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September 2009

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The fans, they do care

30.09.2009 17 comments

Drew Sharp was disappointed in the turnout for last night’s game with “only” 30,000 fans in attendance. But it appears that everyone who wasn’t at the game was watching the game on television as last night’s Tigers game was the highest rated one ever on Fox Sports Detroit. Ever. More than the excitement of 2006. More than the expectations of 2008. Ever.

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Game 2009.158: Twins at Tigers

30.09.2009 199 comments

PREGAME: Let’s do this again. After a very long day of baseball, it’s just a regular night at the ballpark. Except that it is the immovable force named Carl Pavano that the Tigers will be going up against. Pavano’s mastery of all things Tigers and few things not-Tigers is one of those epic mysteries. It’s […]

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Exhausting, Exhilirating, Exhale

29.09.2009 19 comments

Both teams went into today hoping to sweep and really put the other team in an uncomfortable position. But both teams went into today really hoping not to get swept. In that respect both teams can walk away somewhat satisfied. With both games being so close both teams can also walk away knowing how close they came to sweeping the day.

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Game 2009.157: Twins at Tigers

29.09.2009 182 comments

So….are you freaking out a little? Do you have chills? Are you sweating? Me, not yet. I’m a little grumpy but panic won’t set in until the Tigers are looking up at the Twins. Then I’ll be shriveling lump of despair. Until then, let us cast our gaze upon one Justin Verlander.

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Do right by Sparky

29.09.2009 12 comments

The support has always been there, but with Sparky Anderson in town again to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1984 team there is a new sense of urgency. It is time to get Sparky’s name on the wall at Comerica Park. Tom Gage wrote about it last week. Ian Casselberry wrote about it yesterday. […]

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Game 2009.156: Twins at Tigers

28.09.2009 276 comments

PREGAME: The Twins and Tigers lock up in what has been dubbed the Tigers biggest series since 1987. That dubber is Lee Panas, man of metrics and not a purveyor of hyperbole so I tend to agree with him. By now you know the drill. If the Tigers take 3 (or better) the division is […]

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Game 2009.155: Tigers at White Sox

27.09.2009 61 comments

PREGAME: It’s Daniel Hudson and Edwin Jackson doing battle in the rubber game of the series. Hudson has 4 appearances this season, but he made his first start on Monday against the Twins. He went 5 innings and held the Twins to 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits with 4 K’s. He also walked […]

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Game 2009.154: Tigers at White Sox

26.09.2009 156 comments

The offense will get a lot of attention (and rightfully so) for awaking from a 13 inning scoreless slumber. It turned into a blow out thanks to some hard hit balls, and some weakly hit balls hit to the right spot, and some routinely hit balls that went between infielders.

But could it be that on this night the star is a mop-up man who threw 2.2 innings of scoreless ball to keep the game from getting out of hand and allowing the offense the opportunity to get back into it? Alfredo Figaro’s 1 hit performance tonight was huge, huge I say.

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Game 2009.153: Tigers at White Sox

25.09.2009 103 comments

I can’t really add much that won’t show up in a regular game story. Eddie Bonine allows 2 hits and takes a loss because the offense can’t get anything done. Heck the offense could barely put balls in play with 12 K’s. And Inge made an error. And Adam Everett was used as a pinch hitter for the designated hitter.

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Tigers Minors News

25.09.2009 4 comments

Just because the regular minor league seasons are over doesn’t mean there isn’t news coming out about the Tigers prospects. The instructional league is in full swing, the Arizona Fall League is starting, and post season awards are being handed out.

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Is it time for Ni-Lyon?

25.09.2009 4 comments

Bobby Seay, the Tigers primary lefty out of the pen is hurting. Gerald Laird called for trainer Kevin Rand to visit the mound after he saw something amiss in one of Seay’s pitches last night. Seay didn’t immediately leave the game, but he did after allowing a single to Travis Hafner. Now Seay is on his way to the MRI machine.

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The 1984 Celebration

24.09.2009 8 comments

The Tigers will be trying to clinch a playoff spot and celebrate the last Detroit World Series Champion when the Twins come to town next week. On September 28th the franchise will honor the 1984 team with a 25th anniversary celebration.

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