San Diego Padres pull off blockbuster trade with Tampa Bay Rays

According to reports, the San Diego Padres have traded the Tampa Bay Rays for former Cy Young Award winner, Blake Snell. Mark Feinsand is reporting that the Padres will send four prospects to the Rays, including their No. 3 prospect, Luis Patiño. Look out for the Padres in 2021! Blake Snell has been traded from … Read more

Justin Verlander comes up short in Cy Young voting, Kate Upton comes to his defense (kind of)

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who now plays for the Houston Astros, had one hell of a 2018 campaign. Not only did he post a 2.52 ERA but he struck out a career-best 290 batters in 214 innings. But as good as a season it was for Verlander, there was little question about who … Read more

Verlander goes seven strong, Tigers win fifth straight with 3-2 victory

Heading into game three of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers had won four straight games, including the first two of this weekend series and scored at 10 runs in the last three. They hoped to continue their winning ways in the hands of Justin Verlander, who had a real ‘outlier’ clinker of … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 81, Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

DETROIT TIGERS (42-38) vs. TAMPA BAY RAYS (33-46)

WHERE: Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Florida

FIRST PITCH: 4:10 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: FSD/97.1 The Ticket

PROBABLE STARTERS: Justin Verlander (7-6, 4.30 ERA) vs. Blake Snell (1-2, 3.54 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
3. Victor Martinez (S) DH
4. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
5. Justin Upton (R) LF
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) 1B
7. Mike Aviles (R) RF
8. James McCann (R) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
Tampa Bay Rays
1. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
2. Brad Miller (L) SS
3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
4. Logan Morrison (L) 1B
5. Brandon Guyer (R) CF
6. Steven Souza Jr. (R) RF
7. Corey Dickerson (L) DH
8. Oswaldo Arcia (L) LF
9. Curt Casali (R) C

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Tigers pound out 14 hits in 10-2 rout of Rays

Coming off their wild and unbelievable comeback win in Thursday’s 10-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers were looking to carry the momentum they built during that 8-run 9th inning on Thursday into Friday’s game against former Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, who has struggled more this season than in recent years. That is exactly what … Read more