Found August 13, 2013 on Tigers Weblog:
69-48, 1st place, 7 games up. Baseball is a long season. There are many, many ups and downs. Rare is the season like the one the Tigers had in 2011 when they didn’t lose more the 2 games in a row all season (am I remembering right? something like that). Anyway, we’re gonna lose a few more series from here on out, we’re gonna struggle with RISP in isolated instances, and we’re gonna have a few more losses against some bad teams like we did last night. Chris Sale was good last night, he beat us. Time to move on. In case you missed Iglesias’ highlight reel play last night: Yes, he’s all ours. Until 2019, at least. Though he did sign with Scott Boras last week, so expect the extension talks to start soon. Last time the Tigers saw Hector Santiago (all the way back to last week), he struck out Miguel Cabrera the first three times Miggy faced him. Santiago looked sharp through 7 and then came out for the 8th. We all thought that Santiago would be on a short leash, but after two outs, Santiago had earned the right to stay in the game even after a Torii Hunter blooper. Miguel Cabrera punished the next, and last, pitch of the evening for Santiago, and Cabrera has hit a home run in every game since that one. I’m excited to see watch this matchup tonight. A few notes: - game of the night tonight – free for you non-subscribers. - Is it time to call up Castellanos? The LF platoon has become the latest whipping boy. Personally, I’d leave Castellanos in Toledo for the rest of the year. Today’s Gotta Win to Take the Series Lineup: 1. Jackson, CF 2. Hunter, RF 3. Cabrera, 3B 4. Fielder, 1B 5. Martinez, DH 6. Tuiasosopo, LF 7. Infante, 2B 8. Pena, C 9. Iglesias, SS  

Tigers notes: Cabrera to start after injury scare

Chicago -- It might have been the go-ahead run Tuesday night, but instead it was an inning-ending groundout and a scary moment for the Tigers. With the game tied at 3 and Miguel Cabrera batting with runners at the corners and two out in the 11th, Cabrera hit a liner up the middle that deflected off pitcher Addison Reed to shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Cabrera tried to slide at first...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 264: Four Questions About Miguel Cabrera/World Series Odds Update by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and guest Zachary Levine mull over four questions about Miguel Cabrera, then talk about the World Series odds of the Tigers and other teams.

Cabrera, Tigers defeat White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Wednesday. A year after winning the Triple Crown, Cabrera has 38 homers and 114 RBIs and is hitting .360. The AL Central-leading Tigers had lost four of five following a 12-game winning streak. Despite surrendering a season-high 11 hits...

Miguel Cabrera’s Most Incredible Strength

Do you want to see footage of Miguel Cabrera hitting a home run? Of course you do. You’re not a monster. Now let me  find the last time he — oh,  right, he hit a homer yesterday. Went yard off John Danks. Sixth time he’s homered in eight games, with two of those coming off […]

Cabrera 3-run HR helps Tigers avoid sweep, beat White Sox 6-4

Miguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Wednesday. A year after winning the Triple Crown Cabrera has 38 homers and 114 RBIs and is hitting .360. The AL Central-leading Tigers had lost four of five following a 12-game winning streak. Despite surrendering a season-high 11 hits Tigers starter Rick...

Anibal Sanchez gives Miguel Cabrera a generous back rub (VIDEO) During Wednesday’s 6-4 win over the White Sox, Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez gave Miguel Cabrera a much-deserved back rub.  Cabby has hit home runs in six of the Tigers last eight games despite dealing with a nagging hip and lower back issue. He finished the Tigers ten-game road trip with a .384 BA, six HR’s, 15 RBI’s, nine runs.  On the season, Miggy holds a .360...

Improved Cabrera having pantheon season

Last Wednesday Miguel Cabrera was facing hard-throwing Cleveland Indians rookie Danny Salazar in the eighth inning with two outs and a runner on. The Indians led the Tigers 3-2 and Salazar had struck out Cabrera three times -- looking on an 88 mph changeup swinging on a 99 mph fastball at the letters and then swinging again on a 100 mph fastball on the outside corner that left Cabrera...

Tigers-White Sox Preview

Miguel Cabrera never enjoyed much success against Chris Sale before finally going deep earlier this season. These two will meet again after the reigning AL MVP enjoyed a weekend hitting two homers off another tough pitcher he had never gotten a hit against. Cabrera looks to go four straight games with a homer for the second time this year when he matches up with Sale in Monday...

Is Miggy Detroit's best?

If there's one debate all sports fans love to engage in, its the "best of" argument. Whether its the best team ever, best athlete ever, best game ever, best play ever, best uniform ever -- best, best, best, best, best -- its a never-ending list, which is also totally subjective. With Miguel Cabreras beyond-description heroics on the baseball diamond, its made me...

VIDEO: Anibal Sanchez helps Miguel Cabrera relieve some tension…

Get your mind out of the gutters everyone, Sanchez gave Cabby a back rub in the dugout and a much deserved one after the Tigers slugger has been suffering from back issues in recent weeks plus he just tied the game with yet another home run. Either way it’s still pretty damn funny. Also I don’t think I have to mention when you’re Miguel Cabrera it should be an honor for anyone...

Miguel Cabrera first player ever to homer off Mariano Rivera twice in a row

Your browser does not support iframes. For the first time in his career, Mariano Rivera blew three saves in a row. The New York Yankees closer also experienced another first: he allowed consecutive home runs to the same better — Miguel Cabrera. Rivera’s semi-struggles began on Wednesday when he surrendered an RBI single to Adam […]

The ultra confusing, yet extremely entertaining, NL MVP battle

Over in the American League, we're hearing the safe refrain we did last year: "Trout or Cabrera?" Miguel Cabrera's actually having a better year than he did last season when he won the AL's Triple Crown, but Mike Trout's also improved on his 2012. But with each team in completely different places in the standings, and Cabrera's overall offensive numbers...

Game Two with the Kitties

Morning Kids Its game two in the series with the Detroit Tigers and Hector Santiago is in the office today for the Sox See you for the first pitch *I normally don’t do this but tonight I would like to dedicate this blog to Matt Scherzer , who lost his brother Alex after a battle with depression during the off-season. ***First Inning *0 – 0 Tigers - (fly out to center)(ground... MLB power rankings

By Shawn Ramsey 1 Braves 72-47 4 The Braves were stopped short of a 15th straight win after a wild pitch caused them to lose for the first time since July 25, but 14 in a row is noteworthy enough. 2 Tigers 69-48 2 The Tigers had a 12-game winning streak until the Yankees ended it in extra innings on Friday. Miguel Cabrera continues to tear the cover off the ball...
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