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.