clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson is good at baseball & Andy Dirks could begin rehab assignment

When you're awesome, you get first-class service in the dugout.
When you're awesome, you get first-class service in the dugout.

AL Central Standings

Chicago 49 39 .556 0 Won 1
Detroit 46 43 .516 3.5 Won 1
Cleveland 45 43 .511 4 Lost 2
Kansas City 38 49 .436 10.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 36 52 .409 13 Lost 5

(updated 7.15.2012 at 8:19 PM PDT)

Austin Jackson is having a year for the record books, Andy Dirks could begin his rehab assignment this week, and the Tigers chances at winning the wild card. These stories and some pretty awesome nicknames in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Strong finishes haven't been Tigers' strength under Jim Leyland -- The Detroit News, Jerry Green
"A golden disc slipped over the left-field seats at Comerica Park — glinting onto the statues — and climbed into the heavens as the ballgame went on." I'm sorry, what?

Andy Dirks Could Begin Rehab Assignment This Week, Tigers Face Roster Decision -- The Tigers Den, Matt Snyder
Buh bye Danny Worth.

Austin Jackson's Historic Improvement -- Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
As it turns out, Austin Jackson is having a pretty decent year. And this proves it.

Wild Card From The Central A Possibility -- Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
Why think about the wild card when we can think about winning the division? I'm going to try out this whole optimism thing the second half.

For right deal, Tigers can't be scared to trade prospects -- The Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski
"No prospect is untouchable. As baseball's annual trade rumor-palooza hits full swirl, remember that." How could we forget?

Around the AL Central:

A's 9, Twins 4: Duensing Blown Out Early as Oakland Sweeps Minnesota at Target Field -- Twinkie Town
"Twins get swept at home by the A's: not good, friends. Not good. Let's talk about a couple of positive things instead!"

Evil Pale Hoes Defeat The Royals While Kansas Citians Search For Answers -- Royals Review
"The Royals give up the second of three in this home series against the loathsome and undeniably evil Pale Hoes. All measured, reasonable thought is abandoned as fans look for answers."

Game 88: Blue Jays 3, Indians 0 -- Let's Go Tribe
"The Indians were blanked by Carlos Villanueva and the Toronto bullpen 3-0. A recap of the action."

White Sox 2, Royals 1: A series victory the hard way -- South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
"It wasn't pretty, but the White Sox won their first series in Kansas City since May 2009 with a grueling one-run victory."

Elsewhere in baseball:

Spike Lee caught Mark Teixeira’s bat -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
"Spike Lee was lucky enough to snag Mark Teixeira's thrown bat ..." Because he's otherwise been so unlucky in life. Just kidding, it was actually pretty funny.

Mike Trout, Matt Holliday, And More Nicknames You Might Not Know -- Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
These are ... uhh ... interesting.

Adrian Gonzalez sidelined with sore back after greeting child at mall -- Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
And we thought the Tigers luck was bad when it comes to injured players.

Instant replay? Maybe imperfection is OK -- SweetSpot Blog, Anna McDonald
"The problem is his quote was taken out of context." Are we sure about that?