4:23 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
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Game 41 Preview: Elvin Rodriguez gets another shot in the bigs

Game 41 Preview: Elvin Rodriguez gets another shot in the bigs

GREG WOHLFORD/ERIE TIMES-NEWS via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Tigers’ desperate need for pitching has forced Elvin Rodriguez into the starting rotation, where he’ll get a chance to prove himself after a rough April debut. The Tigers have been a streaky team as of late, but Sunday’s outing shows they can still swing it against some of the best competition the division can offer. Backing Alex Faedo’s solid outing, the team put up four runs in a much-needed victory against Shane Bieber and the Guardians. For the first time in what feels like ages, the win...
8 hours ago
Kerry Carpenter and Reese Olson starred in weekend action from the Tigers’ farm

Kerry Carpenter and Reese Olson starred in weekend action from the Tigers’ farm

Scores, news, and notes, from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, May 22, 2022. Indianapolis Indians 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box) Garrett Hill’s Triple-A debut went ok, but the Hens offense was quiet and the bullpen ultimately melted down in the seventh as Indy won going away. Hill tossed five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, and struck out five. He actually no-it Indy through four innings, though he did issue four walks on the day. The wheels came off a bit in the fifth after he allowed a solo shot to start the inning. Hill bounced back getting a fly...
23 hours ago
Tigers 4, Guardians 2: Good defense and timely hitting were a sight for sore eyes

Tigers 4, Guardians 2: Good defense and timely hitting were a sight for sore eyes

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports A strong effort on offense and defense overcame some baserunning blunders as the Tigers put together a rare solid game at Progressive Field. The Tigers got their rookie starter, Alex Faedo, some early runs and responded to each push from Cleveland with good defense and some timely hits to split the two games in Cleveland with a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon. For once, the Tigers got on board first in a game. Robbie Grossman got his 2021 on, drawing a leadoff walk and stealing second base to lead off the inning. Willi Castro moved him to...
May 22, 2022
GameThread: Tigers vs. Guardians, 1:40 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Guardians, 1:40 p.m.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (13-26) vs. Cleveland Guardians (17-19) Time/Place: 1:40 p.m., Progressive FieldSB Nation site: Covering the CornerMedia: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Alex Faedo (0-1, 2.87 ERA) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (1-2, 3.72 ERA)
May 21, 2022
Game 40 Preview: Tigers look to bounce back vs. Guardians

Game 40 Preview: Tigers look to bounce back vs. Guardians

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Cleveland took the opening game of the series on Friday night. Can Detroit even it up? The Detroit Tigers are back on the schneid again after dropping the final two games against the Tampa Bay Rays during the week, then falling in the opening game of a weekend road series Friday night against the newly-minted Cleveland Guardians, 6-1. Tarik Skubal took a line drive to his shin, knocking him out of the game and sending yet another Tiger to the casualty ward, further decimating an already thin pitching staff that has been ravaged by the injury bug....
May 20, 2022
Tigers 1, Guardians 6: Can the bat boy pitch?

Tigers 1, Guardians 6: Can the bat boy pitch?

Photo by Jason Miller/ The injury bug keeps biting as Skubal exited the game early. The Tigers are basically out of starters, after Tarik Skubal limped off the field when a comebacker nailed him in the leg. Not a great way to start a 15-game stretch between the same two division rivals over the coming weeks. If you’re counting, that’s six starters who have been injured in some capacity, and there’s no real relief in sight. The trouble this causes became evident very quickly in tonight’s game as Skubal was looking really solid through five innings, giving up four...
May 20, 2022
GameThread: Tigers vs. Guardians, 7:10 p.m.

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

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (13-25) vs. Cleveland Guardians (16-19) Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Progressive FieldSB Nation site: Covering the CornerMedia: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Tarik Skubal (3-2, 2.50 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Civale (1-3, 9.85 ERA)
May 20, 2022
Game 39 Preview: For the first time in Guardians history...

Game 39 Preview: For the first time in Guardians history...

Photo by Duane Burleson/ The Tigers get their first look at their rebranded nemesis. For the better half of the past decade, it has felt like no team has tormented the Detroit Tigers more than Cleveland. The winds of change are active with the team’s rebranding, however, so perhaps the Guardians era will bring about some better fortunes for a Tigers squad that can use any help it can get. Four straight wins gave way to a pair of bad losses to end the Tampa series, sinking Detroit down to the bottom of the AL Central standings. With Eduardo Rodriguez hitting the...
May 20, 2022
Wilmer Flores levels up in style, while Kody Clemens powers Hens again

Wilmer Flores levels up in style, while Kody Clemens powers Hens again

Scores, news, and notes, from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Thursday, May 19, 2022. Toledo Mud Hens 4, Indianapolis Indians 2 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box) The Mud Hens evened the series at a game apiece in Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader. However, that was not at all on anyone’s mind when Matt Manning had to come out of the game in the third inning. It turned out that Manning was ill and feeling light-headed, according to GM Al Avila, which was a huge relief as his velocity was down and his fastball command non-existent. Meanwhile, Kody Clemens powered the offense,...
May 19, 2022
Wenceel Perez and Colt Keith power Whitecaps on Wednesday

Wenceel Perez and Colt Keith power Whitecaps on Wednesday

Scores, news, and notes, from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians (postponed) After the Hens lost 7-0 on Tuesday night, Matt Manning was supposed to make his last rehab start before returning to the Tigers on Wednesday, but they were rained out in Indianapolis. They’ll play two on Thursday starting with Game 1 at 11:05 a.m. EDT. Presumably Manning will start one of the two, and they may just have bump his entry into the Tigers rotation back a day. Erie SeaWolves at New Hampshire Fisher Cats...
May 18, 2022
Rays 6, Tigers 1: Eduardo Rodriguez down with an injury as the hits keep coming

Rays 6, Tigers 1: Eduardo Rodriguez down with an injury as the hits keep coming

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Another pitching injury, another miserable offensive performance, but hey at least Spencer Torkelson raked today. Eduardo Perez left in the first with an arm injury because all is suffering, and despite a nice day from Spencer Torkelson, the offense was lifeless again. Oh and former Tigers’ prospect Isaac Paredes launched a pair of home runs while the homerless Austin Meadows sat on the injured list with an inner ear infection as the Rays took this one 6-1 to win the series. So this one started off poorly and got much worse. A one-out...
May 18, 2022
GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 1:10 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 1:10 p.m.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (13-24) at Tampa Bay Rays (22-15) Time/Place: 1:10 p.m., Tropicana ParkSB Nation Site: DRaysBaysMedia: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 3.72 ERA) vs. RHP Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 2.67 ERA)
May 18, 2022
Game 38 preview: Eduardo Rodriguez hunts for a series victory

Game 38 preview: Eduardo Rodriguez hunts for a series victory

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Tigers can make it back-to-back series wins for the first time this season. The Tigers will hunt for a series victory on Wednesday afternoon before finally getting a day off in the midst of a nine-game road trip. They have the right guy on the mound to get it done. Eduardo Rodriguez was a little shaky over his first few starts but has looked to be settling in nicely over the past couple of outings. With a pretty even starting pitchin gmatchup, the opportunity to take a road series from one of the best teams in baseball is right there for...
May 17, 2022
Rays 8, Tigers 1: Brieske battles, hitters helpless

Rays 8, Tigers 1: Brieske battles, hitters helpless

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Detroit couldn’t muster much offense against a talented young left-hander. The middle game of a three-game series in Tampa saw the Tigers put their four-game winning streak on the line against a good young pitcher. ...wait, hold on. That still looks weird to me. “The Tigers’ four-game winning streak.” How about that? Anyway, the streak had to end sometime and the Rays beat the Tigers 8-1 at Tropicana Field. The Talented Mr. Brieske — Beau, to you and me — took the hill for the Tigers, in his fifth major league start. Coming into...
May 17, 2022
Game 37 preview: A tough lefty stands between Detroit and a fifth straight victory

Game 37 preview: A tough lefty stands between Detroit and a fifth straight victory

Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK Beau Brieske has a particularly tough draw on Tuesday night as he takes on Shane McClanahan. Well, just as everyone is wrapping up their think pieces on the imminent firing of Al Avila, AJ Hinch and Chris Fetter pursuing other opportunities, and the utter ruin of the Detroit Tigers franchise, here the club is riding a four game winning streak. Baseball is a funny game. Have they really turned it around? Or is this just some overdue rebalancing of the scales? Hard to say. The Tigers do have underlying problems, but those problems...