Detroit Tigers: Week 5 Heroes and Zeroes
By Matt Pelc
Apr 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a single in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
#2 Zero: Yoenis Cespedes
Speaking of the guy J.D. Martinez was moved down in the lineup for, Yoenis Cespedes had probably his roughest week as a Detroit Tiger. His .125/.192/.316 slash line were among the lowest of any Tigers’ regular last week.
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He notched just three hits in 24 at-bats. Where his numbers are most down are runs scored. When Jose Iglesias and the bottom of the Tigers’ lineup was raking, Yoenis was scoring often. Last week he scored just once with a putrid bottom half of the lineup and Iglesias on the pine due to a groin injury.
Cespedes had a chance to turn it all around on Sunday night. With the bases loaded in the 10th inning and two outs (after a double-play with the bases loaded and no outs and a Victor Martinez walk set the scene), Yoenis had a terrible at-bat and struck out for the fifth time on the week.
When Cespedes is firing on all cylinders he is awfully fun to watch and really hard to get out, but when he is struggling, he REALLY struggles. The Tigers need this guy right for success this year.
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