Tigers Today: September 7, 2010

BallBatGrass.jpgTigers’ Record:

68-70, 3rd Place; 13 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. White Sox | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (14-8, 3.61 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (11-5, 4.82 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

White Sox 5 – Tigers 4 (10 innings)

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Tigers Today: August 26, 2010

CandianFlag.jpgTigers’ Record:

63-64, 3rd Place; 9 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Blue Jays | 7:07 p.m. ET – Rogers Centre | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (9-9, 3.73 ERA) vs. Ricky Romero (10-7, 3.50 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Royals 4 – Tigers 3 (12 innings)

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Wednesday Walewanders: Non-Sequiturs Galore

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Celebrate Nate! I might be the only person in the Tigers Fan Universe looking forward to Robertson’s return to the rotation. Ian?

Today’s Walewanders are fueled by Almighty Blend coffee from Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co., sent along by the aforementioned Mr. Casselberry.

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Happy Birthday, Bill Krueger

He didn’t pitch long for the Tigers (1993 and part of ’94; 6-6 in 56 appearances), but Bill Krueger still qualifies for a Happy Birthday wish. He’s 51 today.

Now, did you know that Krueger’s batterymate in 1993 often was Chad Kreuter? Of course, Kreuter is pronounced “Kroy-ter”, but still, Krueger-to-Kreuter could’ve had a spot in the pantheon of classic batteries such as Bud Black and Steve Decker.

Well, maybe not.

Happy Birthday, Ryan Raburn and Other Notes

Raburn turns 27 today.

A bevy of Tigers historical items occurred on this date in history. Here they are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:

1955Al Kaline hits three home runs in Briggs Stadium, including a pair in the sixth inning, to drive in six runs. The Tigers rout the A’s 16-0, behind Steve Gromek‘s strong pitching.
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1960 – Cleveland Indians general manager Frank Lane, notorious for his multiple transactions, send American League home run king, Rocky Colavito, to the Detroit Tigers for the league’s defending batting champion, Harvey Kuenn. The trade is especially unpopular with Indians fans, who regard Colavito as their most popular player and best hitter.

1993 – The Detroit Tigers score 20 runs in a game for the second time this week, beating the Seattle Mariners, 20 – 3. Rob Deer is 1-for-2 and scores four runs, while Travis Fryman has four hits and scores five times. Chad Kreuter adds four hits and three runs and Gary Thurman paces the Tigers with four RBI. [Editor’s note: Gary Thurman?!]

2006 – Detroit’s Chris Shelton and St. Louis’ Albert Pujols hit their major league-leading ninth home runs, joining Mike Schmidt (1976), Larry Walker (1997) and Luis Gonzalez (2001) as the only players in MLB history with at least nine home runs in his team’s first 13 games.