Tigers Today: July 7, 2010

BallBatGrass.jpgTigers’ Record:

45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game ahead of Twins

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (5-6, 4.88 ERA) vs. RHP Brad Bergesen (3-5, 6.44 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Orioles 5

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Tigers Today: July 6, 2010

PickOffSmall.jpg**Sorry this one’s coming late in the day. I was traveling and got online later than expected. This one include information about tonight’s win and Monday’s too.**

Tigers’ Record:

45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game lead over Twins

Today’s Results

Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 (11 innings)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 12 – Orioles 9

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Looking Back on June in the D

Rearview Mirror.jpgOn June 1, the Tigers weren’t exactly reeling but they could not have felt good about the way the month ended.

They lost two games to the Mariners in Seattle, then came home to lose three of four to the A’s. After a 14-10 record in April, they stumbled to 12-14 in May.

How would they fare in June? Much better, despite losses to division opponents on the both ends of the month.

Detroit finished June with a 15-12 record and gained three games in the standings; on June 1 they were 4-1/2 back of the Twins, just 1-1/2 on June 30. In between, the Tigers surged thanks to that soft spot in the interleague schedule — Pittsburgh, Washington and Arizona — allowing them to gain ground on the Twins, who were playing much tougher National League opponents.

The Tigers’ abysmal 5-10 road record in June included losing two of three at Kansas City, Chicago and Minnesota. This has got to stop if the Tigers hope to stay relevant — much less in the hunt.

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Weekend Wrap: Adios, Interleague

outside.jpgWe knew that the interleague schedule would catch up to the Tigers at some point.

After losing two of three to the Dodgers way back in May, the Tigers ran roughshod over the dregs of the National League. Against the Pirates, Nationals and Diamondbacks, Detroit won eight of nine.

This past week the Tigers crashed back to reality while facing the top two clubs in the National League East. After losing two of three in New York, the Tigers needed to reverse that outcome in Atlanta to make it a .500 trip. Unlike the series at Citi Field, the Tigers were in every game against the Braves thanks to stellar pitching — and despite an often-dormant offense.

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Tigers Today: May 19, 2010

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Tigers’ Record: 22-17, 2nd place; 2 GB Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers @ A’s | 10:07 p.m. ET – Oakland Coliseum | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 & 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (4-2, 3.88 ERA) vs. Dallas Braden (4-3, 3.50 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 6 – White Sox 2

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Game 25: Tigers 3 – Angels 2

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The Score: Tigers 3 – Angels 2

The Gist: This was the big, dramatic hit Tigers fans have been anticipating from Johnny Damon, wasn’t it? What’s more, it was a home run from a veteran outside of Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera and it came against a top reliever. Damon’s game-winner was his third hit on the day and followed a terrific — perhaps unprecedented — throw which gunned down Hideki Matsui at the plate. Jeremy Bonderman was solid in his six innings of work, and although he allowed 10 hits he didn’t walk a batter and yielded just one earned run.

The Quote: “That should have been a no-doubter but the wind began blowing it back. It wasn’t as far out as it would have been.” — Jim Leyland on Damon’s blast

The Stat: 25 — The number of pitches Scott Sizemore saw in his four plate appearances.

Up Next: Sunday: Tigers vs. Angels @ Comerica Park | 1:05 p.m. ET | On the air: FSD/1270 & 97.1

Justin Verlander (1-2, 5.53 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (3-0, 2.53 ERA)

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