10:03 AM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Jordan Zimmermann turns to video as Tigers' skid vs. Indians hits 7

Jordan Zimmermann turns to video as Tigers' skid vs. Indians hits 7

Zimmermann was pulled with one out in the fourth inning of Fridays 7-4 loss to Cleveland. DETROIT -- Expect Jordan Zimmermann to spend most of today buried in film. The Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher looks to find what went wrong Friday after he turned in his worst outing of the season, lasting just 3 2/3 innings while providing the Cleveland Indians all the offense they needed in a 7-4 loss at Comerica Park. Zimmermann, coming off his best start of the season, bluntly called this start "really bad." He gave up seven runs on nine hits while striking out...
Akron Beacon Journal 11 hours ago
Indians 7, Tigers 4: Indians survive scare in ninth for seventh consecutive win

Indians 7, Tigers 4: Indians survive scare in ninth for seventh consecutive win

DETROIT: The Cavaliers took a detour to Las Vegas on their flight home from Game 7. Friday night in Detroit, the Indians enjoyed a little Lucky 7’s of their own. Behind a three-triple, five-run fourth inning, the Indians downed the Tigers 7-4. The win was the Indians’ seventh consecutive and improved their record against the Tigers this season to 7-0. The Indians first got to Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.81 ERA) in the third inning. After Chris Gimenez and Rajai Davis each singled, Jason Kipnis ripped a triple to the right-field corner to put the Indians on top 2-0....
Bless You Boys 11 hours ago

Indians 7, Tigers 4: Jordan Zimmermann’s not back, yet

DETROIT — Jordan Zimmermann got lit up and the offense couldn’t dig out of an early hole. The bullpen didn’t allow a run but it didn’t matter, and the Detroit Tigers lost 7-4 to the Cleveland Indians. They have yet to win a game versus them this year. What was meant to be a Zimmermann start soon became Mike Pelfrey’s game when the former couldn’t make it out of the fourth inning -- and he did surprisingly well. In fact, Pelfrey gave up just three hits in 4 1/3 innings, all on weak contact. He had easy outs and by the end of the eighth had thrown just 48 pitches, 33 for...
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Jordan Zimmermann knocked around in another Tigers loss to Cleveland

Jordan Zimmermann knocked around in another Tigers loss to Cleveland

Detroit dropped its seventh straight game of the season to the Indians, losing the series opener 7-4 on Friday. DETROIT -- Well, Jordan Zimmermann couldn't do it. Can anyone? Zimmermann was knocked around Friday and the Detroit Tigers' offense struggled to make up for it in a 7-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park, dropping the Tigers to 0-7 this season against the American League Central leaders. The surging Indians, who have now won seven seven straight games, blistered four triples off Zimmermann and chased him with one out in the fourth inning,...
Akron Beacon Journal 12 hours ago

Indians power past Detroit Tigers 7-4 for seventh straight win

The Cavaliers took a detour to Las Vegas on their flight home from Game 7. Friday night in Detroit, the Indians enjoyed a little Lucky 7’s of their own. Behind a three-triple, five-run fourth inning, the Indians downed the Tigers 7-4. The win was the Indians’ seventh straight and improved their record against the Tigers this season to 7-0. The Indians first got to Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.81 ERA) in the third inning. After Chris Gimenez and Rajai Davis each singled, Jason Kipnis ripped a triple to the right-field corner to put the Indians on top 2-0. It...
Bless You Boys 12 hours ago

The Tigers' bullpen has been a quiet force for Detroit this season

Mark Lowe has been the only negative core contribution for the bullpen. DETROIT -- For as good as the starting rotation has been, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been the strength of the pitching staff in the last 30 days. Awful defense and one reliever have skewed the numbers unfavorably, but that masks just how dependable the team's relievers have been recently, and this year as a whole. The last month has been kind to the bullpen, despite their workload, but in reality they've been relatively dependable throughout the season. Their only dark moment came during the Tigers' two-week...
Bless You Boys 21 hours ago

Game 74 Preview: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Jordan Zimmermann and the Tigers go for their first win of the season against the Indians. Earlier this season, I scoffed at the Tigers for not juggling their rotation to get a start against the Cleveland Indians. The start instead went to rookie Michael Fulmer -- this was before he was Michael Fulmer -- and the Tigers lost their sixth in a row to the Tribe. Zimmermann was in the middle of an epic scoreless streak at that point, and pitched well enough to win the following night on an extra day's rest. While it didn't take any juggling to get Zimmermann a matchup with Cleveland this time,...
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Will Jordan Zimmermann cool off Cleveland?

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Will Jordan Zimmermann cool off Cleveland?

The Indians are in first place in the American League Central. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (38-35) vs. Cleveland Indians (41-30)When: 7:10 p.m. Friday, June 24Where: Comerica Park, DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRH Jordan Zimmermann (9-3, 3.24 ERA) Cleveland IndiansRH Danny Salazar (8-3, 2.23 ERA) GAME NOTES--Yes, we realize we're still well shy of the All-Star break. But for this time of year, this is a pretty big series. The...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 19, 2016
'You've got to find a way to win,' Brad Ausmus says after Tigers bats fall silent

'You've got to find a way to win,' Brad Ausmus says after Tigers bats fall silent

Detroit totals just five hits in a 13-inning loss to the Royals. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The bullpen eventually leaked, but the silent bats sure didn't help matters. The Detroit Tigers totaled just five hits and advanced past second base once Sunday in a 2-1 extra-innings loss to the Kansas City Royals. Their only offense came on a Steven Moya solo home run in the third, spoiling a superb start from Jordan Zimmermann. "You've got to find a way to win the game," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "That's the way I feel, really. "Zimmermann gives us eight innings. The...
Bless You Boys Jun 19, 2016

Royals 2: Tigers 1 (13 inn.): The offense took the redeye home last night

There were a lot of positives to be found Sunday. The final score was not one of them. Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight innings of one run-ball. The bullpen allowed only one base runner in four innings. That fifth inning was the tricky one, and the Tigers lost, 2-1, anyway. That’s because the Tigers’ offense managed only one run on five hits. That run came in the third inning when Steven Moya hit a home run to right. He finished the day with three hits. Cameron Maybin and Justin Upton added a hit apiece. Which is a pity, really. Because Zimmermann pitched his best game since injuring...
Bless You Boys Jun 19, 2016

Game 69 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

Jordan Zimmermann faces Chris Young in the series finale between the Tigers and Royals. Jordan Zimmermann has not been the same pitcher lately. After a blistering start to the 2016 season, Zimmermann has tailed off in a big way over the course of his last five starts, allowing a 6.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He was battered by the Minnesota Twins, beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays, and bruised by the Chicago White Sox; in those three starts alone, Zimmermann ceded 21 runs (18 earned) on 27 hits. Luckily, the Tigers offense turned two of those games into wins. This rough stretch may be coming to an...
Bless You Boys Jun 15, 2016

Jordan Zimmermann's last 4 starts were a setback, not his downfall

Zimmermann is bouncing back even if the results aren’t there yet. Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t been himself since he missed a start for a Grade 1 right groin strain. The strikeouts dropped off and he’s now served up two poor starts in a row. Despite the latest scores, though, there are signs that his accuracy and command are returning. It's just likely taken some time because of the injury. Since May 16, Zimmermann has a 6.60 ERA. On that date nearly a month ago, Zimmermann coughed up eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits across seven innings. Nine strikeouts. A stinker, sure, but the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 15, 2016
Tigers notes: Jordan Zimmermann helps give drained bullpen a break

Tigers notes: Jordan Zimmermann helps give drained bullpen a break

Zimmermann threw seven innings in Tuesdays win over the White Sox. CHICAGO -- After Monday's 12-inning, four-hour, 40-minute marathon, the last thing the Detroit Tigers needed was another short outing from Jordan Zimmermann. And while he was less than sharp, Zimmermann fought through the heat, humidity and long innings to give the Tigers seven innings in Tuesday's 11-8 win over the Chicago White Sox. As a result, Detroit only required relief help from Alex Wilson and Mark Lowe. "I knew going in I had to go deep in the game," said Zimmermann, who gave up six runs,...
Bless You Boys Jun 14, 2016

Game 64 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Jordan Zimmermann looks to get the Tigers back on track against Chicago's Miguel Gonzalez. It's too early to worry about Jordan Zimmermann, but I wouldn't blame you if Tuesday's matchup gives you any pause. Since his narrow loss to former Tiger Max Scherzer on May 11, Zimmermann has a 7.04 ERA and .873 OPS against. This stretch is inflated by a pair of rough starts -- not to mention a week missed due to injury -- but it highlights a flaw that we've glossed over for most of the year: Zimmermann's strikeout rate is down, and bad things can happen when the other team puts the ball in play. The...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 14, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers seek bounce-back vs. White Sox

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers seek bounce-back vs. White Sox

Detroit is three games behind first-place Cleveland in AL Central, while Chicago is 3 1/2 games back of the Indians. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (32-31, 3rd in AL Central) at Chicago White Sox (32-32, 4th in AL Central)When: 8:10 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 14Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Ill.TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMannSTARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Jordan Zimmermann (8-3, 3.30 ERA)Chicago White SoxRHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 3.57 ERA)GAME NOTES • Monday night's series...

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