For most of the season, Tiger fans worried about Justin Verlander.
Their playoff hopes on the line, the Detroit Tigers are taking a gamble.
Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.
Some fans still withhold forgiveness from Detroit Tigers shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug policy.
With flashy plays and overall solid defense, Jose Iglesias quickly made Detroit Tigers fans forget all about suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta, at least in the field.
Miguel Cabrera has lifted the Detroit Tigers all season long, and going into the playoffs, the Tigers look focused on lifting Cabrera as he plays through injury.
The Detroit Tigers playoff roster has yet to be officially finalized, but from manager Jim Leyland’s comments to 97.1 The Ticket, it sounds like shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta is a lock.
Avila said he has no idea what reaction Peralta’s return to Comerica Park will elicit from fans, but he hopes it will be a favorable one.
Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta played in his first game since completing a 50-game suspension, going 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Tigers’ 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Leyland still has yet to reveal what his starting rotation will look like during the postseason or who will get the nod as the number one starter against a likely opponent in Oakland.