TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers out of AL Central race, fall back in WC

The Indians clinched their first American League Central title since 2007 at the ballpark that housed four of the previous five division crowns. In the process, their 7-4 win over the Tigers made Detroit's postseason pursuit much tougher.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Romine explains bases-loaded bunt attempt

Andrew Romine affirmed that his bases-loaded bunt in the third inning during Sunday's Tigers loss to the Royals was his call. He also believes it was the right call, based on where the defense was playing.
Via Tigers.com
3 hours ago

Castellanos gets 3 instructional league ABs

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 in a rain-shortened instructional league game in Florida on Monday, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Castellanos has been on the disabled list since breaking a bone in his left hand on Aug. 6 during a game against the Mets.
Via Tigers.com
4 hours ago

Ausmus needs to figure out pitching staff puzzle to save Tigers playoff hopes

Brad Ausmus is facing the biggest week of his three-year managerial career. In the next seven days, Ausmus has to figure out some way to keep his crumbling pitching staff from costing the Detroit Tigers a shot at the AL Wild Card Game. The Tigers went into Saturday with a half-game lead over Baltimore for […] The post Ausmus needs to figure out pitching staff puzzle to save Tigers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Andrew Romine’s failed bunt a microcosm of the Tigers’ season ... so far.

Youth in the starting rotation has been the saving grace, and thorn in the Tigers’ side this year. DETROIT — It was the at-bat that could’ve altered the course of the game. Andrew Romine had a golden opportunity to capitalize on Victor Martinez’s grand slam, with the bases loaded for the second time in the same inning. He’d cooled off in the last three games, but before...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Royals 12, Tigers 9: Offense battles but can’t overcome Detroit’s egregious bullpen showing

Maybin had a four-hit day and Victor Martinez knocked a grand slam, but it still wasn’t enough. DETROIT — With runners on the corners and Miguel Cabrera at the plate, the Tigers had a chance to tie the game after an awful appearance by the pitching staff. Against Wade Davis, though, the Tigers came up just short and lost 12-9 to the Royals. Matt Boyd wasn’t right from the...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Francisco Rodriguez’s ‘disgusting’ blown save dampens Tigers’ postseason chances

K-Rod was one strike away from giving the Tigers a win, but offense shares the blame for failing to come through on multiple occasions. DETROIT — The deflated postgame atmosphere in the Tigers’ clubhouse wore heavy. Francisco Rodriguez, having just blown his team’s lead for a loss, sat alone at his locker in the corner of the room. Within one strike of a six-game winning streak...
Via Bless You Boys
2 days ago

Fulmer, three homers pace Tigers to fifth straight victory

DETROIT (AP) -- Michael Fulmer is one of the biggest reasons the Detroit Tigers are still in the mix for a postseason spot.At the start of the team's final homestand, the rookie right-hander came through with his sharpest performance in weeks.Fulmer pitched seven strong innings for his first win in over a month and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in an 8-3 victory over the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fulmer, Tigers try to build on wild-card lead

DETROIT -- Fulmer, Norris and Boyd. Not quite a law firm, but a trio definitely representing the Detroit Tigers' postseason chances as they argue their case in front of the high court of a 162-game season. Rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer plus callow lefties Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd will pitch for Detroit this weekend against the visiting Kansas City Royals as the Tigers try...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz tells heckling Orioles fan ‘next time’, then homers

Note to fans of teams playing the Red Sox: Don’t heckle David Ortiz, and especially not in his final (regular-season) month in the majors. A Balitmore Orioles fan made that mistake on Tuesday night at Camden Yards, after Ortiz just missed a homer. Big Papi told the fan, “next time." And sure enough, Papi hit a three-run homer in his next at-bat: That was Ortiz’s 36th...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers keep Kinsler, Martinez out following hit by pitches

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Detroit Tigers have kept second baseman Ian Kinsler and designated hitter Victor Martinez out of the lineup Tuesday night at Minnesota. Both have injuries stemming from being hit by pitches in their previous game. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Kinsler still felt ''a little foggy'' two days after a beaning by Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer knocked his...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Playoff chances slim, but not gone

With two weeks remaining in the 2016 regular season, the Detroit Tigers find themselves in a do-or-die situation. Barring an extraordinary collapse by the Cleveland Indians, combined with an equally extraordinary winning streak by the Tigers, there is no realistic opportunity for Detroit to win the Central Division. They sit 7 games back of the division leading Indians with just...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what’s next for Jordan Zimmermann?

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has had quite a roller coaster season this year. The beginning of the season looked so promising for the new Tigers acquisition. But after struggling with neck pain and two stints on the DL, it looks like he is done pitching for the remainder of the 2016 season. The right-hander came off the DL earlier this month and claimed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Verlander Into the Cy Young Mix?

It’s a pretty low-key pitching day on this baseball Saturday, as we break down another Tigers-Indians duel and also get a look at last year’s NL Cy Young winner. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Carlos Carrasco (CLE) 4:10 p.m. ET After a pounding at the hands of the Indians on Friday, the Tigers saw their dimming playoff odds take yet another hit. Now they...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who can the Detroit Tigers trust besides Verlander and Fulmer?

Justin Verlander and Michael Fulmer have been consistent for the Detroit Tigers all season, but after them, the rotation has been less than stellar. As the playoff race heats up, who can the Tigers trust besides Fulmer and Verlander? Over the past couple of months, Verlander has played his way into a dark horse contender for the American League Cy Young award. Verlander is 14-8 with...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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