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Miguel Cabrera’s Curious Splits

Baseball never lacks for intriguing story lines. There is always a player breaking out and there is always a player declining. There are Cinderella teams and disappointing collapses. In this sport, you can always find something new and exciting to watch. But this post isn’t about those expectation defying feats. On the contrary, this post is about the predictable and reliable...
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Upton's power lifts Tigers over Mariners in 12 innings

DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera crushed a home run that traveled so far it bounced all the way out of Comerica Park.Justin Upton's long drives sent the Tigers home with a win.Upton hit a liner over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second homer of the game, lifting Detroit past the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Monday night."There's been a lot of ballgames that I could've helped...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Miguel Cabrera hit a home run onto Adams Street

Statcast says Miguel Cabrera hit the ball 454 feet Monday at Comerica Park. That sounds pretty far. It would be the Tigers’ second-farthest home run of the year, even. BUT MIGUEL CABRERA ONE-BOUNCED THE FRICKEN BALL ONTO ADAMS STREET. This, for reference, is what a 467-foot home run at Comerica Park looks like. There’s no way Miguel Cabrera’s home run only went 454 feet...
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

13 years ago today, Miguel Cabrera launched his 1st MLB home run

Cabrera has been good for a long time. Thirteen years ago today, Miguel Cabrera hit his first major league home run. But it wasn't just any home run. It was a walk-off home run in his first game as a professional. Awesome things about this video: He ran the bases approximately three times as fast as his current rate. Rocco Baldelli!! Remember Rocco Baldelli? I am getting old...
Via Bless You Boys
5 days ago

Jose Abreu denied Miguel Cabrera's desperate plea for a hug

Miguel Cabrera is one of the friendliest guys in all of baseball. He's been known to mess with teammates at first base, and even tries to give fans hugs in the stands. His kindness isn't always well received by everyone, though.On Tuesday night, he tried to give White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu a hug and a kiss after a foul ball found the crowd, but Abreu wasn't having it. He left...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera gives thumbs up to Jeremy Hellickson on strikeout pitch

In the first two games of their series in Detroit, the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to control Miguel Cabrera, but Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson got the future Hall of Famer to go down swinging on Tuesday night. Cabrera was impressed, and extended a seal of approval on the good pitch from the Phillies’ starter with a thumbs up. Hellickson got Cabrera to swing...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera gives pitcher props for strikeout pitch

Miguel Cabrera hit a RBI double in the first inning of Tuesday’s 3-1 win over the Phillies, but was greeted by a nasty changeup during his next at-bat that caused him to go down swinging. Cabrera had fouled off a few pitches up to that point, but elected to chase the nasty 2-2 pitch and struck out to end the third inning. It was so good that he even gave pitcher Jeremy Hellickson...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera gets playful in Cleveland, hugging Indians fan in stands

The Detroit Tigers finished up a six-game road trip to Minnesota and Cleveland with a 9-4 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field on Thursday. That finished off a three-game sweep in Cleveland, dropping Detroit’s record to 14-13 and a tie for third place in the AL Central. Despite the Tigers’ struggles in Cleveland, Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera still managed to show his fun...
Via The Comeback
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

How much more can we expect of Miguel Cabrera?

“I think if we were healthy, I think we’d be in the race right now.“ A little over one week ago, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera said that while addressing his club’s underwhelming season and criticisms facing current manager Brad Ausmus. And while there’s no use in worrying about the “if we were healthy" thought, it does turn my focus to one individual in particular:...
Via The Sports Post
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera lands on DL for first time in his career

By David Kenyon Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been a model of consistently at the plate, and until Friday, he’d been a consistent fixture in the lineup, too. However, Cabrera’s 12-plus year streak of avoiding the disabled list has come to a close. He sustained a leg injury while sprinting to second base as part of a hit-and-run in the bottom of the fourth...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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