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Adam Dubbin

Red Sox 11, Tigers 4: Ross shaky, offense absent

The Tigers pitching just could not get the job done and the offense remained dormant until the final frame.

After sweeping the Boston Red Sox in a makeup doubleheader Tuesday night, the Detroit Tigers came into Wednesday evening looking to clinch the series win in a four-game set in Boston. Tyson Ross took to the mound for the Tigers opposite Eduardo Rodriguez for the BoSox. Unfortunately, the Tigers will have to wait until Thursday to clench the series after a poor performance on both...

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Fielder'sChoice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Detroit Tigers (12-10) at Boston Red Sox (9-15)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park
SB Nation site: Over the Monster
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Tyson Ross (1-2, 3.38 ERA) vs. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 7.20 ERA)

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Brandon Day

Podcast: Nick Castellanos is everything to Scott Boras now

The editorial staff of BlessYouBoys.com looks at the week in baseball news with a Tigers perspective.

The 2019 Tigers keep figuring out how to win ballgames. It’s been a fun ride and we are here for it as long as it lasts. The news with the biggest potential fallout this week, was Nick Castellanos making a change in agent with free agency looming at season’s end. The Tigers right-fielder will now be represented by Scott Boras, bringing an end to hopes of an extension, and potentially...

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Jacob Markle

2019 MLB draft profile: 1B Michael Toglia

The first baseman offers power from the both sides of the plate.

If the Detroit Tigers don’t take a position player with their first round draft pick this June, I may have to find a new job. Come draft day, if the Tigers opt for another arm — no matter how promising — Detroit’s fanbase will implode.

The Tigers have long been an organization that prioritizes arms in the amateur draft, taking pitchers early and often when they are on the clock. That has led to some big payoffs, like...

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Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell bounces back from toe injury, ready to start

The Rays have decided to start ace lefty Blake Snell today after he bounced back quicker than expected from a minor toe fracture, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. There are some obvious risks to bringing him back before he’s ready, but the organization obviously feels that isn’t the case. The reigning American League Cy Young winner has been outstanding once again early in 2019, with a 2.16 ERA and 13.0 K/9 against 1.4 BB/9 over 25 frames. More on the health front, focusing...

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Adam Dubbin

Links: Tigers are flying like an eagle

The Detroit Tigers soar into the mid-week as Casey Mize shines, Matthew Boyd cruises, and more.

You may find these Wednesday links fowl, and that is quacktastic. We all lay an egg once in a while — after all, we’re only human (?) — but come mid-week, sometimes it is good to get loosey-goosey for the downhill slope leading into the weekend. With this in mind, today’s bird-brained entries will all be of the avian variety.

Casey Mize is soaring high in Lakeland

Casey Mize is trying...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 23 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Ross has produced a solid ERA so far, but advanced metrics suggest this might be fool’s gold.

Every year, when writing these previews, it seems that I always find one Tigers starter that never quite passes the sniff test. Game previews turn into essays on said player, or a test kitchen of sorts where theories are thrown out on why that player is performing the way they are. I’m sure Anibal Sanchez was that player one year. Mike Pelfrey might have been involved along the way. Rick...

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Kenon Carter

Mize and Manning are putting on a show

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Charlotte Knights 11, Toledo Mud Hens 9 (F/10) (box)

The Mud Hens have had a flare for the dramatic lately. After their wild 11-9 win on Easter Sunday, Toledo fell victim to the International League South Division-leading Charlotte Knights by the same score in a seesaw battle on Tuesday. Matt Hall had a 2-0 lead, on solo home runs from Harold Castro and Daz Cameron, and was spinning an...

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Tigers 4, Red Sox 2: Let’s win two!

The Tigers’ offense and pitching staff each did just enough to clinch another win in Boston. After battling Chris Sale in the day game, the Detroit Tigers looked to sweep their doubleheader at Fenway Park, this time facing a spot start for the Red Sox. Spencer Turnbull and the Tigers had to earn every out and run, but in the end they prevailed with a 4-2 win. While Detroit’s hitters worked Chris Sale early in game one, they struggled to make contact against Hector Velazquez. Sale had...

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Peter Kwasniak

Tigers 7, Red Sox 4: Rodriguez, Greiner save the day!

The Tigers offense came alive to beat old rival Chris Sale in Boston.

In the first game of their Tuesday double-header against the Boston Red Sox, the Tigers faced their long-time AL Central nemesis: Chris Sale. Though Sale was on his game today, the Tigers battled, and made him work for every out. They ultimately came through late, though, winning the opener by a 7-4 score.

Nicholas Castellanos squared up the ninth pitch of his first at bat to dead center field, but unfortunately it was...

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Tigers prospect Tarik Skubal is making a good impression this spring

Skubal battled injuries in college, but the Tigers may have gotten a bargain as a result. Jason Woodell has been a scout for a number of prospect sites over the years. He provided this on-site report on Tarik Skubal to Bless You Boys, and his video and short reports can be found @jasonAtTheGame on Twitter. Tarik Skubal, LHP Age: 22 (11/20/96) Team: Lakeland Flying Tigers (High A) Height/Weight: 6’3” 230 lbs. Acquired: 2018 MLB Draft - 9th round, 255 overall - Detroit Tigers Skubal is a...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 22 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

No American League starter has received less run support so far than the Tigers’ young righthander.

Remember when we used to bemoan the idea that Justin Verlander didn’t get much run support from the Tigers offense? There was some evidence to support this at times. He ranked among the lowest qualified starters in the American League in run support in 2016, at four runs per game. The 2015 season was even worse, with Verlander sitting third-lowest in the league at 3.3 runs per game.

But he...

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Fielder'sChoice

Doubleheader GameThread: Tigers vs. Red Sox

Game 21: Detroit Tigers (10-10) at Boston Red Sox (9-13)

Time/Place: 1:10 p.m., Fenway Park
SB Nation site: Over the Monster
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: LHP Matthew Boyd (1-1, 2.96 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Sale (0-4, 8.50 ERA)

Game 22: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Fenway Park
SB Nation site: Over the Monster
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Spencer Turnbull (0-2, 3.43 ERA) vs. RHP...

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Brandon Day

Nick Ramirez and Anthony Castro blank Baysox for a SeaWolves victory

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Monday, April 22, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens (idle) Erie SeaWolves 5, Bowie Baysox 0 (box)

Starter Nick Ramirez and reliever Anthony Castro combined for a masterful nine innings over a hapless Baysox lineup on Monday. Ramirez threw six innings of two-hit ball with seven punchouts. Castro came on in the seventh, and punched out five of the ten hitters he saw, allowing just one single. Neither pitcher walked a batter. The...

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Rob Rogacki

Tigers vs. Red Sox game postponed, doubleheader Tuesday

The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.

For the second time in three days, the Detroit Tigers are rained out. Monday’s series opener between the Tigers and the Boston Red Sox has been postponed, according to MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. The two teams will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The night game will start at 7:10 p.m.

At the moment, the pitching matchups for the first two games of this series appear intact....

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Rob Rogacki

Series Preview: Tigers vs. Red Sox

Boston has gotten off to a slow start, but things are now looking up for the defending champs.

Heading into last weekend, the Boston Red Sox were not in a good spot. The team was was 6-13, losers of three games in a row, and staring at a huge series with the first place Tampa Bay Rays. If the Rays were to win two of three, or even sweep the Sox, Boston would have been 11 games out of first place less than a month into the season. There would be plenty of time to play catch up, of course, but...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 21 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Boyd has looked like the Red Sox ace this year, while Sale has... not.

Monday’s Tigers-Red Sox will feature a pair of left-handed starters. One of them has looked like a bonafide ace this season, with a monster strikeout rate and the highest WAR total in the league. The other has struggled with home runs, and is largely inconsistent from start to start.

Somehow, Matthew Boyd and Chris Sale have traded places in 2019.

After mixing in a handful of curveballs in his first couple starts, Boyd...

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Ashley MacLennan

Q&A: Talking early season woes with Over the Monster

Needless to say, the Red Sox would like to keep the wins rolling.

Going into the 2019 season, the team to beat in the American League on most experts’ was the Boston Red Sox. And then the season started, and... they didn’t do so great. And they kept not doing great.

Right up until the past weekend, the Red Sox had not won a single series in the regular season. With a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, however, the Sox are looking to keep the momentum going as they climb their way back up the...

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John Marlatt

Links: Daniel Norris gets a win

Following a series win that brings the team back to .500 we take a look at interesting Monday news.

Hello, and happy Monday. After a Saturday rain out and a Sunday start from Daniel Norris that was supported by just enough offense for the bullpen to not give it away, the Tigers exited the weekend with a series win over the Chicago White Sox and a return to .500. As the team prepares for a substantial road trip that will take them to Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, we take a look at...

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Derek Hill and Victor Reyes flashed a little power this weekend

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Detroit Tigers minor league affiliates were largely idle for Easter Sunday. The exception was the Toledo Mud Hens. So we will catch you up on Saturday’s scores — and the continued intrigue of Derek Hill, resurgent prospect — after recapping the Hens contest on Sunday. Toledo Mud Hens 11, Columbus Clippers 9 (box) Beau Burrows had his first rough outing of the...

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