Doug Fister issued three walks in the first inning but got out of it when Jhonny Peralta made a great diving stop on a sharply hit ball by Alex Rodriguez to get the force at second and save his pitcher. Fister doesn’t look comfortable out there. He’s missing the strike zone, which is not a … Continue Reading →
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Austin Jackson had men on the corners after an Omar Infante single that moved Jhonny Peralta to third base with one out. Jackson lined a single to right-center and scored Peralta to give the Tigers a huge insurance run. The RBI is Jackson’s second of the night. After a Ryan Cook walk to Quintin Berry, … Continue Reading →
The Tigers got some timely hitting from Austin Jackson in the third inning and Justin Verlander looks to be set on cruise control. The A’s have a flair for the dramatic, as we found out last night, so a couple more runs would be nice. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder didn’t deliver after Jackson got … Continue Reading →
Quintin Berry hit a one-out double to left-center field, but Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder were unable to deliver an RBI as both grounded out. This lack of clutch hitting by the big bats is worrisome. If they get another shot to to get a big hit in this game, these two superstars need to … Continue Reading →
Justin Verlander has been very good against the A’s this year. Actually, scratch that. Justin Verlander has been exceptionally good against the A’s this year. He is 3-0 with a .90 ERA against Oakland in 2012. And while that bodes well for the Tigers tonight, it doesn’t guarantee anything. The Tiger bats need to wake up. … Continue Reading →
The Tigers didn’t get off to the hot start they were looking for. Quintin Berry had a nice 11-pitch at-bat against A.J. Griffin, but he was unable to get on base. A big problem in this series has been Miguel Cabrera coming to the dish with nobody on base. That was the case again in the first … Continue Reading →
The Tigers couldn’t make any noise in their second-to-last chance to get on the board. Luckily for them, they will have the heart of the order up in the ninth inning. Omar Infante, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will be due up as the Tigers will take one last swing at putting this series away … Continue Reading →
Anibal Sanchez is looking comfortable on the mound, but that won’t matter if the Tigers can’t deliver him some support. The meat of the Tigers order: Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young went quietly in the fourth inning.
All Omar Infante had to do was not ground into a double play and Miguel Cabrera would have come to the plate in the third inning with at least one man on base. Too bad for the Tigers, though, Infante did ground into the inning-ending double play. The Tigers are looking comfortable at the plate, … Continue Reading →
Austin Jackson and Omar Infante struck out to start the game. Miguel Cabrera then took the first pitch he saw and grounded out to second. Brett Anderson appears to have excellent control tonight, and that could mean a long night for Tigers hitters.