Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some Quick Perspective On The Tigers...

The Tigers' slide heading into tonight's game vs. Texas is difficult to paint with a so-called "positive" brush, but here is, hopefully, some perspective that isn't doom and gloom.
Take away, for a moment, the disppointment of the last week and see the bigger picture.
The Tigers have are tied for second place in the American League Central with Minnesota, just 3 1-2 games behind the White Sox. Who wouldn't have taken that on July 21 at the start of the season?
After tonight, the Tigers are at home for four straight games against Toronto, which was nine games over .500 on June 5, but has gone 15-22 since. That includes, like the Tigers, being swept in a four-game series at Cleveland.
Obviously it's a big game tonight. We'll see what Max Scherzer's got.



Blogger Larry Baker said...

Side comment: As the middle of the order has quieted down, it's become more obvious how little Damon and Guillen are to pick things up. Beyond what Cabrera might do, there is really no reason to think they will balance out this slumpby going on a tear.

7:28 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Larry Baker,
No question. I think Guiilen and Damon are still capable hitters, and capable of performing better than they have so far this season.

1:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're back. Get back on the bandwagon. I think they can still do it. Verlander and Scherzer are both capable, as we've just seen. Valverde is right there when needed. The big boys came through today.

They need to loosen up and manufacture something from the bottom of the order. Laird got the sac fly today and home run yesterday. Sizemore nothing, but it's early. They cannot afford any more injuries though.

5:28 PM 

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