It’s rare. But it happens.
Miguel Cabrera does not have a triple this year.
So, I wrote about how the Tigers turned the corner (again) with their win on Sunday. I thought it would be an appropriate topic given the reaction that I saw from multiple outlets in the aftermath of that five run tenth inning. It’s funny, I keep returning back to the word “expectations” when I write […]
Baseball is a game of chance. Every pitch. Every at bat. Every fly ball. Players on the field take a gamble every time the ball is in play. Certain situations beg for certain reactions. Some of the decisions are more costly than other. Some of the time these games are boring as all hell. Then […]
Source: FanGraphs It’s like a level 12 earthquake. Biggest Contributing Contributor: Miguel Cabrera, +60.1% Biggest Bonehead: Joaquin Benoit, -26.5% Most Important Swing: Cabrera homer, +43.2% Most Important Pitch: Hafner homer, -37.1% Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -41.4% Total Contribution by Lineup: +91.6%
Max Scherzer takes the hill for the Tigers in today’s finale. He’s coming off a loss in Boston, giving up 5 runs in 6.1 innings, although he did pitch better than that line would suggest. He also authored the only win the Tigers have against the Indians at Progressive Field, with 2 runs in seven […]
Oh, was the weather forecast ominous for this one. A giant line of death rain had blown through Chicago, scuttled Lollapalooza, delayed the White Sox game, and it looked as if the Tigers would be lucky to get through five innings tonight. A second inning rain delay lasted just 37 minutes, but it looked like […]
So when I saw that Delmon Young was back in the lineup I immediately went to my statistical reference internet page and pulled up his career numbers against Ubaldo Jimenez (10-for-23) and the career numbers for the player he replaces, Andy Dirks (1-for-12). This is a total Jim Leyland move. Dave Cameron of Fangraph’s will […]
It really is funny when supposedly “good” teams score runs. Not funny as in “ha-ha” funny, but funny as in “that’s weird” funny. Although, I admit, it is a bit “ha-ha” funny as well. This isn’t what I’m talking about though. Focus! Suddenly, you hear people employ a certain phrase, in this case the phrase […]