Sunday, April 26, 2009

Left is alright

The left side of the Tigers' infield was supposed to be slick with the glove and sloppy with the stick. Instead, 3B Brandon Inge leads the Tigs with a 1.098 OPS. He's got 6 HR and 15 RBI batting at the bottom of the order. SS Adam Everett's OPS is .772 and his OPS+ is 99. Everett has never posted an OPS+ better than 80 in his career. Oddly, he's made 3 errors this season and his fielding percentage of .930 is well below his .976. Of course, fielding percentage is misleading and not all errors are created equally.

Detroit is 9-8 entering today. The Tigers are 6th in the AL with a team OPS of .794 and are fourth in runs per game. While Inge has been a surprise, it's also been a surprise Magglio Ordonez didn't pick up his first extra base hit (a homer) until last night. I guess things do sort of even out.

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