DJC Morning Drive: Chin Flicks, Debuts And The 2nd Place Detroit Tigers


Aug 17, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) receives congratulations from right atielder J.D. Martinez (28) after scoring in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It was an interesting week for the Detroit Tigers. Joe Nathan caused more controversy by dropping a sign language F-Bomb on Comerica Park. The latest bullpen solution Jim Johnson made his Detroit Tigers debut.  Andy Dirks suffered another set-back with a hamstring injury and last but not least the Royals leapfrogged the motor city kitties into first place.

So if you missed all the gut wrenching action from the Detroit Tigers last week, bring a roll of toilet paper and sit down for this Tiger Tuesday edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

From Detroit Jock City: Joe Nathan Drops Sign Language F-Bomb (Video)

"That anxiety rose when Joe Nathan walked the first two batters of the inning prompting some boos from the crowd of over 41,000. After Nathan issued two free passes to Pirate hitters he got out of the inning with a deep fly ball and a stunning double play initiated by Nick Castellanos."

From MLive: Joe Nathan Tries To Repair Relationship With Fans

"Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan assumed the boos were headed his way. He kind of expected them, actually. Nathan knows he lost the trust of a lot of Tigers fans in light of the controversial gestures he made to the home crowd earlier this week. He also knows he has a lot of work ahead of him in order to win back their loyalty."

More from Detroit Tigers

From the Freep: Tigers call up former All-Star Jim Johnson

"The Detroit Tigers called up veteran reliever Jim Johnson from Triple-A Toledo after tonight’s game and sent down rookie right-hander Melvin Mercedes. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Johnson’s promotion as he was leaving the podium after his postgame news conference. He didn’t say what role Johnson, 31, will ha"

From Motor City Bengals: Detroit Tigers making a push for Rusney Castillo

"Certainly to land a star like David Price, you have to be willing to give up a good piece. The biggest piece the Detroit Tigers shipped away in last month’s three-team trading deadline deal with the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners was centerfielder Austin Jackson. But, did the team have an ulterior motive in shipping out Jackson?"

From the Freep: Andy Dirks Suffers Another Hamstring Inury

"The Toledo Blade’s John Wagner reports Dirks suffered another hamstring injury while running the bases for the Triple-A Mud Hens Sunday. The injury came in the third inning and the outfielder had to leave the game. Dirks had back surgery back in spring training and has had his rehab assignment stopped, once for this back and, most recently, for a hamstring pull. It’s unclear if Sunday’s injury was the same hamstring. He started playing again Friday."