Well we all know that Miguel Cabrera is a good hitter. I mean great hitter. I mean an amazing hitter. Whatever kind of word you want to use to describe Cabrera as a hitter, it doesn’t matter. We all can agree this guy can hit.
Last night, he went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and 2 BB to lead the Tigers in a come from behind win over the Minnesota Twins. In last night’s game as well, Cabrera homered for the 6th time in his last 15 at-bats (Or 4 games). This guy is red-hot.
For the season, Cabrera is hitting an astounding .391 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI’s. I believe if he kept this pace up, he would have 198 RBI’s, which would be a new MLB record. Also if he keeps it up, he would no doubt win the Triple Crown again and become the first player EVER to win the award in back-to-back seasons.
But I understand that it is early in the season and that Cabrera could not keep up this rampant pace right? I would normally agree but if anyone could do it, I believe Cabrera could do it. It is unlikely that he will but he keeps proving that he is the best hitter in the game night in and night out. Here are some stats from the last calendar year (163 games) according to Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Press:
Miguel Cabrera’s last calendar year (163 RS games): .354 (224-for-633), 160 RBI, 127 runs, 45 2Bs, 50 HRs, 76 BB (20 IBB)/98 K. #Tigers
With that said, the Tigers record in that span you’re wondering? 93-70.
Although it is still way too early in the season to predict if Cabrera will win the Triple Crown again, it is safe to say that the Cabrera can heat up at any time and does not go through many hitting droughts either. But he did have some luck against Cleveland when one of his fly balls hit outfielder Michael Bourn’s glove and flew into the stands for a home run. But sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.
However, Cabrera is both.