Miguel Cabrera and The Detroit Tigers’ Slide

Posted: 4th October 2009 by Ian Enos in MLB
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It's difficult to criticize the only offensive player on the Tigers that strikes fear into the hearts of opponents, but when the Tigers needed him, Miguel Cabrera was nowhere to be found. By no means is Cabrera the only reason for the Tigers' astounding fall from grace to finish the season, but a peek at his numbers over the final 10 games of the season, a stretch that saw the team go 4-6 when 5-5 would have cinched a playoff berth, reveals a startling line: .237 avg, 4 runs, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 6 BB, 6 SO. Most of that production came in a single game, a 4-for-6, 4 RBI night in a big win against the Chicago White Sox. Take that game away and you have nine games in which Cabrera hit .156 with a single RBI, getting on base only once in the final series against the White Sox. In seven of those 10 g ...

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