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Well it took 5 games, but the Tigers finally defeated arguably the hottest team in baseball on Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox. In the first game on Sunday, Andrew Oliver pitched a great game and received a quality start after allowing 3 ER in 6 innings and only 5 hits to a powerful Boston lineup. However, a costly David Ortiz home run given up by Jose Valverde in the 9th inning was the difference for the Red Sox. Game 2 featured a classic showdown featuring aces Josh Beckett and Justin Verlander. Verlander pitched outstanding and did everything a ball club asks from its ace; stop a losing streak and win a close game against a hot team. Verlander pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and the Tigers got 3 hits from Victor Martinez to win 3-0. It’s not often that Ortiz, Crawford, Pedroia, Gonzalez, and Youkillis all go without a hit. ...
When I found out second baseman Scott Sizemore was being traded to the A’s my jaw almost fell off. There hadn’t been any rumors or anything to suggest he was on the open market. After the 2009 season Sizemore was officially labeled the Tigers’ ‘second baseman of the future’. However he never got into a groove in Detroit and when President/GM Dave Dombrowski saw that the relief pitching needed help, he pulled the trigger on a deal to send Sizemore to Oakland and in return the Tigers received LHP David Purcey. WHO?! …Exactly. Purcey was drafted in the 1st round by Toronto and the plan was for him to develop into a starter. That plan never panned out and he was forced into the relievers role. Like Sizemore, Purcey was drafted to be an everyday (or every 5th day) type of player but it has just never worked out. He ...
Bearing the joy of wonderful simplicity with the long awaited follow-up to their debut.
As we enter the heart of the Major League Baseball season, the Tigers have more questions about their team than they have answers. Their record might not show it though. Sitting at .500, 7 games behind the best team in baseball, and second in the division might not sound TOO bad…However if you were to look at a calendar of April and May something would for sure pop out at you… A bunch of W’s in a row..followed by a lot of L’s in a row, followed by a few more consecutive W’s, and then 3 or 4 straight L’s…and then 5 or 6 W’s…….well you get the picture. This team is just too inconsistant. Usually at this time of year you can start to get a picture of where each team stands against the rest of the league. This isn’t the case with Detroit. Following a great start to ...
They’ve left their indie beginnings to pen songs about death, domestic violence and shagging – and it’s great
He sees resentment, guilt and loathing, we see folk-song brilliance
Continuing to party, but this time with devastating covers from auto-tuned lands
Few sounds of Africa, but the moral intention is there.
Robotini's style lives on in good fashion on his nostalgic new release
Elevating their status to the mainstream recognition they deserve
A modern band with old folk vibes on their follow up to debut 'Crystals Fall'