Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't believe in momentum in baseball.
He subscribes to the age-old theory that "momentum is the next day's starting pitcher."
I disagree to a certain extent.
There clearly is momentum in the Major Leagues. It's the only way to explain how bad teams go on extended winning streaks and good teams on extended losing streaks throughout the course of every baseball season.
At the same time, as Leyland suggests, the next day's starting pitcher can bring a team's momentum to a screeching halt.
The Tigers are entering a potential turning-point part of their season. They're coming off that emotional, come-from-behind victory Sunday at Cincinnati when they rallied from a four-run deficit in the late innings.
Whether that turns a season around remains to be seen, but it's certainly the type of victory that should at least ignite a winning streak.
The Tigers haven't won more than three in a row since their two four-game streaks in the opening two weeks...