Tigers bullpen implodes at worst possible time
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
On Sunday night, with the Tigers ahead, 5-1, and with Game 2 of the ALCS all but in their pants pocket heading home to Comerica Park, the bullpen disintegrated.
How To Blow a Playoff Game in Eleven Easy Steps
No less than a dozen people approached me today with some sort of "What happened to the Tigers last night?" comment.
When the Tigers Defense Attacked
FanGraphs Baseball, Dave Cameron
When constructing his current roster, Dave Dombrowski (and Mike Ilitch) chose to prioritize offensive production, and were willing to sacrifice defense in several positions in order to get more thump into the line-up.
'The one guy you don't want to beat you … and he beat us,' an aching Hunter said afterward.
Anatomy of a bullpen blow-up,
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
Four different Tigers relievers pitched in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Analyzing the end: Good choices or bad?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Walk-off Wins and Momentum,
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
After Sunday night's improbable Red Sox comeback, many Red Sox and Tigers fans claimed that the momentum was now on the Red Sox side.
Games 1 and 2 of the Conflict ALCS
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Now that the Tigers have lost a game, we can safely bump Maneki-Paws from the top spot here.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The guy who stole that home run ball in Boston being called "The Angel of Fenway"
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
The guy who grabbed a home run ball out of a woman's hand to throw it out onto the field, and who is reported to have called a black fan nearby "Trayvon" and "Prince Fielder's crackhead brother" has a fan club!
MLB umpire Wally Bell dies of heart attack
Bell, who did volunteer work for the American Heart Association, leaves behind two children.