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Cause and Effect

I didn't want to post this too early in the season, because we all know how nasty the small sample size argument can get. A sample size of five games is indisputably large enough to shake off sample size kinks like reserve left fielders hitting .750. Lets look at some facts to see how the Tigers are shaking out.

Detroit won their first four games this year

The Tigers haven't done that since 2012, when franchise postseason home run leader Delmon Young was the primary designated hitter. What happened that year? The team won the American League, thus proving that this year Detroit is destined to take the pennant.

Detroit walked off twice in the opening series

The last time Detroit pulled off this rare feat? All the way back in 2012, when names such as Austin Jackson and Alex Avila provided the walkoffs. You may be wondering what happened that year. That ragtag group managed to win an AL title, thus proving that this year Detroit is destined to take the pennant.

Detroit's home opener win was their first in a year ending in four where the opposition was held to less than six runs since 1984

Yes, GWilson can verify that statistic's truth. (So can Baseball Almanac.) By the way, that 1984 team? It won a World Series.

Speaking of home openers, the last time Verlander started a home opener, delivered a quality start, and had the win taken by his closer?

The Tigers won a pennant.

Not all is great, however. Detroit has a record of 4-0 when the SDMA for gamethreads goes to SanDiegoMick. It's 0-1 when he doesn't.

I really expected more from you, Mick. I guess you just don't want it enough.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the <em>Bless You Boys</em> writing staff.

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