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Posts in category Baseball

Tigers Race to 10 Runs

In game one of the three game series in Kansas City, Justin Verlander notched the win in a 10-1 win over the Royals. The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning. Ian Kinsler led off with a base hit and advanced to second base on Torii Hunter’s ensuing fly ball. Miguel Cabrera then doubled over the left fielder’s head, scoring [...]

Time to Get Serious

The Tigers finished the series in Minnesota with an 8-4 loss Wednesday. Neither the pitching or the small ball were particularly sharp, two areas I’d like to address before we play the Royals tonight. We all know how hard we’ve worked and how far we’ve come to even be in this position on Friday night. It reminds me of when w [...]

Detroit Robbed of J.D. Martinez Glory

Rick Porcello only surrendered two runs through eight innings, but we couldn’t provide him with any run support. That is, until J.D. Martinez stepped up to bat in the ninth inning. With two outs, Torii Hunter on third and Miguel Cabrera’s ghost on first, J.D. did it again, seemingly willing his home run ball over the right field f [...]

Tigers Triumph Again

I do not know anything – that’s all I know. The game broke me, for Detroit was up 6-0 until Minnesota chipped away, inching closer. Leading 2-0 in the first inning behind Miguel Cabrera & V’s two-out doubles, the Tigers sailed through the early innings with Max Scherzer on the mound. 007 stayed perfect for the first thre [...]

Tigers Sweep Indians

Phil Coke with the win! J.D. Martinez started us off with a solo homer to dead center, giving Justin Verlander a 1-0 lead. Trailing 3-2, Ian Kinsler launched one with Rajai Davis on base to put us back on top. Joba Chamberlain kept it pitching in the 8th. Davis made a nice sliding catch in center field for the final out. We tacked on two more [...]

Alex Avila & Torii Hunter Save t...

The Force Was Strong with Detroit on Star Wars Night Kyle Lobstein struggled a little, surrendering some early runs to Cleveland. They struck first with a two-run homer. However, Detroit tied it three innings later on some small ball, scoring Rajai Davis on a sacrifice fly from Torii. Victor Martinez upped his home run total to 31 on a solo s [...]

Tigers Power Past Tribe

Let’s start with David Price. Our starter set the tone with two strikeouts swinging to begin the game against Cleveland. They scored only one run in his seven and two-thirds innings (a gay home run by Raburn in the 2nd) as Price struck out seven on the night. Detroit responded on the scoreboard with a two-out double from Ian Kinsler, sc [...]

Kansas City Falls Hard in Motown

Starting Monday with my brother in the stands, the Tigers struck gold early, scoring six runs in the third inning en route to a 9-5 win in Detroit. It was an electric atmosphere, with the Lions preparing for their season-opening Monday Night Football game across the street. Wednesday didn’t go well, but it allowed Kansas City to show th [...]

Tigers 6, Giants 1

The final game of the series concluded last Sunday night on national TV with a 6-1 spanking at Comerica Park. Another home run from Miguel Cabrera and Kyle Lobstein’s pitching helped do the trick.

Magical Night in Motown

(Well, don’t just sit there – celebrate!)

Tigers Prevail with Seven Run Elevent...

Strange one, snarfs. Started 4-0 Detroit in the first inninng, and we slowly but surely allowed those four to erode all the way to a Cleveland tie. The Tigers literally lasted an entire game’s worth of innings inbetween runs – but the outcome was magnificent. In 11 innings, Detroit won 11-4. All seven runs were scored in the top o [...]

J.D. Martinez Smashes 9th Inning Game...

We couldn’t get nothin’ going. Nothin’. That changed, thank god, in the top of the ninth: but before we properly ride off into the sunset, let us not forget this game would have ended 2-1 with the following opportunites squandered: Bases loaded, no outs. Rajai Davis and Suarez strike out. And there were several others I̵ [...]


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