Some things to chew on while the Tigers lick their wounds after dropping a series to the Yankees…
- Curtis Granderson hit his 7th homer of the year Wednesday night. It was also his 8th extra base hit of the year.
- Tigers pitchers throw the fastest average fastball in the league at a robust 92.8. That’s .9mph more than the Dodgers who are next closest – and Joel Zumaya just got here. Verlander’s 95.3 mph heater is the fastest among starters. Ryan Perry’s 95.5 is 6th best for qualified relievers (Joel Zumaya checks in at 98.4)
- Tigers hitters have also faced the fastest average fastball at 91.5 (next closest is 91.4). Maybe it has something to do with where they’ve played.
- Tigers pitchers rank 5th in terms of first pitch strikes.
- Brandon Inge leads the team by a large margin in terms of win probability added at 1.42 (.5 is essentially worth 1 win). And when I say large margin, the other 8 players who have non-negative WPA are a combined 1.29.
- Miguel Cabrera is tied with Josh Anderson, Inge, and Placido Polanco for the team lead in infield hits with 4.
- Cabrera has 2 RBI in the last 12 games. One of which came on an infield hit.
- Ramon Santiago has the highest strike out rate on the team at 34.3%