Detroit Tigers: Week 5 Heroes and Zeroes

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May 10, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Grounds crew pull the tarp during the ninth inning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Because of the simple fact that the Detroit Tigers started so strong against their division rivals, it would stand to reason there would be a natural bounce back where the club would regress a bit against their divisional rivals.

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It’s baseball. It’s a long season. It’s only natural.

After an off-day last Monday, the Tigers went to Chicago for three games and came home for three games against the Kansas City Royals. They came into the action at 14-5 against divisional foes, but dropped two of three to the White Sox and two of three to the Royals this past weekend to fall to 16-9 in the division.

Detroit’s 2-4 week was their first losing week of the season, so perhaps it isn’t time to panic just yet–or maybe it is.

The Tigers lost two games in gut-wrenching fashion: Wednesday by losing a three-run lead with four outs to get (Thanks “Jobama”) and Sunday night when two threats in the ninth and tenth inning ended with no runs scored and a 2-1 extra innings loss.

It’s not just that the Tigers are losing, it’s how they are losing. Other than that aforementioned Joba Chamberlain game, the bullpen has unbelievably been the lone bright spot on this team lately. The starters have been very inconsistent and the hitting M.I.A.

For the first time all season the zeroes outweigh the heroes in this column (as you might image from a 2-4 week), but so many worthy candidates did not make the zero cut. Rajai Davis, David Price, Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene could all have easily made this list–as could have Miguel Cabrera, but it will take a lot for Miggy to be considered a “zero.”

So without further ado, let’s get to our weekly Hall of Shame candidates with one bright spot along the way.

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