So is this up and down, roller coaster, we're-decent-oh-wait-now-we-suck-oh-shit-we've-hit-rock-bottom-oh-hey-walk off!! trend going to be a thing now? Because if so, we do not like it.
These Tigers, man. Just when you think they're on a roll, they fail miserably, and just when your ready to scream, "F*** that!" and abandon them forever, they pull off a win like they did tonight. Not too many things are clicking right now, if we're honest. That does not include Miguel Cabrera, who hit two absolute bombs tonight and continues to show why he's he best in the biz.
However, thanks to Jose Valverde, who looks so, so much worse this year, we almost lost Cabrera's gem. Prince continues to hit the ball well, though still no power, and although Austin Jackson isn't back yet (SOB!) Quintin Berry is playing like a BOSS. But it doesn't get much better after that. Ryan Raburn's horrific spring landed him in Toledo, and Doug Fister is again on the DL, not to mention the fact that Omir Santos is our only available catcher right now, what with Alex Avila and Gerald Laird day to day.
So what we're trying to say is, every thing is, for lack of a better word, pretty freaking lame right now. We are playing like a .500 team, at best, and are hopelessly riddled with injuries. This is not what we should be doing. And its understandably making the fans pretty pissed. Hopefully our fearless leaders Dave Dombrowski and Jim Leyland have something up their sleeve as far as a Mystery Spark to get the team going. Getting Jackson back will definitely help. But this season is now two months old, and our team is the most basic of bitches right now. Partially due to bad luck, but still.
Still, we never give up on them. Ever. The AL Central is still the Detroit Tigers' to lose, and our team should come around eventually. We think.
PS-look for a lot more material this month! Life + finals +the Tigers being boring = slow times at April in the D. Thanks for reading guys!