The Tigers are comfortably ahead of the Oakland A’s this evening in Detroit thanks to Miguel Cabrera knocking in a pair of dingers off Kendall Graveman. In the sixth inning, Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins missed an easy fly ball by a few feet after he lost it in the lights, and Tigers fans were none too happy…
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler dropped a pop fly on purpose in the fifth inning of today’s game in Houston, purely to replace a speedy baserunner with a slower one. It worked perfectly.
The Tigers lost today at home to the Pirates, thanks to Justin Verlander giving up seven runs. Tigers fans didn’t have a whole lot to cheer for today, save for a pair of dingers and this guy, Bill Dugan, who caught five foul balls. He even made an off-the-wall catch in the second inning.
This MLB season is not even a week old, yet fans are already resorting to the kind of boredom-reducing insane behavior we usually see in late September. Two separate incidents in Detroit and Milwaukee will, if you continue reading any further, probably ruin your appetite for the day. You’ve been warned.
Justin Verlander didn’t allow a hit through five innings to the Miami Marlins this evening, but once Miami woke up (presumably because Barry Bonds dispensed a few pieces of sage wisdom), they really started hitting the dogpiss out of the ball.
For no particular reason, former ballplayer Sean Casey went on the Dan Patrick Show today and talked about the time he got thrown out at first on a ball he hit to left field. We don’t really need a reason to relive this play, though, because it was a truly great moment in baseball history, and Casey’s retelling is…
Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose caught a long fly from Josh Donaldson during fourth inning action in Toronto today and casually started jogging back to the dugout. That’d be fine, except it wasn’t the third out of the inning—and the Blue Jays had Ryan Goins on second base.
Look, you can yell “that’s why he’s never won a Gold Glove” or “process over results” or “Miggy should probably be wearing his glove when he’s holding the runner on first base” until you’re blue in the face, but he got the out didn’t he?
A dumb squirrel jumped onto the field in the eighth inning of today’s Royals-Tigers game, and acted like it owned the damn place. The stupid thing ran around as if people were there to watch it. Hey, here’s a newsflash: they weren’t.
It’s been a disappointing season for the Detroit Tigers, who won 90 games last year and expected to be a playoff team again this season. After blowing a late lead and losing 11-9 to the Mariners last night, the Tigers’ record sits at 46-47, and there is talk about the team unloading talent at the trade deadline. Last…
Yesterday was a throw day for David Price, and with the Tigers on the road in Seattle he used the visiting bullpen at Safeco Field. He wasn’t a fan:
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Cabrera was placed on the 15-day DL but is expected to miss six weeks with a Grade 3 calf strain.
I dunno, man. There’s nothing in this world more obnoxious than a young boy. Positive reinforcement in form of a bunch of free swag is just going to make this worse.
Dammit, All-Star voters. The goal was to get every Kansas City Royal in the AL lineup, with only Mike Trout as the outlier. Now, Miguel Cabrera has surpassed Eric Hosmer in the first baseman spot by over a million votes, and Mike Moustakas holds an extremely slim lead over Josh Donaldson.
A weird thing happened in the top of the third inning of last night’s game between the Reds and Tigers. Right as Anibal Sanchez was about to deliver the first pitch of the inning, everyone realized that the Tigers had no left fielder. Where was Yoenis Cespedes?
Former MLB player and current Fox Sports Detroit analyst Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. [MLive]