Tigers Today: June 26, 2010

Tigers’ Record:

39-33, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Braves | 4 p.m. ET – Turner Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (4-6, 5.67 ERA) vs. RH Kenshin Kawakami (0-9, 4.78 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Braves 3 – Tigers 1 | Fungo Recap

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Series Preview: Tigers @ Braves

BravesLogo.tiffLove it or hate it, interleague play comes to an end this weekend. Before we can bid it adieu for another year, the Tigers must take care of business in Atlanta against a first-place Braves club.

As I write this, I’m green with envy that my podcast cohost Ian Casselberry will be in the stands tonight for the debut of Andy Oliver. Ian will also get an opportunity to see former Tigers infielder Omar Infante at some point but will miss out on the injured Jair Jurrjens and Brent Clevlen, who has spent time with Atlanta’s Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

The story lines you’ve likely heard from the Braves camp include:

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Tigers Today: June 25, 2010

Tigers’ Record:

39-32, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Braves | 7:35 p.m. ET – Turner Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Andy Oliver (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Kris Medlen (4-1, 3.33 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 6 – Mets 5 | Fungo Recap

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Three for Thursday: Futures, Insights and Curious Offensive Numbers

Number3.jpgHere are some Tigers thoughts for you to chew on while I ponder how Zach Miner can still be on the 15-day disabled list.

  1. MLB announced the rosters for the Futures Game held prior to the All-Star Game in Anaheim and the Tigers will have two representatives: Double A Erie — and soon-to-be-big-league — lefthanded pitcher Andy Oliver and Triple A Toledo outfielder Wilkin Ramirez. Oliver was named to the U.S. Team, while Ramirez was selected to the World Team. Ramirez saw action in the Futures Game at Yankee Stadium in 2008.

  2. I was asked to give readers of MetsToday.com some insight into the 2010 Tigers. You can see how I did here.

  3. According to the Tigers press notes, the club enters tonight’s game hitting .285 with 69 runs scored, 27 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs in 14 games during interleague play in 2010. Detroit is fifth among all major league clubs with a .285 batting average during interleague action this season. Wow. It certainly doesn’t feel that way, does it?

Finally, Happy 91st Birthday to Al Molinaro, who played Al, the owner of Arnold’s, in “Happy Days.”