Game 32: Twins (18-14) at Tigers (19-13), 7:08 PM

Don’t look now but if the Twins beat the Tigers tonight, the two teams will have the exact same record. Jose Iglesias is tentatively in the Detroit lineup, though the Tigers want to see him run before setting it in stone. MINNESOTA SP: Kyle Gibson 1. Brian Dozier (2B) 2. Torii Hunter (RF) 3. Joe Mauer (1B) 4. Trevor Plouffe (3B) 5. Kurt Suzuki (C) 6. Kennys […]

Belated Series Wrap: Tigers @ White Sox

The Tigers managed to avoid a sweep at the hands of the struggling White Sox, escaping the Windy City with a 4-1 victory over José Quintana. The Tigers got another pretty strong start from fill-in starter Kyle Lobstein; The Lobster went 7.2 IP, allowing just an unearned run on 5 hits and 2 walks. The […]

Tigers (17-10) @ White Sox (9-14)

After receiving encouraging news about Justin Verlander—the right hander has been given the go-ahead to resume his throwing program—the Tigers look to shake off the malaise of a foggy, damp, dreary night in Chicago and get back to their winning ways. Alfredo Simon (31.2 IP, 1.3 fWAR) will look to get the team back on […]

Tigers (17-9) @ White Sox (8-14)

The first place Tigers roll into town for their first visit to the hapless Chicago White Sox. The White Sox have struggled lately, dropping 7 of their last 10; meanwhile, the Tigers are 6-4 in that span. The Tigers will send Shane Greene (3-1, 4.60 ERA) to oppose the White Sox and Jeff Samardzija (1-2, […]

Bullpen Misconceptions: The Tigers Need More Than A 9th Inning Guy

I was watching MLB Network early Monday evening. This isn’t terribly out of the ordinary, and not just out of sheer amusement. In previewing the evening’s action, the Tigers came up, and it was said that part of the reason for their strong start to the season was something to the effect of “they finally […]

Series Review: Offense Finally Cools Off, Pitching Not So Much

The Tigers finished up a 5-1 road trip against two teams widely considered contenders this season, and it’s hard not to be impressed. In their trip to Pittsburgh, the Tigers offense inevitably slowed down a bit – what they’d been doing wasn’t remotely sustainable. Good thing, then, the so-called back end of the Tigers rotation […]

Game 4: Tigers (3-0) at Indians (2-1)

After three warmup games against minor league opposition, the Tigers get their Major League season underway today against the allegedly playoff contending Indians in Cleveland’s home opener. Your lineups: TIGERS SP: Alfredo Simon 1. Anthony Gose (CF) 2. Ian Kinsler (2B) 3. Miguel Cabrera (1B) 4. Victor Martinez (DH) 5. J.D. Martinez (RF) 6. Yoenis Cespedes (LF) 7. Nick Castellanos (3B) 8. Alex Avila (C) 9. Jose Iglesias (SS) INDIANS SP: Zach McAllister 1. Michael Bourn (CF) […]

Céspedes dives in headfirst with a booming triple. (Photo by moi)

Tigers Roll in Home Opener, Defeat Twins, Run Out of Pork Rinds

The Tigers are an intriguing, mysterious team this year, with more uncertainty than in years past. The Tigers’ flaws, particularly the bullpen, seem magnified. 14 of 31 MLB experts overwhelmingly picked the Indians to win the division (with only eight picking the Tigers and six taking the White Sox). Fan expectations seem to fluctuate between […]

30 Tigers in More Than 30 Days: #15 – Alfredo Simon

Name: Alfredo Simon Position: Starting Pitcher B/T: R/R Age: 33 (34 in May) Contract Status: Signed through 2015, $5.5 million Expected 2015 Role: Back-end starter   LAST SEASON Alfredo Simon was an All Star last season. Easy to forget. He’s a career journeyman who spent a lot of his years as a reliever, and not […]

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