AL Central Standings
Everything sucks, everything sucks, and everything sucks. These stories and some more everything sucks in today's Morning Prowl. Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Weak defense is Tigers' worst enemy -- Detroit Free Press, Jamie Samuelsen
I kind of wish people would stop trying to pinpoint the exact thing that's wrong with the Tigers. The team is like a cesspool of awful right now -- all the way around.
Introducing the One-Third All-Stars -- SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Not that anyone cares, but in case you do, Justin Verlander would make the "one-third" allstar game. You know, if that sort of thing existed.
Ubaldo Jimenez Struggles to Walk Hitters as Tigers Offense Explodes for Two Runs -- Walkoff Woodward Josh Worn
This headline wins. Also, I'm super glad I was at a concert last night instead of watching this apparent train wreck of a game.
Dave Dombrowski says Tigers aren't 'clicking' but he still has faith -- The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Welp. At least someone does.
Bill Simonson: A New Low of Stupidity -- DesigNate Robertson
Rogo's rants are one of the few things that keep me sane during times like these when the Tigers are playing so miserably.
Around the AL Central:
Game 54: Indians 4, Tigers 2 -- Let's Go Tribe
"Where did that come from?" You played the Tigers remember? Don't sound too shocked.
Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5; Should've Watched Storage Wars -- South Side Sox
"Philip Humber stunk, Colby Rasmus went 5-5 and Robin Ventura fell asleep at the switch as the White Sox lost the opener against the Blue Jays."
Pena Out Calls Butera for 1-0 Royals Win -- Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman
"In a game where the starters had a combined ERA of over 11, the pair of catchers were the game's MVPs."
Elsewhere in baseball:
Cliff Lee strikes out 12, loses again -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
"Cliff Lee still can't catch a break." Yeah, Detroit knows a thing or two about that.
Robinson Cano, Matt Kemp In Charge of Home Run Derby -- Baseball Nation, Jeff Sullivan
If there are two things that can make the Home Run Derby more exciting, it's Cano and Kemp.