Aug 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Hitting Woes Spoil Pitching Promise

Once again the Detroit Tigers hitting has let the pitching down.  Time and time again this year the Starters have had quality starts and their offense has let them down.  This was the case in both games today.  They gave up five runs and scored one, this is unacceptable.  They make mediocre pitching look like Cy Young winners.  They were held to just six hits in these two games that is also unacceptable.

Their star player’s legs are bruised like they were in a car accident.  Their manager is letting him decide to take a day off or not.  With the way he is managing it is more like he is just trying to hang on to the division not taking it.  I would rather see Miggy sit a few days and come back strong for the stretch run and the playoffs, then watch him struggle through the rest of the season putting it in jeopardy because he is hurt.  I would love to see him win back to back triple crowns and shove the war stat down there sabre metrics throats, but I would rather win a World Series.

I watched eighteen innings of baseball today and saw six hits, two of them by Cabrera.  There are too many guys on this team who have proven track records for this to happen time and time again.  This is what has happened in the last two World Series appearances.  The bats disappear and it is shocking.  If they make it this year all with slightly different rosters, and the management stays the same, it might be time to go in a different direction.  The most frustrating thing as a baseball fan is watching players with good track records struggle and your hopes of a Word Championship go down the toilet.


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