June 19, 2010

Game 67 Recap: Tigers/D’Backs Streaks End

The Tigers went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position, and fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 tonight at Comerica. The loss ended the Tigers’ season high 7-game win streak, and snapped a 14-game road losing streak for the D’Backs.  The last road win for Arizona came on May 17th in Florida. In his return to […]

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 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; […]

April 23, 2010

Friday Freehans: Juan Cruz, Bill James and Andres Torres!

The other night I saw Edwin Jackson pitch for the Diamondbacks against the Cardinals and he looked sharp (eight innings, 0 walks). I sat behind home plate and couldn’t get over how hard he threw — consistently. He still would like nice in the Tigers’ rotation, wouldn’t he? Bygones. Here are some Tigers morsels for […]

December 17, 2009

One More from Arizona

The Diamondbacks this week introduced Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy to the Phoenix media. Here’s a priceless photo for you of Jackson and Saint Nick. For more pics from the media session, click here.

December 9, 2009

How It’s Playing in Arizona

Here’s how the Tigers-Yankees-Diamondbacks trade is covered in today’s edition of the Arizona Republic. The story appears above the fold but, not surprisingly, below the Suns-Mavericks game story. Here are some other Phoenix-focused opinions on the deal: The Republic‘s Nick Piecoro (who, by the by, has one of the best team blogs out there): A […]

December 4, 2009

Friday Freehans: Trades, Memories and Salt for Your Game 163 Wound

This, that and the other after a long blogging layoff: So where were you two years ago today? You were probably glued to ESPN or the Web reading all you could about the eight-player deal that brought Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit. Time flies. (And just a year ago today Edgar Renteria spared […]

October 2, 2009

Game 160: Silence and Rage

ESPN highlights available here. The Score: White Sox 8 – Tigers 0 The Gist: The Tigers didn’t show up to play Friday night, but that didn’t stop the White Sox’ Jake Peavy from dicing them like ripe tomatoes. Three hits for Detroit. Three. And Edwin Jackson was awful. The View: One of my top-three movies […]

September 27, 2009

Game 155: Disappointed!

ESPN highlights available here. The Score: White Sox 8 – Tigers 4 The Gist: Curtis Granderson hit the second pitch of the game out of the park and…game over. Edwin Jackson got his usual pittance of support but unlike most of the year he allowed quite a few runs himself. Then the offense went back […]

September 22, 2009

Game 150: Back in Bidness … for One Game Anyway

ESPN highlights available here. The Score: Tigers 3 – Indians 1 The Gist: Two things returned to form on Monday night in Cleveland: Edwin Jackson (13-7) pitching deep into the game holding the Indians at bay, and the Tigers’ offense oversleeping as it usually does when Jackson starts. Ryan Raburn flashed leather and lumber with […]