Why Austin Jackson’s All-Star Snub Is Understandable (And The Reality Of The Game)

All-Star rosters are out, and three Tigers are included – Prince Fielder has been voted the starter at first, Justin Verlander is on the pitching staff (and should start the game, in my opinion), and Miguel Cabrera has been voted by his peers as a reserve. Tigers fans, however, are frustrated by the exclusion of […]

Rick Porcello pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on June 30, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Porcello Nearly Perfect, Tigers Provide Just Enough Offense In Victory

If not for a third inning bunt single at the hands—errr, bat of Elliot Johnson, Rick Porcello might have had a chance at baseball immortality. Or maybe not, but still, it’s fun to speculate; up to that point, Porcello had not allowed a baserunner. Porcello got Will Rhymes to ground out—Johnson moved up to third […]

Rays Pitch Well; Justin Verlander Does Not

You know how Justin Verlander is invincible? Like, he never gives up more than three runs in a start, he’s always going to get at least a no decision…he’s certainly never going to give up three home runs and he’s going to throw lots of strikes and all that? Well, he’s not invincible. And sometimes […]

Good Max Scherzer Handcuffs Mediocre Rays; Miguel Cabrera Is Reanimated

Two of the bigger complaints surrounding the Tigers recently: Max Scherzer is inconsistent and Miguel Cabrera is underperforming. So it’s no surprise, then, that in a game in which Scherzer put together a third consecutive good start and Cabrera broke out with four hits and a homer, the Tigers dusted off the light-hitting Rays 5-2 […]

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