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Tigers’ Justin Upton finally figured things out, and now he’s destroying baseballs

Upton is back to being himself: it just took two months. DETROIT — At long last, the Justin Upton that the Detroit Tigers were waiting for has arrived. After two solid months of strikeouts and more strikeouts, the left fielder has broken out — or settled, rather — into the hitter he was expected to be. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect with J.D. Martinez unable to contribute...
Via Bless You Boys
4 days ago

Justin Upton saves the Tigers

Upton blasted two clutch home runs to deliver a big win. The struggles of Justin Upton are well-tread ground. The 33 percent strikeout rate and decline of all offensive metrics was alarming. But Monday he provided the Tigers a huge lift. It's great to see emotion from Upton rounding first base after the walk-off. A player who has been stoic through his ups and downs needed that...
Via Bless You Boys
4 days ago

Mariners slumping on road, lose 8-7 to Tigers in 12 innings

DETROIT (AP) The Seattle Mariners started the day with the American League's best winning percentage away from home. The way they're slumping, that distinction won't last long. Justin Upton hit a line drive over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second home run of the game, lifting the Detroit Tigers past Seattle 8-7 on Monday night. The Mariners have lost three straight...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton hits 2nd homer in 12th, Tigers beat Mariners 8-7

DETROIT (AP) Justin Upton hit a line drive over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second home run of the game, lifting the Detroit Tigers to an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Upton connected on a 2-2 pitch from Vidal Nuno (0-1) leading off the 12th. Nuno had pitched two scoreless innings. Anibal Sanchez (4-7) worked a scoreless inning for the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 8, Mariners 7 (12): Justin Upton’s 2-HR day blasts Detroit to walk-off win

The bullpen was lights-out, too. DETROIT — Mike Pelfrey’s fifth poor outing in six starts put the Detroit Tigers in an early hole again. The Tigers battled back, though, and Justin Upton walked it off with his second home run of the night, handing the Tigers an 8-7 win over the Seattle Mariners in 12 innings. Once again, Pelfrey put forth a predictably awful start. Flickering...
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

Game 70 Overflow

This overflow is real. You may not have believed it. Justin Upton is finally a Tiger Hey, did Pelfrey leave the team in the game? Lmao But forreal, scoring 7 runs will win you many ballgames
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

Tigers hold onto big lead this time, top White Sox 11-8

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Upton doubled, tripled and drove in four runs; J.D. Martinez had three of Detroit's season-high seven doubles and the Tigers this time held on to a big lead, beating the skidding Chicago White Sox 11-8 on Tuesday night. After blowing a 7-0 lead in a 12-inning loss a night earlier, the Tigers raced to a 10-2 edge in the fourth and overcame a second straight...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

By Robert Judin. The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton...
Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling ways, gives fake hugs to teammates (vid)

Justin Upton on Thursday elected to follow the lead of San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy and continued to perpetuate the team’s apparent proclivity for trolling everyone in the buildup to the MLB trade deadline. The outfielder, during San Diego’s 8-7 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field, engaged in a bout...Read More The post Justin Upton joins Padres’ trolling...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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