Max Scherzer got his 21st win of the season and the Tigers clinched the Central Division for the 3rd straight season.
I’m not excited. I’m not excited about a team that has won 93 games. I can’t get the frustrated flailing of an inconsistent offense out of my mind.
I’m glad they won but for me it is World Series Champion or bust. The Tigers have won only one World Series in my lifetime, in 1984. It has been 29 years. I’ve been a season ticket holder for 8 years. I’m tired of waiting but I feel like this team is the same as last year’s team. Similar to the 2012 Tigers, the 2013 edition, just can’t score on a consistent basis and asks way too much the pitching staff.
The Tigers managed only 8 runs in this 3 game series with the Twins and managed to win 2. This is a tribute to excellent starting pitching and enough arms out of the pen to pick up a terrible offense.
Miggy looks horrible. He’s had only 2 extra base hits since August 26th and took his second straight ohfer. I think the Tigers are going to pay for not putting him on the 15 day DL at the end of August. I hope I’m wrong.
This was an odd game for Max. He pitched 7 innings, allowed only 2 hits, struck out 10 but walked 6. Max struggled with his command all game long but still managed to shut out the Twins.
Max Scherzer should win the American League Cy Young Award. The object of the game is to win and Max has done that better than anybody else in the league. Other pitchers should get consideration but 21 wins is 21 wins and Scherzer should take home the hardware.
At times this year I’ve been hard on Jimmy Leyland but I think he’s done the best with what he has. I don’t think there is anything he can do about the offense. These guys are supposed to hit and he can’t do that for them.
I’m excited to see Peralta in left field.
I’m excited for the playoffs to start.
I hope the Tigers can pull it off. They will probably go as far as their starting pitching takes them
It’s on to Miami and then probably off to Oakland.
Hopefully, like Victor Martinez earlier in the year, the offense will prove me wrong.
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