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Bless You Boys 18 hours ago

Tigers 9, Red Sox 8: Miguel Cabrera, offense salvage slim win despite Mike Pelfrey’s start

Pelfrey nearly undid the offense’s big night. A Mike Pelfrey start was once again fraught with danger, and the Tigers’ only help came from the offense. Led by Miguel Cabrera’s two-run home run, the Detroit bats refused to give in and knocked their way to a too-close 9-8 win over the Red Sox. Cabrera’s homer gave Tigers fans a warm and fuzzy feeling in the first inning. The offense tacked on two more in the second, and for a hot minute hope appeared. Of course, then Mike Pelfrey served up a stinker in the third and gave fans everywhere flashback nightmares from 2013. David Ortiz,...
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
Live scoring, stats: Tigers start Mike Pelfrey against Red Sox (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Tigers start Mike Pelfrey against Red Sox (chat)

Tonights game is at Fenway Park. Please join the conversation in the comments section. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (52-48) at Boston Red Sox (55-42)When: 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 26Where: Fenway Park, BostonTV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan Woodbery Detroit's Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.78 ERA) gets the start tonight against Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright (12-5, 2.67 ERA). The Tigers will be shorthanded in the outfield again. Cameron Maybin is still out with a back...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 26, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Fending off knuckleballs at Fenway

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Fending off knuckleballs at Fenway

Boston starts Steven Wright, while Detroit goes with Mike Pelfrey. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (52-48) at Boston Red Sox (55-42)When: 7:10 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 26Where: Fenway Park, BostonTV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan Woodbery STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.78 ERA) Boston Red SoxRHP Steven Wright (12-5, 2.67 ERA) GAME NOTES--After a gritty win Monday night at Fenway, the Tigers enter tonight's game 5.5 games behind Cleveland in the American...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 26, 2016

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Tigers matchups: Steven Wright vs. Mike Pelfrey

In the penultimate game of the Red Sox’ nine-game homestand, knuckleballer Steven Wright will square off against Tigers right-hander Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday night. The 31-year-old Wright is 12-5 with an AL-best 2.67 ERA.  He’s won his last four starts, his most recent win coming in a 13-12 victory over the Twins on Thursday. Wright […]
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2016
Tigers beat White Sox with 2 home runs -- and help from Mother Nature

Tigers beat White Sox with 2 home runs -- and help from Mother Nature

Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey got his first road win since May 29, 2015, and Detroit (50-46) cut its deficit in the Wild Card race to four games. CHICAGO -- Cribbage. Poker. Riddles. Dominoes.  Those are some of the things the Detroit Tigers did to occupy themselves during a two-hour, five-minute rain delay Thursday night. "There was a lot of waiting," said manager Brad Ausmus. The delay could have gone on for hours longer if umpires had tried to wait out the big orange blob on the radar that was centered on U.S. Cellular Field. Instead, the game was called in...
Bless You Boys Jul 22, 2016

Tigers 2, White Sox 1 (F/7): Home runs, weather help Mike Pelfrey clinch his 3rd win

Tonight’s MVP = Mother Nature Well, that was anticlimactic. After a rain delay spanning nearly three hours, the Detroit Tigers were awarded (?) a 2-1 victory in 6 1/2 innings over the Chicago White Sox. Mike Pelfrey recorded his third win of the season, and second in three starts over the White Sox. The Tigers threatened to score a couple times in the early innings, but as has been the case far too often recently, they came up empty. Nick Castellanos struck out with two runners on base to end the first inning, then fanned again with the bases loaded in the third. After Miguel Cabrera...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2016
Tigers beat White Sox in rain-shortened series opener

Tigers beat White Sox in rain-shortened series opener

The game was finally called at 12:22 a.m. ET after a two-hour delay. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers used two solo home runs to break an offensive slump and beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Thursday night at a rain-shortened game at U.S. Cellular Field. The game was finally called at 12:22 a.m. ET after a two-hour delay. Mike Pelfrey left after walking his first batter of the game in the sixth inning. He gave up eight hits and struck out only one, but allowed just one run. Shane Greene worked out of the sixth-inning jam, preserving the first road win for Pelfrey...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 21, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers open series at White Sox (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Tigers open series at White Sox (chat)

Detroit starts a seven-game road trip tonight in Chicago. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (49-46) at Chicago White Sox (46-48)When: 8:10 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21Where: U.S. Cellular Field, ChicagoTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan Woodbery Tonight's pitching matchup is Detroit's Mike Pelfrey (2-9, 4.95 ERA) against Chicago's James Shields (4-11, 5.10 ERA). It's the first game of a seven-game road for the Tigers. Detroit is 7.5 games behind Cleveland in the American League Central...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 21, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles starting vs. White Sox

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles starting vs. White Sox

Aviles will get another start in right field after Tyler Collins was scratched from the lineup Wednesday with neck spasms. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start for the Detroit Tigers in the series opener Thursday night at Chicago. Mike Aviles will also get another start in right field after Tyler Collins was scratched from the lineup Wednesday with neck spasms. The Tigers' Mike Pelfrey (2-9, 4.95 ERA) will try to bounce back from a bad start last week against James Shields (4-11, 5.10 ERA), who has struggled since being acquired by the White Sox from San...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2016
Luckless Detroit Tigers lineup is battling post-break slump

Luckless Detroit Tigers lineup is battling post-break slump

Before the ninth, the Tigers put the ball in play 21 times against Tommy Milone, but had only one hit. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered the second half of the season with quite reasonable worries about their starting pitching. Five games in, Justin Verlander and Michael Fulmer have continued their pre-break momentum, while Matt Boyd and Anibal Sanchez had their best starts of the season. Take away a rough outing by Mike Pelfrey on Saturday and Tigers starting pitchers have allowed only six earned runs in 27 innings (2.00 ERA), striking out 32. So why are...
Bless You Boys Jul 18, 2016

Anibal Sanchez is single-handedly destroying the Tigers’ playoff odds

The Tigers have continued to start Sanchez to their extreme detriment. With Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris not quite ready to return from the disabled list this early in the second half, the Detroit Tigers will turn to Anibal Sanchez as their starter on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. Matt Boyd will start on Monday. Tigers fans have grumbled all season long anytime Sanchez, Boyd, Mike Pelfrey, or pretty much anyone besides Michael Fulmer takes the mound, but Sanchez’s numbers are so far-and-away worse than everyone else’s that he is almost single-handedly killing the Tigers’...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2016
A 'clunker' by Mike Pelfrey stifles Tigers' post-break momentum

A 'clunker' by Mike Pelfrey stifles Tigers' post-break momentum

This games on me, Pelfrey said. I put the bullpen in a bad spot, I put the offense in a bad spot, and I take full responsibility for it. Mike Pelfrey's shortest start of the season included four walks, a couple of sarcastic Bronx cheers when his pitches managed to find the plate and a smattering of boos as he walked off the field after being yanked in the second inning. More than three hours later, Pelfrey didn't mince words when describing his performance in the Detroit Tigers' 8-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday at Comerica Park. "I was terrible,"...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 16, 2016

Royals top Tigers 8-4

DETROIT — Salvador Perez singled, doubled, scored a run and drew two of Kansas City’s seven walks as the Royals eased to an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Kansas City scored four runs in the first inning off Mike Pelfrey, who didn’t make it out of the second. Every hitter in the Royals’ lineup scored exactly once except right fielder Paulo Orlando. Danny Duffy (5-1) allowed four runs and six hits in 61/3 innings for Kansas City. He struck out seven and walked one. read more
Bless You Boys Jul 16, 2016

Royals 8, Tigers 4: Mike Pelfrey still can’t give Detroit a respectable start

The defense and bullpen contributed to the final blow, though. Mike Pelfrey fell apart again, and the offense couldn’t get to Danny Duffy. Once again the Tigers couldn’t pull out a win because of Pelfrey and part of the bullpen, and as a result they fell 8-4 to the Royals in Game 2 of the three-game series. It was a Pelfrey start, and predictably the game did not go so well. He failed to make it out of two innings and the first two relievers weren’t any better. Between Pelfrey’s erratic “command” and an assist to the Tigers’ awful defense, the team found themselves facing yet...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 16, 2016
Mike Pelfrey can't make it through 2 innings in Tigers' loss to Royals

Mike Pelfrey can't make it through 2 innings in Tigers' loss to Royals

The Tigers lost the second game of their series against Kansas City, 8-4. DETROIT -- Hopes of a winning streak out of the All-Star break were dashed Saturday. Quickly. Mike Pelfrey turned in his shortest outing of the season, allowing five runs in 1 2/3 innings, and the Detroit Tigers lost 8-4 to the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. It was the second shortest start of Pelfrey's career. Pelfrey had a pair of quality outings earlier this month but struggled with his command against the Royals, walking four to go along with four hits allowed. The Tigers (47-44)...

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