Whats going on everyone, its your Tiger Fan Logan Turner here bring a recap of the trip the Tigers have made heading into the World Series. Lets get started on this hot topic.
The Tigers are going to the World Series, the first time since 2006 and what do you kow, it could be against the St. Louis Cardinals once again.
First lets just talk about this season and what a wonderful season it was. Being under shadow of the Chicago White Sox all year was really a struggle as a fan but I never lost faith. Flirting with the top stop in the AL Central really kept this year interesting.
With the injury of Victor Martinez, the Tigers jumped on Prince Fielder and what a move it was. Creating one of the best 3-4-batter duo ever was very exciting and a tease for the year. Just seeing what they could and they definitely performed.
Miguel Cabrera batting .330 with 205 hits, 44 HR and 139 RBI’s a Triple Crown winner was born, the first since 1967.
Prince Fielder who batted .313 with 182 hits, 33 HR and 108 RBI’s really boosted the power offense.
With less than 10 games left in the regular season, a hot winning streak with compliance of a losing streak of the SOX put the Tigers in the lead in which they held.
Moving into the ALDS against a very scary team in the A’s who recently just knocked off World Series competitors the Texas Rangers, the A’s were a team to watch out for.
The Tigers quickly took advantage with 2 game lead, it appeared the Tigers were moving into the ALCS fairly easy. Then the A’s, the team with the most come from behind wins in the year weren’t defeated yet. The A’s pushed and pushed and eventually snatched 2 games from the Tigers in late innings tying the series 2 even leading to game 5.
A rematch of Justin Verlander and Jarrod Parker and what an incredible matchup it was. Lets keep it simple and say Verlander wasn’t planning on going home as he pitched a complete game fanning 11 batters in a shutout win.
Next up, the New York Yankees.
As much as an electrifying game it was, the 12 inning game came in favor of the Tigers. Jose Valverde who went a perfect 49 for 49 in save opportunities in 2011, struggled. If you could call it that. With a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 9th the hot Raul Ibanez hit a monster 2run HR tying the game sending it to extra innings. Fortunately the Tigers pulled it together and with a Delmon Young single, the Tigers took the lead and held strong.
With the struggling dilemma going on with the benching of Alex Rodriguez, the Tigers kept a strong focus and in rare form, swept the Yankees. What a wonderful sight it was. As the final fly ball to the infield, Prince Fielder wanted nothing else but to catch that ball, and Omar Infante was far from interfering.
Seeing the team celebrate a solid beat down on so-called Americas team was absolutely wonderful. What a fabulous trip it was, but the job is yet to be finished.
First game World Series will be held October 24, 2012 being hosted by the winner of the NL in which the Cardinals are currently winning the series 3-1.
In 2006 Jim Leyland brought the Tigers to the top of the AL Central. The team had a finalizing record on 95-67 through the regular season, the first winning season since 1993.
On September 24, 2006 the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals clinching their first playoff birth since 1987.
The Tigers advanced to the World Series beating the heavily favored Yankees 3 games to 1 in the ALDS and sweeping the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS. Eventually the Tigers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 5 games.
Lets think about this.
In 2012. Played the Athletics winning 3-2, sweeping the Yankees in the ALCS, and potentially playing the Cardinals in the World Series?
A little bit of déjà vu.
Things are different though this year.
The tigers are playing the best ball when the time is most important. The downfall, the Cardinals are looking very solid. Both teams have a very solid offense and a consistent pitching staff here in the post season. Can the triple-crown winner Cabrera and ex MVP in Verlander continue to carry this team to glory? I sure hope. Tune in to 108th World Series October 24th and root on your tigers!
This Logan Turner signing off with a quote for all of you.
“Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.” – Sparky Anderson