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MLB’s foreign substances crackdown is flirting with disaster

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As predicted, this is trending toward self-manufactured scandal and a leaguewide experiment with no apparent controls.

While the MLB season progresses with a growing sense of normalcy as attendance restrictions are lifted around the country, much of the baseball world is now bracing for another round of strangeness. The league officially announced on June 15 that their crackdown on foreign substances for pitchers is set to begin on June 21. After...

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Brandon Day

SeaWolves ride power from Torkelson, Greene to a pair of weekend victories

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for June 18-20, 2021.

Toledo Mud Hens 8, Columbus Clippers 0 (Sunday)(box)

The Hens bullpen blanked the Clippers, while the offense mashed four home runs to run away with this one. As a result, they lost the series two games to four, and now hold a 21-20 record.

Kody Clemens has been rolling since his return from injury, and he got the party started with a two-run opposite field shot with Zack Short aboard in the...

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Tigers 5, Angels 3: Father’s Day LOBster fest goes the Tigers way

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They stranded 28 runners, but the bullpen locked down the Angels long enough to win in 10.

It was a Father’s Day LOBster fest in Anaheim, but the Tigers managed to avoid the sweep with some strong work from the bullpen to win 5-3 in 10 innings. Hope all the dads out there enjoyed their day.

The Tigers put together their first major threat in the second, but as became the theme of this one, they couldn’t cash in on what should’ve been a big...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Angels, 10:07 p.m.

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

Time/Place: 4:07 p.m., Angel Stadium
SB Nation Site: Halo’s Heaven
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Casey Mize (4-4, 3.49 ERA) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (1-7, 6.98 ERA)

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Adam Dubbin

Tigers vs. Angels Preview: Detroit tries to avoid the sweep behind Mighty Mize

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The good guys dropped the first three of the weekend series and look to salvage a lonely win on Sunday.

Saturday night’s west coast affair between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels went pretty much as expected, with Wily Peralta — who had not started a game since May 2017 — getting roughed up a bit while the offense once again fell short in an 8-3 loss. After sweeping the Kansas City Royals during a three-game weekday series, the Tigers are in...

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Ashley MacLennan

Tigers 3, Angels 8: Angels best Tigers yet again

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No more California road trips, please.

I don’t know about you, but if the Tigers simply never played another game against a team in California, I’d be fine with it. Whether the Tigers are bottom of the barrel or playoff-bound, it seems as if they can never quite get a handle on the Angels, especially (I won’t talk about the Giants, now or ever).

The Tigers opted for a bullpen game for Saturday night’s outing, but with an already taxed bullpen, they...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Angels, 10:07 p.m.

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

Time/Place: 10:07 p.m., Angel Stadium
SB Nation Site: Halo’s Heaven
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Wily Peralta vs. LHP Patrick Sandoval (1-2, 3.51 ERA)

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Tigers vs. Angels Preview: Things look to get Wily in Anaheim tonight

With a diminished depth chart the Tigers send Wily Peralta to the mound for his first 2021 start.

West coast road trips, especially Anaheim visits to play against the Angels, have historically been brutal on the Detroit Tigers and Friday night’s game was a perfect demonstration of that fact. After dropping the first of the four-game series on Thursday after Matt Manning’s major league debut and a gritty fight by the good guys, L.A. unloaded on José Ureña to run away with an 11-3...

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Brandon Day

Angels 11, Tigers 3: Woof

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The Tigers and Anaheim do not mix well.

The Tigers, and west coast trips, do just not agree. Jose Ureña struggled again, the Tigers were carved up by a resurgent Alex Cobb, and they’ll now have to take both games on the weekend to split the series as they went down hard, 11-3 in Anaheim.

In each of the first two innings, the Tigers got multiple runners on base, but simply could not capitalize on anything. The Angels got on the board when Ureña...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Angels, 9:38 p.m.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

Time/Place: 9:38 p.m., Angel Stadium
SB Nation Site: Halo’s Heaven
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Jose Urena (2-6, 5.16 ERA) vs. RHP Alex Cobb (4-2, 4.98 ERA)

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Brandon Day

Riley Greene’s blast was a rare bright spot for the farm on Thursday

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Columbus Clippers 8, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

JaCoby Jones got the Hens off to a good start with a solo shot against Triston McKenzie in the first inning. Unfortunately it was all Clippers from there. They scored three in the first, and knocked starter Pedro Payano out of the game with a five-run fifth inning. A two-out single from Renato Nuñez followed by an RBI triple from Cole Peterson...

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Brady McAtamney

Angels 7, Tigers 5: Manning impresses in debut; late rally falls short

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The rookie was impressive, but the bullpen couldn’t keep it close.

Thursday’s matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels was exciting for many reasons.

For starters — literally — the last of Detroit’s trio of stud pitching prospects, Matt Manning, made his major league debut; but he had to do it against one of the league’s most electric players in Shohei Ohtani, who started opposite him while slotting into the No. 2 hole in the...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Angels, 9:38 p.m.

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (28-39) at Los Angeles Angels (33-35)

Time/Place: 9:38 p.m., Angel Stadium
SB Nation Site: Halo’s Heaven
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Manning (1-3, 8.07 ERA in Triple-A) vs. RHP Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 2.85 ERA)

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Brandon Day

Tigers vs. Angels preview: Matt Manning to the main stage

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The Tigers top pitching prospect will face a tough test tonight, but hey no Mike Trout at least.

The circumstances aren’t ideal, but such is life. The Detroit Tigers would’ve liked their top pitching prospect, righthander Matt Manning, to get in a better groove early this season, with an eye toward a debut in July or August. However, fate mocks the best laid plans of man, and the rash of pitcher injuries they’ve suffered...

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Kody Clemens and Jacob Robson star as Hens outslug the Clippers

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, June 16th, 2021.

Toledo Mud Hens 14, Columbus Clippers 10 (box)

The Hens got into a slugfest with the Clippers on Wednesday and came out on top. Yariel Gonzalez got things started with a two-run homer in the first inning. Hens’ starter Drew Hutchison wild pitched Oscar Mercado home from third in the bottom of the inning, and both teams put up zeroes the next two innings. The ball started flying again in...

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Tigers 6, Royals 5: Three-for-Three in KC

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The Tigers completed the three-game sweep against the Royals with a narrow getaway-day victory.

The finale of a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals saw the Tigers complete the sweep with a nail-biting 6-5 win.

Tarik Skubal, who has been night-and-day after ditching the splitter for a changeup, got the nod in this one. Brady Singer, who’s been mediocre this season, started for KC.

The Royals got on the board in the second with a solo...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 2:10 p.m.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (28-39) at Kansas City Royals (30-36)

Time/Place: 2:10 p.m., Kauffman Stadium
SB Nation Site: Royals Review
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: LHP Tarik Skubal (3-7, 4.35 ERA) vs. RHP Brady Singer (3-5, 4.85 ERA)

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Brandon Day

SeaWolves win on a Josh Lester walkoff single

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)

Relievers Henry Martinez and Drew Carlton couldn’t hold a late lead as the Clippers took the first of six from the Hens on Tuesday in Columbus. The Hens built a slim lead in the first on RBI singles from Grayson Greiner and Kody Clemens. It was another bullpen game, and Wladimir Pinto allowed a solo shot in the bottom of the first, but came...

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Tigers 4, Royals 3: Casey Mize and Jonathan Schoop star in a close fought victory

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Schoop has been red hot for a month now, while Mize continues to rack up quality starts.

Casey Mize continues to show his ability to handle MLB hitters, even when he doesn’t have his strikeout touch. He spun another quality outing on Tuesday, saving the bullpen and leading the Tigers to a 4-3 victory, and a series win, over the Kansas City Royals.

The Tigers quickly got on the board against Mike Minor in this one. With one out in the top of the first...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m.

Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (27-39) at Kansas City Royals (30-35)

Time/Place: 8:10 p.m., Kauffman Stadium
SB Nation Site: Royals Review
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Casey Mize (3-4, 3.44 ERA) vs. LHP Mike Minor (5-3, 4.50 ERA)

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