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Drew Smyly

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 20: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 20, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Tigers 10-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Blog: Make Drew Smyly The Closer

It’s challenging to keep your sense of humor when discussing Jose Valverde.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 03:  Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers attempts to regain control of the ball in the seventh inning on a hard-hit ball by Jose Altuve (not pictured) of the Houston Astros as Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers looks on at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Most Underrated Players On The Detroit Tigers

Omar Infante – Infante is a solid hitter with a relatively live bat, who has far better range defensively than most major league second basemen.

97.1 The Ticket–05/08/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 03: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros as catcher Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros looks on at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Avila’s 2-Run HR In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Astros

Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 1: Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the Opening Day game on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Win, But The Bullpen Could Be A Problem

The Tiger’s first game of the 2013 season was encouraging.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2013

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 10: Pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers starts against the Washington Nationals March 10, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Named Tigers 5th Starter

There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

(Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Moore Homers Twice As Nationals Beat Tigers 12-10

With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.

97.1 The Ticket–03/18/2013

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 09:  Starting pitcher Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Smyly

Sit Tight On Porcello, Smyly

Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Smyly Competing For Job Again

Drew Smyly thought back to last year and tried to pick one moment that stood out as the highlight.

97.1 The Ticket–02/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - JULY 06: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the second inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on July 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

White Sox-Tigers Preview 8-31-12

Though the Chicago White Sox have struggled on the road of late, and certainly at Comerica Park, they might be catching the Detroit Tigers at the right time.

97.1 The Ticket–08/31/2012

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 10: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly To Start For The Tigers On Saturday

Drew Smyly will start for the Tigers on Saturday, taking the place of an injured Doug Fister, according to the team’s Director of Media Operations.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2012

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