How Did The Tigers Get Michael Fulmer?
The Tiger had Michael Fulmer in a trade with the Mets.
The Mets traded Fulmer and Luis Cessa to the Detroit Tigers on July 31, 2015, in exchange for Yoenis Céspedes.
For the week ending August 9, 2015, Fulmer was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. During that time, he started two games with the double-A Erie SeaWolves, going 2–0 with 11 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA.
He had the most strikeouts (11) and was tied for the most wins (2) and ERA in the league (0.00).
Fulmer was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year and the starting pitcher for the Eastern League All-Star squad on August 28, 2015.
In 22 starts with Erie and Binghamton, Fulmer went 10–3 with a 2.24 ERA and 125 strikeouts. After the season, the Tigers added him to their 40-man roster.
Fulmer was optioned to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens by the Tigers on March 18, 2016. On April 29, Fulmer was promoted to the major leagues and made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins.
In a 9–2 Tigers triumph, Fulmer earned the win in his debut, allowing two earned runs over five innings while striking out four batters.
On May 21, Fulmer made his first home start at Comerica Park in Detroit, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays with just one earned run and 11 strikeouts in seven innings.
Fulmer became the first Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher since Pat Underwood in 1979 to strike out 11 batters in a single game.
Fulmer no-hit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for 6+23 innings on June 1 until giving up a two-out single to C. J. Cron in the seventh.
Over 7+23 innings, he just allowed two hits and 0 runs. Fulmer faced the Toronto Blue Jays on June 6 and pitched six scoreless innings while surrendering only two hits.
Fulmer became the first pitcher in Tigers history to throw three straight scoreless innings of at least six innings while allowing three or fewer hits.