Thursday, May 12, 2011

What I say?

Ever since I proclaimed the Tigers' offense as suspect, they've won 8 of 9 games, scored 10 runs twice, 9 runs twice and averaged almost 7 runs per game. (They've also struck out double digits on four occasions.) Their OPS is .815 compared to .701 previously.

Some of the success can be attributed to the return of Victor Martinez, signs of life from Austin Jackson, the promotion of Scott Sizemore (who has only a 90 OPS+, but is better than Will Rhymes' 59) and the placement of Brennan Boesch No. 3 in the lineup.

Hitting in front of Miguel Cabrera seems a good spot for the free-swinging Boesch because, theoretically, he will see more fastballs. In 10 games in the three hole, he is batting .350/.378/.550 with 2 HR and 10 RBI.

Overall, though, I have a feeling this is going to be a team that runs hot and cold offensively. I guess we'll just hope the hot streaks outnumber the cold.

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