Former Tigers Farmhands: Where are they now?

The Detroit Tigers have been one of the more aggressive franchises in baseball over the last handful of seasons because they are in ‘win now’ mode. Whether it is former team general manager Dave Dombrowski or current GM Al Avila, the man calling the shots has been given the green light by longtime owner Mike Ilitch. The team has … Read more

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

Five starting pitchers the Detroit Tigers could target at trade deadline

Despite the roller coaster ride that has been the 2016 season, the Tigers are still in the thick of things when it comes to the AL Wild Card, and could get back into the division race with a run and a Cleveland slide. The weakest point for the Tigers this season has undoubtedly been the … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 41, Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers

Tampa Bay Rays (20-19) @ Detroit Tigers (19-22)

Where: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

First Pitch: 4:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starters: Drew Smyly (2-4, 3.44 ERA) vs. Michael Fulmer (2-1, 6.52)

TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket

Gametime Forecast: 71°F • Mostly Cloudy • 0% PoP

Lineups:

Tampa Bay Rays

1. Brandon Guyer (R) LF
2. Brad Miller (L) SS
3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
4. Steve Pearce (R) 2B
5. Corey Dickerson (L) DH
6. Steven Souza Jr. (R) RF
7. Logan Morrison (L) 1B
8. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
9. Curt Casali (R) C
Detroit Tigers
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
6. Justin Upton (R) LF
7. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
8. James McCann (R) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

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On Deck: Tampa Bay Rays (19-19) @ Detroit Tigers (19-21)

The Detroit Tigers enter their upcoming three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays playing better than we’ve seen in almost a month. Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, the Tigers responded when their backs were against the wall, but they still have a lot of work to do going forward, and that starts this weekend. … Read more

Why the Tigers will miss Alex Avila

When Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila went on the 15 day disabled list with a loose body in his left knee, he possibly left open a huge gap in the Tigers defense and offense.  While he went and received a second and third opinion on his knee, there is a good possibility that he may miss up to … Read more

Drew Smyly criticizes MLB’s system of signing foreign players

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly was in the news this week, but it didn’t have anything to do with his play on the field at the start of Rays Spring Training. It all started with this tweet reacting to the Boston Red Sox free agent signing of 19-year old Cuban sensation Yoan Moncada: https://twitter.com/SmylyD/status/569936561418039296 This kind … Read more

Smyly Poised For Big Year In Tampa, Tigers Still Looking Strong

This past July, the Tigers sent Drew Smyly to Tampa Bay as part of a trade that brought David Price to Detroit. While Price contributed admirably to the Tigers in their postseason run last season, Smyly seemed to be very comfortable in his new home with the Rays. David Schoenfield at ESPN reported this stat line … Read more

Tigers Cash In On Explosive 1st Inning

DETROIT – It took all of one-third of an inning for the Tigers to match their total offensive output of the previous four games combined, peppering White Sox starter Hector Noesi for six hits and six runs in the bottom of the first inning. After Austin Jackson struck out to begin the bottom of the … Read more

On Deck: at Astros

Riding high after their sweep of the Texas Rangers, the Detroit Tigers head south to Houston to continue their tear through the Lonestar State. Heading into the Friday night opener, the Tigers (43-32) are on a 7 game winning streak and have a 4 1/2 game lead in the AL Central division. While the Astros … Read more

Tigers Bats Come Alive In 8-3 Opening Day Win

[show_scoreboard scbd_id=”29″]   WP: Fister (1-0)   LP: Nova  (0-1)   SV: Smyly (1) DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Tiger faithful were out in full force, and the guys wearing the Old English D didn’t disappoint. A record-setting Opening Day crowd of 45,051 saw the Tigers belt 3 home runs, 2 by Prince Fielder, to defeat the … Read more

Twins 9th Inning Rally Drops Tigers

[show_scoreboard scbd_id=”26″]   WP: Perkins (1-0)              LP: Coke (0-1) MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota– Just two games into the season and the Detroit Tigers biggest flaw has already stuck out like a sore thumb. After Drew Smyly struggled in relief yesterday, Joaquin Benoit and Phil Coke let today’s game slip away in … Read more

Castellanos, Cabrera Power Tigers To 10-1 Win Over Phils

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers improved to 2-1-1 in Spring Training play thanks to a 10-1 slugfest win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday afternoon in Clearwater. Top prospect Nick Castellanos, as well as reigning MVP Miguel Cabrera highlighted a 6-run 5th with a long ball each. It was Miggy’s 2nd home run of … Read more