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Bless You Boys 54 mins ago
Detroit Tigers release Alex Gonzalez outright

Detroit Tigers release Alex Gonzalez outright

The experiment that was Alex Gonzalez did not last the month of April. DETROIT--On Easter Sunday morning the Detroit Tigers announced the unconditional release of shortstop Alex Gonzalez and called up shortstop Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo. Danny Worth was the last player in spring training to be assigned to Toledo on March 25 and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said at the time he would have liked to keep Worth but could not find room for him at the time. That has now changed. While the Tigers had high hopes for Gonzalez, it was not meant to be. "Time takes its toll on everyone," Ausmus...
Bless You Boys 1 hour ago
Ian Kinsler off to a hot start with the Tigers

Ian Kinsler off to a hot start with the Tigers

Ian Kinsler is living proof that the Detroit Tigers won the trade. DETROIT--The Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is hot. Baseballs cannot get enough of him and have been falling all over themselves just to let him get a piece of them. Oddly enough, it is usually the other way around. Just ask Prince Fielder, who is currently experiencing the opposing end of this phenomenon with the Texas Rangers. Kinsler is on a hot streak that has not let up since he was traded by the Rangers to the Tigers. He has reached base safely in eight of his last nine games. In 38 at-bats he has recorded...
Bless You Boys 4 hours ago
Game 15 Preview: Angels at Tigers

Game 15 Preview: Angels at Tigers

Rick Porcello seeks revenge against the Los Angeles Angels on the one-year anniversary of the worst start of his career. Los Angeles Angels (8-9) at Detroit Tigers (8-6) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Halos Heaven Media: Fox Sports Detroit, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP Hector Santiago (0-2, 4.96 ERA) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (1-1, 4.15 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Santiago 3 16.1 7.16 3.86 0.87 1.10 4.54 4.66 0.4 Porcello 2 13.0 5.54 1.38 0.69 1.05 3.30 3.60 0.3 We all remember Porcello's two starts against the Angels last...
Bless You Boys 14 hours ago
J.D. Martinez hits 4 home runs in Mud Hens doubleheader

J.D. Martinez hits 4 home runs in Mud Hens doubleheader

J.D. Martinez homered four times on Saturday, and the Tigers will need another outfielder. Is there a match? Victor Martinez had a big day for the Tigers on Saturday.  He reached base four times with a home run, single, and two walks.  But there was a Martinez with a bigger day in Detroit's system. The Tigers acquired J.D. Martinez in March when he was released by Houston.  The Tigers needed depth in the outfield with Andy Dirks out for three months.  Martinez had major league experience and some success, but the Astros' system is deep following years of high draft picks.  For...
Bless You Boys 18 hours ago
Tigers 5, Angels 2: Losing skid to Halos snapped at 10, Max Scherzer earns first win of season

Tigers 5, Angels 2: Losing skid to Halos snapped at 10, Max Scherzer earns first win of season

Powered by the bats of Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez and riding seven strong innings from Max Scherzer, the Tigers beat the Angels for the first time since August 2012. The Tigers' losing streak to the Halos ends at ten games. The Detroit Tigers bounced back from a miserable performance on Friday, beating the the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 behind the right arm of Max Scherzer and a pair of long balls. The Tigers recorded their their first win over the Angels since August 2012, snapping a ten game losing streak. Scherzer (1-1) got stronger as the game went on, earning his first win of...
Bless You Boys 19 hours ago
Final: Tigers 5, Angels 2

Final: Tigers 5, Angels 2

Max Scherzer was dominant and the offense was brilliant as the Detroit Tigers finally ended a nearly two-year long drought against the Los Angeles Angels. DETROIT--On a day when the weather could not have been more perfect, the Detroit Tigers finally ended an ongoing 10 game losing streak to the Los Angeles Angels in home run fashion. Not only was the pitching by the Tigers pristine all around but an offense that had struggled to produce results in recent games came alive. Max Scherzer was dominant, allowing only a leadoff solo home run by J.B. Shuck in the first inning. Following the home...
Bless You Boys 21 hours ago

Game 14 Overflow

This is much better.
Bless You Boys 23 hours ago

Game 14: Angels at Tigers

Max Scherzer and C.J. Wilson face off on national TV this afternoon. Los Angeles Angels (8-8) at Detroit Tigers (7-6) Time/Place: 1:08 p.m., Comerica Park SB Nation blog: Halos Heaven Media: Fox Sports 1, Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: LHP C.J. Wilson (2-1, 3.92 ERA) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (0-1, 2.70 ERA) Pitcher GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP FIP SIERA fWAR Wilson 3 20.2 10.45 2.61 0.87 1.16 2.85 2.71 0.4 Scherzer 3 20.0 11.25 2.25 0.90 1.05 2.59 2.46 0.6 C.J. Wilson has been a strikeout machine in his first three starts, racking up seven punchouts in each outing. Of course, all...
The Detroit Tiger Weblog 23 hours ago

Game 2014.14: LAA at Det

Game 13 Postgame: Well, that sucked. Game 14 Pregame: You know, you gotta win series at home, so today is the linoleum game of the series if they are gonna have a chance at winning the series. Rationally, if you’re going to lose a game, it may as well be their 1 v. your 5. Smyly […]
Bless You Boys Apr 19, 2014

Drew Smyly battles, gets rocked in first start

Detroit Tigers left-handed starting pitcher Drew Smyly had a rough first outing, but not all is lost. DETROIT--After having missed two scheduled starts due to inclement weather, Drew Smyly finally made his first start of 2014 and was penciled in with high expectations. Smyly had not gotten a major league start since 2012 and the Tigers went into the series opener with the Angels not having recorded a win against them since August 26, 2012. Friday's loss marked the 10th consecutive loss to the Angels by the Tigers. When Smyly was in the bullpen he was exceptional, a shining light and...
Bless You Boys Apr 19, 2014

Bless You Boys Podcast 108: Justin Miller, bullpen savior

This week Al and HookSlide talk the state of the team with the third-best record in the AL, robbing Peter (the bench) to pay Paul (the bullpen) in calling up Justin Miller, second-guessing Brad Ausmus, Ian Kinsler being a better fit than Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander's first hit, and baseball opinions, because everyone has one. Bless You Boys Podcast 108 was recorded April 18, 2014, has a running time of 60 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Kurt Mensching has the week off. Download the MP3 Listen via the embedded on-demand stream: Find Additional Sports Podcasts with...
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2014
Angels 11, Tigers 6: Halos rock Tigers' pitching for 10 extra base hits

Angels 11, Tigers 6: Halos rock Tigers' pitching for 10 extra base hits

Drew Smyly's return to Detroit's rotation was a rocky one, lasting only three innings. The Angels' dominance over the Tigers carried over from 2013, taking an 11-1 lead and coasting to an 11-6 victory. The Los Angeles Angels swept their season series with the Detroit Tigers in 2013, taking all six games. Their dominance continued in their first meeting of 2014, the Angels pounding the Tigers into submission by scoring early and often in an 11-6 victory. The loss drops the Tigers to 1-2 on the home stand. After starting the season 4-0, they have lost six of nine. Having spent all of 2013 in...
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2014
Final: Angels 11, Tigers 6

Final: Angels 11, Tigers 6

Despite a five-run seventh inning, the Detroit Tigers could not overcome the mistakes made by Drew Smyly and Luke Putkonen. DETROIT -- The Tigers landed on the wrong side of a hitfest in Comerica Park Friday night. Drew Smyly made his first start of 2014 after being pushed back several times and things went anything but smooth for the young righty. Smyly had recorded six strikeouts and held opposing batters to a mere .150 in six innings when pitching in relief. But after pitching just three innings as a starting pitcher, Smyly allowed four earned runs, six hits, walked two and gave up a...
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2014

Game 13 Overflow

Not that we need it, but we NEED it!

Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Tigers made a move today to replenish a worn out bullpen, by bringing up righty Justin Miller from Toledo and sending down Tyler Collins. Since they have 10 games left on this home stand, and Collins has to stay down for 10 days, Miller should get a nice audition before the Tigers have to think […]
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2014
Pimpgate 2011 and the return of Jered Weaver

Pimpgate 2011 and the return of Jered Weaver

You remember what happened when Jered Weaver faced the Tigers at Comerica in 2011, right? Let's relive that a bit, shall we? In the grand scheme of things, July of 2011 wasn't really that long ago, and yet it also seems like it was forever ago - like, at least three years. That was when Jered Weaver got into a bit of a scuffle with Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, Alex Avila, and the Tigers fanbase at large. As Weaver prepares to face the Tigers again for only the second time since Pimpgate 2011, let's walk down memory lane and recall the events. Magglio Ordonez took Weaver deep in the...
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2014
Meet Olivier: A Red Sox fan's take on the Detroit Tigers.

Meet Olivier: A Red Sox fan's take on the Detroit Tigers.

A random conversation with a French Red Sox fan living in Orlando, Fla. Last week I met an old friend of mine at a "Southern Public House," which is just a pretentious name for a gastropub, which is just a pretentious name for a bar. He had come in from Los Angeles to shoot a commercial for Disney and only had one night available. He's not a big baseball fan, as most of my friends are not, but he asked a few obligatory Tiger-related questions. He knows me well. At the end of the bar we were sitting at, one lonely television was featuring the only baseball game available in Central Florida....

Game 2014.12: Postgame – Indians 5, Tigers 7

Detroit Tigers: 7-5, 1st place AL Central (up .5) The Tigers save the split in the abbreviated two-game series with Cleveland Thursday, winning 7-5.  The game seemed frantic at times–between the two teams there were 19 hits, 5 errors, and 5 stolen bases–but Detroit went home with the W. Thumbs down: Alex Gonzalez. His bat […]
Reintroducing Drew Smyly, starting pitcher

Reintroducing Drew Smyly, starting pitcher

Tonight, Smyly will make his first start since September of 2012. Drew Smyly was one of the biggest surprises of the Tigers' 2012 season, compiling a 3.99 ERA and 3.83 FIP in 99 1/3 innings. Smyly won the fifth starter job over touted prospect Jacob Turner in spring training despite making just seven starts at Double-A the year before. Smyly was later supplanted when the team traded for Anibal Sanchez at the trade deadline. He only started a few more games, but played a major role in the team's run to the World Series, tossing a pair of scoreless innings in the Tigers' 11-inning victory...

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