The 2014 contracts of Scherzer, Martinez, Hunter, Chamberlain and Coke total more than $45 million, according to Spotrac.
“Even though we were down 2-0, all of us expected for us to win this game,” Alex Avila said, “and when you don’t, it’s heartbreaking.”
Phil Coke now has a postseason ERA of 27.00. Joakim Soria has a postseason ERA of 45.00. Joba Chamberlain has a postseason ERA of 108.00.
One Goal Achieved, More Ahead: Tigers ‘Didn’t Break’ Joba Chamberlain Says, But ‘We’ve Bent A Little Bit’
At some points this season, it looked like the Tigers – a World Series favorite since before the season began – could end up as a wild card or even miss the playoffs altogether.
With the pressure on – the Tigers ultimately delivered, shutting out Minnesota, 3-1.
Whether the Tigers find their form Sunday or not, back-to-back blowout losses to the last-place Twins leave a sour taste for the team.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stated the obvious when he called the series the biggest of the season to date.
39-year-old Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has seen his share of pennant races, and for him, Sept. 1 marks the start of scoreboard watching.
Fans in Detroit and throughout Michigan are coming down with a case of “Tigers Fever.”
As a huge Bruce Springsteen fan I was taken aback when I learned that TBS is using Springsteen’s “Land Of Hopes And Dreams” as the theme of their playoff coverage this October.