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Tag: Blaine Hardy

Detroit Tigers 2016 Pitching Staff: Locks, Uncertainties and Likely Departures

After Monday’s bullpen implosion, the Detroit Tigers pitching issues were once again brought to light. Al Alburquerque, Tom Gorzelanny, Neftali Feliz and Guido Knudson’s collective time on the mound saw a Tigers win turn into a blowout loss. Sadly, this Read More

The Detroit Tigers Aren’t Out of the Playoff Race Yet

Entering Friday, the Tigers sat an uninspiring 13 games out of the American League Central lead. However, they also began the day only five games back of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the second wild card spot. Why Read More

Detroit Tigers: Team Must Stop Being Patient with Bullpen

If it weren’t for the Detroit Tigers’ faulty bullpen, Dave Dombrowski probably wouldn’t have been let go, the team would have won at least one World Series and Jim Leyland may have had a couple more rings on his resume Read More

Dave Dombrowski Out as Detroit Tigers’ General Manager

The architect who brought the Detroit Tigers back to baseball relevancy is no longer with the team. The Tigers announced the move just this afternoon. The announcement also revealed Dombrowski’s successor: longtime-Tigers executive/ Dombrowski’s right-hand man Al Avila. The announcement Read More

Detroit Tigers: Regardless of Buying or Selling, Bullpen Must be Fixed

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, the Detroit Tigers bullpen imploded, costing them the game—against the offensively anemic Seattle Mariners no less. Detroit lost the contest Tuesday by a score of 11-9 in a game that sums up the bullpen Read More

Detroit Tigers: Low-Buy Trade Targets to Improve the Bullpen

The Detroit Tigers have whittled their bullpen (in terms of reliability) down to four pitchers setting up closer Joakim Soria—Alex Wilson, Blaine Hardy,  Al Alburquerque and Neftali Feliz. The rest have been maddeningly inconsistent. Bruce Rondon and Ian Krol seem Read More

Players the Tigers Should Target at the Trade Deadline: Tyler Clippard and Scott Kazmir

With the baseball season reaching its annual All-Star break, things aren’t exactly ginger-peachy in the Motor City. The win-now Detroit Tigers own a .500 record at 44-44 and are nine games out of first place. Given the Tigers’ recent track Read More

Neftali Feliz Signing a Smart Move by the Tigers

Thank you God for this opportunity! #Blessed pic.twitter.com/DAJ9z8wIXY — Neftali Feliz (@NefFeliz) July 11, 2015 Detroit’s bullpen hasn’t always been the best, and while the rotation has had its struggles this year, the bullpen has been much improved. The team Read More

3 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Loss vs the Chicago White Sox

Two The number of strikeouts by Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon in his first appearance of the year. The flame-throwing reliever struck out both batters that he faced. He’ll play a vital role in the Detroit ‘pen moving forward. Zero The Read More

3 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-5 Win vs the Cleveland Indians

Three The number of this and runs scored by Tigers leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes. After J.D. and Victor Martinez went off at the plate, it was Cespedes’ turn against Cleveland. The outfielder also scored twice while registering zero strikeouts. 1 The Read More