A day with Dan Dickerson: Face behind voice of the Tigers
The Detroit News, Ted Kulfan
Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News followed Tigers radio play-by-play man Dan Dickerson for a game Wednesday against the Twins at Comerica Park. This is his report.
For the second time in three days, Victor Martinez caught a game. And for the second time in three days, Martinez proved it was a job he could handle.
Only Chris Davis stands between Miguel Cabrera and baseball history.
How Max Scherzer is Solving his Problem
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
Max Scherzer is an incredible 19-1, and he’s also considered the frontrunner in this year’s race for the American League Cy Young Award.
What if we ignore Scherzer's 19-1?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Yes, Max Scherzer's incredible record has him far ahead of the field in the Cy Young sweepstakes.
Enough with the VMart catching saga already; Leyland tiring of daily storyline
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Victor Martinez caught two games in the interleague series in New York this weekend, making his first appearances behind the plate in more than two calendar years.
Fun stats with Miguel Cabrera
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Well ... that there is some company.
Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers Continue to Receive No National Love
Motor City Bengals, Matt Pelc
Despite having a ton of amazing story lines--the Detroit Tigers continue to be marginalized on the main sports networks.
Around the AL Central:
Hot day means big runs for the home team.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Ballplayers don’t think A-Rod is History’s Greatest Monster
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
ESPN The Magazine conducted a survey of a handful of MLB players and asked their attitudes about A-Rod, his suspension and the whole drama with Ryan Dempster plunking him last week. You may be surprised at the results.
The Death of the Superstar Manager
The Triangle Blog, Michael Baumann
Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he’s experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences."
If the Yankees don't make the playoffs, then as of this morning, there are 33 games left in the career of Mariano Rivera. (Subscription required)
Fernandez is now 10-5 with a 2.30 ERA on the season — the third best ERA in baseball. (