Verlander's woes have taken the heat off Zach Miner, who might be Zach Minor (as in league) soon.
Miguel Cabrera turns 25 today. At least that's his story. He's batting .361/.385/.583 in last 9 games.
Detroit's pitchers with a runner in scoring position and 2 outs: .384/.477/.479. With a runner on third and less than two outs: .407/.477/.926. Yes, that says .926 SLG, thanks to giving up 4 HR in those situations.
The 6th and 7th innings have been tough for the pitchers. In the 6th: .370/.461/.699. In the 7th: .328/.423/.433. The 8th is only better by comparison: .288/.386/.424. Foes have scored 27 times in the 6th, 16 in the 7th and 13 in the 8th.
Tigers go 4 against Toronto. Kenny Rogers, Jeremy Bonderman, Nate Robertson and Armando Galarraga go for Detroit, which will miss Roy Halladay. I guess we'll hope for a split, but I've about given up trying to figure out this squad.