Tue Sep 22
|W 2 - 1||CHW|
Wed Sep 23
|W 7 - 4||CHW|
Fri Sep 25
|W 6 - 4||MIN|
Sat Sep 26
|L 6 - 2||MIN|
Sun Sep 27
|L 7 - 1||MIN|
Mon Sep 28
|W 7 - 4||at TEX|
Tue Sep 29
|L 7 - 6||at TEX|
Wed Sep 30
|L 6 - 2||at TEX|
Fri Oct 2
|L 2 - 1||at CHW|
Sat Oct 3
|L 4 - 3||at CHW|
Sun Oct 4
|W 6 - 0||at CHW|
J.D. Martinez is considering by the Detroit Tigers a candidate for an extension, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports.
Tigers general manager Al Avila expressed some interest in an possible contract extension for Martinez, who still has two years of arbitration remaining. While the 28-year-old outfielder stumbled a bit in terms of batting average (his .315 batting average in 2014 fell to .282 in 2015) he improved dramatically in the slugging department, crushing nearly as many home runs in 2015 (38) as he had in his entire career previously (47). It's safe to say his play these last two seasons has certainly dictated a raise, however it remains to be seen how much the Tigers are willing to spend with a rebuild seemingly on the horizon.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Frankie Montas held the Tigers to one run on two hits in four innings Sunday. He also struck out seven in the season finale.
The Tigers pounced on Montas for a run in the first inning, but he settled down after and let the whiffs roll. The White Sox have remained noncommittal as to whether Montas belongs in the rotation or bullpen long-term, but his latest showing showed some promise for the former option.
An injury-plagued, disappointing season for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will end with him losing the last five games to a quad injury.
It remains to be seen if the aging Martinez can bounce back in 2016 or if his knees won't allow him to regain his past hitting prowess.
A day after Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon said he pitched hurt all season, Tigers' head trainer Kevin Rand clarified the situation by explaining Simon has patella tendinosis, a chronic knee condition the team knew about before they acquired him in trade, reports MLive.com. Patellar tendonosis is also known as jumper's knee.
"If it was an injury, he wouldn't have been pitching with it," Rand said. "If it was a structural injury, he would not have been pitching."
Simon had an up and down season, and after Friday's outing, he blamed the inconsistencies on the left knee issue. Specifically, he said it reduced his velocity at times and meant he couldn't keep the ball down with regularity.
He's headed to free agency this offseason and this little tiff probably did him more harm than good. He returned to Detroit on Saturday to get a platelet-rich plasma injection, just as he did after pitching for the Cincinnati Reds last season.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera wrapped up his fourth batting title in five years with a 3 for 4 outing Saturday against the Chicago White Sox . He hit a home run and drove in two.
He sits at .338 while Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts is hitting .320 with one game remaining. The homer was significant -- it ended a career-long streak of 29 games without one. It was his 18th home run of the season, but his first since Aug. 26 and just his third since the middle of June. His home run total was down last season, too, so at 32, he could be changing his game as he ages. It bears watching, although he'll still go off the table early in 2016 drafts
|2015 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.338|
|HR||J.D. Martinez , RF||38|
|RBI||J.D. Martinez , RF||102|
|OBP||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.440|
|SLG||J.D. Martinez , RF||.535|
|R||Ian Kinsler , 2B||94|
|SB||Anthony Gose , CF||23|
|W||Alfredo Simon , SP||13|
|ERA||Alfredo Simon , SP||5.05|
|WHIP||Alfredo Simon , SP||1.44|
|K||Anibal Sanchez , SP||138|
|SV||Neftali Feliz , RP||10|
|Full Team Statistics|
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