Sunday, May 20, 2007

Game 43 Recap

Tigers 6 Cardinals 3

The Tigers finished of the sweep of the Cards this weekend, making it St. Louis' longest losing streak of this season. Which I guess is a small matter of revenge for losing to the worst team to win the World Series ever. The bats were active again, racking up 9 hits in the game, bringing the hit grand total to 38 for the weekend. Of those 38 hits, 18 were for extra bases. Heading into their next series with the Angels, the Tigers offense leads the league in runs, doubles, total bases, RBI, and slugging percentage. It also should be mentioned that this team which is generalized (with good cause) as a free-swinging team, is 8th in the majors in On Base Percentage. Stats aside, this weekend's games were how things should of happened. A great team beating up on a not do great one. The real team, and the one the Tigers need to fare a little better in, will be in the next 6 games. The tiers will host the AL West leading Angels, and the team the Tigers are dueling with for AL Central supremacy, the Cleveland Indians.

Tiger Hero:
Mike Rabelo. The only tiger with a multi-hit game today. After going 1 for April, he is hitting nearly .400 in the month of May.

Tiger Zero:
Craig Monroe. The only Tiger not to get a hit. He is hitless in his last four games. All is not lost, he has drawn 5 walks in those games. With 13 walks so far this year he is already more than a third of the way to his total of 37 from last year.

Tigers Record:
W - L
27 - 16
Tied 1st Place AL Central

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