On Thursday, Miguel Cabrera hit a single to right in the first inning against Scott Baker. It would prove to be his last hit of the season, and the last bright spot in what would be a pretty rough weekend. Cabrera proceeded to go 0 for his next 14, and left countless BlueDucks on the pond (so witty).
On Friday, Cabrera went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, and then went out and got hammered, allegedly with a player from the White Sox (I don’t mind players hanging out with the enemy, you don’t pick your friends). There are a few issues here. First and foremost, Cabrera came home and got in some kind of domestic dispute with his wife. She called the cops and they took the big 26-year old to the station. There were no real injuries except for a few scratches, but Miggy, we don’t hit girls.
The second issue, probably more important to Tiger’s fans, is the fact that Cabrera’s team could have clinched with a win on Saturday. Instead, they were all baffled by Freddy Garcia. It was a 7PM game, but Miguel was taken to the station at 6AM. Rough day, but nothing sobers you up like a trip to the old barracks.
Miguel went 0 for 4 Saturday. When asked about the scratches on his face Sunday, Cabrera said, “I’m focused on one thing, the game.” he went 0 for 3 in their final game of the season. Luckily the Tigers were sober enough to take that one, though, and Miggy gets a shot at redemption at the Metrodome.