What they're saying: Detroit Tigers, MLB players react to Miguel Cabrera's three-homer showing
MLive, James Schmehl
When guys like Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen are in awe, you know Cabrera is doing something amazing.
Miguel Cabrera threatening to win another Triple Crown
ESPN Insider, Buster Olney
I think the most impressive thing about Miggy's success is that he doesn't look at scouting reports or video of opposing pitchers. Dude pretty much just wings it on any given day. [Subscription required]
Hey Dummy, Step Away from the Ledge
How bleak are things among the fanbase? Rogo has been forced to be the voice of reason for a team that is above .500.
"Detroit should (and will) perform better against some of the (other) good teams in the American League, but beating the really bad teams (and beating them soundly) does also count. It counts for both (a) their overall W-L record and (b) learning something about their true talent level."
Tonight!! Our 4-year anniversary show!
The Knee Jerks Podcast
Al and Kurt made an appearance on another podcast this week, Al's Knee Jerks podcast that he co-hosts with Detroit blogging giant Greg Eno.
Pitchers lead Tigers' Erie squad to Eastern League summit
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
"Warwick Saupold, a 23-year-old Australian signed in January, is 3-1 and third in the league with a 2.03 ERA. Victor Larez, 25, is 5-1 with a 3.40 ERA and has a stingy 1.18 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning). Another starter, Kyle Lobstein, is 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA."
Around the AL Central:
MLB Final Score: Cleveland Indians 10, Seattle Mariners 8 (10 Innings)
Let's Go Tribe
For those that missed it: Ryan Raburn homered, both closers gave up runs in the ninth inning, and Charlie Furbush blew a save opportunity for the loss.
Elsewhere in Baseball:
How pretty are the Braves sitting, really?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
The Atlanta Braves' bullpen may be falling apart (literally), but they should get Brandon Beachy back from the DL within the next month. Unless Washington gets hot, the Braves should be just fine.
Ethier, Kemp go deep to back Kershaw's gem
MLB.com, Ken Gurnick
Clayton Kershaw: pretty good at baseball.