Posts Tagged Weekly

  • Boston Red Sox Weekly: More injuries, dumb trade rumors, and why Ryan Braun’s suspension could save the Red Sox

    AL East Standing: 1st Current Record: 60-40 Weekly Record: 2-1 (Every Sunday I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain and puns. Lots of puns.)   “Bug” Is An Understatement: Well, crap. And...

  • Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 1-5This Week:  at CWS (9/10-13); at CLE (9/14-16)So, What Happened?If the Tigers have mastered anything this season, it’s the one-run loss on the road. They are very good at it.So good, in fact, that the Tigers haven’t come away as one-run victors on the road since late-J...

  • Tigers weekly: Offense fades Tigers out of first

    A week ago, the Tigers were going to run away with the Central again. This week, all is doom and gloom. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. Coming off a 6-1 homestand that saw the Tigers take first place with a sweep of the White Sox, Detroit went on the road and lost two three-game se...

  • Tigers weekly: Pitching puts Detroit back on top

    "You can hit until the cows come home, but pitching is what is going to win you the next game and keep you playing in October." Jim Leyland said that last week. Of course, he says some version of it every week, but this time he was quickly proven right. The Tigers went 6-1 in a homestand against p...

  • Tigers weekly: Consitency is key

    Every traveler has been through it - the helpless wait at an airport for the flight that is going to take you on a fabulous vacation. There's no plane, there's no news on when the plane might arrive and there's nothing to do but wait. That's what it is like to be a Tigers fan right now. They were e...

  • Tigers weekly: Perez latest reminder of chaotic 2012

    Hernan Perez might end up as one of the many players who finish their Tigers career with exactly one hit. For the forseeable future, he'll be there on the list with pitchers like Jeremy Bonderman, failed prospects like Kevin Hooper and late-career gambles like Vince Coleman. At the moment, though, ...

  • Tigers weekly: Where has all the defense gone?

    If defense wins championships, the Detroit Tigers are doomed. A quick look at the 2012 defensive statistics will show you how bad the Tigers have been - they've turned the fewest double plays in the majors, they've allowed the second-most stolen bases in the American League, and advanced metrics sh...

  • Tigers weekly: Porcello’s turn to impress

    Last week, Jim Leyland talked about the Tigers needing better performances from two veteran starters - Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello. For Scherzer, that next start was Sunday's record-setting win over the Pirates. The ball is in Porcello's court. After two strong starts to begin the season, Porce...

  • Tigers weekly: Starting pitchers settling in

    The Tigers didn't have a spectacular week, but it might have been an important one. For the first time all season, they look like they might have their starting rotation where they want it. Detroit went 3-2 over the week, but got good performances from all starters. Rick Porcello, who started twice...

  • Tigers weekly: Power outage on offense

    The one given for the Detroit Tigers this season was supposed to be offense. The defense was going to be questionable and there was some uncertainty over the back end of the rotation, but no one doubted that the Tigers would hit. Right now, they aren't hitting. In Detroit's last 10 games, the offe...