Here we go again. The magic is happening at Comerica Park.
Miguel Cabrera spikes Cleveland with a walk off two run home run that caps a five-run rally in the 10th to stun the Indians. Justin Verlander follows that up with a 14 strike out game against the New York Yankees. The Tigers win 7-2 and you wonder if the cream is rising to the top now.
The Tigers are rolling again just as most of us thought they would. However, it isn’t the way we thought would happen but in the grand scheme isn’t drama more exciting than a blow out. The Tigers are rolling but they are not rolling on top. The Chicago White Sox are doing all they can to remain ahead. The White Sox are beating good teams just as the Tigers are.
What would we talk about if the Tigers were 10 games up? What would there to be to cheer about? We’d already be talking about the first round of the playoffs which appear to be an eternity away. Baseball is not meant to be easy. It is a slow paced sport that takes its own time to start cooking. On any given day you never know what is going to happen.
That is why this might be the most unpredictable and competitive sport in the world.
However, the Tigers appear to be on a path to greatness. Prince Fielder is hitting. Cabrera is mashing and Austin Jackson and Quintin Berry are finding ways to get on base. Andy Dirks is healthy and Ryan Raburn is not. How much better can it get? The pieces appear to be falling in place.
The race is on. Enjoy the ride.