You read the title right, our division rivals have matched their franchise record for the best start. Justin Masterson is making the Tribe faithful forget that Cliff Lee used to be in the rotation, and Fausto Carmona has had all quality starts except for two, and he looks like a 19 game-winning pitcher again. They have 7 hitters with 4 or more home runs, Travis Hafner is hitting .353, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the team with 21 RBI's, and Shin-Soo Choo is a legitimate 5-tool outfielder. This franchise, that has been around since 1915, has seen some pretty good teams and players. After the Indians last series (whom they played shall not be said) they left the solitudes of Cleveland to take 2 out of 3 from Oakland. My question to you, Tigers fans, is this team a real contender? Will the Tigers overtake them for the division lead? what month do you think this will happen?
However, the Indians aren't the only ones playing good baseball..Unless you live under a rock, or just are not a real Tigers fan, you know that after the Tigers have been swept two series straight, they took 3 of 4 from the Yankees. Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, and even Brad Penny had good starts in this series. Justin Verlander had a bad two innings, and was dominant through four. I think the Tigers will overcome the Indians middle of June. Am i wrong? Your input is appreciated.