Tigers' Jose Valverde saves the day – for now
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
Be sure to check out this link, the Freep has video of a Valverde pre-game interview.
'I've only missed three weeks': Jose Valverde excited about Tiger return
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
One thing is for sure: a happy and effective Papa Grande is very good for the Tigers.
Tom Brookens screws up again
"Brookens isn't the only person to screw up here, though. As the video shows, Fielder should've grabbed the bat that was resting dangerously on the baseline and then should've given more than a half-ass signal for V-Mart to get down."
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
We all knew this was coming.
"Leaving men on base certainly doesn’t cause more runs to be scored, but I think it’s easy to see the related skill that causes these to trend together: getting on base in the first place. Teams that get a lot of men on base tend to leave a lot of men on base, but they also tend to score a lot of runs."
A Journey Into the Comments Section: They Are Among Us
Same [stuff], different day for Rogo.
Around the AL Central:
White Sox 3, Indians 2: Rios homer helps end four-game slide
South Side Sox
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Hawk Harrelson to talk sabermetrics with Brian Kenny on MLB Now tomorrow
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
This could be the best thing ever or the worst thing ever. There is no middle ground.