few years now. On Saturday, he was their closer of the present. Jimenez worked a quick 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays for his first career save, helping the Tigers win their fourth game in a row. Congrats to @JAJimenez27 on his first Major League save! #DetroitSummers pic.twitter.com/Kr6Hzz8dxZ— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 2, 2018 Though he didn’t record a strikeout, Jimenez put together the most stress-free save you...
Bless You Boys May 31, 2018
Tigers’ Joe Jimenez is as good as advertised

Tigers’ Joe Jimenez is as good as advertised

A rough rookie campaign is a distant memory after his red hot start in 2018. No one needs a reminder about the state of the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen. As expected from a rebuilding team that has consistently struggled to find strong relievers, the Tigers currently rank in the bottom 10 in ERA, FIP, and WPA, and sit 20th in WHIP and RE24. This is painfully unsurprising given that no bullpen has a worse ERA over the past two seasons. Correspondingly, most relief leaderboards are devoid of any Tigers representatives. The club hasn’t landed a reliever among the top 30 relief qualifiers in...
Bless You Boys May 21, 2018
Tigers should stick with Shane Greene as closer

Tigers should stick with Shane Greene as closer

No, Joe Jimenez shouldn’t take over yet. For a fan of the Detroit Tigers, it’s perfectly natural to be a little frustrated with Shane Greene right now. He spoiled a brilliant pitching performance by Francisco Liriano on Sunday, and gave away a potential split in a road series. The blown save was Greene’s third of the year, though he’s also converted 10 of them already as well. While it’s true that Greene hasn’t looked his best, and blown saves are one of the most aggravating things in baseball, let’s remember that there’s just no point to moving him out of the closing...
Bless You Boys May 19, 2018
GameThread: Tigers vs. Mariners, 9:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Mariners, 9:10 p.m.

Mike Fiers vs. James Paxton Detroit Tigers (20-24) at Seattle Mariners (25-19) Time/Place: 9:10 p.m., Safeco FieldSB Nation site: Lookout LandingFollow us: @BlessYouBoys, @LookoutLandingMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Mike Fiers (4-2, 4.23 ERA) vs. LHP James Paxton (2-1, 3.52 ERA) Lineups are not yet available. Gameday reading Preview: Mike Fiers is quietly having a great season Recap: Bullpen blows big lead in 5-4 loss Why wasn’t Joe Jimenez used in Friday’s loss vs. Mariners? MLB draft 2018: Tigers first round draft picks from the last...
Bless You Boys May 19, 2018
Why wasn’t Joe Jimenez used in the 7th inning?

Why wasn’t Joe Jimenez used in the 7th inning?

Manager Ron Gardenhire could have used his bullpen better in the 5-4 loss. The Detroit Tigers had another one of “those” nights on Friday, losing a 5-4 contest to the Seattle Mariners after coughing up a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire used three different relievers after starter Michael Fulmer faltered, but none could get the job done before Detroit’s lead was gone. Meanwhile, setup man Joe Jimenez and closer Shane Greene, the two best relievers on the roster by several metrics, watched from the sidelines. First, let’s lay down the specifics of this...

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