Tigers Today: April 11, 2011

Tigers’ Record:

3-6, Tied for 4th, 4 GB Cleveland

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Rangers | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park| On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup Justin Verlander (1-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. Alexi Ogando (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Royals 9 – Tigers 5

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Tigers Today: May 9, 2010

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Tigers’ Record: 16-13, 2nd place; 3 GB Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Indians | Progressive Field | 1:05 p.m. ET —
On the air: FSD/AM 1270 & 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (1-2, 6.47 ERA) vs. Mitch Talbot (3-2, 2.28 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 6 – Indians 4

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1972 — The Tigers acquired utility man Reggie Sanders from the Athletics for LHP Mike Kilkenny.
  • 1930 — The Tigers and Yankees set an American League record with a combined two outfield putouts in Detroit’s 5-4 win. The NL record is one.

  • 1916 — The Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics combine for 30 walks and Detroit wins 16-2. By the third inning, Tigers rookie right hander George Cunningham walked a half-dozen batters and was pulled from the game. Nevertheless he’s credited for the win, leaving with a no-hitter and 9-0 lead.

Tigers Today: April 11, 2010

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Tigers’ Record: 4-1

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Indians | 1:05 p.m ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD PLUS/1270

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander, 0-0, 7.20 ERA vs. Jake Westbrook, 0-1, 11.25 ERA

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 4 – Indians 2

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The Non Sequiturs: Weekender Edition

Tigers fans expected the team to be the talk of baseball in 2008. Little did they know it would be in the form of fodder for the late-night talkshow set.
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Alas, here we are, watching a team sleepwalking its way to a 1-8 record and heading to Chicago for a series that doesn’t bode well, given the Tigers’ record against the White Sox.

Luckily, we have the non sequiturs to keep us loose:

  • ESPN.com released its Power Rankings for the week and the Tigers sit in the bottom half: #18. The good news is the folks in Bristol believe a 1-8 Detroit team is still better than the 4-6 Giants.
  • Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Dept.:

    Court officers from Wayne County and Livingston County were at Denny McLain’s Hamburg Township residence this afternoon seizing property under a search warrant issued in Wayne County, police said.

    It’s true what the song says, “There’s never been any like Denny McLain.”

  • Yes, yes, I take back what I said about the bullpen in general and Zach Miner specifically. Let’s see if Clay Rapada can avoid the gopher ball this time around.
  • I was going to recap what Jayson Stark had to say about the Tigers this morning but Ian, as usual, does it much better. Warning: The Dontrelle Willis rumblings aren’t good.
  • Speaking of national correspondents, Ken Rosenthal says the Tigers have “issues, not problems.”

    They remain a good bet to reach the postseason despite their 0-6 start. Yet, their weaknesses are not easily dismissed.

    — snip —

    Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya, the executive says, was a candidate for a breakdown because he has a violent delivery and lands on his heel. Verlander also lands on his heel, the exec says, with his front toe turned toward first base. His delivery increases the stress on his shoulder and makes it difficult for him to keep the ball down.

  • I’m trying to figure out what Brandon Inge‘s half-decent start means in the big scheme o’ things. Does it improve his trade value an iota? Does it mean he’s happier in Detroit with all these unforeseen at bats? Does it mean anything? Discuss.

Finally, be sure to send along birthday wishes today to the following former Tigers: Sean Bergman, John Martin, Sid Monge and Mike Kilkenny.