Well, we’ve seen worse weekends in Ohio. But hey, this isn’t the Jim Harbaugh Newsletter. No, it’s the Detroit Tigers Newsletter — hello and welcome! — which means we have to talk about that sweep down in Cleveland, which only felt like it finished up at 62-39. The real score was 20-6 over 27 innings,
The Germans have a word for it. OK, the Germans have a word for pretty much everything. But in this case, when it came to seeing the Houston Astros get what was coming to them for more than a year, I could only think of one perfect, beautiful German word: schadenfreude. The word literally translates
It was a wreck of a weekend for the Detroit Tigers. Injuries piled up, mistakes mounted and so did the losses. “We just got our ass kicked by the Indians for the third time in a row,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said on Sunday after a 5-2 loss, which completed a 3-game sweep in Cleveland. If
The Detroit Tigers went 13-for-91 in their three-game series, a mere .143 batting average, and got swept by Cleveland on Sunday in a 5-2 loss at Progressive Field. Along with dropping four straight games, the Tigers (3-6) dug themselves into a deeper hole at the conclusion of the first of three legs in a 10-game road trip. After
The Detroit Tigers continued their lifeless offense in the top of the eighth inning. They had a chance to even the score or take the lead, but squandered the opportunity with three consecutive strikeouts. Facing Cleveland right-handed reliever James Karinchak, Robbie Grossman took a leadoff walk and, after Willi Castro struck out swinging, stole second base.
Detroit Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera had been dealing with soreness in his biceps, but the status of his health came to a breaking point in Saturday’s 11-3 loss to Cleveland at Progressive Field. Cabrera grabbed his left arm in pain after fouling away a seventh-inning changeup from Aaron Civale. He finished the at-bat by grounding out to
The Detroit Tigers will be missing their Hall of Fame slugger for the next several games. Eleven-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera was placed on the injured list Sunday with a left biceps strain. In a corresponding move, Renato Nunez, a first baseman/designated hitter signed to a minor-league contract this past winter, has been added to the
Easter Sunday was a momentous day for both Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins and Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo. Mullins went 5-for-5 with three doubles and one walk against the Boston Red Sox. Baddoo, a Rule 5 draft pick, made his MLB debut and crushed an opposite-field home run on the first pitch he saw
Tarik Skubal looked stone cold. He sounded angry. He perked up, only for a moment, when talking about reliever Alex Lange making his MLB debut. Discussing his performance, however, brought out some negative emotions. And rightfully so, considering Skubal was bombarded by Cleveland in the Detroit Tigers‘ gruesome 11-3 loss Saturday at Progressive Field. “What happened
Ron Crachiola couldn’t help himself on Thanksgiving Day. The man who has devoted a lifetime of Sundays and Mondays — and especially Thursdays in November — rooting for the Detroit Lions had to see for himself. A season that didn’t feel like a season kept Crachiola and every other Lions fan away from Ford Field
Entering Saturday, Cleveland slugger Franmil Reyes had nine home runs in 61 career at-bats against the Detroit Tigers. He added another to the total on Saturday night — following two blasts in Friday’s 4-1 victory — as Cleveland turned in a dominant 11-3 win at Progressive Field. The Tigers (3-5) have lost five of their last six games, including
Renato Nunez had a choice to make. The Detroit Tigers informed him toward the end of spring training that he wouldn’t make the Opening Day roster. Because the 27-year-old had an opt-out in his minor-league contract, he checked to see if there were other offers on the table. There were “a couple of teams” interested,
The Detroit Tigers have placed right-hander Julio Teheran on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 7, with a right shoulder strain, the team announced Saturday. Right-hander Alex Lange — the team’s No. 29 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline — got called up from the taxi squad. The 25-year-old has yet to make his MLB debut
There’s a world where right-hander Michael Fulmer is starting for the Detroit Tigers. Manager AJ Hinch is prepared to give him the opportunity in five days if Julio Teheran is unable to take the mound. With the Tigers batting in the top of the first inning Friday, pitching coach Chris Fetter relayed a message to Hinch. He
Manager AJ Hinch went on his first road trip with the Detroit Tigers and immediately ran into a challenge: His starter, right-hander Julio Teheran, could not take the mound. During warmups, Teheran felt tightness in his triceps and was shut down for precautionary reasons. The Tigers turned to left-hander Derek Holland Friday night at Progressive Field.
The Detroit Tigers made an unexpected change after batting in the top of the first inning, scratching right-hander Julio Teheran from what would have been his second start of the season Friday night at Cleveland. During Teheran’s normal throwing progression leading up to the game, the 30-year-old felt tightness in his triceps, the team announced.
Akil Baddoo’s debut would be a great story even if the Detroit Tigers were the defending champs and the other big four teams here had made recent deep playoff runs, too. Not many longshot prospects hit the first big-league pitch they ever see over the fence and follow that up with a grand slam and
The legend of Detroit Tigers rookie Akil Baddoo is two different stories, happening at the same time. The first has unfolded in public. Baddoo’s debut in the major leagues has been remarkable. He hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, a grand slam in his second game, had the game-winning hit in his third
Gregory Soto delivered a filthy slider to Andrelton Simmons in a 3-2 count with two outs. The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins were tied up Tuesday in the top of the 10th inning. With runners on first and second base, Soto didn’t have room for error. They battled, but Soto’s seventh pitch — his 19th slider used that game — brought out his emotions. The unapologetic
The Detroit Tigers are getting a key piece of their coaching staff back for the first time this season. Pitching coach Chris Fetter has been cleared to return from COVID-19, the team announced Thursday. Missing since the end of spring training, he will travel with the Tigers on their upcoming 10-game road trip, which starts Friday