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 […]

Hot In Texas? Yu Darvish Gets Tigers To Fan A Bunch And Cool Things Off A Bit

The temperature at first pitch on Tuesday night was 103 degrees. You can’t call the Tigers’ bats in the first inning that hot because they only had one hit, but two runs to start the game will always be a welcome incense. But after the first inning, Yu Darvish acclimated to the climate, did not […]

Evaluating the Trade Market: Outfield

The trade deadline is inching closer, and rumors are heating up. Last week I took a look at the second base market (hint: it sucks). Today we’ll take a shot at the corner outfield market, which is slightly more robust. Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young continue to underwhelm, Andy Dirks is still shelved for the […]

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