Pitching

  • Lost weekend and other ramblings

    9-5. That was the series score. Tigers pitchers kept a very good offensive team to just 9 runs and yet were swept because Detroit went...

  • Porcello’s 15 starts

    Earlier in the week Jim Leyland made the announcement that Rick Porcello’s  next start would come July 21st and that he has 15 starts left....

  • Junk Balling – All Star break edition

    A pile of links on the eve of the All Star break… If you find yourself a little bored with the Tigers game today, you...

  • Spelling Porcello

    Because you can’t spell Porcello without 2 O’s, 2 L’s, an R, a C, an E, and a capital P…The Tigers are taking advantage of...

  • Figaro has shorter leash than Willis

    That didn’t take long. Alfredo Figaro is being bounced from the rotation and Luke French will make his first career start Friday night at the...

  • Faster than fast – the quickest pitches of 2009

    On Tuesday night Joel Zumaya threw a ball that the Comerica Park gun, and the Fox Sports gun clocked at 104mph. That is freakishly fast...

  • Willis will start Sunday

    The Tigers have made a decision, at least for the time being, to stick with Dontrelle Willis in the starting rotation. Jeremy Bonderman will head...

  • Friday’s Bloops and Blasts

    A bunch of stuff that I should highlight or comment on that I just haven’t gotten around to doing so I’ll let others do it...

  • Edwin Jackson’s 132 pitches

    Edwin Jackson threw 132 pitches to help the Tigers complete a sweep of the Texas Rangers. Pitch counts and the hubbub around them are fodder...

  • Dontrelle’s Debut

    I don’t know if I’d call Dontrelle’s outing good, but I would call it progress. He can now throw the ball over the plate. He...

  • Justin Verlander’s New Slider

    Justin Verlander has turned in 3 remarkable outings in a row amassing 31 strike outs as hitters can’t catch up with his heater or their...

  • Tigers swap lefty bat for lefty arm

    The Tigers optioned Jeff Larish down to Toledo to make room for lefty reliever Clay Rapada. My read is that this has little to do...