Detroit Tigers: Week 6 Heroes and Zeroes

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May 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Hero Miguel Cabrera

Could there be any other choice for this week’s honor? Not only did Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th homer of his career, putting him over Andres Galarraga for the most hit by a Venezuelan-born player, he may have also jump-started the Detroit Tigers’ slumbering lineup.

Have a week why don’t ya Miguel? Cabrera put up a slash line of .375/.464./.917 with a team-leading OPS of 1.381. He launched four big flies all coming over a three-game stretch.

I mentioned this earlier this morning in another post but I really feel it bares repeating. For those of us who suffered through the terrible age of Tigers’ baseball in the 1990’s and early 2000’s when the team tried to sell us on “sluggers” for the team being an aging Reuben Sierra, and overrated Bobby Higginson, or the one-and-done Juan Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera is something we all dreamed of.

He’s a player that everyone in baseball talks about and wishes was on their team. He makes the team better and makes for more exciting games to watch.

It’s a privilege to watch Miggy play and to see all the accomplishments he will meet while a member of the Tigers.

Hall of Famers are a rare commodity for Detroit baseball, but it’s fun to cheer on a sure-fire guy still in the prime of his career.

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