Detroit Tigers: Week 8 Heroes and Zeroes

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May 31, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) throws to first to complete an out in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

#5 Hero: Jose Iglesias 

Thankfully Jose Iglesias‘ latest injury of the week healed up enough to allow him to play in most of the games for the Detroit Tigers last week (4 of the 7).

The Tigers are just a better team with Jose in the lineup, although they had nothing to show for it in their 0-for-4 trip to Anaheim, despite Iglesias appearing in all of the games. Nonetheless, he did his part to help the team.

Iggy was his usual sparkling self on defense and was first on the team with a .385 batting average (with qualifying at bats).

So while the Tigers continue to struggle throughout their lineup, perhaps they should reward the hot hand. We discussed on this morning’s podcast that the team should consider moving Jose up to number two and dropping struggling Ian Kinsler to number six or seven.

Will that happen? Probably not because Brad Ausmus seems married to his batting lineup, but if everyone else continues to struggle while Iglesias continues to excel, how can they NOT make that change?

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