September 9, 2011

The Friday Breakfast: Adios to the Twins

There’s no shortage of joy when the Tigers face the Twins for the final time during a season. Yes, 2009 included – outcome notwithstanding. And just think, a week from now we can say the same about the White Sox. The Friday Rundown The Tigers are in first place, 8.5 games ahead of the White […]

July 17, 2011

The Daily Breakfast: July 17, 2011

Good Sunday Morning. How are you enjoying the growing number of Tigers trade rumors? First Ubaldo Jimenez, now Derek Lowe. In this update on the ESPN.com Rumors blog, they float Magglio Ordonez or Casper Wells as pieces going to Atlanta in a potential deal. Leading Off: What’s the worst part of the Tigers two-game skid? A) It […]

July 12, 2011

All-Star Game Notes and Non Sequiturs

Sometimes I want to rail on Major League Baseball about the lameness of so many things it does — the vapid celebrity softball game, the interminable Home Run Derby, the “this-time-it-counts” angle on the All-Star Game — but then I realize it’s probably me just getting old. The Tigers’ collection of All Stars is the largest […]

October 2, 2010

Tigers Today: October 2, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 80-80, 3rd Place; 13.5 GB Today’s Game Tigers @ Orioles | 7:05 p.m. ET – Oriole Park at Camden Yards | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Armando Galarraga (4-8, 4.58 ERA) vs. Brian Matusz (9-12, 4.30 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Game 1: Orioles 10 – Tigers 6 W: Chris […]

September 17, 2010

Tigers Today: September 17, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 72-74, 3rd place – 15.5 games Today’s Game Tigers @ White Sox | 8:10 p.m. ET – US Cellular Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (10-10, 3.60 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (3-1, 2.94 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Off Day

September 9, 2010

Tigers Today: September 9, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 71-70, 3rd Place; 12.5 GB Today’s Results Tigers 6 – White Sox 3 W: Rick Porcello (9-11) L: Gavin Floyd (10-12) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 5 – White Sox 1 W: Jeremy Bonderman (8-9) L: John Danks (13-10)

August 27, 2010

How are Former Tigers Faring in 2010?

Looking around the majors there are plenty of former Tigers doing well — and some not so well. Here’s a look at some of the more notable players and their current numbers: Placido Polanco, Phillies: .314 avg., 6 HR, 42 RBI, .348 OBP. Currently fifth in the N.L. in hitting, which is just another reason […]

July 19, 2010

Monday Mankowskis: Playoff Odds, Rayburn’s D, Stephen Drew’s Luck

The horror of the weekend sweep in Cleveland hasn’t completely washed away here at Daily Fungo HQ. Saturday night’s game was so disappointing that yesterday’s seemed more like a scrimmage … A scrimmage that counts. But a new week is here and the Tigers are at home, where they excel. Instead of focusing on this […]

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 20, 2010

Tigers Today: June 20, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 37-30, 2nd place; 1.5 GB Minnesota Today’s Game Tigers vs. Diamondbacks | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (3-6, 6.14 ERA) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (3-4, 3.57 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Diamondbacks 6 – Tigers 5 | Fungo Recap W: Edwin […]