Is it possible to hit a quiet .529? I don’t know if I mentioned Placido Polanco much in many of write ups for the ALCS, but he definitely hit the ball well. He was nine for seventeen with two runs and two RBIs and for his troubles, he won the ALCS Most Valuable Player award. Polanco has only gotten a hit in each of the eight Tigers playoffs games and in six of those he had at least two. He’s only struck out twice and he’s posting an impressive .514 OBP in the playoffs this year.
The Tigers have made only two errors this entire post season. Jason Grilli made in an error in game one of the ALDS and then Carlos Guillen made one in game one of the ALCS. That’s some solid defense and just one of the reasons this pitching staff has done so well.
The Detroit Tigers Weblog did a nice job of rounding up all of the Detroit blogs’ thoughts on the ALCS win. I thought about doing this myself, but he saved me the trouble. It’s some great reading so be sure to check it out.
Now the Tigers have a week off, so I’m going to be working on my next big thing (at least to me). I’m pretty excited about this project and it appeared almost too big at times and I went back and forth as to whether I’d even do it. Fortunately, I have some help so I’ll probably announce it some time this week. Think greatest pennant race of all time.
If you’re a college hockey fan, a friend of mine has been blogging the Northern Michigan Wildcats hockey exploits. He does a nice job of covering a niche that isn’t often covered and it’s some pretty good reading.
It’s hard to believe that at this time two weeks from now, the season will be over barring some sort of weather delay. This is my fourth season blogging the Tigers and by far the best but even in the bad years, baseball’s finale always leaves me a little down. So I’ll definitely be enjoying these last couple of weeks of the season.