The Saturday Breakfast: Al’s Okay, Penny’s Good Enough and Happy Birthday to “Schneider”

Good Saturday morning. Thank goodness Al Alburquerque is going to be okay after a batting practice scare yesterday. The Tigers placed Alburquerque on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion effective August 12 and recalled Ryan Perry from Toledo. Perry appeared in 20 games with the Mud Hens, posting a 3-0 record, 3.03 ERA, seven […]

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The Daily Breakfast: July 23, 2011

Good morning from Metro Airport, where I sit and write this with bleary eyes after an overnight flight from Phoenix. I’ve got an hour to kill before my ride arrives. Leading Off: The Tigers continued their stunning dominance of the Twins with an 8-2 beat down on Friday night. Eleven in a row against Minnesota […]

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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 […]

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Is it Time for Mechanical Adjustments?

Many times during the baseball season we’ll hear that a pitcher is currently undergoing or falling victim to a failed “mechanical adjustment”. Generally more common with starters, we heard this very thing early last season about Tigers starter Max Scherzer. He said that he was able to see on video that he wasn’t getting the correct “extension” on his pitches, went to […]

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Will the Real Max Scherzer Please Stand Up?

The Tigers enter play on Tuesday night mathematically behind the Cleveland Indians, though its clear the club has positioned itselfquite well thus far this season as Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds favor Detroit with a 58.6% chance of playing in October. A big part of the team’s success has been the stellar performance of staff ace and early Cy Young […]

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Tigers Today: April 4, 2011

Tigers’ Record 1-2; 4th place, 1.5 GB Royals Today’s Game Tigers @ Orioles | 3:05 p.m. ET – Baltimore | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Rick Porcello (0-0) vs. Jake Arrieta (0-0) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 10 – Yankees 7 W: Max Scherzer (1-0) L: Phil Hughes (0-1) HR: Miguel Cabrera […]

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