Originally posted on Tigers Weblog  |  Last updated 6/23/13
41-32, 1st place, 3 games up on Cleveland, winning streak at 1. Now it’s time for Justin Verlander (vs. Doubront) and the most satisfying series win of the season. Some bench guys are going to get starts today. Count on it, and don’t complain about it. The bench has been good. Tub is Love, and Bench is Good. Considering Miggy’s stats in JV starts, it might be a good time to give him a day off. But I wouldn’t count on it, and that I would complain about. If we update this: OFFENSIVE WPA/RE24 HEROES (bold = win) + OPPONENT GAME 68 JACKSON (BAL)  GAME 69 JACKSON GAME 70 TUIASOSOPO GAME 71 PERALTA (BOS)  GAME 72 CABRERA And then update this: OFFENSIVE WPA/RE24 TURDS (bold = loss) + OPPONENT GAME 68 PENA (BAL) GAME 69 CABRERA  GAME 70 JACKSON  GAME 71 CABRERA, MARTINEZ (BOS) GAME 72 FIELDER  And then tote up all the “best in wins” and “worst in losses,” we might come up with something like this: OFFENSIVE W-L TUIASOSOPO 4-0 KELLY 3-0 SANTIAGO 1-0 CABRERA 13-3 JACKSON 4-2 PERALTA 3-2 FIELDER 9-7 AVILA 3-3 PENA 0-0 DIRKS 3-5 MARTINEZ 4-8 HUNTER 1-2 GARCIA 1-2 INFANTE 2-5 If we instead looked at “best in losses” and “worst in wins,” we’d get a look into where team results mask the individual contribution: THE CONTRARIANS W-L FISTER 1-0 CABRERA 10-3 TUIASOSOPO 4-2 KELLY 2-1 FIELDER 9-5 PERALTA 3-3 PENA 3-3 JACKSON 2-3 INFANTE 2-4 HUNTER 3-7 AVILA 2-5 GARCIA 1-3 SANTIAGO 0-1 DIRKS 0-6 MARTINEZ 0-6 Much of all that won’t surprise you, but some of it should. For instance: Infante, Hunter, Garcia… all overrated offensively. If JV is ordinary today, let us hope for more of the extraordinary from the Comerica Strong bats.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Cavaliers showing trade interest in Kings’ Ben McLemore

Report: Rockets shopping Dwight Howard

Jim Fassel takes issue with Cam Newton's warmup MVP cleats


Report: NFL upholds Vontaze Burfict’s three-game suspension

NFL owners reportedly concerned with Raiders-gang connections in LA

T'Wolves getting calls about Rubio ahead of trade deadline

Jarryd Hayne wants to return to NFL

Jones: I ‘scream in my pillow’ being at Super Bowl, not in it

Phil Jackson reportedly does not have opt-out until 2017

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

Franchise tag has been a useful tool for John Elway, Broncos

The 16 best NBA All-Star Game sneakers ever

Eight most potentially combustible MLB clubhouses

Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

NHLers who should be dealt to contenders before deadline

Robert Kraft compares Tom Brady to Peyton, Eli Manning

WATCH: Markieff Morris appears to flip the bird to heckler

Prediction for each NBA award heading into the All-Star Break

Did Clippers reenact Paul Pierce stabbing during pregame intros?

Kobe Bryant gives LeBron James his game-worn Kobe 11s

Terrell Owens tells Skip Bayless to stop ‘misinforming’ people

8-year-old Panthers fan writes adorable letter to Cam Newton

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker