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Former Detroit Tigers Price, Martinez, and Kinsler help Red Sox to 2-0 World Series lead

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Detroit Tigers fans can look at this one of two ways. The first is we can be upset that the franchise couldn’t capitalize on having great talent by winning a World Series.  The second way is that we can root for our former fan-favorite players as they pursue a World Series Championship in another city.  Let’s take the second approach.

Former Tigers David Price, Ian Kinsler, Rick Porcello, and J.D. Martinez have the Boston Red Sox up 2-0 in this year’s World Series.  Last night, David Price pitched a gem, and Kinsler and Martinez combined to drive in 3 of 4 Red Sox wins as Boston pulled off a 4-2 Game 2 victory. The Series now heads back to LA with the Los Angeles Dodgers down 0-2.

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Price, who pitched for the Tigers for parts of the 2014 and 2015 seasons, threw a solid six innings while giving up only two earned runs, and striking out six. His outing kept the Red Sox in the game. Ian Kinsler contributed with a 2nd inning RBI single. J.D. Martinez, a fan-favorite here in Detroit, capped the scoring with a 5th inning two-run single. The Red Sox bullpen did the rest.

No matter how you feel about these players now playing for another franchise and leading them toward a World Series crown, they are on their way. If the Red Sox can hold on and win, it would be two years in a row former Tigers earned their rings in a different city. Justin Verlander had to go to Houston to win his last year.

As a long-time Tigers’ fan, I say go, Red Sox!

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers’ starting lineup for series opener vs. White Sox

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On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers look to put a halt to their 5-game losing streak when they host the Chicago White Sox in the first of a four-game series.

Here are the starting lineups for the game.

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers’ rookie slugger placed on IL

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According to the Detroit Tigers, rookie outfielder Christin Stewart has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right quad strain. In a corresponding move, infielder Brandon Dixon has been recalled from Toledo.

Stewart was injured in Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park.

So far, in 20 games with the Tigers this season, Stewart is hitting .232 with three home runs and 13 RBIs.

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Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

It has been a marathon but we are almost to the promised land which is the 2019 NFL Draft!

After hours and hours of research, all of the so-called “experts” will soon be unveiling their final mock draft of the season and none of them will end up being correct.

I, on the other hand, do not claim to be an expert. Instead, I am just a huge fan of the Detroit Lions who happens to believe to know what the Lions’ biggest needs are and which available prospects can fill those needs.

That being said, here is my final crack at what I believe the “perfect” Detroit Lions’ draft would look like.

Remember, this is NOT what I think Lions’ GM Bob Quinn WILL do in the upcoming draft, it is what I think he SHOULD do.

Round 1, Pick 8

Ed Oliver (DL) Houston

I absolutely LOVE Ed Oliver if he is available when the Detroit Lions are on the clock with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the draft. Whether or not he will be available is the big question.

Oliver is an absolute beast and he could come in and make an immediate impact for a Lions defense that should be greatly improved in 2019.

From Dane Brugler (The Athletic):

STRENGTHS: Fluid body control to wriggle off blocks…excellent foot quickness and change of direction skills…shot out of a cannon with his first step…forces holding penalties due to his gap quickness…creates knockback with his speed-to-power skills…ball awareness to track through blocks…uses natural leverage to stay underneath the pads of blockers…better than expected play strength as a run defender…highly aggressive motor and effort never wanes, chasing down plays near the sidelines…dominated from the moment he stepped onto campus and leaves as a three-time All-American, collecting 54.0 tackles for loss over 33 career starts.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks desired frame and length…needs to continue and develop his body and stay in the 280-285 pound range (weighed 274 for most of his final season at Houston)…relied more on motor than brute power to overwhelm blockers in college…not a bull rusher…undeveloped approach with his hands…below- average counter measures once locked up…faced inferior competition in the AAC…several immature moments in college, including an on-field altercation with head coach Major Applewhite regarding a coat issue on the sideline — Oliver has a “young attitude” and has “growing up to do,” according to an NFL scout…missed five games as a junior with a right knee bruise (November 2018) and was limited at the combine with a strained hamstring (February 2019).

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Houston, Oliver was one of college football’s most disruptive players over the last three years, spending most of his time at nose tackle for the Cougars. With his football flexibility and natural biomechanics, he has rare athletic ability for the position with the backfield vision to recognize play designs and disrupt from different angles. Oliver still requires time to develop his body, mind and technique at the next level. He will struggle with long-armed blockers who get to his frame and control his chest, but his energy and motor are both elite. Overall, Oliver won’t be a natural fit for every NFL scheme, but he is an ideal one-gap penetrator due to his athleticism, instincts and relentless nature, projecting best when he is lined up closest to the football.
To read the rest of the mock draft, please click here.

 

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Detroit Tigers’ rookie outfielder injured vs. Pirates

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According to reports, Detroit Tigers’ rookie Christin Stewart left Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a right medial quad spasm.

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Stewart was hurt and forced from the game under his own power after popping out in the eighth inning.

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