Tigers Prove They Are Legit
Tampa Bay was 100-47 at home the last two seasons before the Tigers went in there and swept the Rays. Playoff-caliber teams rally. The Tigers have done so over and over this season. Brandon Inge's homer Sunday was just the latest example. If the Tigers win 15 of their final 26 games, they will reach 90 wins. That's not a fraud.
Pitching and defense are the keys. The Tigers have both. Their bullpen has been remarkable.
There are other things to consider about the Tigers. This is a very emotional year for baseball fans in this area for a number of reasons. This could be a special run for the Tigers for those factors. I wrote about those in my column in today's Oakland Press. It's linked below.
My column in Monday's Oakland Press about the Tigers: http://tinyurl.com/kmto35
Also, my column on the Michigan-Western Michigan game in Sunday's Oakland Press: http://tinyurl.com/lxstfa
Have a great Labor Day - and thanks for reading this blog. It is greatly appreciated.