July 9, 1970: The Grand Slam Single

From today’s installment of the BR Bullpen on Baseball-Reference.com:

Dalton Jones of the Tigers loses a grand slam against the Red Sox when he passes teammate Don Wert on the basepaths. Jones pinch hits for Jim Price and belts a 2-2 pitch from Vicente Romo into the right field upper deck for an apparent grand slam. However, he passes Wert between first and second and is called out, ending up with a three-RBI single.

Here’s the boxscore from that game, a 3-2 Red Sox win.

Tigers Today: September 17, 2010

ScherzerHead.jpgTigers’ Record:

72-74, 3rd place – 15.5 games

Today’s Game

Tigers @ White Sox | 8:10 p.m. ET – US Cellular Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (10-10, 3.60 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (3-1, 2.94 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Off Day

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Tigers Today: July 29, 2010

OutOfOrder.jpgTigers’ Record:

51-49, 3rd place; 5 GB Chicago

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Rays | 12:10 p.m. ET – Tropicana Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (4-8) vs. David Price (13-5)

Yesterday’s Results

Rays 7 – Tigers 4

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Tigers Today: July 15, 2010

Spring Training XSmall.jpgTigers’ Record:

48-38, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind White Sox

Today’s Game

All-Star Break

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

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Tigers Today: July 9, 2010

BehindHomePlate.jpgTigers’ Record:

46-37, first place; 1/2-game ahead of White Sox

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (10-5, 3.85 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (6-6, 3.32 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Off Day

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The Monday Report: 2 Weeks to Go

MondayReport.jpg>> The winds were howling here in Phoenix on Sunday — 45 m.p.h. gusts, dust galore, burning contact lenses — and I was thankful that I wasn’t sitting at a Cactus League game (something I don’t often say). But then I saw this story and had deep regret. Fifteen homers?!

>> So Freddy Dolsi got sent out of big-league camp yesterday. As we watched last season crater, I kept thinking that Dolsi’s experience would benefit him in the long run. Sending him to Triple-A to start this season makes sense. Get him into some pressurized situations in the IL and he could be a nice addition when the bullpen needs reinforcements.

>> Former Tigers farmhand James Skelton continues to get ink in the Phoenix paper about his attempts to make the Diamondbacks as a Rule 5 selection. Arizona is trying to make Skelton — a “card trick connoisseur” according to the piece — a utility player, or so it appears.

>> Every year I pickup The Sporting News‘ baseball preview issue and every year I realize I learned nothing new or different than what I gleaned from off-season reading on the Web. This year, however, I’m singing a different tune. It’s not half bad. In an effort to cram the pages to look like a CNBC feed, TSN added a blurb about each team’s best-ever third baseman. Here’s who they selected for the Tigers:

  1. George Kell
  2. Aurelio Rodriguez
  3. Don Wert

Other than Kell, that sure is some slim pickin’s. (Tom Brookens can’t get an Honorable Mention?) And just imagine if the Tigers had held onto Howard Johnson. Methinks he’s be number one. And to think Chris Brown didn’t make this list.

>> This should be a more offensive — offensive, that is — week in Lakeland for the Tigers. For the first time since who know when they’ll have the complete lineup. I doubt we’ll see anymore no-hitters (or shutouts) this Spring.