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Romine to start in Center tonight for the Detroit Tigers

Everybody panic!!! Andrew Romine is playing Center Field tonight for the Detroit Tigers! But seriously, he can’t be any worse than Anthony Gose. #GetHealthyCameronMaybin Andrew Romine will get his first career start in Center Field tonight as the Detroit Tigers look to avoid being swept by the Cleveland Indians for the second time this year. Michael Fulmer gets his second career...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 minutes ago

5 takeaways from Zimmermann's 5-0 start

Five starts into a five-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann has a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA. Because the number five is easily associated with Zimmermann as he prepares for his outing Friday night opposite Cole Hamels and the Rangers at Comerica Park, here are five things to know about his historic start to 2016.
Via Tigers.com
1 hour ago

Baseball a shared love for Tigers' McCann, mom

Carla McCann knew her son was special even before he first donned a catcher's mask. He beat the odds long before he made it to the Major Leagues. James McCann was given a 1-in-4 chance of surviving birth due to a tear in the amniotic sac early in pregnancy.
Via Tigers.com
4 hours ago

Tigers fans can trust in Justin Upton's inconsistency

It was an ugly start, but Upton's track record assures that the reckoning for pitchers will soon be at hand. You may have heard by now that the most consistent thing about newly-maligned Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton is his inconsistency. One month he is cold as can be, and then he looks like one of the game's top five hitters for two months. It's freakish, and there is...
Via Bless You Boys
5 hours ago

Righties? Lefties are the problem for Detroit Tigers hitters.

There is narrative that the Detroit Tigers cannot hit right handed pitching and just maul left handed pitchers. However that isn’t actually the case. Like always, the numbers never lie. As you can see below in the data cultivated at Baseball Reference, the Detroit Tigers are doing significantly better against right handed pitchers this year than against lefties, especially in...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 hours ago

Nick Castellanos' comfort level has led to an early-season breakout

Tigers general manager Al Avila can say it now.The Tigers brought third baseman Nick Castellanos to the majors too soon, making him their starting third baseman less than four years after drafting him with the 44th-overall pick out of Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.) High School in 2010."Nick got to the big leagues very quickly, being a high-school draft," Avila said Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers prospect Matt Boyd throws 8 shutout innings in Mud Hens loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Gwinnett Braves 2, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box) Matt Boyd threw eight shutout frames as part of 10 (!) scoreless innings before Tyler Collins drove in the first run of the game in the 11th inning. After Bruce Rondon blew a save opportunity in the bottom of the inning, Braves top prospect Ozzie Albies...
Via Bless You Boys
9 hours ago

Fulmer to make encore start after victorious debut

Michael Fulmer threw power against the Twins with 95-mph fastballs and sliders to win his Major League debut and earn another outing. He's going to need a change of pace to hold down the Indians' lineup and try to help the Tigers finally beat Cleveland this season.
Via Tigers.com
19 hours ago

The Tigers' starting rotation has been a problem early in 2016

The Tigers' starting pitching ranks below average in almost every statistical area this season. From 2012 to 2014, the Detroit Tigers boasted one of the best rotations in baseball behind pitchers like Justin Verlander, David Price, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, and Doug Fister. Over those three seasons, the Tigers led all MLB teams with 2,725 strikeouts, a 3.35 FIP, and 61.2 wins...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Jose Iglesias, Defensive Metrics, and the Value of Going Right

Jose Iglesias is a shortstop capable of doing some pretty terrific things on a baseball field. I say that now because there’s going to be plenty of .gifs in this post that paint Iglesias in a not-so-positive light, and it can be a weird feeling to make a player look bad based solely upon which clips you’ve hand-chosen to show, so here, look at all the incredible things Jose Iglesias...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann of the Detroit Tigers Named The American League Pitcher of the Month of April

Detroit Tigers Release Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for April. Zimmermann compiled a 5-0 record with a 0.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched over five appearances to claim his first career Pitcher of the Month Award, and the first for the Tigers since Justin Verlander in September 2012. Among qualifying...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton confirms engagement to Justin Verlander (pics)

Kate Upton confirmed her engagement to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander by showcasing an engagement ring while attending the 2016 Met Gala. Kate Upton shows off her stunning engagement ring at the 2016 #MetGala: https://t.co/BS7g8m4t9u pic.twitter.com/W95d3h4DYT — E! News (@enews) May 2, 2016   “I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton are engaged

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are finally going to be tying the knot after a few years of dating. Upton and Verlander got engaged recently, and the supermodel showed off her diamond engagement ring at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. She also confirmed the engagement in a statement. “I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Victor Martinez Named American League Player Of The Week

Detroit Tigers Release Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 1st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Martinez batted .519 (14-for-27) with eight runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over seven games to claim his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: The Tigers are proud of themselves for dressing up

The Tigers were rather impressed by themselves for throwing on some nice clothes Sunday after their 6-5 win over Minnesota.  They apparently wanted to arrive in Kansas City in style to start their three-game series Monday. Nobody has ever worn a suit (or a funky looking shirt like Miggy is sporting) before, I guess. via jdmartinez20 on Instagram / From left: J.D. Martinez, Jose...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mike Pelfrey gave umpire a fist bump after play at first

Mike Mulholland | MLive.com Mike Pelfrey made a big pitch that got himself out of a jam Sunday and apparently thought first base umpire Mike DiMuro was congratulating him with a fist bump. Of course, DiMuro wasn’t.  Pelfrey’s juices were just flowing.  Hopefully this gets DiMuro and his buddies to expand the strike zone for Pelfrey so he can get his 5.68 ERA down near respectability...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose fourth straight after blowing 5-2 lead against Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Saltalamacchia's drive to left field off reliever Ryan Pressly (1-2) allowed Justin Upton to score from first. Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar could've had a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Detroit Tigers offseason moves after 20 games

The Detroit Tigers were one of the most active teams in the 2015-16 offseason, signing a couple of the biggest names on the free agent market along with some not-so-big names. Let’s review those moves and consider how they’re working out through 20 games. Starting Pitching Jordan Zimmermann had big shoes to fill as the Tigers had to part ways with David Price late last season...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins facing big league hardships

The middle finger heard round the world happened on Monday night when Detroit Tigers center fielder, Tyler Collins, missed a routine fly ball. After he missed the fly ball, left fielder Justin Upton had to recover the ball, only to drop it on the ground once again. Collins then proceeded to pick it up and throw the ball away at third. After the play, home crowd fans booed Collins...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers drop Tyler Collins to minors after flipping off fans

The Detroit Tigers could have issued a suspension to Tyler Collins after the outfielder made the unwise decision to flip off the home fans in Comerica Park Monday night. Instead, they sent him to the minor leagues, which may actually be worse. Tyler Collins flipping the bird to the fans booing him. pic.twitter.com/kB2kjTn4gp — Curtis (@Curtos07) April 26, 2016 Collins was...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Who pitches for Shane Greene on Friday?

The Detroit Tigers were plagued by injury last season and the injury bug has hit again this season. Shane Greene has a blister on his throwing hand and is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Friday. Greene is 1-2 this season with a 6.28 earned run average. He also has 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched. It is yet to be seen if Greene has to go on the disabled list, but there...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers CF Tyler Collins flips the bird at home fans

You just can’t get away with anything nowadays with plenty of TV cameras and social media ready to catch those antics. Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins has learned that if he didn’t know it already. Collins flipped off the Detroit crowd Monday evening after he lost track of a pop fly in the lights, letting the ball drop in for a hit. Left fielder Justin Upton...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers outfielder flips off fans after misplaying fly ball

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins lost a fly ball in the lights during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, and the crowd at Comerica Park showered him with boos as a result. Collins then responded to the fans, but not in a very tactful manner. It happened when Marcus Semien hit a fly ball to center in the top of the sixth inning, which dropped for a base hit when...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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