This weekend was an around crazy weekend in Detroit. We had the Detroit Tigers playing a 5 game series with the Royals, Kenny Chesney at Ford Field, and the annual Woodward Dream Cruise all on the same weekend.
With all of these events taking place, the whole conversation was about the magic of Miguel Cabrera. His line shot into the right-field corner sent the Tigers home with a 6-5 victory. According to the Detroit News, here’s what manager Jim Leyland had to say.
“Because the television in the manager’s office operates on the FSD telecast’s seven-second delay, Leyland heard the Comerica crowd explode before he saw Cabrera’s swing on the office TV.
“I thought, ‘What the hell happened?’” Leyland said afterward, drinking in a victory that came after a pair of tough, artfully pitched losses to the Royals Friday. “Boy, these have been great games.””
But Cabrera wasn’t done there. On the first from Bruce Chen today, Cabrera sent a bullet into the left field stands for his 40th home run of the year. Cabrera finished the day 2-3 with 3 runs batted in and he only saw eight pitches total in the entire game.
Cabrera has been on such a tear that even Cleveland Jason Kipnis had to say something via Twitter:
Dear Miggy… You’re making the rest of us look bad.. Knock it off! – MLB Hitters
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) August 18, 2013
Cabrera has a legit chance to capture the Triple Crown for the second year in a row. I think that if he keeps it up for last 40 games of the regular season, this could be one of the best back-to-back seasons EVER. However, it’s not just Cabrera that’s doing well.
Here’s what the Tigers have been up to lately:
Best W-L since #AllStar break: @Dodgers 25-4 (72-51) @Braves 22-7 (76-48*) @tigers 21-9 (73-51) @Royals 21-10 (64-59) *Best Win% in MLB
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 19, 2013
And another crazy stat right here:
The Tigers are 53-46 on days when others not named Max Scherzer have pitched, 20-5 in the games he has pitched.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 19, 2013
While Cabrera is the talk of the town this weekend, the Tigers should be the talk for the rest of the next couple of months.