This is turning out to be a strange, if not strangely exciting end to the season, as the Tigers finish out, once again, with an interleague series on the road (Detroit finished 2013 at the Marlins). That means, oh boy! the pitchers get to bat, which I guess is one advantage to having long-time NL’er Zimmermann in the rotation. Norris is no slouch though, he hit a 2-run HR last season.
The team formerly known as The Worst Team in Baseball seems to have found themselves, and is actually the hottest team in baseball–the Braves have won 10 of the last 11.
Game time for the makeup game with Cleveland is set for 1:10 Monday, if necessary, which it likely will be if Detroit takes 2-of-3. One scenario no one has mentioned: if the Tigers are eliminated from the wild card, but Cleveland is within a game of anyone for playoff seeding, the makeup game will be necessary. And quite a drag.
Daniel Norris has motored on down to Hotlanta to start this off. There’s a great little documentary on Van Norrison on YouTube, check it out:
Victor on the bench looking for his 4th PH home run of the season. Gates Brown, eat your heart out.