Despite having their best night at the plate so far this season, the Detroit Tigers fell in a heartbreaking 12-11 loss on Friday night against the White Sox in Chicago.
A Tim Anderson walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning sealed Chicago’s comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers, but even in suffering a tough loss there was still plenty to like about the Tigers’ performance on Friday night. One bright spot, in particular, was the performance of Miguel Cabrera, who has been producing very well at the plate all season long even if his trademark power is fading away.
Cabrera was absolutely on fire on Friday night and played a major role in what was the best offensive performance put on by a Tigers team that has fallen flat at the plate for much of the year. “Miggy” went 4-6 with three RBIs and hit his first home run of 2019.
Friday night was a huge bright spot for Detroit’s offense as a whole despite suffering the loss, and the big performance for Miguel Cabrera was his best yet in a solid season at the plate. The fact that it took him over a month to notch his first deep shot of the season should not turn fans off of Cabrera. In fact, his ten RBIs are second-most on the team to the currently out of commission Christin Stewart.
He may not be getting the same amount of power behind the ball as he used to, but Cabrera is productive as ever at the plate in 2019. He’s batting .292 with a .367 OBP and, as mentioned before, is putting in plenty of work with his ten RBIs. Even with his ability to hit the ball deep slowing down quite a bit, fans should be loving how “Miggy” still finds a way to be one of the offense’s key playmakers.
After missing more than half of 2018 with an injury, Miguel Cabrera is back and producing at the plate perfectly, enough to keep the aging superstar still at the forefront of the team’s offense. With Nick Castellanos beginning to pick things up at the plate as well, then hopefully the offensive explosion we saw at the plate on Friday night is a sign of increased production to come, but we could do without the whole bullpen blowing the lead thing.
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