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Game 2015.130: Tigers at Blue Jays

Well, yesterday’s game was about as ugly as it gets. Edwin Encarnacion had 3 home runs and 9 RBI, which is about a month’s work for Victor Martinez. Which is not to say today couldn’t be just as bad: last outing Aflredo Simon dispelled the mirage he created when he through a 1-hit shutout, and […]
Bless You Boys 23 hours ago

Blue Jays 15, Tigers 1: :(

The Tigers played a sloppy, poorly pitched game and Edwin Encarnacion had himself a day. The world requires witnesses and today I was witness to Detroit's grim baseball affair. While many people travelled, spent time with loved ones, watched other sports, shopped, exercised, drank beer, went fishing, took a boat ride and took part in any of the endless activities we have created to erase boredom and fill our lives with meaning, I bore witness to the Tigers playing baseball. Though it was difficult, I did not avert my eyes; I fixed my gaze on the abyss. The following is what I saw: It was...

Game 2015.129: Tigers at Blue Jays

Today Buck Farmer takes his turn at trying to keep the Blue Jays in the yard. This lineup is truly potent, as opposed to the “potent” Tigers offense that Rod Allen is always talking about. The Tigers have leadoff hitters who can’t get on base and a cleanup hitter who can’t hit in runs, but […]
Bless You Boys Aug 29, 2015

Miguel Cabrera is poised to win a fourth American League batting title

Barring another injury, Miguel Cabrera is a shoo- in to win his fourth American league batting title in the past five seasons. Since coming off the disabled list on August 14, Miguel Cabrera has hit .460 in 59 plate appearances, and held a lead of 42 points over the Indians’ Jason Kipnis, after Friday's action. The Tigers' slugger holds such a commanding lead on the rest of the league that he could go 0 for 40 at the plate and still lead the league in batting average at the current pace. Cabrera, the two time American league MVP, needs 106 more plate appearances to reach the minimum of...
Bless You Boys Aug 29, 2015

SeaWolves get thwacked on Affiliate Day in Erie

Elsewhere, Connecticut pitching combined for 11 strikeouts and nine scoreless innings on Friday, showing more hope for the Detroit Tigers affiliate future. Much like the fans of their big brother to the west, the city of Erie made it clear that no matter the type of season, the SeaWolves fans appreciate the opportunity to take in action from the Tigers' Double-A affiliate. Nearly 4,500 fans showed up in support of Tigers' Affiliate Day at Jerry Uht Park, as the SeaWolves prepared to welcome back the Harrisburg Senators for some late-season activity. Legendary Tigers' shortstop and 1984...
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2015

Blue Jays 5, Tigers 3: What did you expect, really?

I mean, let's be honest, here. Let's face it. When you looked at this weekend series behind the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays and the not-very-good Detroit Tigers, you knew there was a good chance you'd have to find your own entertainment. For some of us, that means watching dingers. In that sense, neither the Tigers nor the dingers disappointed. Detroit lost 5-3 at Rogers Centre, but two Tigers and three Jays homered. So that was nice, anyway. Ian Kinsler put Detroit on the board in the first with a shot to left for a 1-0 lead. The Jays scored the next five runs on homers by Troy Tulowitzki,...
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2015

Voice of the Turtle, Ep 4: this is your brain on baseball

HookSlide flies a mostly solo podcast, and talks with a licensed neurofeedback counselor about "brain training" in sports and whether getting angry can help a player break out of a slump. In this episode of the podcast, HookSlide talks about baseball, brains, and your brain on baseball. Justin Verlander has certainly returned to dominant form, and just in case we were still on the fence about that, he just took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning in his last performance. Verlander's resurgence will certainly make General Manager Al Avila's job in 2016 a bit easier, because, hey, who can't...

Game 2015.128: Tigers at Blue Jays

Matt Boyd returns to Toronto, and takes on his former team, as does Anthony Gose. David Price is there, and not doubt will be renewing acquaintances, but we won’t see him pitching this series. Justin Verlander’s near no-hitter was a tough act to follow, but crafty veteran Randy Wolf did a pretty good job of […]
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2015

Michael Fulmer named Pitcher of the Year

The Double-A Eastern League announced today that the Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer has been named the Pitcher of the Year for 2015. The Erie SeaWolves' Michael Fulmer was named the 2015 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year today, winning out over four other finalists. The dominant right-handed starter has a 10-3 record this season with a gaudy 2.16 ERA and 121 strikeouts over 120.2 innings. The award is the latest and greatest in a series of accolades for Fulmer, who has been rocketing up prospect lists as a result of his brilliant 2015 campaign. Fulmer was the Detroit Tigers' key...
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2015

Tigers' 2015 draft class continues to impress in minor leagues

Several of the Tigers' top draft picks this year are already excelling in lower levels of the minor leagues. There is something to be said about the members of the Tigers 2015 draft class. Since coming aboard the organization in June, a sizable number of the draftees have wasted no time in building confidence in the fanbase for what lies ahead. As hard as it is to believe, the Tigers have living, breathing prospects and it's creating excitement for the first time in a long time. On Thursday, with Tigers' pitcher Buck Farmer moving off the top 30 prospects list, third-round selection, Drew...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Detroit Tigers 1984 World Series trophy set to visit Double-A Erie SeaWolves

A guest appearance by Alan Trammell and a silent auction featuring Tigers memorabilia among activities scheduled for Tigers' Affiliate Day at Jerry Uht Park. The Detroit Tigers' Double-A affiliate Erie SeaWolves are planning to bring a bit of history to the fans at Jerry Uht Park on Friday for Tigers' Affiliate Day. This season marks 15 years that the SeaWolves have worked in affiliation with the Detroit Tigers organization. The SeaWolves will be offering those in attendance the opportunity to get an up-close look at the 1984 World Series Commissioners trophy, as well as posing for...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Angels 2, Tigers 0: Lack of run support sinks Detroit yet again

Randy Wolf was great. The offense was not. And Bruce Rondon struggled again. In his second start for the Detroit Tigers, lefty Randy Wolf devoured the Angels through seven innings. He allowed just one run but with only an eighth-inning triple for offense, became the latest to fall victim to the curse of no run support. The Tigers took a 2-0 loss to the Angels, and a series loss at home. Wolf had allowed just three hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched and had a low pitch count. A night after Verlander put up a stellar start against the Angels, Wolf was on track to do the same. He hadn't allowed a...

Game 2015.127: Angels at Tigers

I wish I had more time to give JV his full due, and to apologize in part for some things I may have said earlier this year…but I doubt he’s reading. But you know who is…billfer. Check out his thoughtful post on JV this morning. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Tyler Collins, LF 3. Miguel […]

Miguel Cabrera is the Detroit Tigers' offense

The Tigers rank among the top teams in baseball in several offense categories all because of Miguel Cabrera. Miguel Cabrera is a Hall of Fame caliber baseball player. There's no denying it at this point. The 32-year-old first baseman is well on his way to Cooperstown, and nothing short of a career-ending injury or major scandal will keep him out of baseball's most hallowed club. In all likelihood, his bust will be adorned with a Detroit Tigers cap, the ninth such player in MLB history. What if he were not around, though? The Tigers got a brief taste of life without Miggy earlier this...

Game 127 Preview: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers

Michigan native Matt Shoemaker will start against Randy Wolf in the rubber match of a three-game series. Los Angeles Angels (64-62) at Detroit Tigers (60-66) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Halos Heaven Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Shoemaker (5-9, 4.76 ERA) vs. LHP Randy Wolf (0-1, 3.86 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Shoemaker 21 117.1 8.05 2.30 1.61 1.30 4.53 3.84 0.6 Wolf 1 7.0 6.43 0.00 0.00 1.29 1.70 2.95 0.3 The Angels' decision to demote Trenton, Michigan native Matt Shoemaker...

JV Reminds Detroit Baseball is Fun

The 2015 Detroit Tigers season will go down as a failure. A constant stream of faint hope drowned by a deluge of disappointment. At a point in the season when most of us are watching games with a detached interest, just passing the time until football season starts or classically “waiting ’til next year” Justin […]
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Detroit Tigers Links: Justin Verlander misses a no-hitter by inches

Verlander takes his recent dominance to the next level, and what makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon so good? Justin Verlander has been on fire for the better part of two months now. Fully rebuilt from the core injury that ruined his 2014 campaign, and the triceps strain that cost him 10 weeks this year, the Tigers ace has retaken his spot as one of the top pitchers in the game. Last night's brilliant performance was just sort of a coming out party for all those who hadn't been paying attention. I'll blow my own horn here a bit with this piece published last week about Verlander's resurgence...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2015

Justin Verlander's shutout reminded the Tigers, and fans, of the pitcher he still is

No longer bothered by injuries, Verlander looks dominant again and has a miniscule 1.38 ERA with eight earned runs in his last seven starts. DETROIT -- Three outs away from a two-walk no-hitter isn't good enough. But it's pretty darn close. Justin Verlander faced one batter over the minimum. That batter cost him the third no-hitter of his career. A baseball that was hit only inches from being foul followed by a word said on the mound not repeatable for print or over a broadcast. "Heartbreaking," was how catcher James McCann described seeing the white dust kick up from the foul line when...
Bless You Boys Aug 26, 2015

Tigers 5, Angels 0: Justin Verlander takes no-hitter into 9th to snap 5-game losing streak

Meanwhile, the offense blasted three home runs. DETROIT -- So close. Justin Verlander came within three outs of a no-hitter but still got a one-hit shutout. And unlike his recent starts the Detroit Tigers' offense provided run support. The Tigers won 5-0 against the Angels, ending a five-game losing streak and handing Verlander a well-earned win. A month ago Verlander got booed by the home crowd in a rough start. None of that was present at Comerica Park on Wednesday night. On more than one occasion in the late innings, Verlander topped 97 mph. He did not relent after starting the game with...
Bless You Boys Aug 26, 2015

Tigers' Shane Greene will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday

Greene will be back in time for spring training in 2016. DETROIT -- Shane Greene's season is over. He will have surgery on his right arm to repair the pseudoaneurysm in the circumflex artery in his right shoulder on Thursday morning. It is a season-ending surgery, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed prior to Wednesday night's game. The surgery is being performed as a result of numbness that Greene had been feeling throughout the year in his right hand. Dr. Greg Pearl at the Texas Vascular Associates in Dallas, Texas will perform the surgery. The injury is not career-threatening,...

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