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Game 2016.131: White Sox at Tigers

The roller coaster continues. Luckily the Rangers did their part. Would have been nice to gain another game against the lowly Angels. 1. Cameron Maybin, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. J.D. Martinez, RF 6. Justin Upton, LF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C 8. Casey McGehee, 3B 9. […]
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2016

Angels 5, Tigers 0: Zeroing in on the issue

A good game to nap to A day after the ump show, Sunday the only show came came from the Angels. The Tigers’ offense was shut down again, while Anibal Sanchez started well before being lit up. Final score: Angels 5, Tigers 0, Disappointment: A positive integer. The Angels took the final two games of the weekend series. It started well for Anibal Sanchez, who erased the only two baserunners he allowed by starting a double play on a comebacker in the second inning and picking off a runner in the third. A two-run homer by former Tiger Jefry Marte in the fifth is really all the Angels needed...
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2016

The most likely players to join the Detroit Tigers in September

These players are most likely to be called up to Detroit On Sept. 1, major league clubs can expand their active player rosters from 25 players to as many as 40 players, if they choose. Last year Detroit recalled 10 players and activated two more from the disabled list, while sending two players down. The Tigers called up 14 players and activated two more in September 2014. Four relief pitchers were among those players called up between Sept. 1-8, along with three infielders, one outfielder, and a catcher. Some players will be recalled on Sept. 1 and others when their minor league season...

Game 2016.130: Angels at Tigers

The Tigers lost a very winnable ejection-fest of a game, but still have a change to take the series, with the New Anibal Sanchez on the mound. Hopefully the strike zone won’t be the player of the game for the Angels again. Today’s Striking Back Lineup: Kinsler, 2B Maybin, CF Cabrera, 1B V Martinez, DH […]

Game 2016.129: Angels at Tigers

The West Coast jinx? Doesn’t apply in the D. Fulmer is on the mound, the best rookie pitcher ever without a nickname. Today’s Making the Tribe Sweat Lineup: Kinsler, 2B Maybin, CF Cabrera, 1B V Martinez, DH JD Martinez, RF Upton, LF McGehee, 3B McCann, C    9 Iglesias, SS
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2016

Game 129 Preview: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers

Michael Fulmer returns off a short break to try to keep the Tigers' winning streak rolling along. Among the many good storylines surrounding the 2016 Tigers, Michael Fulmer ranks at the top of the list. The entire future of the franchise has looked different since the rookie right-hander began his reign of terror. He returns Saturday night from an seven day hiatus with his eye on stretching the Tigers' winning streak to six. It's a sad commentary on the state of the Los Angeles Angels' rotation that Ricky Nolasco was likely the best starter the Tigers will see in the series. Jhoulys Chacin...

Game 2016.128: Angels at Tigers

I don’t think it’s the Angels; I think it’s the West Coast. Angels, A’s, Mariners, Interleague games with the Dodgers and Giants, it never works out well. The Tigers have the Angels at home, and with their ace on the mound, and with a series sweep in their luggage. And the Angels are 54-73. And…they […]
Bless You Boys Aug 26, 2016

Game 128 Preview: Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers

Game 128 Preview: Angels at Tigers Heading into the recent series against the Twins, the Tigers were kicking off a nine-game stretch against teams that are below .500, with 22 of their 38 remaining games against sub-.500 teams. They handled the first series well, scoring 25 runs on the Twins and leaving town with three wins. The sweep moved them to 4.5 games behind the Indians in the AL Central and a mere two games out of the second wild card spot. With the Angels and the White Sox due up before a couple key matchups against wild card rivals, now is the time to make a push in the...
Bless You Boys Aug 25, 2016

Joe Jimenez earns sixth save for the Toledo Mud Hens

Scores, news and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system for Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Toledo Mud Hens 1, Louisville Bats 0 (box) In a tense, low-scoring affair, Warwick Saupold out-dueled our old pal Alfredo Simon to pick up his sixth victory of the year. JaCoby Jones, playing centerfield Wednesday night, tripled in the fourth. Catcher Miguel Gonzalez sacrificed him home for the only scoring of the night. Manager Lloyd McClendon really wanted this one, going full Robin Ventura, and matching up three different relievers to get through the eighth. Closer Joe Jimenez came on to shut the...

Game 2016.127: Tigers at Twins

Nothing like the Twins to get your post-season hopes up. The Indians start a four game set here in Arlington, so they’ll have their hands full. Tigers are 5.5 behind the Indians, and 3 games behind the 2nd Wild Card spot, tied with Seattle. The WC race is crowded (good work MLB), post-season hopes are […]

Game 2016.126: Tigers at Twins

Good win last night. We may have lost too much ground on Cle, but wild card is very much in play. 1. CF Cameron Maybin 2. SS Erick Aybar 3. 1B Miguel Cabrera 4. DH Victor Martinez 5. RF J.D. Martinez 6. LF Justin Upton 7. 3B Casey McGehee 8. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia 9. 2B […]

Game 2016.125: Tigers at Twins

I gotta admit, been thinking a lot about football season recently. 1. 2B Ian Kinsler 2. SS Erick Aybar 3. 1B Miguel Cabrera 4. DH Victor Martinez 5. RF J.D. Martinez 6. LF Justin Upton 7. 3B Casey McGehee 8. C James McCann 9. CF Cameron Maybin

Austin Green, Wynton Bernard fuel big win for Double-A Erie

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Columbus Clippers 3, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box) The Clippers scored a pair of runs off Toledo starter Cesar Ramos, then added a third in the ninth off Joe Jimenez to clinch a series sweep over the Mud Hens. Toledo pitchers only gave up eight hits, but two of those left the ballpark, which provided the final margin for the Clippers. The Mud Hens offense managed eight hits of their own, but only one went for extra bases; they went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Steven Moya and Chad Huffman led...

Game 2016.124: Red Sox at Tigers

The Tigers still have yet to stop the plague called Ortiz; I guess they never will. I feel for Justin Upton, who can’t buy a break. He scorched one to the 420 mark in dead center, and it went 419 feet and 9 inches. But who here would have put money on the Tigers pulling […]

Game 2016.123: Red Sox at Tigers

It was inevitable that Fulmer would eventually have a bad outing. Not that anyone else was particularly good either. The Tigers are on the verge of dropping out of the playoff race. But there is good news. There is? Yes there is. There is a new Stroh’s beer being brewed in Detroit. A bunch of […]

Game 2016.122: Red Sox at Tigers

Well, how about that, Matt Boyd pitched another good one, and the Tigers improbably came back after falling behind 3-1 in the 8th. What kind of odds could we have gotten for betting on that comeback? And with a go-ahead bases-loaded walk at that, after Brad Ausmus oddly pulled both Cabrera and Martinez for pinch-runners. […]
Bless You Boys Aug 19, 2016

Detroit Tigers Links doesn’t know anyone here

I see Miggy and...who are the rest of you again? Seriously, who do you know here? This tweet is informative. The #Tigers' left-side trio today (Aybar, Presley, McGehee) have a combined 2,527 games of MLB experience, 15 of that with the Tigers— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 18, 2016 That is the perfect way to summarize the adhesive-laden lineup that the Tigers are trotting out there right now. It’s to no ones surprise that the team has only put up 7 runs in its past 4 games. Whether it’s injuries or an untimely mental break the Tigers are going to have to rely fully...

Game 2016.121: Red Sox at Tigers

Boyd pitched a gem last time out; then again, Sanchez did the same last night. Things are starting to turn a little ugly as the fans, understandably frustrated with Upton, are starting to unleash the boos. Worst Tiger acquisition since Aubrey Huff? Alex Presley called up from Toledo; hey, why not? Maybe Presley will leave […]

Tigers call up OF Alex Presley, designate Bobby Parnell for assignment

Steven Moya was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Presley. With Tyler Collins set to miss a few games after being hit in the thigh by a Yordano Ventura fastball on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will call up outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo. Presley, a 31-year-old who bats and throws left-handed, was acquired by the Tigers in July and assigned to Triple-A Toledo. Presley has spent parts of seven seasons in the major leagues, but his numbers are not pretty. He is a career .253/.296/.383 hitter in 376 games at the major league level, and has been worth just 0.6 fWAR. He...

Mailbag: Will the Detroit Tigers ever move Shane Greene back to the rotation?

Greene’s success in the bullpen may ultimately cement him as a late inning specialist. The Detroit Tigers have not been fun to watch over the past couple weeks. They have managed two series wins over playoff contenders, but sweeps at the hands of the Seattle Mariners (another AL playoff contender) and the Kansas City Royals have dropped them to a 63-57 record, six games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. The Tigers are also still looking up at the Boston Red Sox, but the Baltimore Orioles currently hold the second AL Wild Card spot, 3 1⁄2 games ahead of Detroit. Analyzing...

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