September 13, 2010

Tigers Today: September 13, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 72-72, 3rd Place; 13.5 GB Today’s Game Off Day Yesterday’s Results Tigers 6 – Orioles 2 W: Justin Verlander L: Mike Gonzalez (0-3) HR: Brandon Inge (11)

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 30, 2010

Tigers Today: August 30, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 65-66, 3rd Place; 10 GB Today’s Game Off Day Tomorrow @ Minnesota Yesterday’s Results Tigers 10 – Blue Jays 4 W: Rick Porcello (7-11) L: Marc Rzepczynski (1-2) HR: Ryan Raburn 2 (10), Brandon Inge (9)

May 27, 2010

Fungo Flashback: May 27, 1980: The Day the Tigers Traded Jason Thompson

Thirty years ago today the Tigers traded my favorite player, Jason Thompson, to the Angels for Al Cowens. Here’s a piece I wrote two years ago about the deal. Get a load of my thoughts on Miguel Cabrera who had recently been moved to first base. Another gleaming example of why I’m not fit to […]

January 27, 2010

Wednesday Walewanders: Late-night Mish Mash

Yes, I want an iPad, of course I do. I wonder if Dave Dombrowski thinks of Johnny Damon in Detroit and only sees Jacque Jones. I couldn’t see the Tigers making room for Jim Thome without eating another big contract — and we know that isn’t happening. Still, it would’ve been fun to see him […]

October 13, 2009

Tuesday Night Therapy Session: Game 163 A Week Later

If someone with a stopwatch had timed my lightning-quick zap of the TV last Tuesday evening after Game 163, my guess is that the stopwatch would’ve read less than three seconds. I couldn’t watch the Twins celebrate, again, on their turf. (Still can’t.) Think about it: the last time the Tigers were a division champion, […]

October 4, 2009

October Surprise Part 9: Comeback Complete

This is the final installment in our series that looked back on the Tigers’ and Blue Jays’ epic fight for the 1987 American League East title. American League East Standings: October 4, 1987 Team Record Pct. GB Detroit 97-64 .619 – Toronto 96-65 .596 1 In the first six games one thing was constant: the […]

October 3, 2009

October Surprise Part 8 – Tigers Pull Ahead

On the next-to-last day of the 2009 season, with the Tigers’ fate still undecided, we continue our series on the Tigers’ and Blue Jays’ battle for the A.L. East crown on the next-to-last day of the 1987 season. American League East Standings: October 3, 1987 Team Record Pct. GB Detroit 96-64 .600 – Toronto 96-64 […]

October 1, 2009

October Surprise Part 5: Setting the Bear Trap

As the Tigers and Twins wrap up the biggest series of the year with the division title hanging in the balance, we continue our look back on the last great race in Tigers history: 1987 and the seven games against the Toronto Blue Jays in the season’s final 10 days. Today: Game 4, the final […]

September 29, 2009

October Surprise Part 3: Game 2 Skips Away

As the Tigers and Twins square off for the biggest series of the year with the division title hanging in the balance, we continue our look back on the last great race in Tigers history: 1987 and the seven games against the Toronto Blue Jays. Today: Game 2. Part 1 – October Surprise: Tigers and […]