6:44 AM EDT, Wed May 23, 2018
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Twins 6, Tigers 0: Boyd does that hurt

Twins 6, Tigers 0: Boyd does that hurt

Matthew Boyd left with a left oblique spasm in the fifth inning and the Tigers dropped their fifth straight game. Matthew Boyd left Tuesday’s game with a left oblique spasm. Any chance of a Detroit Tigers victory left with him, as the Twins took a 6-0 victory over Detroit. The first four innings of this game were, for the most part, uneventful. For a second straight night, Nicholas Castellanos tried to jumpstart the Tigers offense in the first inning, but Victor Martinez instantly dashed any hopes of a rally by grounding into a double play. In the second inning, James McCann tried to...
13 hours ago
Question us! The BYB Podcast records tonight

Question us! The BYB Podcast records tonight

Get your questions in, and we’ll tackle them on the show Hey folks, the Bless You Boys podcast will record Tuesday night. The fun, modestly successful start is beginning to give way to bullpen disasters and weak offensive showings. This is no surprise, of course. However, it is frustrating nonetheless. Is there anything the Tigers can do without blowing up their plans? We’ll talk about it. But there are a lot of possible topics beyond the Tigers 25 man roster. There is the struggles of some of the Tigers top prospects. And we’re under two weeks until the draft. Casey Mize still seems...
21 hours ago
Game 48 Preview: Tigers at Twins

Game 48 Preview: Tigers at Twins

Boyd has been Detroit’s best starter this year, but is it for real? For whatever reason, I still can’t quite bring myself to believe that Matthew Boyd might just be good. The 27-year-old has shown us flashes of his mid-rotation potential in the past, but always followed those up with a dud of a start or two. He was almost like the second coming of Rick Porcello — take out his worst start (or two) and there’s a pretty good pitcher in there. I mean, just look at 2016; were it not for his last start, Boyd would have finished the season with a 4.16 ERA in 97 1⁄3 innings. This year,...
22 hours ago
Gardy’s press conference was interrupted by his Kelly Clarkson ring tone

Gardy’s press conference was interrupted by his Kelly Clarkson ring tone

Gardenhire’s ringtone on his phone interrupted the postgame press conference and we’re getting another surprise from him on Tuesday. Following Monday night’s loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ron Gardenhire gave fans watching the postgame on TV a special treat: his phone’s timely interruption. Kelly Clarkson’s hit song ‘Stronger’ came blaring over top of reporters’ questions and the general hum of the room, freezing everyone in attendance. Quickly, everyone let out a laugh as Gardenhire scurried to the phone in order to silence it. It gets better, though. The person calling him...
23 hours ago
Links: Miguel Cabrera is taking batting practice again

Links: Miguel Cabrera is taking batting practice again

Cabrera still isn’t quite ready to return, but Jeimer Candelario could be back this week. The Detroit Tigers have been battered by injuries recently, but might start to get healthy soon. Among the updates provided to reporters on Monday was the news that Miguel Cabrera took batting practice in Minnesota. While there was no specific update given on his status, the fact that Cabrera is taking swings again is an encouraging sign. He has been on the disabled list since May 4 with a hamstring injury, but could be ready to return fairly soon. Also on the mend is Jeimer Candelario, who took...
May 21, 2018
Twins 4, Tigers 2: Baseball is a team game

Twins 4, Tigers 2: Baseball is a team game

The Tigers right fielder knocked in the team’s only two runs. The Detroit Tigers started off hot but could not maintain their early momentum, as they dropped the series opener to the Twins in Ron Gardenhire’s first managerial return to Minnesota, 4-2. The score is in the title, so the bad news may be fairly obvious: the Tigers lost the ballgame. This bad news gets even worse, however, as they lost it due to a game-winning bases-loaded walk by Logan Morrison. It’s hard to give Morrison full credit for that walk, however, as Daniel Stumpf missed the strike zone on four straight pitches...
May 21, 2018
Watch Nick Castellanos’ monster homer

Watch Nick Castellanos’ monster homer

Castellanos destroyed a baseball to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Nicholas Castellanos has always been an aggressive hitter since joining the Detroit Tigers. He has put the ball in play on the first pitch 329 times in his career entering play on Monday, hitting .389 with a .722 slugging average. First pitch swing number 330 came against the Minnesota Twins on Monday evening, and it went a long way. You're cleared for takeoff, #Blastellanos! pic.twitter.com/XzfiiYiLr6— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 22, 2018 Yup, that’s Castellanos clearing the center field fence with ease to give the...
May 21, 2018
GameThread: Tigers vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m.

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

Blaine Hardy vs. Jose Berrios Detroit Tigers (20-26) at Minnesota Twins (19-23) Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Target FieldForecast: 63 degrees, cloudySB Nation site: Twinkie TownMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Blaine Hardy (0-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. RHP Jose Berrios (4-4, 4.05 ERA) Gameday reading Preview: Oh hey, the Twins still exist Recap: Bullpen ruins Liriano’s brilliant outing Tigers should keep Shane Greene at closer MLB draft 2018: Tigers first round draft picks from the last 15 years MLB draft profile: OF Griffin Conine Links: Francisco...
May 21, 2018
Game 47 Preview: Tigers at Twins

Game 47 Preview: Tigers at Twins

The Tigers are nearly 30 percent of the way through their season, but haven’t squared off against the Twins yet. Major League Baseball’s unbalanced schedule often results in a number of quirks throughout a given season. For instance, the Tigers just played their entire season series against the Seattle Mariners in nine days (it would have been 10 were it not for a Friday rainout). Detroit was also done with the Pirates and Orioles in April, and won’t see the Astros for the first time until just before the All-Star break. Intradivisional scheduling quirks are more rare, though. The...
May 21, 2018
Tigers Prospect Notebook: John Schreiber is settling in with Erie

Tigers Prospect Notebook: John Schreiber is settling in with Erie

Meanwhile, Reynaldo Rivera is adding some needed pop to the Whitecaps lineup. Erie SeaWolves reliever John Schreiber garnered plenty of attention during Spring Training, driven by his streak of 44 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run last season in West Michigan, and by his funky sidearm delivery. Given the Tigers’ struggles this season in the bullpen, it’s a good time to check in on the 24-year old farmhand. Given Schreiber’s complete dominance of Midwest League hitters in 2017 (.147 BAA, 8.75 K/BB, 12.5 K/9), as well as his impressive showing in four appearances...
May 21, 2018
Tigers should stick with Shane Greene as closer

Tigers should stick with Shane Greene as closer

No, Joe Jimenez shouldn’t take over yet. For a fan of the Detroit Tigers, it’s perfectly natural to be a little frustrated with Shane Greene right now. He spoiled a brilliant pitching performance by Francisco Liriano on Sunday, and gave away a potential split in a road series. The blown save was Greene’s third of the year, though he’s also converted 10 of them already as well. While it’s true that Greene hasn’t looked his best, and blown saves are one of the most aggravating things in baseball, let’s remember that there’s just no point to moving him out of the closing...
May 21, 2018
Monday Links: Liriano continues to improve his stock

Monday Links: Liriano continues to improve his stock

It’s your weekly look at trade candidates, draft possibilities, the emergence of Matt Boyd and other relevant baseball news. The only good things to ever come out of Seattle are grunge music and coffee. The Tigers are on the way to Minnesota after giving away what was a very winnable series in the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. After an opening win on Thursday, Detroit gave the Friday game away in the 7th, got rightly trounced on Saturday and had Sunday’s game all wrapped up until Shane Greene hung a slider that Mitch Haniger hit for a long hard foul. Greene, ever the nice guy,...
May 21, 2018
Reynaldo Rivera smacks his 4th HR in Whitecaps win

Reynaldo Rivera smacks his 4th HR in Whitecaps win

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, May 20, 2018. Toledo Mud Hens 5, Gwinnett Stripers 1 (box) Josh Turley had the Stripers seeing ghosts on Sunday. The knuckleballers punched out 10 and walked four, allowing just a pair of hits. The Hens build on a two-run lead in the seventh when Harold Castro smacked a two-run home run, his first of the year. Paul Voelker, Caleb Thiebar and Johnny Barbato finished off the Stripers with quality relief work. Espinal: 2-3, 2 R Rodriguez: 1-3, 3 RBI, 2B Turley (W): 5.0 IP, R, 2 H, 4 BB, 10 SO Coming Up Next: The...
May 20, 2018
Mariners 3, Tigers 2: Bullpen wastes a brilliant outing from Liriano

Mariners 3, Tigers 2: Bullpen wastes a brilliant outing from Liriano

The Tigers lefty took a no-hitter in the seventh. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in this one. With two outs, Nicholas Castellanos ripped a single to left. The red hot John Hicks then pounced on a Wade LeBlanc hanger and smoked it 426 feet over the left field wall to make it 2-0 Tigers. It was to stay that way for a long, long time. Francisco Liriano walked a pair in the first inning, but was able to escape any further trouble. However, a tight strike zone from home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski didn’t bode well for Liriano’s around the zone approach. As it turned out, Liriano...
May 20, 2018
GameThread: Tigers vs. Mariners, 4:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Mariners, 4:10 p.m.

Francisco Liriano vs. Wade LeBlanc Detroit Tigers (20-25) at Seattle Mariners (26-19) Time/Place: 4:10 p.m., Safeco FieldSB Nation site: Lookout LandingFollow us: @BlessYouBoys, @LookoutLandingMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Francisco Liriano (3-1, 4.03 ERA) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 2.51 ERA) Gameday reading Recap: Detroit bats asleep in Seattle Casey Mize is still the Tigers’ likely No. 1 pick Alex Faedo takes down the Tarpons MLB draft profile: OF Griffin Conine MLB draft 2018: Casey Mize is still the likely No. 1 pick Who are some...