DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Tigers Still In 1st, J.D. Martinez Is Found Money and more…


Sep 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez (28) hits a RBI single in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Detroit Tiger Tuesday on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive!  Tigers fans are starting the breathe a little easier as they have watched their team regain 1st place.  The Tigers seem to be hitting their stride while getting clutch hitting from up and down the line-up.

As good as it is to be in first place, the fans have plenty of other things to cheer about.

The hot bat of J.D. Martinez has been one of the reason Detroit Tigers fans can be hopeful again.  JD-Mart has been on a tear and knocked in another RBI in the opening game of the series against the Twins.

Victor Martinez is trying to win a batting title while in a neck and neck battle with Houston’s Jose Altuve.

and Joakim Soria is back on the mound and looks healthy once again.

So sit back, relax, put it in cruise control and enjoy some good Tigers news for a change on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive!

From Fox Sports: J.D. Martinez and Blaine Hardy are Tigers version of found money

"Imagine walking down the street and finding a $20 bill. That kind of thing can make your day. Now imagine how the Detroit Tigers feel as they’ve found two players that could end up making the difference in their season. One of them, J.D. Martinez, was actually released by the Houston Astros on March 22. That’s correct, the 66-83 Astros decided they couldn’t use Martinez."

From Call To The Pen: J.D. Martinez’ Breakout Season

"Martinez made his major league debut in 2011, and went on to play 53 games for a struggling Astros team. In only 208 at-bats, he posted a slash line of .274/.319/.423 while knocking out six homers. Not earth-shattering numbers by any means for a corner outfielder, but still something to build on nonetheless."

From MLive: Will Victor Martinez Continue to Make the Case For MVP?

"There’s a strong argument that Victor Martinez has been as good as any hitter in the game this year. At 35 years old, Martinez has batted .331 with a career-high 31 home runs and just 40 strikeouts. He’s been arguably the best hitter in the American League."

From Hometown Joakim Soria Returns

"Detroit Tigers reliever Joakim Soria was encouraged after his return to the mound Wednesday night. For the most part, he was hitting his spots and was able to throw his cut fastball. “I feel pretty good,” Soria said, after pitching an inning in the Tigers’ 3-0 loss against Kansas City. Soria had been out since injuring his left oblique Aug. 10. “I will do whatever I can,” Soria said. “I will go out there and try to give my 100%, as always.”"