Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera resurgence has come out of nowhere

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The Detroit Tigers saw future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera put together an absurd set of stats for the month of June. His resurgence and unreal numbers were incredible, and he showed no signs of slowing up the whole month.

The Detroit Tigers slugger has not quite been at his best over the past few years or at least has seemed that way. Showing glimpses of a resurgence, and he has done it once again in 2021. Earlier this year, it seemed like Cabrera was running on “E” and needed to be moved down in the lineup.

Looking at the month of June, I would say Cabrera can rest comfortably wherever he wants in the lineup day in and day out. His season stats are up from where they were, and he is picking it up, but his month of June was one phenomenal showing.

The 38-year-old Venezuelan seems to have his eyes on a career milestone this year. Could that be the reason for Cabrera performing so well lately? Since he is record chasing? Currently sitting at 494 career home runs, he is looking to make history and cross the 500-threshold.

Detroit Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera put together an absurd month of June.

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Overall in the 2021 season, Cabrera has logged 59 games where he is slashing .240/.298/.362 with seven home runs and 31 total RBI.

He’s just a tick under where he was in his 57 games played last season; while he may not be running towards a Triple Crown, he’s not falling off the face of the earth with a .200 average with no pop and not driving any runs in.

But, beyond the not-as-pleasing 2021 season stats, take a look at his month of June. In June, Miggy slashed .329/.356/.494 with eight extra-base hits and 14 total RBI. Needless to say, he’s been seeing the ball well and doing what he does best, hit.

The season has seen Cabrera slowly wake up and perform better as the summer goes on. His month of April was not too pretty stat-wise, but he has steadily increased as the summer months have rolled around.

Now that the calendar has flipped to July, could Cabrera continue his reign of terror at the plate and get himself to the 500-home run mark? It seems pretty plausible; with the way he is hitting, it may not be too long before a pitcher hangs that breaking ball over the plate, which Cabrera promptly deposits 20 rows up in left field.

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The Detroit Tigers have seen their slugger go on a tear in June; hopefully, he can keep it up in July and get himself to the 500 home run milestone. (Just saying, he stands at 2919 career hits too.)