To be sure, the Tigers are happy to be a lock for the playoffs, but they want the division, not the wild card.
“It’s a little weak that they would hit him,” Ausmus said. “If they injure Victor there and we’re in the playoff hunt, that’s bad news.”
“I think certain guys have, when the stage is bigger and the spotlight’s brighter, they turn up their concentration, their game is elevated,” Ausmus said. “I think there is some truth to that.”
Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter made a believer out of new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he feels comfortable using starter-turned-reliever Anibal Sanchez at any point in a game.
Brad Ausmus will not be the AL Manager of the Year.
On Friday night in the bottom of fourth inning the Tigers had a man on second base and one out in a 1-1 game against the Cleveland Indians.
The Royals and the Tigers meet again in Kansas City in a three-game set that begins Sept. 19.
With Cabrera dealing with an ankle injury, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday that the team will rotate Cabrera and usual designated hitter Victor Martinez at first base.
Nathan said part of the continued harshness by fans could stem from the fact that fans might not see the improvement of him and Coke.