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Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2014
Your turn: Does Rick Porcello deserve an 'A' grade? What grade will you give Detroit Tigers' starters?

Your turn: Does Rick Porcello deserve an 'A' grade? What grade will you give Detroit Tigers' starters?

Youve seen the grades we gave to the pitchers in Detroits starting rotation. Now, we want to know what grades youd give them. Cast your votes in the polls below. Editor's note: Tigers reporter James Schmehl is offering grades for the team over the next four days. Today, he graded Detroit's starting rotation. DETROIT -- You've seen the grades we gave to the pitchers in Detroit's starting rotation. Now, we want to know what grades you'd give them. This is your opportunity to grade each Tigers starter based largely on how each player performed over the course of the...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 27, 2014
Rick Porcello continues downward spiral in ugly loss, coming unglued at wrong time for Detroit Tigers

Rick Porcello continues downward spiral in ugly loss, coming unglued at wrong time for Detroit Tigers

Rick Porcello didnt look like himself Friday night. Come to think of it, Porcello hasnt looked like himself for quite some time now. Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello (21) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park in Detroit on Sept. 26.Mike Mulholland | MLive.com  DETROIT -- Rick Porcello didn't look like himself Friday night. Come to think of it, Porcello hasn't looked like himself for quite some time now. Porcello's downward spiral reached another low Friday night when he was chased from the game after just 3 2/3...
Bless You Boys Sep 27, 2014

Twins 11, Tigers 4: Rick Porcello roughed up in loss, Miguel Cabrera homers again

Rick Porcello's final outing of the regular season didn't go as planned. Despite 10 hits and a home run by Miguel Cabrera, the offense couldn't dig the bullpen out of a deep hole. DETROIT — It was not the outing the Tigers were hoping for from Rick Porcello for his final start of the regular season. Porcello didn't make it out of the fourth inning, taking the loss in a 11–4 drubbing by the Twins. The offense fought back, cutting the deficit in half at one point in the game, but the bullpen handed it right back in the sixth inning. Porcello (L, 15–13) got off to a bad start. After two...
Twinkie Town Sep 26, 2014

Twins Stifle Tigers, 11-4

Tigers fail as Twins balls sail RHYMES Rick Porcello had a chance to push Detroit to the precipice of an AL Central title.  Instead, he got shelled. By the Twins. And with the Royals beating the Whities, the Tigers lead is down to one game with two to go, as they got curbstomped by Minnesota 11-4. The Twins pounced on Porcello immediately, plating three runs in the first on Danny Santana double, Brian Dozier single, and a majestic Oswaldo Arcia dong.  And the Twins kept their boot on Detroit's neck, extending the lead to 6-0 on a Dozier solo dong and a 2-run throwing error by Nick...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 26, 2014
Twins 11, Tigers 4: Rick Porcello chased early; Detroit fails in attempt to cut into magic number

Twins 11, Tigers 4: Rick Porcello chased early; Detroit fails in attempt to cut into magic number

The Tigers magic number to clinch the Central Division remains at two after the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers still have the lead in the Central Division. But they have just two games left in the regular season and have yet to clinch.  The Minnesota Twins jumped on Rick Porcello early Friday night and didn't let up against the bullpen in an 11-4 rout of the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera homered for Detroit. The Tigers' magic number to clinch the Central Division remains at two after the Kansas City...

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