further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Cabrera will most likely make history tonight against the Royals.
-Hamilton has to face one of the toughest pitchers in baseball right now (Griffin) who has only given up 10 HRs all year (three of them against the Tigers). Not to mention he would have to hit 2.
-It's pretty much assumed he's won the RBI title.
-Batting Average will most likely be won as well since 1 hit by Cabrera would nearly make it impossible for anyone to catch him. He will most likely get 2-4 at bats tonight and would have to go 0-4 while Trout would have to hit 4-4 to catch him. If Cabby hits 1 for 3, Trout would need 6 for 6 to catch him. So it's likely that one hit or one out by Trout all but guarantees the Batting Average title.
(ESPN is going to Air every at bat from him.)
The Crazy thing is that he still might not win the MVP!
Cabrera: 1st Triple Crown since '67, Playoff team, huge lead in OPS, SLG, and is 6th among 3rd baseman in Fielding percentage
Trout: Tied for 34th in assists among CF, did not make the playoffs, 9th in Fielding percentage among CF.
How is this not already handed to Cabrera and why is there even a debate... it's baffling.
Trout has four edges: stolen bases, runs, OBP, and WAR (which is the the most subjective Stat ever invented in baseball).
Not to mention Cabrera appeared in 161 of 162 games and trout only appeared in 139.
GO CABBY!! GO TIGERS!!!
MVP! MVP! MVP!
Verlander on the bump hoping for another win against KC.
5-0 in the first inning with no outs. Tigers taking batting pratice off the Royals.
Nice start to the homestand here.
Wilk gets the start to fill in for Fister and made it through the 1st inning.
The Tigers are the only team in all of MLB to not give up a run in the first inning yet this season. Long gone are the days of Jeremy Bonderman I guess.
Let's keep this undefeated streak going!! Come on Porcello!!
With Fister going on the DL over the weekend, someone obviously was going to have to take his spot. Well, it looks like the decision has been made (per Chris Iott, MLive):
The Tigers selected Wilk to start Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago. The Tigers needed a starting pitcher to take the place of Doug Fister, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left costochondral strain.
Andy Oliver and Casey Crosby both struggled in their starts (Sunday and Monday, respectively), while Wilk posted a really solid outing: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks, 0 runs allowed.
The other good news? The player to be demoted to make room for Wilk is Brandon Inge!
Inge will be the designated hitter tonight for the Mud Hens as he begins a rehabilitation assignment from a left hamstring strain. He is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday.
Let's hope he tears it up in Toledo, thus improving his trade stock, and someone bites and makes an offer for him.