OT: Detroit Tigers officially the 2012 AL Central Division Champs

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on October 1st, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Back to back division champs!

 Celebrate good times!

 

Comments

MGoBlue96

October 1st, 2012 at 11:24 PM ^

for persuavering in what has been an frustrating year for the much of the year. Still not as confident in their chances as I was last year, but as we have seen getting to the dance at least gives you  a chance. It may hinge on Scherzer's health. A healthy Verlander, Scherzer and Fister  pitching well at least gives you a fighting chance, even with inconsistent hitting and sketchy defense.

saveferris

October 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 AM ^

He's the first player to have a real shot at the Triple Crown in 45 years, you have to play him, but not necessarily in the field.

I mean, other players have come close in the past, but I can't remember a player leading in all three categories with only two games to go in the season.

Balrog_of_Morgoth

October 1st, 2012 at 11:24 PM ^

This feels good. After being on the other end of things in '09,  we can all feel Chicago's pain. It's nice to have this over with so we can breathe again.

Also, Cabrera went 4-5 with 1 HR and had a beautiful catch in the 9th. What a night!

Dix

October 1st, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

You have to let Miggy defend his homerun crown.  Texas is in a dogfight for homefield advantage and division title, so Hamilton is going to be playing. 

Batting title and RBI title seem safe even if Miggy doesn't hit well.

KSmooth

October 1st, 2012 at 11:25 PM ^

When you're from Detroit, living in Chicago, there's not a whole lot you can brag about.  So when you get the chance you make the most of it.  There's only a couple of Sox fans at the office, but by God I'm gonna be absolutely insufferable tomorrow...

MGoBlue96

October 1st, 2012 at 11:50 PM ^

the frustrations throughout the season and the fact that it wasn't easy does make it a little sweeter.

Not sure who called it, but Leyland did in fact breakdown a little postgame. People can say whatever they want about the guy, and I would be lying if I said I didn't second guess him at times, but however you slice it 3 playoff appearances in his tenure isn't too shabby. He was right in his postgame presser, when he said it is mostly about the players, which is what I have been trying to get across to the fire Leyland crowd all year. The reason it wasn't easy was because certain players didn't have the years they were expecting, that is not on the manager. Some guys don't respond to yelling and screaming from the manger, and if Leyland said that is makeup of this team I take his word for it.

MGoCombs

October 2nd, 2012 at 11:18 AM ^

Yankees, please. As a Tigers fan living in Baltimore, it would be awesome to be guaranteed a chance to go see them play in the ALDS. However, I've been to about 20 O's games this year and something about this team is magical. Unless our starters can go 9 innings every game, I'd be terrified to see what the O's bats will do against our relievers. No lead is safe against the O's.

MGoCombs

October 2nd, 2012 at 2:56 PM ^

True, but the Orioles lead in almost every team batting category in September. They've played bad yet winning baseball. They're a team that even when you outplay them 8 out of 9 innings, they find a way to win more often than not. They're just a weird team. They could come out completely flat and the Tigers could sweep them or they could go on a tear. At least with the Yankees you know what you're going to get, and I think the Tigers a better team.

Darrens Pet Turtle

October 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 AM ^

I believe there is only one ALDS series starting Saturday w/ the the other one on Sunday.  The winner of the wild card play-in game will be in the Sunday series vs. the top seed so I'd think that the Tigers are certainly starting Saturday.  Same goes for NL.  I'd think Tigers/Yankees or Tigers/Rangers would get the prime time slot.