DJC Morning Drive: The Second Place Detroit Tigers And The Justin Verlander Injury


Aug 11, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter (48) receives congratulations from second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) after Hunter scored against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning in an interleague game at PNC Park. The Pirates won 11-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Jock City Morning drive begins on tuesday with the SECOND PLACE Detroit Tigers.  You read that right, the second place Detroit Tigers.  The Kansas City Royals leap frogged the Tigers into first place after beating the Oakland A’s and taking advantage of a horrible Tigers road trip.

But the news gets worse for the Tigers as the await an MRI of Justin Verlander’s sore right shoulder.  Verlander was pulled after one inning of work in Pittsburgh in which he gave up 5 runs.  In his post game comments, JV admitted to feeling some pain in the shoulder during warm-ups.  Not wantng to take any chances the Tigers are sending Verlander in for an evaluation and an MRI.

The humliating loss and apparent injury to Justin Verlander came after an 19 inning marathon on Sunday that exhausted the Tigers bullpen.

So in case you missed it buckle up and try not to drive off the road as the Tuesday edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive brings you all the links you need to read about the Detroit Tigers.

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