2014 Stretch Run Survival Guide - HookSlide, Bless You Boys
The month of September has begun, and as of this writing, there are now only 23 games left in the regular season. The Tigers are currently sitting 1 ½ games behind the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central, and own one of the two wild card spots (although, only by a half-game lead over the Seattle Mariners).
Now is no time for panic. Now is the time to strap in, gird up our loins (note: do not take pictures of this activity with your phone), and steel ourselves for the onslaught of emotional ups and downs that are inevitably coming our way in the next few weeks.
Detroit Tigers’ J.D. Martinez providing same power as Miguel Cabrera - John Lowe, Detroit News
The Detroit Tigers called up outfielder J.D. Martinez on April 21, hoping he could make up for some of the power the team lost with the off-season departure of Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta. At that early stage, the Tigers were 12th in the American League in homers.
When Martinez first suited up with the Tigers on that April day, what would you have thought if you had been told that in the first week of September, Martinez would have as many home runs as Miguel Cabrera?
Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter knows time is running out on World Series dream – Bob Nightengale, Detroit Free Press
Hunter, 39, recognizes that time is running out in his stellar career. He has maybe another year, two at the most, to win a World Series championship ring.
He dreams about bringing a championship to Detroit. He dreams about riding in a glorious ticker-tape parade along Woodward Avenue through the heart of the city.
And he dreams about having his entire family celebrating along with him, in particular, his father, Theotis.