The Detroit Tigers bullpen ERA has ballooned to 6.00 in the month of September – second worst mark in baseball this month – but is the awful mark a sign of impending doom as the club looks forward to the postseason?
Remembering Tigers Twenty-Game Winners
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
When Tigers right hander Max Scherzer won his 20th game of the year on Friday night, it did not create the same buzz it would have in earlier decades.
A Crazy Person Says Justin Verlander Should Join the Bullpen
Please hold (but also eat some nachos).
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
In the meantime, remember that we are living in a world where Brayan Pena is an active tweeter, and is obsessed with his own nipples.
Jim Leyland 'concerned' about Miguel Cabrera groin injury, but says he's can't totally rest him if healthy
Detroit Free Press, George Sipple
Leyland said he doesn’t know what he can do though.
Only one big goal counts for the Tigers
The Detroit News, Bob Wojnowski
Sometimes these long pursuits turn joyless, almost monotonous, milestones melding into millstones.
Brookens Plays Odds, Green Lights Dramatic Tigers Win
Dark Side of Green
It shouldn't be a surprise to the Twitter haters of Tigers third base coach Tom Brookens that he's aggressive in sending runners to home.
Around the AL Central:
Avisail Garcia drives in two runs to help the White Sox defeat his former club 6-3.
This series made Twins fans everywhere cringe. Sometimes, reality bites.
A great win to finish the year at Kauffman Stadium.
Finally the offense made a game easy for the Indians. Although it took awhile.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Retroactive All-Star Game Project
We’re using the first half split data from Baseball-Reference for each of the years 1916 through 1932, conducting an online vote for All-Star Game starters for each year, simming the game with OOTP 14, and then writing up a game account, which will be posted along with the box score on the Seamheads.com website.
With another division title, Beane is best GM
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
If I win $750 million in the lottery and purchase a major league franchise, Billy Beane is the guy I'd hire to run my franchise.
Andy Pettitte's a tough Cooperstown case
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Or maybe he's an easy one, because it's actually easy to justify voting either way on his Hall of Fame candidacy. And that's without even getting into the drugs thing.
No. 42 retired forever in a touching Mariano Rivera pregame tribute Sunday at Yankee Stadium
HardballTalk, Drew Silva
It's Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium and the pregame tribute to the retiring Hall of Fame-bound closer could not have been cooler. Where to start?