Magglio Ordonez is Mr. August

Magglio Ordonez was named player of the month for August as he finished first in RBI (31), tied for first with homers (10), and third with a .393 batting average. Considering that Gary Sheffield missed the bulk of the month either on the DL, or just being ineffective, it was a particularly impressive feat with the cast of characters in the #3 spot in the order. For the month Tigers 3 hole hitters combined for a 221/275/361 line making the 31 RBI remarkable to say the least.

Magg’s is the first Tiger to win the award since Pudge hit .500 in June 2004

6 Comments

  1. Chris M

    September 4, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    For the season batting 3rd:

    Sheffield – .278/.383/.498
    Rest of team – .252/.288/.429

    OPS+ vs. AL average of hitters batting 3rd:

    Sheffield: OPS+ 110
    Rest of team: OPS+ 70

  2. Steve

    September 5, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Great achievement by Maggs. With out him this year we may have been behind K/C. Lets hope they can put the foot on the gas and come up with a wild card spot by the end of the month. We have the talent ,,,,, but do we have the time

    Steve

  3. David

    September 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    When Shef returns for thursdays finale against the chi sox I’d say we have to win 6/8 on the remaining homestand.

    I think he and Kenny if both do what they are capable of doing will breath life into this team and we will start rolling.

    I think the magic # for this team is 90-91 wins which means at the most they can only lose 7 more games out of the remaining 24.

    17-7…

    Bondlander and Robertson have looked good btw hopefully it continues.

  4. freetz

    September 5, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Props to El Big Tilde. Seems like CW is 17-7 or bust, so no lollygagging, y’all.

  5. Slashpyne

    September 5, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    If there is any justice, he should be the AL MVP. I still have not recovered from Tram not winning in ’87

  6. Kyle J

    September 5, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    In 1990, I wrote a persuasive paper for my 10th grade English class on why Cecil Fielder should have won the AL MVP over Rickey Henderson. Sadly, I failed to save a copy of the paper, as it was (at least as I recall it) one of the finest written works I’ve ever produced.