Really, that could be the headline for almost every Justin Verlander start. I guess some people were worried about him after his poor All-Star showing. I wasn’t one of them, but he proved all those doubters wrong. It looked to me like his curveball was a big weapon for him on Sunday afternoon, which would […]
After last night’s craziness, I’m sure we could all use a nice Verlander Day to settle everything down again. Technically, his last outing was his All-Star start in which he got shelled, but as he pointed out, he wasn’t pitching with his usual strategy or mindset. His last regular-season start was a brilliant complete game […]
DOOM! PANIC! SEASON OVER! SCHERZER IS BAD AGAIN! VALVERDE AND BENOIT ARE GARBAGE! THE SIX GAME WINNING STREAK IS OVER!! EXISTENCE HAS NO MEANING! Now that we’ve gotten that out of our systems . . . Yeah. The Tigers dropped a tough one to Baltimore in extra innings today, 8-6. Multiple relievers blew late leads […]
Source: FanGraphs Most Valuable Tiger: Quintin Berry, .449 WPA Least Valuable Tiger: Joaquín Benoit, -.790 WPA Most Valuable Oriole: Adam Jones, .407 WPA Well, He Was Still More Valuable Than Joaquín Benoit: Jim Johnson, -.321 WPA
As baseball games go, this one could be the cat’s pajamas.
Doug Fister looked more like the Doug Fister we remember from the second half of the 2011 season, and the Tigers’ offense drove in six of their seven runs with two outs on the way to a 7-2 victory. Miguel Cabrera continues to abuse baseballs; in tonight’s game, he clubbed one 454 feet to dead […]
Source: FanGraphs Most valuable Tiger: Doug Fister, .169 WPA Least Valuable Tiger: Delmon Young, -.077 WPA Most Valuable Oriole: Nick Markakis, .069 WPA Least Valuable Oriole: Luis Ayala, -.136 WPA
I made a bird reference. Just wondering if you noticed. Also, welcome to the second half, America. You’re on the clock.
In late June, the Tigers organizational hitting instructor, Toby Harrah, joined the team when they visited his home state to play a three game series against the Texas Rangers. When they left for Tampa on the 28th of June, Harrah jumped on the departing plane and he hasn’t left. In fact, as Jason Beck explained […]
So this is it. The baseball season is officially official. The All-Star Game has come and gone as quickly as we could have all hoped for (you can see we completely ignored it here and I suppose for good reason) and Friday the season begins anew. For now, and probably for the next few weeks, […]