Game 2013.140: Tigers at Red Sox
81-58, 1st place, when do magic numbers become a thing?
I’m up against the clock today, friends, so just a quick intro to get the discussion going.
You don’t see too many 0-4 nights for Cabrera, makes me wonder if he was really okay. He’s out again today, and now I really wish that he had sat yesterday.
Jason Beck did a whole post on yesterday’s Pena out at the plate; gist of it is that Leyland blindly supports his coaches, even when his coaches admit that they are wrong. We’ve discussed this before. This looks bad from the outside, but it’s part of the reason why players and staff are so unwavering in their admiration for Leyland. And he’s winning, so I’m okay with it.
Today’s Can We Win a Playoff Game Without Miggy* Lineup Is:
1. Jackson, CF
2. Hunter, RF
3. Fielder, 1B
4. Martinez, DH
5. Dirks, LF
6. Kelly, 3B
7. Infante, 2B
8. Avila, C
9. Iglesias, SS
*Tigers are 10-2 without Miggy this year