There are comebacks, there are great comebacks, and then there’s Sunday’s Tigers comeback against the Indians.
Austin Jackson led off a game with a home run for the eighth time in his three-season career Monday night, driving a ball out to left-center.
Put aside the Tigers tough 5-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday night for a second.
Prince Fielder was given three innings off Tuesday night, removed in a one-sided loss so he could get a little bit of rest.
Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.
When the bottom five in the lineup aren’t hitting, it’s that much more important the top four become productive.
When the Tigers traded Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, I could not have been more harsh in my criticism. I hated the trade.
Center fielder Austin Jackson has returned from injury.
The Tigers have been winning lately — six victories in eight games since Austin Jackson came off the disabled list.
Taking two out of three from the Cubs and the Reds hardly qualifies as a red-hot streak.