Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 3:06 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Las Vegas — The big-league indoctrination for outfielder Mike Gerber could not have gone worse last season. He struck out 21 times and managed just four hits in 47 plate appearances in 18 games with the Tigers. It was, to say the least, an uncharacteristic struggle. In five minor-league seasons, Gerber had hit .279, with a .346 on-base percentage, slugging .468 with an OPS of .814. None of that translated for him to the big leagues last season. The Tigers took him off the 40-man roster last Thursday and placed him on waivers, which was required ahead of the Rule 5 draft. But his minor-league track record did not go unnoticed. On Monday, Gerber was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. It’s a much-needed fresh start and a strong opportunity for Gerber. The Giants, at present, don’t have a lot of organizational depth in the outfield. In fact, at 26 years old, Gerber is the oldest … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers lose OF Mike Gerber off waivers to San Francisco Giants
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:41 AM EDT Sep 17, 2018 Santa Clara – Eli Harold’s authenticity resonates. It resonates during his interviews, with a media sick and tired of wading through cliches, and it resonates with his Detroit Lions teammates, who have quickly gained an appreciation for the fourth-year linebacker. In a eerily quiet, somber locker room, following the Lions’ 30-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, one of those teammates leaned over and said to another, "Man, it sucks we couldn’t get this one for Eli." Harold came to Detroit last month after three years in San Francisco, traded in the middle of training camp when it was clear the 49ers were no longer invested in his development. The Lions were intrigued with his potential -- the way his athleticism and length fit coach Matt Patricia's scheme -- and felt the price tag, a seventh-round pick, was too good to pass up. More: Niyo: At 0-2, Lions … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Eli Harold fights through emotion for sack in return to San Francisco
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 7:40 PM EDT Sep 16, 2018 Santa Clara, Calif. – The Detroit Lions almost pulled off an improbable rally when rookie Tracy Walker stepped in front of a third-down pass in the closing minutes and returned it deep into San Francisco territory, setting up a potential game-winning score. But a penalty away from the ball negated the stunning turnover and will leave the Lions with stinging memories of a second straight third-quarter meltdown following Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the 49ers. Coming out of the locker room down 13-10, the Lions allowed 49ers return man D.J. Reed to break free for a 101-yard touchdown return to open the half. Reed was flagged for grabbing a face mask at the end of the return, negating the score, but the 49ers needed just four plays to get back into the end zone, scoring on an 11-yard throw from quarterback Jimmy Garopollo to tight end Garrett Celek. BOX SCORE: 49ers 30, Lions 27 The Lions looked for a … [Read more...] about Another third-quarter disaster crushes Detroit Lions in loss to San Francisco 49ers
Andrew Collins and David Tracy are winding their way north from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and they’re borrowing David Hasselhoff’s ride from the television show Knight Rider, KITT. They’re on their way to Radwood NorCal, but they’re taking the scenic route and will be stopping for a few choice photo ops and live video. If you aren’t already following @jalopnik on Instagram, make sure you do so you can see all of the KITT action. Current Collins report indicates that there are “No issues so far, except for the fact that it’s pretty slow, and driving with the yoke is very, very odd.” That sure doesn’t look very easy to drive. If you can’t make it to Radwood tomorrow, you can get a feel for what it’s like by following their path on Instagram. … [Read more...] about You Can Follow KITT From LA To San Francisco On Jalopnik’s Instagram
It feels like Radwood, the car show that gloriously celebrates the angular, analog and awesome cars of the 1980s and ‘90s, has been a part of our collective modern car culture forever. But it hasn’t! The show’s only a year old. Now, after making a huge, neon splash in 2017, the show is coming home at the end of this month, and if you’re in Bay Area you should definitely go. Our good friends at the Cammed & Tubbed Podcast, Clutchkick Podcast and Driving While Awesome! are throwing another show at Oyster Point in South San Francisco on June 24 for period-correct cars, trucks and motorcycles, and just like the event in Anaheim we teamed up with them on last fall, it is gonna be one hell of a party. Radwood is what car shows should be. It’s fun, it’s goofy, it’s collaborative and celebrates everything interesting and wonderful about the cars many of us grew up with. There’s none of the stuck-up rich dude assholery you find at so many … [Read more...] about Radwood Is Back And It’s Coming To San Francisco On June 24. Are You Rad Enough To Go?