Postgame 10: Padres 5, Tigers 1

SOUP DU JOUR Coleman April 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm [edit] We need to get Kelly back in the lineup. This Cabrera guy is killing us. Chase Headley was wearing his stone glove again, and that lent a wee bit of excitement to the top of the 9th, but otherwise, if you saw the 4th, you saw the… [the full story]

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Pregame 10: Detroit Tigers at San Diego Padres

It’s the first rubber game of 2014, and hopefully it will satisfy our rubber soul, as the Tigers (6-3) make another day trip to San Diego (4-7) and then get their ticket to ride back home for a day off and then the Cleveland Indians. Max Scherzer will face Tyson Wood. The Incredible 2014 Detroit… [the full story]

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Postgame 9: Tigers 6, Padres 2

SOUP DU JOUR Vince in MN April 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm [edit] What makes you think Avila can hit the hittable pitches? Ah, now there’s a win for ya. Time for the postgame. You saw it and reacted. Now you’ve had a chance to reflect and hopefully have more to say. Have at it. But I’ll go… [the full story]

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Pregame 9: Detroit Tigers at San Diego Padres

Howdy, friends and neighbors. The Tigers (5-3) try to get back on the righteous path tonight against the Padres (4-6), with our hero Justin Verlander carrying the bulk of our hopes for putting up a W to counter the L. He’ll be facing Ian Kennedy, who has the possible misfortune of facing a lineup thoroughly… [the full story]

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Postgame 8: Padres 6, Tigers 0

SOUP DU JOUR jud April 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm [edit] Hey Rod its not his left knee its his left head!! Kevin in Dallas April 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm [edit] Cashner’s stuff tonight is fantastic. First pitch strikes, working the bottom of the zone. He makes it look easy. A fine reenactment… [the full story]

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Pregame 3: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

04.04.2014 62 comments

Or is it Pre-Game? I’m never sure which way to go with that. At any rate, the Tigers will make another attempt at Game 3 of their perfect 162-0 season, which will include 81 walkoffs (or is it walk offs? walk-offs?), which is the max for that stat, as T Smith pointed out. Yesterday’s rainout […]

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Pregame: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (rained out)

03.04.2014 4 comments

Tigers go for the sweep today, with Anibal “The Third Tenor” Sanchez going up against some guy in a cap we’ll pretend is not an “unknown” rookie, just to be safe.  No, he’s a grizzled veteran with a long history of success against Detroit. He’s virtually unhittable and it’s probably not even worth trying. Kelly […]

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Postgame 2: Tigers 2, Royals 1 (10)

03.04.2014 2 comments

POST OF THE GAME: We’ll probably never know if Vince did that on purpose. 1: Scherzer was lost and a bit flustered. Hard to believe only 4 batters in this long inning. Billy Butler really did us a favor. 1: Jason Vargas did a number on Cabrera for the called third. 2: Collins comes in […]

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Pregame 2: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

02.04.2014 22 comments

They’re back at it today, with lefty Jason Vargas opposing Max Scherzer. The last time these two teams faced each other in game two of a three-game series, it was another 2013 nail-biter pitched by a couple guys since departed for the NL. Ervin Santana (so glad he’s gone) stymied the Tigers as usual, while […]

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Postgame 1: Tigers 4, Royals 3

01.04.2014 4 comments

POST OF THE GAME: (You do need to step it up, though, guys and gals. Regular season now. Spring training is over.) Started off with great Opening Day enthusiasm. 90 minutes later I was in a bad mood, and the Tigers hadn’t even relinquished the lead yet. It wasn’t the game. It was the inability […]

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Pregame 1: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

31.03.2014 25 comments

(Read Kevin’s “Realism” first. It’s better, especially when you consider that he wrote it without looking, not even once. I am continually amazed by touch-typists. How do they do it? I’m all hunt and peck.) Here we go! The next “Play Ball!” and the 114th season of Detroit Tigers baseball will commence. The last 29 […]

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Realism

30.03.2014 2 comments

re·al·ism [ree-uh-liz-uhm]   noun 1. interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc. 2. the tendency to view or represent things as they really are. Now that we’ve read the best case and worst case musings of our other regular contributors, let me hit you with a dose of reality. 1. The Tigers are not going to stroll to the central title. The Central is going to be tougher than last year. Remember that the Indians […]

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Pessimism

25.03.2014 40 comments

Just to be clear, I’m not “the pessimistic one” here. If The Loon had put up a post called Pessimism, I would be doing the Optimism one. We like to cover all angles here at DTW. Opposing views are encouraged. Barely a month after the postseason, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder and his $214 million […]

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Optimism

22.03.2014 35 comments

Back, shins, elbow, shoulder, hamstring. Welcome to 2014, Season Of The Body Parts. Wait, that’s the lead-in for a pessimistic article I’m not going to write. I’ve reflected upon the boss man’s instructions to tackle the spring issues one at a time, and it seems to me we’ve covered most of them already. Position by […]

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Oh shiiiiins.

15.03.2014 41 comments

The Jose Iglesias shinstorm has officially hit the fan. I don’t know if someone stepped in a pile of his shins or what, but ESPN is reporting that the injury which kept him sidelined late last year could keep him sidelined for most of 2014. The injury has been rather mysterious with a bunch of […]

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Right Out Of Left Field

09.03.2014 29 comments

Andy Dirks, our presumptive mostly-everyday LF, is having back surgery. He’ll be out 12 weeks at the least. The alarmist in me reads this as: Dirks will be out 4 months minimum, will struggle mightily when he does get back, and in essence, he’s done as a Tiger. Even the non-alarmist has to admit that […]

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Welcome, Ian Kinsler

05.03.2014 14 comments

Ian Kinsler was an instant fan favorite from the minute he broke into the big leagues in 2006.  A hard swinging, fast, top of the lineup guy who plays old school baseball (including the socks) and is a female favorite (so says my permanent roommate). He had a 20/20 year in 2007, and 30/30 year […]

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