The Tigers have won all four Sunday games this month. The problem is, all four wins have followed at least a two game losing streak (one of the four was a three game losing streak) so all Sunday has been for them is a chance to avoid a sweep. Still it gives the team a glimmer of hope because the difference between being seven down (loss column) and nine down is pretty huge. The Tigers still have a long road ahead of them if they even want to have a chance, but if they somehow manage to slip into the playoffs, these four Sunday wins could be a big reason why.
I went to the game today with my son. We didn’t stay the whole game because it was pretty hot in the sun, but it was nice to see a win. I was a little annoyed because we got there early and wanted to sit in the shade so we parked in a couple of club seats. There was nobody sitting in the section at that point, yet the usher gave us all of two minutes before asking me for the ticket that he knew I didn’t have before kicking us out. I’m sure someone could give me a stupid reason why this makes sense, but to me it seemed pointless. There was a time, not too long ago, when the Tigers had a tough time selling seats. Now that they’re good, everyone gets a little cocky but that could always turn so keeping the fans happy should still be a priority. Letting a dad and his four year old son cool off for a ten minutes until the rest of the crowd actually showed up would have been a nice attempt at customer service but it wasn’t happening.
Anyway, I didn’t get much of a chance to actually see much of the game but I’ll take the win. Zach Miner put in another good performance and Ivan Rodriguez had a nice game and he went four for four. Curtis Granderson and Marcus Thames both went yard and Miguel Cabrera drove in two more runs. Cabrera is now up to 74 on the season and with two months and change left, 125 RBIs isn’t out of the question.
Next up is four against the even more depleted Indians who traded Casey Black this week. We also have the trade deadline and that can get a bit crazy. Regardless, the Tigers next three series are on the road with the finale in Chicago against the White Sox.