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Contrary to popular belief, Tigs still have a chance
Posted By Shane Liebler On Aug 10 2010 @ 11:24 am In Detroit Tigers | No Comments
OK, so things aren’t going so well for the Tigers.
One of the year’s most surprising players is in a surprisingly brutal slump , they lost a third of their starters to injury in the same week  and they’re batting average with runners in scoring position (.245) is near the bottom  of both leagues.
They couldn’t handle a fading pack of Halos this past weekend  at home.
Heaven help us!
Consider that the Tigers have 16 more games against the AL Central-leading White Sox and Twins this season. Consider that both teams can’t stay white-hot forever, or at least win all 50 remaining games of the season. And consider the Tigers’ 2010 campaign ends with a four-game set against the current worst team in the majors.
No cakewalk, but in a division that has seen many lead changes this year, it’s no stretch to see the Tigers regain some type of respectability.
Even though half the remaining games will be against first-place teams, the Tigers will at least be much closer to full strength with the return if Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge.
I wouldn’t implore you to subscribe to baseball’s most annoying cliche: Believe. But, it is time for the faithful to have a little faith.
Let us pray.
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URLs in this post:
 surprisingly brutal slump: http://www.freep.com/article/20100806/SPORTS02/8060371/1050/sports02
 in the same week: http://www.freep.com/article/20100726/SPORTS02/100726032/1050/sports02
 near the bottom: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/stats/byteam?cat=Situational&cut_type=39&conference=MLB&year=season_2010&sort=722
 blowing ballgame after ballgame: http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100809&content_id=13237144&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=det
 could’ve picked up a game: http://www.freep.com/article/20100810/SPORTS12/8100306/1050/sports02
 this past weekend: http://www.freep.com/article/20100809/SPORTS02/8090369/1050/sports02
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