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Scherzer may be forced to miss a start

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08:10 AM ET 09.19 | Not at all lost in the high note of Miguel Cabrera's 40th home run -- a grand slam, no less -- was the Tuesday night loss of Max Scherzer, who left the game in the bottom of the second inning. Scherzer, the American League leader in strikeouts with 224, had an MRI during the game for right shoulder fatigue. The team announced that the MRI showed no structural damage and Scherzer would not throw for two days before being re-evaluated. "I noticed it in the first inning, but I didn't have any pain in my shoulder," Scherzer said. "My arm was dead." ... If Scherzer, arguably the team's best pitcher the last month, should have to miss a start, left-hander Drew Smyly would likely be the substitute starter.

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September 19, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Bad, bad, bad news for the Tigers. Scherzer has been better than even Verlander the 2nd half of the season. I am not pleased with this news.

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September 19, 2012  09:06 AM ET

With two weeks to go a very hard decision for the Tigers to make, do we want to push the kid, do we think we are still in it, or do we need to shut him down for next year.

September 19, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Shoulder pain = very bad news.

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September 19, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I heard that Max got slammed into the wall hard when he got between the buffet table and a bum rushing Prince/Miggy combo.

Miggy has actually done a good job slimming and keeping the weight off. Prince, on the other hand... well, just ask Alex Avila about that.

September 19, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Max is looking an awful lot like Jim Leyland these days......

September 19, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Miggy has actually done a good job slimming and keeping the weight off. Prince, on the other hand... well, just ask Alex Avila about that.

Looks like Miguel is on his way to possibly being the first triple crown winner since Yaz back in '67 and an MVP type year. He just gets better and better as the season goes along.

September 19, 2012  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bad, bad, bad news for the Tigers. Scherzer has been better than even Verlander the 2nd half of the season. I am not pleased with this news.

I am afraid this is the final straw for the Tigers. All that is left is to enjoy Cabrera's run at the triple crown. I hope he gets it.

September 19, 2012  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am afraid this is the final straw for the Tigers. All that is left is to enjoy Cabrera's run at the triple crown. I hope he gets it.

Seems so, barring a ChiSox collapse.

Yogi -- he's only 4 HRs off the pace. It just might happen.

September 19, 2012  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am afraid this is the final straw for the Tigers. All that is left is to enjoy Cabrera's run at the triple crown. I hope he gets it.

I think you're right. Not much hope left.

September 19, 2012  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Scherzer

perhaps he needs some time off just to readjusted himself at the mound!!

September 19, 2012  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am afraid this is the final straw for the Tigers. All that is left is to enjoy Cabrera's run at the triple crown. I hope he gets it.

cabrera should get the MVP award,, hate to accepted a give award to a player WHO should have to be in playoffs team, and not a player who torn the league in the regular season,,,

September 19, 2012  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Max is looking an awful lot like Jim Leyland these days......

its time to slow them down if you know what i mean,,,,

September 19, 2012  02:11 PM ET

the tigers shouldn't feel so bad, after all they aren't the only team with failures and bad seasons, roll eyes to the halos, boston, jays,rays,d'backs,dodgers,cardenals st luis,indians, pirates, and the list goes on and on,,,,,

September 19, 2012  03:18 PM ET

Cabrera MVP.

September 19, 2012  07:51 PM ET

Mike Trout MVP.

September 20, 2012  12:31 AM ET

ANYBODY INTERESTED IN OBAMACARE? THIS PROGRAM WOULD BE A BLOOD DRAINER FOR MILLIONS OF FAMILIES, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN,,,NO HEALTH INSURANCE?? DON'T WORRIED YOU WOULD BE DEDUCTED THE FINES FROM YOUR IMCOME TAX PLAIN AND SIMPLE,,,

 
September 20, 2012  12:33 AM ET
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YOUR IMCOME TAX PLAIN AND SIMPLE,,,

NO IMCOME TAX BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T HAVE A JOB?? DON'T WORRIED THEN JAIL TIME WOULD COVER YOUR FINES FOR BEEN LACKED IN HEALTH INSURANCE,,,

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