If a streak is going to start, what better way then to start it then against the team in first place. After the White Sox leave town the next five teams the Tigers play are as of tonight at least 3 games below the .500 mark (Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rockies, and Twins). In that same span the White Sox the best team in the majors, their neighbors to the North Side, the Cubs. If the Tigers can sweep the Sox it's not out of the question to assume the Tigers could make up four games by the end of June. By my count that would put the Tigers four games back of the Sox.
Now, for this to happen you have to think the Tigers can: A) Actually sweep the White Sox and B) win games they are supposed to against lesser opponents. Two things that they haven't done all year. I'm not quite ready to get a shovel out and un-bury them. I'm not sold on the White Sox, in fact their manager isn't either. Several days ago Ozzie Guillen was calling for changes. Funny how a seven game win streak changes that. Still, the starting pitching has been playing a bit over their heads, and they could be in for a second half swoon.
Seeing a game like how the Tigers played tonight, it makes it all the more frustrating. You know they can do it. You see them actually doing it. Yet usually a game like this is followed by a huge disappiontment. Fingers crossed that isn't the case.
Tigers 6 White Sox 4
W: Robertson (4-6)
L: Contreras (6-4)
S: Jones (11)
W - L
27 - 37