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Rob Rogacki

Game 123 Preview: Tigers at Astros

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Jackson has been a huge surprise through two starts in a Tigers uniform.

Prior to Edwin Jackson’s first 2019 start in a Detroit Tigers uniform, I lambasted the decision to call him up, claiming that those innings would be better served on the arm of a young player who could potentially be part of the next Tigers contender. Beau Burrows and Kyle Funkhouser have both logged significant innings at Triple-A Toledo in 2019, and will be Rule 5 eligible...

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John Marlatt

Links: Prospects and waiver wire pickups

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As we gear up for a four-game series with the Astros, we look at prospects and waiver wire decisions.

Happy Monday to you, reader. Through the three-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays, this Detroit Tigers team demonstrated that their drive toward futility is a serious endeavor not to be trifled with. After winning the series opener, they managed to fart away the remaining two games in a manner that bludgeons promise with the hammer of ineptitude that...

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Brandon Day

Daz Cameron powers Hens, Skubal dominates again for Erie

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens 4, Pawtucket Red Sox 3 (box)

Spencer Watkins was pretty good overall, and the Hens fought back after a quiet start to win on Sunday. Watkins surrendered three runs in five innings of work, but he punched out nine to just one walk, so it was a quality outing overall. The Hens started clawing their way back from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth when Willi Castro mashed a solo shot to...

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Watch: Victor Reyes' RBI double to center

Victor Reyes ropes a double to center field and brings home Gordon Beckham, giving the Tigers a 3-1 lead in the top of the 7th inning

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Brady McAtamney

Rays 5, Tigers 4: Matthew Boyd’s dominance goes to waste in a crusher

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Boyd shook off the rust after a few rough outings but the bullpen could not hold on to get him the win.

We can almost read the comments already.

“Hey BYB, what do you mean Matthew Boyd isn’t good anymore?”

“Regression schmregression, Boyd will be in the Cy Young hunt next season!”

“The Tigers should fire Lloyd McLendon.”

To be fair, that last one comes in every day, so it is a bit of a freebie.

That said, our game preview spelled out that Boyd...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 122 Preview: Tigers at Rays

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After a hot start in 2019, Boyd is falling back to earth, and August has been his worst month yet.

It’s easy to point at Matthew Boyd’s recent struggles and shrug them off as an inevitable regression to his pre-2019 form. After all, the lefthander had a 5.07 ERA and 4.79 FIP in 460 big league innings prior to this season, with modest-at-best strikeout and walk rates to his name. That all changed early on this year, as Boyd started striking out the...

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Rob Rogacki

Rays 1, Tigers 0: The Tigers struck out 24 times and still almost won

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The Tigers became just the 11th team in MLB history to strike out 24 times in one game.

The Detroit Tigers struck out 24 times against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, becoming just the 11th team in MLB history to strike out that many times in a single game. They lost, as you might expect, but it took 13 innings to do so. Rays pinch hitter Michael Brosseau — sure, that guy — hit a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th to score the...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 6:10 p.m.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (37-82) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-52)

Time/Place: 6:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
SB Nation site: Lookout Landing
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

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Rob Rogacki

Game 121 Preview: Tigers at Rays

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Detroit is in line for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 MLB draft, but only just.

With two divisions well in hand and only three teams in striking distance of the Wild Card race, the American League is shaping up to be as top-heavy as everyone predicted heading into the 2019 season. The names involved are a bit of a surprise — many expected the Boston Red Sox to keep rolling after last year’s championship, for instance — but other than the fight for the...

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Brandon Day

Joey Wentz and Isaac Paredes power another SeaWolves victory

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Firday, August 17, 2019.

Pawtucket Red Sox 7, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)

The Mud Hens made a late push, but a rough start from Beau Burrows put them too deep in the hole. Burrows struck out six in just three innings of work against an aggressive Red Sox lineup, but they also punished him for five runs in that span. Burrows allowed home runs in both the first and third innings and was lifted with his pitch count at just...

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Tigers 2, Rays 0: A different side of a shutout

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tigers offense looks shaky, but defense and pitching get the job done The Tigers looked pretty good as they beat the Rays in shutout fashion. This ends a 38-game losing streak when scoring two runs or less. Daniel Norris started the game, or opened if you prefer, and threw three shutout innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out three during that time. His stuff was working at least a little, which was on display as he got Austin Meadows to swing...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Tigers (36-82) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-51)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
SB Nation site: Lookout Landing
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, , fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: LHP Daniel Norris (3-10, 4.94 ERA) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (13-4, 2.90 ERA)

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Rob Rogacki

Game 120 Preview: Tigers at Rays

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Morton has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. The Tigers... aren’t on that level.

Who has been the best pitcher in the American League this year? While there are a couple of familiar names atop the WAR leaderboards at this point, most of the players you might think of as Cy Young contenders have been anything but. For instance, the AL’s most valuable pitcher this season has been... Lance Lynn? Yeah, it’s a weird year.

While...

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Which Hogwarts house would each Tigers player be in?

Photo by Jorge Gil/Europa Press via Getty Images If you think this idea is silly, you’re probably a Slytherin. Today I wondered to some friends of mine: why is it that Neville Longbottom wasn’t sorted into Hufflepuff, or Hermion Granger into Ravenclaw? Their individual traits definitely leaned more towards those houses than to Gryffindor, where they were sorted. If the words I just said sound like another language to you, then you have likely managed to not encounter Harry Potter in any...

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Ashley MacLennan

Behind Enemy Lines: Talking smart spending with DRaysBay

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How does a small market team do so well?

The next few weeks won’t be easy ones for the Tigers, and that all starts with a road trip to St. Petersburg to play a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Currently the Rays are on pace to make it to the postseason in one of the AL Wild Card spots (they trail the AL East-leading Yankees by 10 games), and they managed to have all this success without spending a ton of money.

We asked Ian Malinowski of our...

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Adam Dubbin

Links: The Tigers might be historically bad

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The 2019 season has been a tough one, but Miguel Cabrera is not giving up just yet.

There is no way to put this gently: the 2019 Detroit Tigers are terrible. As of Friday morning, they are now locked into a losing record with 82 losses — the earliest in the year they have clinched this odious honor on recent record — and the first major league team to do so this season. The team has managed to win three of their past seven games, so there has been...

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Ashley MacLennan

FanPost Friday: Your favorite Little League memories

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The good, the bad, the puked on home plate.

The time has come again, and the Little League World Series is upon us. It’s a time where we get to see some insane plays that make us ask “wait, how old it this kid?” and also to remind us of a time when baseball was all about fun. It has also, of course, yielded heroes like Big Al.

For some of us, it’s also a great time to reflect on our own Little League careers, ones that likely did...

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Brandon Day

Matt Manning masters Reading in a potential postseason preview

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens 9, Buffalo Bisons 2 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser threw a solid game, and the Mud Hens’ offense blew away the Bison with a pair of big innings early on to win on Thursday. Funkhouser walked four and needed 99 pitches just to go five innings, so the breakthrough some have hoped for still isn’t forthcoming. However, he allowed just one earned run along the way. That was plenty good...

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Watch: Miguel Cabrera drills solo home run to left

Miguel Cabrera drills a fly ball over the left-field wall for a solo home run, cutting the Tigers' deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the 3rd

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