Archive for the 'Series Preview' Category

July 2, 2010

Series Preview: Mariners @ Tigers

When I think back to all the Tigers games I went to as a kid, all I can see is the powder-blue uniform of the Seattle Mariners. If I had kept all of the ticket stubs I could verify my impression that I’ve seen them more than any other team. Nevertheless, the Mariners are back […]

June 28, 2010

Series Preview: Tigers @ Twins

The Tigers are visiting Target Field for the second time this season and, just like on May 3, they enter play just a half-game behind the Twins. Three days later Detroit was 3.5 games back. Bygones. Among the many differences between the Tigers of May and the Tigers of late June — an overhauled rotation, […]

June 25, 2010

Series Preview: Tigers @ Braves

Love it or hate it, interleague play comes to an end this weekend. Before we can bid it adieu for another year, the Tigers must take care of business in Atlanta against a first-place Braves club. As I write this, I’m green with envy that my podcast cohost Ian Casselberry will be in the stands […]

June 18, 2010

Series Preview: Tigers vs. Diamondbacks

The Tigers welcome the Diamondbacks to town this weekend and it will be a series dripping with irony and plot lines. Some will focus on the return of Dontrelle Willis and Edwin Jackson. Others will welcome back D-backs’ bench coach and Tigers legend (at least in my mind) Kirk Gibson. Still others may peer at […]

June 15, 2010

Series Preview in a Nutshell: Tigers vs. Nationals

Note: I had this ready to go well before the start of Tuesday night’s opener against the Nationals but technical problems delayed it… Nationals’ Record: 31-33, 5th place in N.L. East, 6 GB Atlanta Tigers All-Time vs. Nationals: 3-0 Tigers All-Time vs. Expos: 2-4 Batting Leaders Average: Ryan Zimmerman – .306 Home Runs: Adam Dunn […]