3:22 AM EDT, Tue August 20, 2019
3 hours ago
Tigers 4, Astros 5: Cabrera, Gardenhire ejections spark almost-rally, near-non-loss

Tigers 4, Astros 5: Cabrera, Gardenhire ejections spark almost-rally, near-non-loss

Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera delivers a sign from the dugout. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports A closer game never felt so far away. A pair of Tigers home runs after some ejection drama made for a close game, but the Houston Astros rode 14 strikeouts to edge out a win in Texas, 5-4. Newly re-acquired Detroit starter Edwin Jackson came in sporting a 2.38 ERA with the Tigers in 11 1⁄3 innings against the Royals and Mariners, two teams notable for not being the Astros. Houston’s elite offense would be a sure test for the journeyman pitcher, leading Rob asked how much further the Edwin...
7 hours ago
GameThread: Tigers vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (37-84) at Houston Astros (79-46) Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Minute Maid ParkSB Nation site: Crawfish BoxesMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, , fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-5, 8.62 ERA) vs. LHP Wade Miley (11-4, 3.11 ERA)
13 hours ago
Game 123 Preview: Tigers at Astros

Game 123 Preview: Tigers at Astros

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Jackson has been a huge surprise through two starts in a Tigers uniform. Prior to Edwin Jackson’s first 2019 start in a Detroit Tigers uniform, I lambasted the decision to call him up, claiming that those innings would be better served on the arm of a young player who could potentially be part of the next Tigers contender. Beau Burrows and Kyle Funkhouser have both logged significant innings at Triple-A Toledo in 2019, and will be Rule 5 eligible this offseason. Their call-ups are coming soon, whether there are journeyman veterans in the way or not. Naturally,...
17 hours ago
Links: Prospects and waiver wire pickups

Links: Prospects and waiver wire pickups

Jay Markle/Bless You Boys As we gear up for a four-game series with the Astros, we look at prospects and waiver wire decisions. Happy Monday to you, reader. Through the three-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays, this Detroit Tigers team demonstrated that their drive toward futility is a serious endeavor not to be trifled with. After winning the series opener, they managed to fart away the remaining two games in a manner that bludgeons promise with the hammer of ineptitude that no team wields quite like your 2019 Tigers. There, regretfully, will be no Monday break this week as...
20 hours ago
Daz Cameron powers Hens, Skubal dominates again for Erie

Daz Cameron powers Hens, Skubal dominates again for Erie

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, August 18, 2019. Toledo Mud Hens 4, Pawtucket Red Sox 3 (box) Spencer Watkins was pretty good overall, and the Hens fought back after a quiet start to win on Sunday. Watkins surrendered three runs in five innings of work, but he punched out nine to just one walk, so it was a quality outing overall. The Hens started clawing their way back from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth when Willi Castro mashed a solo shot to right center field. Austin Adams and John Schreiber did a nice job pinning Pawtucket in place for three...
Aug 18, 2019
Rays 5, Tigers 4: Matthew Boyd’s dominance goes to waste in a crusher

Rays 5, Tigers 4: Matthew Boyd’s dominance goes to waste in a crusher

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Boyd shook off the rust after a few rough outings but the bullpen could not hold on to get him the win. We can almost read the comments already. “Hey BYB, what do you mean Matthew Boyd isn’t good anymore?” “Regression schmregression, Boyd will be in the Cy Young hunt next season!” “The Tigers should fire Lloyd McLendon.” To be fair, that last one comes in every day, so it is a bit of a freebie. That said, our game preview spelled out that Boyd simply has not been good lately. In all fairness, we DID predict that he would bounce back today. We...
Aug 18, 2019
Game 122 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Game 122 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ After a hot start in 2019, Boyd is falling back to earth, and August has been his worst month yet. It’s easy to point at Matthew Boyd’s recent struggles and shrug them off as an inevitable regression to his pre-2019 form. After all, the lefthander had a 5.07 ERA and 4.79 FIP in 460 big league innings prior to this season, with modest-at-best strikeout and walk rates to his name. That all changed early on this year, as Boyd started striking out the world en route to an All-Star worthy first half. At the break, he had a career-best 3.87 ERA with a whopping 142...
Aug 17, 2019
Rays 1, Tigers 0: The Tigers struck out 24 times and still almost won

Rays 1, Tigers 0: The Tigers struck out 24 times and still almost won

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Tigers became just the 11th team in MLB history to strike out 24 times in one game. The Detroit Tigers struck out 24 times against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, becoming just the 11th team in MLB history to strike out that many times in a single game. They lost, as you might expect, but it took 13 innings to do so. Rays pinch hitter Michael Brosseau — sure, that guy — hit a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th to score the game’s only run, delivering a 1-0 victory for the likely-playoff-bound Rays. Unfortunately, striking out 24 times in...
Aug 17, 2019
GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 6:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 6:10 p.m.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (37-82) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-52) Time/Place: 6:10 p.m., Tropicana FieldSB Nation site: Lookout LandingMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Aug 17, 2019
Game 121 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Game 121 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Detroit is in line for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 MLB draft, but only just. With two divisions well in hand and only three teams in striking distance of the Wild Card race, the American League is shaping up to be as top-heavy as everyone predicted heading into the 2019 season. The names involved are a bit of a surprise — many expected the Boston Red Sox to keep rolling after last year’s championship, for instance — but other than the fight for the AL Central and a two-team battle for the Wild Card, the AL playoff picture is already all but set. This begs the...
Aug 17, 2019
Joey Wentz and Isaac Paredes power another SeaWolves victory

Joey Wentz and Isaac Paredes power another SeaWolves victory

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Firday, August 17, 2019. Pawtucket Red Sox 7, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box) The Mud Hens made a late push, but a rough start from Beau Burrows put them too deep in the hole. Burrows struck out six in just three innings of work against an aggressive Red Sox lineup, but they also punished him for five runs in that span. Burrows allowed home runs in both the first and third innings and was lifted with his pitch count at just 63. Austin Adams gave up another run in the sixth. Pete Kozma got the Hens on the board with a two-run...
Aug 16, 2019
Tigers 2, Rays 0: A different side of a shutout

Tigers 2, Rays 0: A different side of a shutout

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tigers offense looks shaky, but defense and pitching get the job done The Tigers looked pretty good as they beat the Rays in shutout fashion. This ends a 38-game losing streak when scoring two runs or less. Daniel Norris started the game, or opened if you prefer, and threw three shutout innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out three during that time. His stuff was working at least a little, which was on display as he got Austin Meadows to swing right over an inside changeup below the zone in the third inning. It was Drew VerHagen who came in...
Aug 16, 2019
GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (36-82) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-51) Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana FieldSB Nation site: Lookout LandingMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, , fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Daniel Norris (3-10, 4.94 ERA) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (13-4, 2.90 ERA)
Aug 16, 2019
Game 120 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Game 120 Preview: Tigers at Rays

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ Morton has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. The Tigers... aren’t on that level. Who has been the best pitcher in the American League this year? While there are a couple of familiar names atop the WAR leaderboards at this point, most of the players you might think of as Cy Young contenders have been anything but. For instance, the AL’s most valuable pitcher this season has been... Lance Lynn? Yeah, it’s a weird year. While Charlie Morton’s presence on that list isn’t quite as shocking as Lynn’s, I’m still a bit surprised to...
Aug 16, 2019
Which Hogwarts house would each Tigers player be in?

Which Hogwarts house would each Tigers player be in?

Photo by Jorge Gil/Europa Press via If you think this idea is silly, you’re probably a Slytherin. Today I wondered to some friends of mine: why is it that Neville Longbottom wasn’t sorted into Hufflepuff, or Hermion Granger into Ravenclaw? Their individual traits definitely leaned more towards those houses than to Gryffindor, where they were sorted. If the words I just said sound like another language to you, then you have likely managed to not encounter Harry Potter in any of its vast forms in your lifetime. Impressive! For those who know what I’m saying, it led to an...