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Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2016
Tigers' Mike Pelfrey throwing again, but return still few weeks away

Tigers' Mike Pelfrey throwing again, but return still few weeks away

Pelfrey suffered a lower-back strain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 1. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey is eligible to be activated from the disabled list this week, but he's going to need a little more time. Pelfrey has been pain-free for three days, tossed again Monday and is expected to toss a side session on Friday, the first since going on the disabled list earlier this month with a strain in his lower back. "Now it's just a matter of cracking back up and getting the arm ready," Pelfrey said. "They just told me it'll depend on how my arm feels....
CSN New England Aug 15, 2016

Mijain Lopez one win away from historic three-peat

For the third straight year, a major global championship in 130kg Greco-Roman wrestling will come down to a battle between Mijain Lopez and Riza Kayaalp. Lopez, now a four-time Olympian, is one of the most accomplished wrestlers competing in Rio. With a win today, the Cuban could win his third straight gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling. Only Aleksander Karelin has done that. He would also be just the ninth wrestler in any discipline to accumulate three Olympic gold medals in their career.
CSN New England Aug 15, 2016

China's artistic - and intimidating - track cycling helmets explained

While the Chinese track cycling program has slowly grown the past four years, it was not so much its first gold medal in the womens team sprint that caught the eyes of fans in the Olympic velodrome. It was the design of the riders helmets. The tops of those worn by the duo of Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi have been painted in the style of traditional masks worn by performers in Peking opera, the centuries old Chinese opera that combines dance, acrobatics, mime and music with vocal performances.
CSN New England Aug 15, 2016

Anita Wlodarczyk breaks her own world record to win hammer throw gold

Gold: Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) Silver: Wenxiu Zhang (China) Bronze: Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) Polands Anita Wlodarczyk broke her own womens hammer world record to claim the gold medal. Her winning mark was 82.29m (269 feet, 11 inches). The 2012 Olympic silver medalist entered the 2016 Games with a 28-meet unbeaten streak that began in 2014. Chinas Wenxiu Zhang claimed the silver medal with a mark of 76.75m (251-9). Sophie Hitchon broke Great Britains national record on her way to earning the bronze medal. Amber Campbell finished sixth and fellow American DeAnna Price was eighth.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 5, 2016
Mike Pelfrey tried to fight through ailing back, but setback sent him to DL

Mike Pelfrey tried to fight through ailing back, but setback sent him to DL

I had a good day and I bend down to put on my socks for the game and couldnt get back up, Pelfrey said. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey was feeling optimistic that the back flare-up he endured on Sunday wouldn't send him to the disabled list. Then as he was changing into his uniform on Tuesday, his back locked up again.  "I had a good day and I bend down to put on my socks for the game and couldn't get back up," Pelfrey said. "It locked up and went into a spasm and set me back. So I said, 'OK, I'm not fighting it...

Game 2016.107: White Sox at Tigers

Another game, another easy win. Sanchez had his best outing of the year, Cabrera homered to right again, and Lowe gave up a hit, a walk, and a run. All in a day’s work. We’re not going to win every game, but it sure is fun to try. Pelfrey to the DL, J.D. in the […]
Grand Rapids Press Aug 3, 2016
No concerns about throwing as J.D. Martinez eyes return to RF on Thursday

No concerns about throwing as J.D. Martinez eyes return to RF on Thursday

Martinez was activated from the disabled list a day earlier than expected after pitcher Mike Pelfrey was sidelined with a back strain. DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez returned to the Detroit Tigers roster a day earlier than expected, which is one reason he wasn't starting Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Brad Ausmus said that Martinez could be used as a pinch-hitter, although he'd prefer to avoid that as well. Martinez was activated from the disabled list after pitcher Mike Pelfrey was sidelined with a back strain. Ausmus said Pelfrey's back was locked...
Bless You Boys Aug 3, 2016

J.D. Martinez returns from DL on Wednesday but Tigers lose Mike Pelfrey to injury

Pelfrey will be sidelined with a lower back injury for the next 15 days. DETROIT — The Tigers got back Jordan Zimmermann and lost Mike Pelfrey on the same day. The team was holding out hope that the back strain would subside in time for Pelfrey’s next start, but that’s no longer the case and he’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list. But while the right-hander has been sidelined, at least the Tigers are getting J.D. Martinez back on Wednesday. “It's obviously too early to tell, but we don't expect it to be long,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “We don't expect it to be more than...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 2, 2016
Tigers place Mike Pelfrey on disabled list with back strain

Tigers place Mike Pelfrey on disabled list with back strain

Manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder J.D. Martinez would be activated from the DL on Wednesday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers placed pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower back strain. Manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder J.D. Martinez would be activated from the DL on Wednesday. Anibal Sanchez, who pitched six innings to earn the win Tuesday night, will remain in the starting rotation, Ausmus said. Ausmus said Pelfrey was feeling better Tuesday morning, but his back locked up later in the day. The Tigers must create another roster...
New York Post Aug 2, 2016

Behind Mets’ 1st Jay Bruce hunt: When Mike Pelfrey beat him out

A year and a day after Yoenis Cespedes played his first game with the Mets and sparked their 2015 run to the World Series, Jay Bruce became the latest outfielder to come in to try to turn their season around. “One of the things we told Jay is: ‘You’re not the savior,’ ” Terry Collins...
Bless You Boys Jul 31, 2016

Tigers’ Mike Pelfrey didn’t pitch the 6th because of back tightness, will get an MRI

Pelfrey’s outing was shortened but not before he handed Detroit a fantastic start. DETROIT — As it turns out, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn’t pull Mike Pelfrey from Sunday’s win in the fifth to give him the warm and fuzzies of a good outing. No, he was yanked because of back tightness that the starter had been experiencing. He’ll undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. “We knew about it before the game, his back had tightened up a little bit,” Ausmus said. “We were able to get it loose enough to start the game and pitch five innings, but he was done (after...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2016
Mike Pelfrey getting MRI after leaving game with back stiffness

Mike Pelfrey getting MRI after leaving game with back stiffness

He was able to loosen up to start the game and pitch five shutout innings, but he was done because of the back at that point, manager Brad Ausmus said. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey left Sunday's game after five scoreless innings because his back had tightened up, manager Brad Ausmus said. Pelfrey had only thrown 82 pitches and would have come out to pitch the sixth if he had been healthy. "He came in after the fifth and said to me that his back had tightened up," Ausmus said. "We knew about it before the game. He was able to loosen up...
Bless You Boys Jul 31, 2016

Tigers 11, Astros 0: Offense blasts 4 home runs and Mike Pelfrey was pretty good

Miguel Cabrera had a monster day at the plate and James McCann hit a grand slam. DETROIT — After a start in which the Tigers just barely scratched out three runs, the offense lit up Astros starter Dallas Keuchel and Houston pitching to the tune of 11 runs on 10 hits. With Mike Pelfrey’s surprisingly solid start and a dependable bullpen, the Tigers won 11-0 to sweep the Astros and bring Detroit’s win streak to six games. If anything would’ve brought the Tigers’ winning streak grinding to a halt, it would’ve been Pelfrey. But in a shocking turn of events, the only digits on the...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers meet Astros with winning streak on the line

Live scoring, stats: Tigers meet Astros with winning streak on the line

Todays pitching matchup is Detroit right-hander Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.98 ERA) against Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel (6-10, 4.57 ERA). Please join the conversation in the comments section. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (56-48) vs. Houston Astros (55-48)When: 1:10 p.m. ET Sunday, July 31Where: Comerica Park, DetroitTV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan Woodbery The Tigers enter today's game on a five-game winning streak. Today's pitching matchup is Detroit right-hander Mike...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2016
Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel

Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting against lefty Dallas Keuchel

James McCann, who hits lefties better than right-handers, will catch for Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey. DETROIT -- Right-handed hitter Mike Aviles is in right field Sunday for the Detroit Tigers as they go for a sweep of the Houston Astros at Comerica Park. That's the only change from Saturday's lineup. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is pitching for the Astros, meaning lefty Tyler Collins will go to the bench in favor of Aviles. James McCann, who hits lefties better than right-handers, will catch for Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey. McCann was Keuchel's college teammate...

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