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Posts in category Baseball

Tigers Prevail in Eleven

Behind ten walks. Whoa. Max Scherzer started the game a little rough. He must have been distracted by my neighborhood’s noisy snarfs (damn kids!), too – the Rays achieved a three run first inning on one hit. After that, Max settled down, allowing only one run as he earned outs for seven total frames. Scherzer pitched the final inn [...]

Tigers Listen to Snarf!

In emphatic fashion. Facing the so-called “King” Felix, Detroit drove the Mariners pitcher off the mound by making him throw more pitches in the first three innings (68/69) than he’d thrown all season. As David Price recorded outs, the Tigers struck first by scoring in the second inning. Eugenio Suarez beat out a grounder to [...]

Dear Fox Sports Detroit,

Don’t forget which team you play for.

Snarf’s Tigers Tip

I think it’s all about the walk. Be patient and always work the count. It puts pressure on an opposing team’s pitch count and forces them to throw you a proper pitch, a strike, that you can then launch out of the ballpark. Take what they give you, Tigers. It’s fine if we walk in these runs with the bases loaded, isn’t [...]

Look Out, World

Mo’ne Davis Davis struck out eight en route to a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series. She is the first female pitcher to win a game in LLWS history.

Tigers Strike Back

8-4 & 5-2, both wins upon returning home to Detroit. 8-4 Buck Farmer made his major league debut, starting the season in West Michigan for our Whitecaps after being selected in the 2013 draft. The Tigers trailed 4-1 but rallied for seven unanswered runs, starting with Alex Avila’s solo homer. We took the lead on Nick CastellanosR [...]

Let’s Figure This Out!

I told oldschool, “we’re done.” He tried to speak, I said, “We’re done.” Do we want to be? NO! Sorry, oldschool. Let’s hammer this mother fucker out instead of giving up at the first sign of adversity! First, it’s our manager. Be more assertive, Brad! Tell these guys if you think you need to mak [...]

Tigers Play 19 Inning Marathon

Time with the Tigers is never time wasted.

Rookies Rescue Tigers with Home Run F...

It was a strange game. Rajai Davis led off in his return to Toronto with a double, but Detroit stranded him at third. That type of frustration stayed in our bats until the 9th inning. The Blue Jays scored themselves in the 1st thanks to some snarf plays with two outs. We led off the second inning with an error-double for our opponent, who put [...]

Avila Ends 12th Inning Tie in David P...

Alex Avila lifted a solo home run high into the New York Sky to end a 3-3 12th inning tie. That extra run stayed the difference to secure our lone win in the series. Detroit received a true warrior in Price, who cost us center fielder Austin Jackson as well as promising young lefty Drew Smyly. Luckily, Price is worth it. He struck out 10 in 8 [...]

Detroit Tigers Complete Mountain Swee...

Justin Verlander. Rick Porcello. Anibal Sanchez. #Don’tForgetAboutUs

Salute, Austin Jackson & Drew Sm...

We will always have a place in our hearts, G’s. Thank both of you for literally never saying one negative thing. Such classy Tigers. Enjoy, Tampa Bay and Seattle – y’all lucky.  

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