Let’s talk about things that are awesome, shall we?
–Miguel Cabrera hit the 300th home run of his illustrious career on Sunday. He actually hit two home runs in the same game because he is just that Good at Baseball. Relatedly, you can click today’s drawing to see it bigger.
–Quintin Berry and Brennan Boesch also homered. It was an inspiring day for baseball flight enthusiasts.
–The Tigers stole two whole bases in this series (Jackson today, Miggy yesterday), and nobody got caught stealing.
–FredFred absolutely dominated the balls out of the Wrong Sox on Saturday. We are talking about 8 innings of one-run, 5-hit, zero extra-base-hit, zero walk domination. We are talking about Kevin Youkilis lying down on the dugout bench and whimpering a little. And while he does so, FredFred smiles on the mound and flexes like a really skinny prizefighter, just because he can.
–Justin Verlander shattered Gordon Beckham’s bat on a checked swing with a fastball more powerful than a highly-pressurized firehose of lava. Never seen a firehose spraying lava? Wrong, you totally have, because you have seen Justin Verlander pitch.
–Mrs. Phil Coke had a baby girl and Phil Coke said this about his wife:
“She’s phenomenal. She’s so, so tough,” Coke said. “She makes me feel like such a girl. But, then again, if I felt like a girl, I’m tough, too. But she’s tougher than me. It was unbelievable.”
–U guyz Gerald Laird is batting .299, no joke, not kidding, you can look it up on the internet.
–Eight SuperBestFriends hits total in the series.
–Jacob Turner finally got his first big league win. It was not exactly a quality start in the strict definition of the term– Turner allowed 3 runs and 7 hits in 5.1 innings– but it was solid, and it was plenty on a day when every cat who felt the urge to hit a home run did so.
–SWEEP OF THE WRONG SOX