Former Tiger Phil Coke attempting a comeback

Former Tigers’ relief pitcher Phil Coke will attempt a major league comeback in the upcoming season, and he will do so as a knuckleballer. Coke has not pitched in the majors since 2016, where he only appeared in 10 games (six for the New York Yankees and four with the Pittsburgh Pirates). The 35-year-old last … Read more

Phil Coke accepts minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs

According to MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal, Phil Coke has accepted a minor league offer from the Chicago Cubs. Source: Coke to #Cubs on minor-league deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 5, 2015 Apparently Coke had other offers but decided Chicago was his best option. Coke turned down at least one major-league offer to … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: A Week Into Spring Training

Hey Detroit Tigers fans, can you believe that the spring training has already been going on for a week? Yeah, me neither. Must be nice to be down in Florida right now. Today marks the second day of full-squad workouts for the Tigers. Here is what to catch up on from the day down in Lakeland. … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 2 in Lakeland

The boys in the Old English D are just getting underway at Spring Training down in Lakeland, Florida. Many of the Detroit Tigers pitchers will be very eager to show the coaches and management what they can bring to the table, and perhaps make a push to get on the big league team. Still very much … Read more

Tigers News & Notes

After taking the first two of a three-game series, the Tigers dropped the final game to James Shields and the Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. The Tigers fall to 1 game behind thr Royals in the AL Central with 16 games to play. The Tigers bats could not touch Shields, as he gave up a first … Read more

Exhale, Tiger Fans

“The Reverse the Curse” Red Sox of 2004 did not reverse the curse by winning the World Series.

It was, in the most appropriate sense of the word, an exorcism. The greatest in the history of baseball to date, and the Red Sox needed to do it in Yankee Stadium. They needed to rid themselves of the great demon in the house that he built, or it wouldn’t have been right. It was poetic.

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Tigers Trounce Twins On Frigid Opening Day


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WP: Justin Verlander (1-0)      LP: Vance Worley (0-1)      SV: Phil Coke (1)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota —

Justin Verlander threw 5 scoreless innings and the Tigers got some early runs in a 4-2 Opening Day defeat of the Minnesota Twins. The win was Verlander’s 1st career Opening Day win in 6 tries. Detroit scored two in the top of the first when Austin Jackson scored on a fielder’s choice, then Prince Fielder smacked a double to left, scoring Miguel Cabrera. Omar Infante followed up in the 2nd with an RBI single, scoring Jhonny Peralta.

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