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Bless You Boys 9 hours ago
Tigers 5, Royals 3: Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera lead Tigers to 2nd straight win

Tigers 5, Royals 3: Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera lead Tigers to 2nd straight win

It was Bark at the Park night at Comerica, but it was Verlander and Cabrera who had the biggest bite. The Detroit Tigers had the crowd of humans and canines at Comerica Park in a howling good mood as they stared the home stand off right, with a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Things did not start off in such a good way, as the Royals struck early, scoring their first run two batters into the game thanks to a lead-off ground rule double and a single. Two singles later and Tigers ace Justin Verlander found himself with the bases loaded and nobody out. A Texas league single that fell...
MLB Daily Dish 10 hours ago
2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Detroit Tigers

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Detroit Tigers

An underwhelming start to 2017 has the club in seller mode as July approaches. As we approach July 31, we will preview what each team is projected to do in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline. For a complete listing of our previews, click here. Detroit Tigers: 32-42, 4th in AL Central The Tigers headed into 2017 with intentions of competing for a division title, despite a relatively quiet offseason that included only minor acquisitions of veteran catcher Alex Avila and Mikie Mahtook. Led by veterans Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and J.D. Martinez, Detroit has avoided falling...
Bless You Boys 15 hours ago
Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with BP Kansas City

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with BP Kansas City

David Lesky answers questions about the recent Royals revival, trades, and playoff chances The last time the Tigers met the Kansas City Royals the two teams were in fourth and fifth place respectively. While the Tigers remain in the four spot coming into the most current match-up, the surging Royals have climbed up to third. To give us a little perspective on the turnaround, and what’s going on with the team in general, we talked with David Lesky the Managing Editor for Baseball Prospectus Kansas City. BYB: Leading into the last series where these two teams squared off, the Royals were...
Bless You Boys 22 hours ago
Detroit Tigers News: It’s now or never at Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers News: It’s now or never at Comerica Park

The Tigers are back in Detroit for a nine-game homestand It feels good to be home as the Detroit Tigers kick off a three-series, nine-game homestand starting with three against the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers look to claw their way back up the American League Central ladder as they currently sit seven games back of the leading Cleveland Indians. Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Tigers coming off his 11 strikeout performance last time out and will oppose Royals’ young arm Matt Strahm who looks to bounce back after a rough start which saw him exit after just three innings....
Rob Rogacki / Bless You Boys 23 hours ago
Tigers vs. Royals Series Preview: Detroit pitching faces stiff test in surging Royals offense

Tigers vs. Royals Series Preview: Detroit pitching faces stiff test in surging Royals offense

The Royals have shaken off an early season slump to pull back into contention. It’s funny what a hot or a cold start can do to a baseball team and its fanbase. A slew of wins early in the season can help propel a team to greater heights, such as we saw with the 2006 Detroit Tigers. They raced out of the gate in April and May, and continued their run in June and July. The strong start helped them weather rough months in August and September, allowing them to sneak into the playoffs. We know the rest from there. Likewise, a rough first month or two can bury a club. This year’s San...
West Michigan Whitecaps stretch winning streak to 9 games

West Michigan Whitecaps stretch winning streak to 9 games

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Monday, June 26, 2017. Gwinnett Braves 11, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box) JaCoby Jones homered in the bottom of the first to give the Mud Hens a 1-0 lead, but that didn’t last long. Gwinnett tied the game in the second and poured it on from there, scoring four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Drew VerHagen took the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits in four innings. Kyle Ryan also struggled; he gave up four more runs (three earned) in an inning of work. Jason Krizan homered for Toledo, who left 10 runners on...
Bless You Boys Jun 26, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Nationals to sign Frankie Rodriguez

MLB trade rumors: Nationals to sign Frankie Rodriguez

Former Tigers’ closer may not be out of work very long According to a report from Jon Heyman on Fangragsports.com, the Washington Nationals are close to signing former Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez. The club is reportedly desperate for bullpen help, and Rodriguez is now a free agent, after being released by the Detroit Tigers last Friday. UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Nationals will send Rodriguez to the minors once the deal is done, and now Heyman reports that it’s a done deal. Rodriguez struggled to the tune of a 7.82 ERA in 28 relief appearances with the Tigers...
Tigers prospect Matt Manning notches 1st win for Connecticut Tigers

Tigers prospect Matt Manning notches 1st win for Connecticut Tigers

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Columbus Clippers 4, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box) Michael Almanzar drove in a run to give Toledo an early 1-0 lead, but that’s all the offense the Mud Hens could muster on Sunday. They finished with just four hits on the game, two of which came from infielder Argenis Diaz. Meanwhile, Anthony Vasquez ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing three runs. Vasquez made it through six, but allowed four runs in the loss. Blaine Hardy and Joe Jimenez threw scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Diaz: 2-4Krizan:...
Bless You Boys Jun 26, 2017
The Tigers’ outfield defense is better than it looks

The Tigers’ outfield defense is better than it looks

The newest defensive metric shows how Detroit’s outfielders’ defense measures up Defensive metrics have always been the weakest link in statistical analysis of players’ performances in Major League Baseball. The newest defensive metric for outfielders is “catch probability.” The numbers in this metric show more accurately how a player is performing against the league average percentages when it comes to making plays on fly balls. Along the facing of the upper deck near home plate at Comerica Park, and at ballparks around the major leagues, there is affixed a large black box that...
MLB Trade Rumors Jun 25, 2017

Taking Inventory: Detroit Tigers

This is the ninth entry in MLBTR’s Taking Inventory series. Click for entries on the White Sox, Royals, Phillies, Pirates, Giants, Padres, Reds and Braves. The Tigers entered the 2017 campaign with the seemingly realistic goal of contending for a playoff spot, but their season has gone off the rails in recent weeks. Losers of eight straight,…
Friars on Base Jun 23, 2017

San Diego Padres: Series Preview: Padres vs. Tigers

The San Diego Padres welcome in the Detroit Tigers to Petco Park this weekend for a three game series. We take a look at the matchups. After a Thursday off day for the second consecutive week, the Padres return to action this weekend back at Petco Park against the struggling Detroit Tigers. The Tigers currently […] San Diego Padres: Series Preview: Padres vs. Tigers - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Jun 23, 2017
Mariners 9, Tigers 6: Offense can’t make up for pitching

Mariners 9, Tigers 6: Offense can’t make up for pitching

The Tigers get swept in a 4-game series as Daniel Norris and Francisco Rodriquez dug too deep a hole In a game where the Detroit Tigers had the opportunity to salvage one win of a four game series, the offense woke up late, but the pitching couldn’t hold up its end of the deal. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the offense, facing Seattle Mariners pitcher Andrew Moore in his first ever major league start, put up a modest three runs. They failed to seize the opportunity to jump all over a young inexperienced pitcher, and Daniel Norris struggled with his command all night on...
MLB trade rumors: Nationals may be interested in Justin Wilson

MLB trade rumors: Nationals may be interested in Justin Wilson

The Tigers would be wise to move quickly if they can find the right deal. We aren’t 100 percent certain that the Detroit Tigers will be selling at the trade deadline yet, but the team’s recent play has started the rumor mill before we even hit July. First up is closer Justin Wilson, who is one of several players the Washington Nationals are reportedly interested in, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Wilson has enjoyed a solid 2017 season thus far, striking out 39 batters in 27 1⁄3 innings. He nearly went the entire month of April without allowing a hit, and earned the Tigers...
Bless You Boys Jun 22, 2017
Miguel Cabrera loves majestic beards

Miguel Cabrera loves majestic beards

The highlight of last night’s game was this beautiful bromance. There are moments that will stand out in Tigers’ fans memories as great events, even when they have nothing to do with the game. Prince Fielder stealing a fan’s nacho. Ian Kinsler rubbing his bloody finger in the dirt. They’re fun baseball highlights that remind us the sport is meant to be enjoyed as a game, and not always to be taken so seriously. Last night, before the once-perfect game collapsed around Justin Verlander and the Tigers took what should have been a shut-out and turned it into a deeply disappointing...
Bless You Boys Jun 22, 2017
Anthony Gose strikes out 3 as Lakeland Flying Tigers roll

Anthony Gose strikes out 3 as Lakeland Flying Tigers roll

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Toledo Mud Hens 4, Indianapolis Indians 0 (box) Drew VerHagen is on a bit of a roll in Toledo. He wasn’t exactly dominant on Wednesday, but despite the lack of strikeouts managed to blank the Indians for 5 2⁄3 innings. VerHagen has now allowed seven runs total in his last six starts. The offense didn’t light the world on fire, but Efren Navarro cracked a solo shot in the fourth, while Brendan Ryan drove a two-run home run out in the fifth to pace the offense. Ryan: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR,...
Bless You Boys Jun 22, 2017
Mariners 7, Tigers 5: Nothing is perfect

Mariners 7, Tigers 5: Nothing is perfect

What started as gem of an outing for Justin Verlander turned sour with a bunt. West coast road trips are tough on even the most seasoned fans. The nights get late, and viewers pray for speedy innings and no late-game ties. With a rough loss last night, some are likely having trouble staying awake. With that in mind, instead of a traditional recap, here are all the thoughts I had while watching tonight’s Tigers game: “Wow, this is some vintage JV tonight. How long has it been since Verlander was this good?” “McCann home run?” checks stats “McCann hasn’t hit a home run since May...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2017
How the Doug Fister trade closed the window on the Detroit Tigers

How the Doug Fister trade closed the window on the Detroit Tigers

The “butterfly effects” of that cold December trade are still being felt today In the summer of 2011, former Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski knew he needed one more starting pitcher to complete a rotation that already included a historically dominant Justin Verlander, an emerging Max Scherzer and a very green Rick Porcello. The fourth spot in the rotation was being held down by Brad Penfrey. No. Mike Pelney. The fifth rotation spot initially belonged to Phil Coke, then rotated among “prospects” who were never going to be as good as we hoped, like Andy Oliver and Jacob...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2017
Sum up the Detroit Tigers’ 2017 season in one GIF

Sum up the Detroit Tigers’ 2017 season in one GIF

We asked Tigers Twitter to sum up the 2017 season so far in one gif. The results were as spectacular as they are depressing This year has been a difficult year for Detroit Tigers fans [citation needed]. So we decided to put out an invitation to let all you frustrated fans share your feelings on this train wreck of a season. The results we got were overwhelming, much like the futileness of this team. Sum up the Tigers 2017 season in a GIF.— Peter K (@FrogTownTigers) June 21, 2017 Lately, things seems to be imploding. pic.twitter.com/AdCl81XbQa— Barsotta (@Barsotta) June 21,...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2017
MLB trade rumors: The Tigers should trade J.D. Martinez

MLB trade rumors: The Tigers should trade J.D. Martinez

This one is obvious given how the team has played lately. The headline probably doesn’t surprise you much. The possibility of the Detroit Tigers trading J.D. Martinez at or near the 2017 MLB trade deadline and the surrounding debate has been on the minds and tongues of many Tigers fans lately. It’s easy to see why. The Tigers are middling, caught between the bottom-feeders whose seasons are lost causes and the showy ones at the top who lead their divisions. Martinez made his season debut on May 13 and has hit 12 home runs since. His contract is up at the end of the season, so the...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2017
Tigers prospect Matt Manning strikes out 9 in his season debut

Tigers prospect Matt Manning strikes out 9 in his season debut

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Indianapolis Indians 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box) The Hens kicked this one off right, with back-to-back home runs by Matt den Dekker and JaCoby Jones. However the offense fizzled from that point on. They had a decent excuse, as Tyler Glasnow had his A-game, punching out 11 en route to a short but dominant outing. Anthony Vasquez pitched one-run ball through five, but fell apart in the sixth, surrendering three runs. He had help, as Jeff Ferrell came on after Vasquez loaded the bases and allowed...

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