Monthly Archives: April 2008

Detroit Tigers eat up the fastball

The Tigers have hit a combined 27 home runs as a team so far this year with Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera tied for the team lead with 5 each. The team has found their power only recently with 12 … Continue reading

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Tiger bullpen starting to come together

Since the horrible outing in Cleveland on April 17th, which was mainly due to Zach Miner, the Tiger bullpen has been pretty solid. Since that awful game wherein the Tigers, starting with Justin Verlander, allowed a total of 11 runs, … Continue reading

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Miguel Cabrera swaps positions with Carlos Guillen

Quite a bit late on this move, a little late on about everything recently, but after last night’s game Jim Leyland announced that the team was moving Miguel Cabrera to first base full time. This move would in turn move … Continue reading

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Granderson Triples in First Rehab Start

Curtis Granderson made his first rehab start tonight with Detroit’s Class-A team the West Michigan Whitecaps. Curtis had two hits, one a triple in four plate appearances. Here’s a summary of his at-bats: Bottom 1st: Curtis Granderson singles on a … Continue reading

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Twins help set Tigers bats straight

Another fun game down at Comerica Park tonight. Nate Robertson took the mound and looked very rough right out of the gate but was able to pull himself together and pitch 6.1 innings. This might not sound like a long … Continue reading

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Breaking down Clete Thomas with pitch f/x

Clete Thomas caught most of Detroit off guard as he was initially selected to break camp with the Big League squad. If you were like me then you didn’t know much, if anything, about him. I was not a fan … Continue reading

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A deeper look at Armando Galarraga

With Dontrelle Willis missing at least a couple starts while being on the 15-day disabled list, the Tigers have announced that they will call up Armando Galarraga to take his place in the rotation. As for Dontrelle Willis, hopefully the … Continue reading

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Willis injury will further strain Tiger pitching

Friday night was a great win for the Tigers, it was also a much needed win for the team. With starter Dontrelle Willis pulled from the game with a hyperextended right knee after 14 pitches, the game outcome looked very … Continue reading

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Tigers love the base on balls, drop two of three to Boston

Tonight’s battle of the bullpens had a very clear winner: Boston. Detroit’s bullpen, beginning with Zach Miner, was absolutely unable to constantly throw strikes which ended with a total of 10 walks allowed on the night and 12 runs. This … Continue reading

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Tigers get good news on Francisco Cruceta

Jason Beck is reporting that Francisco Cruceta has been cleared to travel to the US after missing out on all of Spring Training due to issues gathering a visa. Now he’s off to Lakeland to get warmed up and hopefully … Continue reading

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Tigers 2004 Draft Picks: Where are they now?

I did not feel like writing about another miserable game today, so instead I took a look back at some past prospects to see where they are now. Below are the top 3 picks for Detroit in the 2004 draft. … Continue reading

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