Make that 11 straight against the Twins, and 21-10 against Central opponents. The 11 straight also happens to tie the longest current streak any one team has against any other team, for what that’s worth (the Yankees have 11 straight vs the A’s). And perhaps more importantly, the Tigers now have a winning 2nd-half record, and a 1.5 game division lead.
The Twins have always been a nemesis; suddenly Minnesota is more like a friend with benefits.
Let’s go for 12. Tonight Brad Penny takes on Scott Baker, friend of Magglio Ordonez (.469).
Today’s Player of the Pre-Game: Jhonny Peralta
Can you imagine where the Tigers would be with Adam Everett at SS instead of Peralta? Guess his batting average against AL Central opponents…sorry, my friend, not even close. Try .429 for the H-Factor.
Today’s Leftist Lineup:
- Andy Dirks CF
- Brennan Boesch LF
- Magglio Ordonez RF
- Miguel Cabrera 1B
- Victor Martinez DH
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Carlos Guillen 2B
- Alex Avila C
- Don Kelly 3B