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Bless You Boys May 24, 2016

The Mike Pelfrey experiment is reaching critical mass

It's not us Mike. It's you. When the Tigers inked Mike Pelfrey to a two-year deal this offseason, a lot of people weren't thrilled. The Tigers saw reason to believe in Pelfrey's decent 2015 campaign. Unfortunately, it's really not working out well. The Tigers have plenty of reasons to try and make this work, but the starting rotation is the team's clear weakness in 2016. And the Tigers can't wait on Pelfrey much longer. The struggles of the Tigers' rotation have already been well documented. While the Tigers got some tentatively positive news on Jordan Zimmermann's injury on Monday, he and...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2016
Detroit Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey admits to finally taking a step forward

Detroit Tigers notes: Mike Pelfrey admits to finally taking a step forward

Pelfrey earned his fifth straight no-decision Monday in the Tigers 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey's starts of late have gone all the same way. He pitches well enough to his teammates in the game, but not good enough to get a win. His latest start Monday followed that same path, with the Detroit Tigers edging the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 at Comerica Park, but for the first time in a while, Pelfrey finally admitted to taking a step forward. "I thought that was better," Pelfrey said. "Those first-pitch strikes were a lot better...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2016

Tigers 5, Phillies 4: Miguel Cabrera's 2-homer day powers Detroit to slim win

Pelfrey was a hot mess, but at least the bullpen was dependable. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey was no help to the Detroit Tigers but four home runs by the offense were just enough to push for a win. Backed by a strong outing and two homers from Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers won 5-4 over the Philadelphia Phillies in the interleague series opener. Another night, another poor start from Mike Pelfrey. This time he got bit by the long ball and the Tigers offense nearly didn't save his bacon. He still doesn't have a coveted win as a Tiger, and while he went six innings on the night and didn't walk a...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2016

Tigers' pitching staff ranks among worst in American League in early 2016 season

Sadly, the Tigers pitching staff is even worse than their 2015 counterparts after 40 games. Last winter, the Detroit Tigers overhauled their pitching staff after finishing the 2015 season with one of the worst units in the American League. Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey were signed to multi-year contracts for the starting rotation, joining Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, and a cast of young pitchers who figured to give the team some much-needed depth on the mound. The bullpen was completely overhauled, with the acquisitions of Francisco Rodriguez, Mark Lowe, and Justin Wilson, as well...
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Phillies at Comerica for first time since 2013

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Phillies at Comerica for first time since 2013

The Tigers have won six of their past seven games. A win tonight would even their record at .500. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (21-22) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (25-19)When: 7:10 p.m. Monday, May 23Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersMike Pelfrey (0-4, 5.49 ERA) Philadelphia PhilliesVince Velasquez (5-1, 2.42 ERA) GAME NOTES--It's the first installment of this interleague series since 2013. Back then, the Tigers...
Plain Dealer May 22, 2016

Akron RubberDucks complete sweep of Binghamton Mets

Eric Haase had a double, a homer and four RBI, while right-handed starter Michael Peoples (4-1, 3.40 ERA) held the Mets to five hits and one run over six innings.
Newark Star-Ledger May 19, 2016

7 bizarre stats from Mets poor pitching vs. Nationals

The Mets entered Wednesday having walked the fewest batters in the majors. Then they walked 11 Nationals. Wait, what?
Twinkie Town May 17, 2016

Twins 2, Tigers 7: Seventh Inning of Sadness

At least Pelfrey didn't no hit us. Things started off solid, as Phil Hughes shut out Detroit for the first six innings, and Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both hit some sweet sweet solo home runs off of old friend Mike Pelfrey, to put the Twins up 2-0. And then the whole world started to burn. Rome wasn't built in an inning, but the Twins certainly lost in one. After the arguably strange move of removing Hughes after he gave up a lone run in the 7th, Michael Tonkin and Trevor May both forgot what pitching was and gave up 3 runs each, including homers from Ian Kinsler and J.D Martinez. Brandon...
Grand Rapids Press May 17, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Mike Pelfrey searching for elusive first win

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Mike Pelfrey searching for elusive first win

The Tigers have won two straight entering Tuesdays game. But they have a lot of ground to make up in the American League Central. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (17-21) at Minnesota Twins (10-27)When: 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 17Where: Comerica Park, DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRH Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 5.80 ERA)Lifetime vs. Twins: 1-0, 6.30 ERA Minnesota TwinsRH Phil Hughes (1-6, 6.44 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 8-9, 4.63 ERA GAME...
Bless You Boys May 17, 2016

Game 39 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Mike Pelfrey is still in search of his first win of the season. Nothing is more demoralizing than losing a big lead in baseball. The Detroit Tigers and their fans know this feeling all too well, especially with the shoddy bullpens they have cobbled together in recent years. The 2016 season seemed different at first, as the 'pen posted a 2.85 ERA in the month of April. Despite our best efforts to identify this as a legitimate improvement, the bullpen came back to earth in early May, and no game reflected that more than Mike Pelfrey's last start. Easily one of his best outings of the season,...
Bless You Boys May 12, 2016

Orioles 7, Tigers 5: The Tigers' bullpen blues are back

Alex Wilson and Justin Wilson teamed up to allow five runs on six hits in the seventh inning, spoiling a strong performance by Mike Pelfrey in the series opener at Baltimore. Starter Mike Pelfrey worked 5 1/3 strong innings in perhaps his best outing of the season, but the Detroit Tigers' new look bullpen gave up five runs on six hits in the seventh inning to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the first game of a four game series at Baltimore, handing the Orioles a 7-5 win. The Tigers got on the board in the first inning when Orioles' starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up a pair of walks...
Bless You Boys May 12, 2016

Game 34 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles

Mike Pelfrey gets yet another crack at his first win of the season. Tonight, he faces Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles. After a rough outing against the Minnesota Twins, I tried to explain why Mike Pelfrey was actually trending in the right direction. His splitter did look better in that game against the Twins, but that didn't help him much against the Texas Rangers in his last start. Pelfrey allowed back-to-back home runs to open the game, then gave up another bomb later on before departing in the sixth. Usually, this is the part where I say that Pelfrey should improve because he...
Grand Rapids Press May 12, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Mike Pelfrey's last road win came more than a year ago

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Mike Pelfrey's last road win came more than a year ago

The Tigers open a three-game series in Baltimore on Thursday. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (15-18, 4th in AL Central) at Baltimore Orioles (20-12, 1st in AL East)When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 12Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md.TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRH Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 6.23 ERA)Lifetime vs. Orioles: 2-0, 4.43 ERA (4 starts) Baltimore OriolesRH Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3, 4.54 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 5-11, 5.60 ERA GAME...
Bless You Boys May 11, 2016

Stephen Strasburg's contract could impact how Tigers buy or sell pitching in 2016

The mega extension puts a weak pitching market into harsh relief, but Mike Pelfrey is still replaceable. The Washington Nationals had a surprise in store for more than just the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals agreed to a seven-year, $175 million dollar extension that was officially announced on Tuesday afternoon. The deal includes a player option after the third and fourth year of the contract, along with performance bonuses, and ensures that Strasburg will be a key piece of the Nationals' rotation through 2019 at minimum. Had he elected to test the free agent...
Grand Rapids Press May 7, 2016
Tigers' Mike Pelfrey 'embarrassed' after blowing lead: 'I'm better than this'

Tigers' Mike Pelfrey 'embarrassed' after blowing lead: 'I'm better than this'

Pelfrey earned a no-decision and remains winless on the season after the Tigers 10-5 loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday. DETROIT -- Another start, another non-win for Mike Pelfrey. And his comments after the Detroit Tigers' 10-5 loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday, their fifth straight loss that has them back under .500, were just as candid. "It sucks. I don't know what else to say," Pelfrey said. "It's not what I wanted. I feel terrible. I know that I'm better than this." Let's begin this rollercoaster in the first inning, where Pelfrey (0-4, 6.23 ERA) was...

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