Found September 09, 2013 on Tigers Weblog:
Detroit Tigers: 82-61, 1st Place (5.5 ahead of Cleveland).  The Tigers still have a fairly comfortable 5.5 game lead over Cleveland, so things are hardly going badly. Although they may have the race in hand, it is hardly encouraging to watch them hobble down the home stretch (literally and figuratively), and hardly a good harbinger for the postseason. The playoffs are mostly about pitching. Mostly; one still needs to score some runs (see World Series, 2012). As such let us hope that the Tigers haven’t reverted to their early season boom-or-bust ways. Over their last 10 games they have scored 7-7-10-0-3-1-4-16-3-2 for a remarkable 5.3 runs per game, but because of the high/low spread a much less remarkable 5-5, .500 win/loss record. September has not been kind to Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez, and Miguel Cabrera:  Here are their BA/OPS numbers for the month so far: .207 .448 Victor Martinez .154 .507 Miguel Cabrera .143 .321 Torii Hunter Yes, that is a .321 OPS, over which time Hunter has struck out in 10 of his 28 At Bats (36%) with 0 walks. Hunter currently has an 8-game strike out streak going. This may not be the day to look for runs with Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox, but it may be a good time to get Victor and Torii going. Career vs. Chris Sale: .563 1.276 Victor Martinez (9-for-16) .333 1.167 Torii Hunter (4-for-12) About that pitching: Max takes the mound tonight after losing a pitching duel in Boston, and tries to out duel Chris Sale for #20. ***** Today’s Player of the Pre-game:  Victor Martinez. Which split will prevail, VMart in September or VMart vs. Sale? Tonight’s Mute-The-Hawk Lineup: Jackson, CF Hunter, RF Cabrera, 3B Fielder, 1B Martinez, DH Castellanos, LF Infante, 2B Pena, C Iglesias, SS

Detroit Tigers: Hey Miguel, you’re not entitled!

For the 2nd time this season Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the middle of an at-bat. It happened again last night in the 1st inning as he was hit in the leg with a Chris Sale breaking ball but seemingly offered at the pitch, not checking his powerful swing in time. The call appeared correct in that when you swing at the pitch, even...

Miguel Cabrera ejected in Chicago

For the second time this season, Miguel Cabrera has been ejected from a game. During his first at-bat Monday night in Chicago, Cabrera was upset when a pitch that hit his right knee was called a swinging strike. Home plate umpire Brian Gorman ejected Cabrera after he continued to argue the call. Manager Jim Leyland came out to support Cabrera and was soon following Cabrera into...

GIF: Proof that it's basically impossible to pitch to Miggy

Below is a couple of GIFs that align six different Miguel Cabrera home runs on a grid, each one hit on a ball located outside of the strike zone in a different area of the plate. It’s pretty definitive evidence that, as a pitcher, you stand absolutely no chance when Miggy is in the box. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera ejected after being hit by a pitch in Chicago

And here we go again with MLB umpires injecting themselves too much into a baseball game. During the first inning of tonight’s Tigers/White Sox game, third baseman Miguel Cabrera was struck in the leg by a pitch from Chicago’s Chris Sale. However instead of taking first base home plate umpire Brian Gorman called Cabrera on a swinging strike as the All-Star pleaded to get an appeal...

Miguel Cabrera Ejected During First At-Bat of First Inning For Arguing Strike Call After He Was Hit by Pitch (Video)

It was a unique sight in Chicago when Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera was tossed during his first at-bat as the Tigers took on the White Sox. The ejection came in just the first inning of the matchup when, in the second pitch of his at-bat, Miggy was hit on the knee by a wild pitch from Chris Sale. Home plate umpire Brian Gorman ruled that Cabrera had swung on the pitch and called...

Preview: Chen, Royals look for series win over first-place Tigers

With Miguel Cabrera dealing with nagging injuries, the Detroit Tigers are considering giving their superstar time off down the stretch to rest.A day game after a night game might seem like a good idea for a break, but manager Jim Leyland may want to keep Cabrera in the lineup given his history against Kansas City Royals scheduled starter Bruce Chen.The AL Central-leading Tigers again...

Tigers' Cabrera and Leyland ejected in 1st inning

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were both ejected in the top of the first inning of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera began complaining to home plate umpire Brian Gorman that he felt he was struck in the right leg by a pitch from White Sox starter Chris Sale. After fouling off the next pitch, Cabrera continued complaining...

Chris Sale thanks higher powers for Cabrera ejection

Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera saw his night end almost before it began in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night after he was ejected in the first inning. Chicago pitcher Chris Sale threw a slider that hit Cabrera on the leg, but home plate umpire […]

Tigers need to step it up

It is not time to push the panic button or even jump off the proverbial bandwagon, but the Tigers have to start playing better. With Monday night's 5-1 loss in Chicago to the White Sox, the Tigers have won just two of their last eight games and are just 4 12 games ahead of the surging Cleveland Indians. The bad omen came very early in the game when Miguel Cabrera was ejected...

Max Scherzer struggles, Miguel Cabrera tossed as Tigers lead shrinks to 4½

Everything was fine until three batters into the game. Or until the third pitch to the third batter. At that point the continuation of a Tigers trip which hasn’t exactly been their best got worse got angrier maybe even got a little worrisome with a 5-1 loss Monday night to the White Sox. And with the early ejection of Miguel Cabrera. The loss trimmed the Tigers’ lead over...

Sale has little trouble with Tigers in 5-1 win

Miguel Cabrera wasn't around for the whole game, and the way Chris Sale pitched his presence might not have mattered. Sale outpitched Max Scherzer, denying him his 20th win, and Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were ejected in the first inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Monday night. Sale (11-12) gave up one run and four hits and struck out eight in...

Sale denies Scherzer bid for 20th win

Miguel Cabrera didn't have much of a chance to help Max Scherzer get his 20th win and the Detroit Tigers end their recent slump. Just three batters into the first inning, Cabrera was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman and Detroit went on to lose 5-1 to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. The reigning AL MVP and 2012 Triple Crown winner complained to Gorman that he...

The Josh Donaldson MVP Argument

It’s long been a foregone conclusion that Miguel Cabrera is going to win the 2013 American League Most Valuable Player Award. It’s long felt like a foregone conclusion that this will happen despite Cabrera again finishing well behind Mike Trout in league WAR. The question hasn’t been whether Trout will finish first or second; it’s […]

Game 2013.143: Tigers at Royals

82-60, first place, 5.5 games ahead of the Indians (violation of agreement, currently under review). We need a replacement for the “good game” cliche. Let’s go with well-played loss. Losing 4-3 gives the Royals the series edge at 8-7 and drops Detroit’s record to 15-21 in one-run games. Duffy didn’t throw enough strikes for the Tigers to hit, and apparently their bats rusted...
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