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The Detroit Tiger Weblog 3 hours ago

Game 2016.159: Tigers at Braves

This is turning out to be a strange, if not strangely exciting end to the season, as the Tigers finish out, once again, with an inter league series in the road (Detroit finished 2013 at the Marlins). That means, oh boy! the pitchers get to bat, which I guess is one advantage to having long-time […]
Bless You Boys 12 hours ago

Orioles beat Blue Jays, move into tie for AL Wild Card lead

The Yankees and Astros were eliminated as the Orioles pulled even with Toronto on Thursday. With so many teams in the thick of this year’s AL Wild Card race, it can be tough to keep your scoreboard watching straight. Fear not, though: Bless You Boys has you covered. Over the last two weeks of the season we will update you on the ups and downs of the AL playoff picture, and how each contending team fared on a regular basis. Baltimore Orioles 4, Toronto Blue Jays 0 Recaps: Camden Chat | Bluebird Banter Ubaldo Jiminez shut out the Blue Jays allowing just one hit in 6-2/3...
Bless You Boys 13 hours ago

Detroit Tiger Links celebrates rookie dress-up day

The rookies got their Halloween costumes early this year Rookie Dress-Up Day is an important tradition The Tigers might be short on rookies, but the quality of their costumes was top notch. Second deck!!!! Rookie dress up!! #cheech A photo posted by JaCoby Jones (@jacobyjones23) on Sep 29, 2016 at 4:01pm PDT That is a whole lot of #TeamDadBod. And while whatever Matt Boyd is doing is the favorite, I simply cannot look away from John Hicks in the most disturbing Bert costume ever created. That is some pure, unadulterated nightmare fuel right there. Lookout Landing has...

Here’s how crazy the Tigers’ schedule gets after Thursday’s rainout

Hint: it involves a lot of high-stress games. Five days. Five stadiums. Five must-win games. This is one potential scenario for the Detroit Tigers after their final home game of the season was postponed on Thursday. A record-setting rainfall washed away the final Tigers-Indians matchup of the year, leaving the Tigers in a potentially awkward place. With their playoff chances still in doubt — the Baltimore Orioles are one game ahead of Detroit, pending their Thursday evening matchup with Toronto — the Tigers could be forced to play multiple win-or-go-home games before even getting into...

Game 2016.159: Indians at Tigers

I don’t think there’s an option other than to wait out the rain. Otherwise Cle would likely have to come back here on Monday. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Cameron Maybin, CF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. J.D. Martinez, RF 6. Justin Upton, LF 7. Nick Castellanos, 3B 8. James McCann, C […]
Bless You Boys Sep 28, 2016

Tigers 6, Indians 3 (5 inn): Miguel Cabrera’s heroics lift Detroit

A three-run shot before rain ultimately cut the game short helped make the game official and gave the Tigers a win. DETROIT — After two rain delays, a poor start by top rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer, and one memorable blast by Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers beat the Indians, 6-3, in a game shortened to five innings. Baltimore rallied against the Blue Jays for a victory, so the Tigers remain a game out of the second wild card spot. Cabrera’s three-run, line-drive home run to right field proved to be the difference maker for the Tigers, who trailed 1-0 in the first inning when it became...

Game 2016.158: Indians at Tigers

Okay friends, lots to watch for tonight. First of all, the obvious one, we’re 1 game out of the Wild Card. It’s a crowded race, there is no margin for error. 5-0 doesn’t guarantee us in, but I think that 4-1 probably gets us to at least a (first) play-in game. Secondly, Fulmer needs 6 […]
Bless You Boys Sep 28, 2016

The Tigers should be interested in Lourdes Gurriel, but they’re not

Lourdes Gurriel is the next prized player to defect from Cuba, but the Tigers don’t seem to be pushing for a promised bigger international presence Among the next wave of Cuban players that are defecting to play Major League Baseball is 23-year-old Lourdes Gurriel. He is the younger brother of Yulieski, who signed a five-year deal with the Astros in mid-July and then made his major league debut in late August. Lourdes, who is nine years younger than Yulieski, played left field for Industriales of Cuba last season. Both Gurriels defected from Cuba in February of this year. Gurriel is a...

Game 2016.157: Indians at Tigers

A three game skid has put us 2 games back of the WC. Still a lot of baseball left to play. We really need JV to be the ace he has come to be again and pick up 2 Ws over the last 6 games. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Cameron Maybin, CF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B […]

Game 2016.156: Indians at Tigers

Kevin is apparently undergoing concussion protocol. Let’s hope Farmer is a man out standing in his field. [ cefetin 500mg pills $319.00 | doxycycline 100mg pills $117.00 | levitra 20mg with dapoxetine 20mg pills $131.00 | diflucan 50mg pills $148.00 | parlodel 2.5mg pills $143.00 | viagra 25mg | viagra next day delivery | kamagra […]
Bless You Boys Sep 26, 2016

The death of Jose Fernandez goes way beyond baseball

The 24-year-old ace had a bright career, but who he was off the diamond stands out every bit as much as what he did on it. Sunday morning we learned that in a sickening turn of events, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has been killed. One of the victims of a boat crash that ended the lives of three people, Fernandez was of the best pitchers in baseball, his name being mentioned in the same breath as the likes of superstars Clayton Kershaw, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Justin Verlander. Drafted by the Marlins at 14th overall in 2011, Fernandez raced trough the minors, posting a 1.75...

Game 2016.155: Royals at Tigers

That was an inopportune time for the blowpen monster to rear its ugly head, not to mention its ugly rear. It seems ol’ Frankie just didn’t have it, alternating between completely losing the strike zone and serving up batting practice. I called for him to be yanked before the home run, but in reality closets […]

Game 2016.154: Royals at Tigers

This Wild Card thing is looking like a thing. Let’s hope the Van Man can keep this thing rolling. Great outing by Fulmer last night. He is now 6.1 innings short of qualifying for the ERA title. Could that explain leaving him in longer than we thought last night? Today’s Lineup: Kinsler, 2B Maybin, CF […]

Game 2016.153: Royals at Tigers

The Tigers are back home, and yet probably feeling a bit homesick, as they leave Sweeptown. How about that? The Tigers did what they needed to do, and now the Wild Card is a thing again. Hopefully vintage Fulmer shows up tonight, and not the recent version, which may have been a blip, or may […]

Game 2016.152: Tigers at Twins

Second of a day/night doubleheader. Did anyone watch? There couldn’t have been more than 1,000 people at the game. JV’s last three games: 19 IP, 1.21 WHIP, 25 Ks, 2.37 ERA, 0-1 record. He’ll be lucky to get to 15 wins with the run support he’s been getting as of late. Headed out and lineup isn’t […]

Game 2016.151: Tigers at Twins

Good win last night, picked up a game in the WC race. Tigers haven’t lost at Target Field this season (there’s the jinx). Farmer gets his first big start of 2016, over Sanchez and Pelfrey. V-Mart and Kins still day-to-day. 1. Cameron Maybin, CF 2. Erick Aybar, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. J.D. Martinez, RF […]
Bless You Boys Sep 20, 2016

Miguel Cabrera thoroughly enjoyed James McCann’s home run

He really enjoyed it. James McCann just hit a three run BLAST to deep center, giving the Tigers a 6-0 lead. His biggest fan was Miguel Cabrera. Miggy approves. https://t.co/CzREdw2y1k— Patrick Whelan (@PdiddyWay) September 21, 2016 Andddd the kick is good!! https://t.co/MZ3w76voZX— Patrick Whelan (@PdiddyWay) September 21, 2016 Not surprisingly, Miggy used McCann for inspiration and hit a bomb of his own. This game is fun.

Game 2016.150: Tigers vs. Twins

Well, the Indians showed us who’s boss. The Tigers squandered a chance to make-up ground on the Indians and fell further behind in the wild-card race. Any time you have a pitcher give up 1 hit over 7 innings, I would think the chances of winning are pretty high. Incredibly high, to be honest. 2.5 […]

Tigers looking to gain ground in AL playoff race in series vs. Twins

The Tigers need as many wins as they can get over the final two weeks. Luckily, they get to play the Twins. The Detroit Tigers have been one of the more up-and-down teams in the American League this season, but their latest cold streak put them in danger of missing the playoffs for a second year in a row. As they enter play on Tuesday, the Tigers are 2 1⁄2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card race. With only 13 regular season games remaining, the Tigers need anywhere from eight to 10 wins to truly feel comfortable about their chances of reaching the...
Bless You Boys Sep 20, 2016

The Tigers are hurting Michael Fulmer and themselves by limiting his innings right now

Fulmer’s recent inconsistent results seem to be due to his inconsistent schedule. Trying to limit Michael Fulmer’s innings at this point in the season is silly. That might come off as a hot take, and in a way it is considering I don’t have all of the facts surrounding the situation. However, the Tigers seem to be hurting him and the team as a whole by trying to mix and match his starts in September. After a stellar three-month stretch, Fulmer has established himself as a (hopeful) shoe-in for the Rookie of the Year award. He has been a revelation since his premature arrival in the...

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