June 29, 2013

Saturday Non Sequiturs: Memories of 2003, Infante’s Future and Wang Chung Tonight

Catching up on this and that while the temperature hits 111 on my back porch — in the shade. Earlier today I tweeted the recap of the June 29, 2003, Tigers/Diamondbacks game at Comerica Park. The most notable nugget from the boxscore was Jose Valverde‘s six-pitch, four-strike, three-batter save. What a difference 10 years can […]

December 31, 2010

2010: The Year in Lists

A year ago, we were still stinging from Game 163 and not certain how the Tigers would respond to a crushing end to the 2009 season. Would they regress to 2008’s disappointment or regroup to erase the memory of the ’09 collapse? The answer was: they’d be relevant. And that, ladies in gentlemen, is the […]

June 23, 2010

Good Decisions by the Tigers? Huzzah!

On Monday, Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Heyman wrote a column in which he highlights the top-20 decisions made by MLB teams in the past year. In Heyman’s view, the Tigers made two of the top decisions: 3. The Tigers’ acquisition of Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer and Phil Coke in the three-team trade with the Yankees and […]

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 18, 2010

Tigers Today: June 18, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 36-29, 2nd place; 1.5 GB Minnesota Today’s Game Tigers vs. Diamondbacks | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Armando Galarraga (2-1, 2.67 ERA) vs. Dontrelle Willis (1-0, 1.80 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 8 – Nationals 3 | Fungo Recap W: Jeremy Bonderman (3-4) […]

June 11, 2010

Friday Freehans: Interleague Gumbo

Interleague play is back! What’s that? You haven’t missed it? As the Pirates come to town let’s do an interleague reset: Since interleague play started in 1997, the Tigers have compiled a 124-108 record, 57-33 in interleague games at Comerica Park. This year they’re 1-2. In a related note, here’s the good news coming into […]

June 2, 2010

Wednesday Walewanders: D-Train/D-Backs Debrief, Photoshop Magic and Whatnot

Oh so much to talk about on a searing Wednesday afternoon in the desert as I watch Edwin Jackson toss a masterful game only to (assuredly) endure another Diamondbacks bullpen self-immolation. Speaking of the D-backs, the excitement is palpable in Phoenix. Dontrelle Willis will start on Saturday for the Arizona against the Rockies. Poor Dontrelle; […]

June 2, 2010

So Who Is Billy Buckner?

It’s pretty clear that the Tigers don’t have big plans for newly acquired Billy Buckner. Yesterday Dave Dombrowski described the right hander’s role in the organization thusly: “He gives us depth at Toledo.” Didn’t they say the same thing about poor Mike Hessman? Given Buckner’s numbers — a 6.56 ERA for the Diamondbacks in 29 […]

May 30, 2010

D-Train DFA’d: The D Stands for Disappointing

Wow. So that’s how the Dontrelle Willis Era ends in Detroit? With him being designated for assignment? Who thought he’d be the Tigers’ version of Brian Glynn*? In my post from Saturday in which a I speculated about the fallout from Max Scherzer‘s recall, an anonymous commenter was stunned — to the point of calling […]

May 19, 2010

Tigers Today: May 19, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 22-17, 2nd place; 2 GB Minnesota Today’s Game Tigers @ A’s | 10:07 p.m. ET – Oakland Coliseum | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 & 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Justin Verlander (4-2, 3.88 ERA) vs. Dallas Braden (4-3, 3.50 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 6 – White Sox 2 W: Freddy Garcia (3-2) L: […]