Prince Fielder struggles, responds to crowd's displeasure - New York News

Prince Fielder struggles, responds to crowd's displeasure

Posted: Updated:
  • Prince Fielder struggles, responds to crowd's displeasureMore>>

  • Red Sox beat Tigers 4-3 to take series lead

    Red Sox beat Tigers 4-3 to take series lead

    Friday, October 18 2013 7:14 AM EDT2013-10-18 11:14:09 GMT
    The Red Sox are just one win away from the World Series after Boston's bullpen once again stymied Detroit's big bats in a 4-3 Game 5 victory. Game 6 is Saturday. It's Max Scherzer in a must-win game for the Tigers.
    The Red Sox are just one win away from the World Series after Boston's bullpen once again stymied Detroit's big bats in a 4-3 Game 5 victory. Game 6 is Saturday. It's Max Scherzer in a must-win game for the Tigers.

DETROIT (WJBK) -- Prince Fielder's postseason struggles continued Thursday as the Tigers fell 4-3 to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Fielder went 1-for-4 and stranded a runner at third in the seventh inning. He has now gone 17 postseason games without an RBI.

The lack of production frustrated fans as boos became commonplace at Comerica Park over the past three games.

Following the game, Fielder answered questions in the clubhouse:

Every time you go to the plate, there's a reaction from the crowd. What's your mind set when you get up there?

"I'm just trying to hit the ball hard. I can't worry about the crowd, you know? Because if they could do it, they would play. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard."


Is there any pressure with each at bat that you would go up there and try to break out of this (slump)?

"No, I mean it's regular. You just want to do something to try and help the team. That's just the regular pressure, nothing different. It's pretty much the same."

Do you think fans have short memories in the way they react to you?

"They're fans. That's what they do."

Is it disappointing to hear that reaction?


"It's definitely not pleasant, but they're fans. That's what they do. They pay to come."

Can you assess your postseason?

"I want to hit home runs just as much as anyone else wants to hit them to, but you know. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard."

The Tigers travel to Boston for Game 6 at Fenway Park on Saturday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:04 GMT
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
  • DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:06:31 GMT
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
  • City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:49 GMT
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices