5:25 AM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2016
Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey's bullpen stint could alter rotation schedule

Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey's bullpen stint could alter rotation schedule

Pelfrey threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief Friday in a 7-4 loss to the Indians. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey did his team a solid Friday when he came out of the bullpen to throw four-plus innings. It kept the Detroit Tigers in the game, a 7-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, despite a poor outing from starter Jordan Zimmermann and saved manager Brad Ausmus from tapping into his already fatigued pen. But it could also mean an altered starting rotation come next week. Pelfrey was scheduled to start Tuesday in the first of two games against the Miami Marlins at...
Bless You Boys Jun 25, 2016

Tigers’ Mike Pelfrey had his best outing of the year ... as a reliever

Pelfrey thinks he’ll be fine for Tuesday’s start, too. DETROIT — It was, by all accounts, the best outing of the season for Mike Pelfrey. The oft-struggling starter was called on Friday night to pitch in relief of Jordan Zimmermann’s bombed start. With little time to warm up, he lasted longer than his teammate and delivered an effortless performance. “I think adrenaline kicked in, and I probably threw eight fastballs and told them I was good,” Pelfrey said with a laugh. “I didn’t throw any offspeed pitches (warming up). I don’t know if I wasn’t planning on throwing any...
Bless You Boys Jun 24, 2016

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...
Bless You Boys Jun 24, 2016

Detroit Tiger Links wishes it didn't have a real job

Adulting is difficult. Abbreviated links due to real life getting in the way. Don't get a job kids, it's not worth it. The Tigers have won 13 of their last 16 home games. On to the links. Talking Tigers Anibal Sanchez will return to the rotation Saturday, and he has looked good in relief. Is Michael Fulmer the next Justin Verlander? Uh.. yes please. Three Michael Pelfrey trade ideas if you would like to reside in fantasy land for a bit. James McCann signs a deal with Detroit start up Lawrence Hunt dress shirts. Buy local! More White Sox sadness I've never seen more negative articles...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 22, 2016
Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey to be available out of bullpen for next few days

Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey to be available out of bullpen for next few days

Pelfreys next start was moved to Tuesday so manager Brad Ausmus said he could see an inning of relief duty if needed. DETROIT - With Mike Pelfrey's next scheduled started being moved back three days, manager Brad Ausmus said that will allow the Detroit Tigers to use him out of the bullpen for the next few days if needed. Pelfrey (1-7) was scheduled to start Saturday against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park but the Tigers have shuffled their rotation to get Anibal Sanchez back into it while limiting rookie Michael Fulmer's innings. So Sanchez (4-7) will...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2016

Daniel Norris recalled from Toledo as Tigers work to limit Michael Fulmer's innings

The Tigers are getting creative with their rotation in an effort to preserve Fulmer's long-term health. DETROIT -- Daniel Norris will indeed start for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. With the team needing to place somewhat of a limit on Michael Fulmer's innings, his start next Tuesday will be skipped and Mike Pelfrey has been pushed back to start in his place. Fulmer has been dominant, but he has never pitched more than 124 2/3 innings in a year. To avoid wearing him out, the team is going to need to do some creative shuffling, without taxing their other starters at the same time. That...

Game 2016.71: Mariners at Tigers

Mike Pelfrey certainly didn’t win any new fans last night, but the Tigers pulled out the kind of game they usually use in dramatic fashion, with Justin Upton hitting his 2nd home run of the game, of the walk off variety. With JD Martinez likely out until August, the Tigers really need Upton to contribute, […]
Grand Rapids Press Jun 21, 2016
Tigers' beleaguered bullpen sparkles in 12-inning win over Mariners

Tigers' beleaguered bullpen sparkles in 12-inning win over Mariners

Five Tigers relievers allowed one run in seven innings after starter Mike Pelfrey struggled. DETROIT - The last thing Brad Ausmus wanted to do Monday night was dip too deeply into the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. The Tigers used four relief pitchers Saturday in Kansas City and four more in Sunday's 13-inning marathon against the Royals, leaving the short-handed bullpen gassed. Ausmus knew his relievers needed some rest during the opener of a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Unfortunately for the Tigers, starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey...
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2016

Willie Horton would rather do anything else other than watch Mike Pelfrey pitch

That includes sleeping. During today's game, Detroit Tigers announcers Mario Impemba and Kirk Gibson were discussing attending games when they were younger and Willie Horton's name came up. As broadcasts do, they panned to Willie in the stands. Let's just say he is really enjoying another stellar Mike Pelfrey performance. MIKE PELFREY PUT WILLIE HORTON TO SLEEP pic.twitter.com/vReXaudmnj — Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) June 21, 2016 Usually this is where I make fun of the person for sleeping at a sporting event but at this point I'd encourage doing anything other than watching...
U.S.S. Mariner Jun 20, 2016

Game 70, Mariners at Tigers

Nate Karns vs. Mike Pelfrey, 4:10pm Lots to talk about today, and very little time, so we’ll just bullet point this out: 1: Still tossing around the Taylor-for-Lee swap in my head. The question “do you like the trade?” seems woefully inadequate, or at least, I’m conflicted in how I’d answer. I think that Chris This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 70, Mariners at Tigers

Game 2016.70: Mariners at Tigers

Why is it that every time it’s my turn to do one of these, it seems like Mike Pelfrey is pitching? How did Kevin work that out? I sense a diabolical plot. Actually, Pelfrey has had three decent outings in a row. The Tigers are beginning a 9-game home stand. The Tigers try yet another […]
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2016
Tigers lineup: Right-hander Mike Pelfrey seeking second win of season

Tigers lineup: Right-hander Mike Pelfrey seeking second win of season

The game is the first of nine straight at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey will be in search of his second victory this season when the Detroit Tigers kick off a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners tonight at Comerica Park. Pelfrey (1-7) recorded his lone win with the Tigers June 4 in a 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. This will be Pelfrey's third career appearance vs. Seattle. He has a 0-1 record. 2.03 ERA and 1.125 WHIP vs. the Mariners.  Ian Kinsler is back leading off after getting Sunday off. Tonight's game is the first of nine straight...
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2016

Game 70 Preview: Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers

Mike Pelfrey searches for his second win of the year as the Tigers kick off a four-game series with the Mariners. Seattle Mariners (36-33) at Detroit Tigers (34-35) Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica ParkSB Nation blog: Lookout LandingMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Nate Karns (5-2, 4.06 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (1-7, 4.79 ERA) Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR Karns 71.0 24.5 10.8 3.51 1.4 Pelfrey 71.1 10.8 9.3 5.36 0.0 Righthander Nate Karns won a battle over hard-throwing lefthander James Paxton in spring training -- one that our friends...
Bless You Boys Jun 16, 2016

No, Mike Pelfrey does not ‘give his team a chance to win’ games

In more than half his starts, Pelfrey has made winning games a struggle for the Tigers. The struggles for Mike Pelfrey this season have gotten repetitious. He’s posted an ERA near 5.00 and a FIP in the mid-5s for most of the year. Most pitchers can’t live with a strikeout-to-walk ratio near 1.00, but that is exactly where the righty finds himself in the middle of June. To put it more bluntly, he’s just been pretty thoroughly bad. There is, however, an argument that Pelfrey’s serviceability exists in his ability to “keep the team in games.” Especially lately, Big Pelf has found a...
South Side Sox Jun 15, 2016

White Sox 5, Tigers 3: A series victory

Chris Sale survives laborious third inning to pick up 11th win Now we know the White Sox can win a series without needing Matt Albers' offensive prowess. The Sox took just their second series out of their last 12 by avenging their loss in an otherwise favorable Chris Sale-Mike Pelfrey matchup 11 days ago. This time, Sale endured a tough three-run third to outpitch Pelfrey, who was tormented by Tim Anderson throughout the evening. Anderson went 3-for-5 with three runs. He gave Sale the lead with his first one, and after the Condor gave up an RBI single and a two-run homer in a 35-pitch...

MLB Player News

  • 11 Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz, sinking Boston Red Sox fall again to Rangers; Sox starters gave up 19 runs in three-game series

  • 8 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    Cleveland Indians continue mastery of Detroit Tigers while extending overall winning streak to 9: DMan's Report, Game 74 (photos)

  • 8 Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes

    9 things we learned from Jose Reyes' Mets return

  • 7 Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg

    Nationals' Stephen Strasburg sore after Saturday rib treatment

  • 6 Nathan Eovaldi

    Nathan Eovaldi

    ‘I fell apart’: It’s become alarming trend for Nathan Eovaldi

Mike Pelfrey Photos