Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer is weird & Keith Law doesn't think Miguel Cabrera is an MVP

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 65 52 .555 0 Won 3
Detroit 63 55 .533 2.5 Won 2
Cleveland 54 64 .457 11.5 Lost 2
Kansas City 51 66 .435 14 Lost 1
Minnesota 50 67 .427 15 Lost 2

(updated 8.16.2012 at 9:17 PM PDT)


Max Scherzer is one of baseball's weirdest pitchers, Keith Law leaves Miguel Cabrera off his American League MVP ballot, and Melky Cabrera could be this year's batting champion. These stories and other things that make zero sense in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Max Scherzer: Still One Of Baseball's Weirdest Pitchers -- Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
This was written before Wednesday's win against the Twins, but it still holds weight -- probably now even more so.

ESPN's Keith Law disses Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, leaves him off MVP ballot -- Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo
Oh no he didn't. /snap fingers

Tiger Fans Don’t Fully Appreciate Miguel Cabrera -- CBS Detroit, Jamie Samuelsen
Man, yesterday was not Cabrera's day in the media.

20 Questions With Fake Boesch!! -- Cats With Bats
WARNING: Not suitable for the kiddos' eyeballs.

AL MVP Race: Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera -- Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
"There is much discussion right now in Detroit going on right now about the A.L. MVP race, fueled in part by Tigers manager Jim Leyland coming out in support of his player Miguel Cabrera just a few days ago."

Scherzer's amazing season. -- MarioImpemba.com, Mario Impemba
Scherzer still -- on occasion -- raises my blood pressure, but Mario is right, he's having an incredible season.

Around the AL Central:

Chicks Dig the Long Ball, Chicks Digging Visiting A's After 3 - 0 Win in Kansas City -- Royals Review
"Hochevar was surprisingly effective. Granted, he gave up two dongs, but they weren't of the soul-crushing, eight-run variety he usually gives up. When Hochevar is the highlighted player of the game, that doesn't tend to bode well for the Royals."

White Sox 7, Blue Jays 2: Indoor fireworks -- South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
"The White Sox used five homers to win a series in Toronto for the first time since 2006."

Currently HIstoric: More TTO fun -- The Hardball Times, Jason Linden
"Adam Dunn's quest for the triple crown (no, not that triple crown)."

Elsewhere in baseball:

See all 27 outs from Felix Hernandez’s perfect game -- HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
For those of you who didn't get to watch it live.

Melky Cabrera will be this year’s batting champion, according to projection system -- Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
Please make this not happen. Please.

Derek Jeter's Diary: Single White A-Rod -- The Triangle Blog, Mark Lisanti
Because I can't not link to this. It's just pure gold.

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