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Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann: 'I tried to be a superhero and it backfired'

Jordan Zimmermann: 'I tried to be a superhero and it backfired'

Its been the most frustrating year of my career, he said. Going on two months on the (disabled list) and we still dont really have a true answer. ARLINGTON, Texas -- While his teammates were in Seattle, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann spent four days in Maryland, reconnecting with a longtime physical therapist from his days with the Washington Nationals. He returned with more confidence that he could overcome the debilitating muscle tightness in his back and neck that has affected him for much of the last six weeks. While he gained insight into best...
Bless You Boys Aug 6, 2016

Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann lands on the DL again, Daniel Norris recalled

Rondon is also going on paternity leave with his wife expecting. DETROIT — The Tigers had Jordan Zimmermann back for all of 1 2/3 innings before they lost him again to injury. After the game it was announced that the righty would be going back on the disabled list for an injury closer to his initial neck injury than the lat tightness. With Zimmermann going to the DL, Kyle Ryan has been recalled by the Tigers to replace his roster spot. Daniel Norris will start in Zimmermann’s stead, but because Bruce Rondon is going on paternity leave for three days starting on Sunday, the roster move...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 6, 2016
Tigers returning Jordan Zimmermann to disabled list, 3B Casey McGehee recalled

Tigers returning Jordan Zimmermann to disabled list, 3B Casey McGehee recalled

Daniel Norris will take Jordan Zimmermanns spot in the rotation on Tuesday, but he wont be added to the roster until Monday, when reliever Bruce Rondon is placed on the paternity list. DETROIT -- Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going back on the disabled list after just one start, part of a flurry of moves made by the Detroit Tigers after their game Saturday night. Third baseman Nick Castellanos will also go on the disabled list after a fracturing a bone in his left hand. Manager Brad Ausmus said Castellanos' recovering time would be at least a month. To...
Bless You Boys Aug 6, 2016

Tigers 6, Mets 5: Offense clings to slim win after sloppy 7th nearly sinks Detroit

Injuries compounded the situation and Justin Wilson had an awful night. DETROIT — The Tigers started out with a comfortable 6-1 lead but two runs given up by Matt Boyd and an awful seventh inning all around nearly handed the Mets a win. With only a five-run fourth for run support and a strong bullpen showing (Justin Wilson excluded) the Tigers hung on to a 6-5 win over the Mets on a 9-2 relay from J.D. Martinez to cut down Jay Bruce at home. It started out well enough, and then the game went to the dumps in a hurry. The Tigers jumped to a 1-0 lead on a Miguel Cabrera double and then...
Bless You Boys Aug 6, 2016

Tigers’ Nick Castellanos suffers non-displaced left hand fracture from hit by pitch

Alex Wilson got hit, too, but he stayed in the game. DETROIT — Nick Castellanos will be gone for a while. In the fourth inning he was hit by a pitch in his left wrist/hand area and left the game before the top of the fifth inning. Soon after, the Tigers announced a fracture in his hand and after the game said he would be out at least four weeks. The non-displaced fracture was to the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. His hit by pitch at the time loaded the bases and he later scored, but at the top of the fifth, he was out of the game and Mike Aviles had taken over. Not long after, John...
Bless You Boys Aug 6, 2016

Game 110 Preview: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers

Matt Boyd tries to deliver another series win for the red-hot Tigers on Saturday. If the Detroit Tigers ultimately beat the odds and make the postseason in 2016, most of the credit will rightfully be given to players like Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer and the like. However, one unsung hero that is just as crucial to their hopes is Matt Boyd. The 25-year-old lefthander has already put his stamp on the Tigers’ midseason revival, posting a 2.21 ERA and 27.7 percent strikeout rate in four July starts. The Tigers went 3-1 in those four games, which included a crucial win...
Bless You Boys Aug 6, 2016

Tigers’ Anthony Gose homers, scores twice in Erie SeaWolves loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Friday, August 5, 2016 Indianapolis Indians 9, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box) Starter Matt Crouse struggled, allowing six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for his fifth loss of the season. The Mud Hens offense managed nine hits (including three from outfielder Alex Presley) but went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven men on base. Presley had the lone extra base hit for Toledo, and Casey McGehee drove in two runs. Presley: 3-5, 2B, RMcGehee: 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SBMachado: 1-3, R, BBCrouse (L): 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6...
Bless You Boys Aug 5, 2016

Tigers 4, Mets 3: Justin Verlander outduels Noah Syndergaard

Victor Martinez’s blast gave the Tigers the offensive insurance they needed. DETROIT — Justin Verlander had a shorter night than is typical of him, but he still wowed with nine strikeouts and looked sharp. Backed by four runs and a Victor Martinez bomb, the Tigers got back to winning and took a 4-3 victory from the Mets with strong help from the bullpen. Verlander was nearly unhittable. He had a devastating curveball and a slider that tallied four of his nine strikeouts on the night. The only problem, though, was that the Mets refused to go quietly. The hitters drove his pitch count up...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 5, 2016
Next start for Jordan Zimmermann hinges on Sunday bullpen session

Next start for Jordan Zimmermann hinges on Sunday bullpen session

An MRI performed after the game revealed no structural damage. DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann will pitch a bullpen session on Sunday and how responds could determine whether he makes his next start. The Detroit Tigers veteran left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning after giving up six runs. Manager Brad Ausmus said he experienced lat tightness.  An MRI performed after the game revealed no structural damage. "The schedule remains the same. We'll have him throw on Sunday and go from there," Ausmus said. "It could just be soreness from...
Bless You Boys Aug 5, 2016

Behind Enemy Lines: Previewing the Mets-Tigers series with Amazin’ Avenue

Amazin’ Avenue’s Aaron Yorke answered some questions about the Mets for the upcoming series. The last time most Detroit Tigers fans saw the New York Mets, they were coming up short in the World Series against our division rival, the Kansas City Royals. The Mets, led by a pitching staff loaded with high-octane arms, were considered among the preseason favorites to repeat as NL East champs and potentially return to the Fall Classic. Unfortunately for Mets fans, things haven’t worked out as planned. The team is above .500 and in the middle of the playoff race, but they are a distant...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 4, 2016
Tigers option Kyle Ryan, recall Blaine Hardy to get fresh arm in bullpen

Tigers option Kyle Ryan, recall Blaine Hardy to get fresh arm in bullpen

The Tigers needed reinforcements after Jordan Zimmermann was knocked out in the second inning Thursday and relievers were forced to throw 7 1/3 innings. DETROIT -- After throwing three scoreless innings on Thursday, Detroit Tigers reliever Kyle Ryan was rewarded with a ticket to Toledo. Needing a fresh arm, the Tigers optioned Ryan to their Triple-A affiliate and recalled another left-handed reliever, Blaine Hardy. The Tigers needed reinforcements after Jordan Zimmermann was knocked out in the second inning Thursday and relievers were forced to throw 7 1/3...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 4, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann leaves with lat tightness in 1st start back from DL

Jordan Zimmermann leaves with lat tightness in 1st start back from DL

Zimmerman didnt make it out of the second inning in the Tigers 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann experienced tightness in his lat and was undergoing an MRI after his brief start on Thursday afternoon, manager Brad Ausmus said. Zimmerman didn't make it out of the second inning in the Tigers' 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It was his first start after a month-long stint on the disabled list. Ausmus said the tightness in Zimmermann's lat -- which is the muscle that runs from the lower back and...
Bless You Boys Aug 4, 2016

White Sox 6, Tigers 3: Jordan Zimmermann’s brutal start snaps Detroit’s win streak

The bullpen was great but the offense just couldn’t mount a comeback. After eight straight wins and two sweeps, the Tigers succumbed to a loss at the hands of a rough Jordan Zimmermann start. The offense was quiet yet again, but the team didn’t have much of a chance to recover after the second inning. The Tigers found themselves facing a 6-3 loss to the White Sox — though they won the series. Zimmermann did not look like a starter ready to be back from the disabled list, and he pitched like it. He’d struggled in the minors with his rehab starts, and in his first start since June 30,...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 4, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann struggles in return as Tigers snap 8-game win streak

Jordan Zimmermann struggles in return as Tigers snap 8-game win streak

The Tigers bullpen pitched well after Zimmermanns exit, but the offense couldnt muster much against White Sox starter Jose Quintana. DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann is back, but his struggles on Thursday suggested he's still a long away from regaining the form he had earlier in 2016. Zimmermann didn't make it out of the second inning as the Detroit Tigers snapped their eight-game winning streak with a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Zimmerman struggled with control and gave up two mammoth home runs. At one point he was visited on the mound by...
Bless You Boys Aug 4, 2016

Game 108 Preview: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

The Tigers attempt for win No. 9 as the streak continues. After spending a month on the disabled list and making a couple of rehab starts in Triple-A Toledo, Jordan Zimmermann has made his way back into the Detroit Tigers rotation. His arrival comes just as Mike Pelfrey is joining the DL, helping the pitching staff keep enough arms. Though Detroit did not make a move at the trade deadline, the team is viewing Zimmermann’s return as a pseudo-trade and upgrade to the current roster. Zimmermann was electric to begin his tenure with the Tigers and looked dominant through his first nine...

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