It is Sunday night, and the time machine whirs - cable TV in an era of make-believe. The run-around-on-the-field reporter stuffs a microphone into the slugger's round face and asks a simple question. "Ugh," says the slugger. "They pitch 'em and I hit 'em."
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says young outfielder Avisail Garcia might go a long way in the majors. A long way. But, for now, Leyland knows exactly where Garcia needs to go.
Did we make too much of Verlander's three-game mini-slump? Leyland thinks yes ... but also no
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
"Well, no I don’t think anybody made too much of it. Why I say that, I personally think people made too much of it, but I don’t think people made too much of it."
Cabrera Increasing his Value Even More with Situational Hitting
Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera is off to an incredible start by any measure leading the American League in batting average, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases, times on base and wOBA.
Prince Fielder has one very important role in this Tigers offense: punish teams that pitch around Miguel Cabrera.
Around the AL Central:
Another day, another bullpen implosion.
A very Royal Memorial Day
Royals Review, Craig Brown
The Royals don't take a holiday as they provide more of the same.
The Brewers didn't have their best hitters in the lineup today, but a win is a win. Go Twins Go!
Jeff Samardzija recorded his first shutout while sloppy defense returned to the South Side.
Elsewhere in baseball:
The best thing about Brandon McCarthy is that he's always in Brandon McCarthy mode.