Found August 03, 2013 on Tigers Weblog:
62-45, 1st place, 3 games up on Cle. I’m going to make the bold claim that my son, and PHToy in HKs child, are the most spoiled Tigers fans out there. The Tigers are 10-2 in my little guy’s lifetime, and to be honest, he slept through most of those losses. And he’s also very curious as to who this “Miguel Cabrera” guy is that we won’t stop talking about. Miggy is not in tonight’s lineup, and his day-to-day injury has become week to week. Had he sat out of the 1.5 games he played in last weekend, he’d be nearly done with a 15 day DL stint. Even with the two off days this week his abdominal strain isn’t fully healed. (Wasn’t it his hamstring before? Are we getting good information here?) With the 1 day off in August gauntlet that began last night, this is beginning to be troubling. Though I’d rather sit him for a few weeks now to be ready for late Sept/Oct. Meanwhile Chris Davis has taken this opportunity to overtake the RBI lead, and increase his HR lead to 8, and presumably, jump ahead in the MVP race. The Tigers look to continue their winning ways against the White Sox, losers of 8 in a row. CWS is only a few games ahead of the Astros for rights to next year’s top amateur. Can we take a second to appreciate stand up and applaud Joaquin Benoit? Here are his stats since he was handed the closer role in early June (I’m using June 9th, correct me if I”m wrong): 18 IP, 1 ER, 23 Ks, 5 BB. That’s an ERA of .50, a WHIP of .78, and a K/BB of 4.6. That’s domination. If he’s just remotely this good the rest of the year, then he’ll be the best closer we could possibly have. Today’s Let’s Eat ‘Em Up Tigers Again Lineup (with #s off of Danks): Austin Jackson, CF (12-29, 3 HR) Torii Hunter, RF (12-37, 2 HR) Matt Tuiasosopo, LF (1-8) Prince Fielder, 1B (5-7, HR) Victor Martinez, DH (7-35, 3 HR) Jhonny Peralta, SS (10-46, HR, 11 Ks) Jose Iglesias, 3B Brayan Pena, C (2-9) Ramon Santiago, 2B (0-2)
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