September 30, 2011

Tigers Roster Set … and a Tad Upsetting

In 1984, the Tigers made the no-brainer decision to leave southpaw reliever Sid Monge off the playoff roster. Monge had an undistinguished half seaon with the Tigers after being picked up off waivers from the Padres — 1-0, 4.25 ERA in 19 games. He didn’t pitch enough in the regular season and, left hander or […]

August 13, 2011

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 […]

May 16, 2011

Dare to Compare: Joaquin Benoit vs. Jose Mesa

Remember back in late 2006 when the Tigers signed 41-year-old Jose Mesa to a one-year contract and most of us said, “Is it 1996?” Fortunately or unfortunately, the Mesa Experiment was short lived. By June 3, 2007, he was released after posting some staggering numbers: W L ERA SV IP H R ER HR BB […]

April 10, 2011

Sunday Snacks: April in the D Edition

A few overdue thoughts as I work the previous-channel button on my remote, switching between the Tigers and Wings games. When a few specific things occur, I know for certain the baseball season is in full bloom — eight games in or not. Two of these things have already taken place in the past 24 […]

January 19, 2011

Robert Fick: Ultimate Friend and Teammate

Former Tigers catcher Robert Fick earned his reputation as a bad seed thanks to some poor on-field decisions and in-flight activities. If you followed the Tigers during his five years (and five uniform numbers) in Detroit, you won’t be surprised by this Fick-related anecdote from former-Tigers flamethrower Matt Anderson: First Anderson drove from Louisville to […]

July 7, 2010

Tigers Today: July 7, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game ahead of Twins Today’s Game Tigers vs. Orioles | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (5-6, 4.88 ERA) vs. RHP Brad Bergesen (3-5, 6.44 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 W: Ryan Perry (2-4) […]

July 6, 2010

Tigers Today: July 6, 2010

**Sorry this one’s coming late in the day. I was traveling and got online later than expected. This one include information about tonight’s win and Monday’s too.** Tigers’ Record: 45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game lead over Twins Today’s Results Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 (11 innings) W: Ryan Perry (2-4) L: David Hernandez (3-7) HR: Miguel […]

July 4, 2010

Looking Back on June in the D

On June 1, the Tigers weren’t exactly reeling but they could not have felt good about the way the month ended. They lost two games to the Mariners in Seattle, then came home to lose three of four to the A’s. After a 14-10 record in April, they stumbled to 12-14 in May. How would […]

May 29, 2010

Max is Back; Who’s Going?

Two weeks ago I wrote that the Tigers had few options for the struggling Max Scherzer. Given their inconsistent rotation, I couldn’t see them sending him to the minors. Then again, who knew he’d be as abysmally bad as he was in his final start on May 14: five IP, six hits, six earned runs, […]

May 27, 2010

Tigers Today: May 27, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 25-21, 2nd place; 1 GB Minnesota Today’s Game Off day Yesterday’s Results Mariners 5 – Tigers 4 W: Brandon League (4-4) L: Ryan Perry (1-3) HR: Magglio Ordonez (7) Mike Sweeney (6) Tigers History Lesson Today’s Birthdays Edwin Nunez, 44 On this Date in Tigers History 1939 — Charlie Gehringer hits for the […]