Found September 25, 2012 on Tigers Weblog:

Post image for Game 2012.154: Royals at Tigers

81-72, .5 games back.

There was a brief moment of exuberance last night, when the Tigers were arguably tied for first, and Miguel Cabrera was arguably in the Triple Crown lead. Then stephen spoke and all hell broke loose. Minutes later a Josh Hamilton 6th inning HR and an Adam Dunn 8th inning 3 run blast wiped the smiles away, and the Tigers and Cabrera were knocked back down a rung.

But…Cleveland just beat CWS, 1st place is on the line tonight. More coming in a bit, I wanted to get this going with the CWS loss.


Tonight’s Lineup:

1. Jackson, CF
2. Infante, 2B
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH
6. Dirks, LF
7. Peralta, SS
8. Garcia, RF
9. Laird, C


Hamilton rooting for Cabrera's Triple Crown

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Plenty on the line in final week

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Josh Hamilton Diagnosed with Ocular Keratitis; Rejoins Rangers

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was able to rejoin his club last night for the start of their series against the Oakland Athletics. Prior to the contest, the Rangers announced that Hamilton’s recent absence due to blurred vision was the result of “too much caffeine and sports drinks,” reports Richard Durrett of #Rangers say Josh Hamilton has...

Mr. Repeat MVP, Ryan Braun?

Ryan Braun is putting together another MVP season, leading the NL in Home Runs and RBIs. He is also in the top 5 for BA although unlikely to catch Melky Cabrera or Andrew McCutchens. Braun seems like the natural MVP with his team playing strong down the stretch. However his offseason speculated struggles might scare voters as it has for the Hall of Fame. Regardless, TGR...

Josh Hamilton missed five games because he was drinking too much caffeine?

Josh Hamilton was back in the lineup for the Rangers on Monday night against the A’s after missing five games due to vision problems and balance issues. Most people refer to this mysterious condition as vertigo, and it can sometimes come and go without explanation. In Hamilton’s case, the Rangers say an optometrist believes his condition, specifically called ocular keratitis...

ChiSox, Tigers need to win division

It's an archaic notion, straight out of 1969, 1993 or at least 2011. Win the division or go home. No wild card. No second wild card. No safety net , to borrow the radioactive political term. The American League Central is old school: one bid, two teams, 10 games left. The new wild-card round has transformed races across baseball ... except for this outlier. In every other...

Rob Parker trolls hard after debating Keith Law on SportsCenter

On an edition of SportsCenter Wednesday afternoon, Rob Parker and Keith Law had a debate about the AL MVP award. I can't find any video online to share the ridiculousness, but essentially, Law provided rational arguments arguing for Mike Trout while Parker took a page from the Skip Bayless book and made his point in favor of Miguel Cabrera by being loud. After the...

Dunn's two-homer night ends White Sox's skid

Adam Dunn has tried to be the calming voice for the White Sox over the last week, as the team entered play Monday night against the Cleveland Indians having lost five consecutive games. In Chicago's 5-4 win Monday, he had the calming bat. Thanks to Dunn, the Sox kept their one-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central, as the slugger hit two home runs...

Detroit Tigers Monday Morning Manager

Last Week: 3-4 This Week: KC (9/24-27); at Min (9/28-30) So, What Happened? Just another bob and weave ride on the choppy waters inside the Good Ship Tiger Pop. That’s what this team does to you: raises and lowers your hopes like a school flag. The Tigers fell three games back on Monday after suspect (and MMM is being kind) defense doomed them in a makeup game...

White Sox 5, Indians 4

Adam Dunn homered twice, including a clutch three-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Monday night to maintain their one-game lead in the AL Central. Dunn drove an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (3-3) over the wall in right-center with runners on the corners and two out in the eighth, putting Chicago ahead 5-3. Kevin Youkilis...

Josh Hamilton back after being out because of caffeine and sports drinks

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup after missing five-and-a-half games from what was initially called a sinus infection and subsequent vision problems. However, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN, Hamilton "has ocular keratitis, which is blurred vision from to much caffeine and sports drinks." Craig Gentry filled in at center field during...
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