Thought I would open a thread as the Tigers finish the season with a three-game series in Miami tonight.
- The Tigers are within one game of the A's for home-field advantage in the ALDS
- Martinez will probably be catching
- Will Cabrera start?
Fister vs. Miilone. First pitch at 12:07. Would be a really big win for the Tigers to start the playoffs 2-0 and only need to take 1 of 3 out in Oakland.
Bless You Boys has a good preview up.
Miguel Cabrera is officially in the lineup for tonight's game against KC:
Looks like the start time is 8:10:
Hopeful signs: Cabrera is at .331, Trout seven points back. Hamilton needs two homers to tie Cabrera. Both players will have wrapped up their games before the Tigers commence play, so we will know where we stand.
Do your commenting, hopefully celebrating, here. Updates, shifting percentages and tallies all appreciated, since I will be wrapped up with an eight-year-old who likes to go to bed at midnight, only looking in from time to time.
According to ESPN, Cabrera says he is prepared to play third for the Tigers:
"It was something we were talking (about at the Tigers') fan fest (last week). Return to third base, that is my natural position," Cabrera told Lider en Deportes. "Fielder's arrival will benefit us."
Also, BYB posted this picture of Cabby earlier today:
Not lookin' too bad. Maybe he's decided to take conditioning seriously?
With one out in the bottom of the 9th, Miguel Cabrera just hit a two-run jack to left to tie the game.
Cabby is now hitting .343 with 21 homers and 73 RBIs. His slugging percentage is "yes." But sure, Mark Teixeira DEFINITELY deserved more All Star votes.
Two outs, bottom of the 8th inning in the game where the Tigers are trailing by a run. Runners on 1st and 2nd. Cabrera hits a homerun with a look on his face that could melt sand into glass. So the question...is Miguel a great hitter or the greatest hitter?
He has 19 home runs and 56 RBI's so far this season, both leading the AL.
(also, why is he 3rd in first base all star voting?!)