Detroit Tigers: Where to sit for Miguel Cabrera’s 500th home run

Aug 11, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) swings through his 499th career home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) swings through his 499th career home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Starting tonight, the Detroit Tigers slugger continues his chase for 500 home runs. Where should you grab your tickets?

The decision for Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch not to start Miguel Cabrera in last night’s series finale with Baltimore allowed the opportunity for Cabrera to hit number 500 as the 2nd place Tigers take on Cleveland this weekend.

Since the All-Star break, Cabrera has put up a slash line of .303/.363/.539 with an OPS of .902. He has almost matched his home run total of seven in the first half of the season with five already.

Let May 8th be the day to remember for Detroit Tigers fans.

The date should be a battle cry for all Tigers fans as, since May 8th, he has batted .286/.337/.429 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI and he is part of the reason why Detroit has turned it around in the standings as they are now three games under .500 after a horrible month of April.

So if you have not bought your tickets, you may ask yourself, where should I go and set up shop to catch the ball? Keep in mind when you grab the ball, do not be an overaggressive person and assault someone for the ball. Just make sure you can beat out famous home run catcher Zach Hample.

Here is Miguel Cabrera’s spray chart this season.  The right spot to be at right field this evening.  Going back to 2019, Miggy has hit only six home runs to either left field or left-center. The last time he did at home was off Ian Kennedy on July 30, 2020.

Interestingly enough this season, of his 12 home runs, four of them were hit to left or left-center including two off Lucas Giolito.

Bust out your camera apps when Miguel steps to the plate

So the last time he went to centerfield was back in 2017 off Chris Archer. So if you have a friend, perhaps have one in left and one near the Chevy fountain. Either way, you have your data and a map of where to go. Good luck!

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