Tigers Today: April 12, 2010


Tigers’ Record: 5-1

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Royals | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/1270 & 97.1

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Luke Hochevar (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 9 – Indians 8

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Tigers Today: April 9, 2010


Tigers’ Record: 2-1, 1/2 GB

Today’s Game

Opening Day in Detroit

Tigers vs. Indians | 1:30 p.m ET – Comerica Park, Detroit | On the air: FSD & WJBK/1270 AM & 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello 0-0, 0.00 ERA vs LHP David Huff, 0-0, 0.00 ERA

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Royals 3

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Tigers Today: April 2, 2010


Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 18-10-2

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Brewers | 8:10 p.m. ET – Miller Park, Milwaukee | On the air: WXYT 1270-AM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer, 1-1, 7.15 vs. Doug Davis, 1-1, 5.40 ERA

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Tigers Today: April 1, 2010

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Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 18-10-2

Today’s Games

Tigers 4 – Braves 1

The Tigers dinged Jair Jurrjens for a pair of runs on Don Kelly‘s home run and Eddie Bonine pitched four scoreless, one-hit innings to pace the Tigers in the front end of Grapefruit League finale.

Tigers 4 – Astros 2

The only worthwhile tidbit about this matchup of Tigers minor leaguers versus primetime Astros is former Tiger Chris Shelton appearing in the game for Houston. Oh, Brandon Lyon and Tim Byrdak pitched for the Astros.

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Tigers Today: March 28, 2010


Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 14-10-1

Today’s Game: Tigers @ Yankees | 1:05 p.m. ET – Legends Field, Tampa | On the Air: 97.1 FM/1270 AM and MLB.TV

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (1-1, 7.15 ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte (0-0, 4.50 ERA)

Also scheduled to pitch: Fu-Te Ni, Phil Coke, Joel Zumaya and Jose Valverde.

Yesterday’s Results

The Tigers suffered a 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees yesterday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. Nate Robertson (2-1) took the loss for Detroit after allowing two runs in five innings of work. Magglio Ordonez singled and drove in Detroit’s lone run.

Tomorrow’s Game

Tigers @ Blue Jays | 1:05 p.m. ET – Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin, Fla. | On the Air: None

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (1-1, 0.75 ERA) vs. Dana Eveland (0-1, 1.69 ERA)

Also scheduled to pitch: Eddie Bonine, Brad Thomas, Phil Coke and Ryan Perry

Tigers History Lesson


On this Date in Tigers History

Tigers Today: March 26, 2010

BehindHomePlate.jpgToday we’re launching a new feature on The Daily Fungo: Tigers Today.

Each morning we’ll provide a quick read on the Tigers — that day’s pitching matchup, a quick recap of the previous game, historical notes and whatever else we can gin up.

Let us know how you like Tigers Today and if there are other items you’d like to see included.

Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 14-8-1

Today’s Game:

Tigers at Braves | 1:05 p.m. Champion Stadium, Kissimmee, FL | On the air: ESPN-HD

Justin Verlander (1-2, 6.10 ERA) vs. Derek Lowe (1-0, 5.25)

Also scheduled to pitch: Eddie Bonine, Brad Thomas, Fu-Te Ni, Jose Valverde and Josh Rainwater.

Yesterday’s Results

The Tigers won two split-squad games on Thursday. In Lakeland, Dontrelle Willis walked his first two batters and looked like Nuke LaLoosh in firing a pair to the backstop. Still, he got his second win as the Tigers clipped the Blue Jays 5-1.

Jeremy Bonderman (1-1) earned the win over the Nationals 8-2 in
Bondo went 4.1 innings, allowing five hits and both Washington runs; he walked one and struck out two.

Tigers History Lesson


On this Date in Tigers History

On March 26, 1936, reigning AL MVP Hank Greenberg signed a $20,000 contract with the Tigers.

Game 158: Tables Turned!

ESPN highlights available here.

The Score: Tigers 7 – Twins 2

The Gist: Eddie Bonine walked the tightrope in the first inning but was just giving the Twins a taste of Tuesday afternoon’s medicine: a starting pitcher teetering on a horrific start only to rebound and stifle the opponent the rest of the way. Tuesday’s Nick Blackburn is Wednesday’s Eddie Bonine. He allowed seven hits in the first two innings but none over his next three to earn his first win of the year. Magglio Ordonez’s remarkably timed resurgence continues to amaze: three more RBI on a smoked liner to left center. We could gush all night long about a much-needed semi-laugher.

The Quote: “You need everyone on your team to step up right now, and that’s what happened tonight.”Jim Leyland

The Stat: .300 – Ordonez’s batting average when he came to the plate in the seventh. Who’da thunk it? Certainly not Lynn Henning.

The Stat II: 4 – The number of wins the Tigers need to reach my pre-season prediction of 89 wins. Can they run the table?

Up Next: Twins @ Tigers — 1:05 p.m. ET

Nate Robertson (2-2, 5.56 ERA) vs. Scott Baker (14-9, 4.48)

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