Injuries Are Laying Waste To The Tigers; Not Even The Bat Boy Is Safe

Things are not going well for the Detroit Tigers. Earlier this evening, Justin Verlander left the game with right shoulder soreness after just one inning. Anibal Sanchez was placed on the disabled list Sunday and is expected to miss up to four weeks. Joakim Soria also wound up on the DL yesterday. The fickle… » 8/11/14 11:38pm 8/11/14 11:38pm

Pablo Sandoval And The Giants Rocked Detroit For A Shocking Game 1 Win

There were many predictions being tossed around in the minutes before Game 1's first pitch, but what most folks generally agreed upon was that Tigers ace Justin Verlander would have little-to-no problem with this Giants lineup. By the same token, there was no chance (right?) that Barry Zito, who pitched a $100… » 10/24/12 11:35pm 10/24/12 11:35pm

If Tom Verducci Thinks Justin Verlander Pitched Like Bob Gibson, Tom…

Look, please, for pity's sake: Justin Verlander pitched a mediocre game last night. Craggs already said his piece about the frantic efforts of the sports press corps to sculpt the pile of horse poop Verlander left on the pitcher's mound into a living, breathing unicorn. The relentlessly genial Joe Posnanski is… » 10/14/11 11:43pm 10/14/11 11:43pm

Justin Verlander "Gutted Out" "Gritty," "Gutsy" Performance Last Night,…

Justin Verlander threw 133 pitches yesterday, which is a lot, and he gave up four runs on eight hits, which isn't so great. By most standards, he pitched a so-so game. By his standards, he was awful. But because the Tigers won a game they had to win, and because the prevailing narrative calls for Justin Verlander to… » 10/14/11 2:35pm 10/14/11 2:35pm

The Grizzlies Were Prince To The Thunder's Morris Day Last Night

Your morning roundup for May 14, the day after a homeless Bulgarian man beheaded an elderly British woman in a Spanish supermarket, walked away "clutching the head by its hair, leaving a trail of blood dripping to the ground," but got caught after an Italian motorcyclist threw a helmet at his face. Oh, Europe. » 5/14/11 10:00am 5/14/11 10:00am

MLB Won't Let Us Show You Video Of Justin Verlander's Amusing Balk, So…

Justin Verlander had a weird little blooper against the A's on Saturday wherein he stepped off the rubber as if to throw to first but wound up going home anyway, nearly plunking David DeJesus in the process. It was funny. We'd show you the video, but if we did Major League Baseball would get its crinoline in a bunch… » 4/18/11 1:11pm 4/18/11 1:11pm