Lose the first game, win the next two. This is getting to be a habit. With today’s 5-3 victory over the Padres, the Tigers have won their fourth series in a row and completed a 4-2 road trip. The Tigers are getting very good at fulfilling the prophecies of the The Big Tilde. Even better news? The Fightin’ Tildes have climbed back to within 3 games of .500 and have a chance to move to 5 games out of first depending on how tonight’s Cubs/White Sox game goes.
The best news of all? The Big Tilde himself seems to be breaking out of his June slump. He was 2/3 with a pair of RBI on Saturday and went 2/5 with 3 RBI and a game breaking homer. Hopefully the bat will stay hot upon the Tilde’s return to the Copa on Tuesday. 3 against the Cardinals followed by 3 against the Rockies. We owe it to the Cubs to beat up the Cardinals after they won their series against the White Sox this weekend. A 5-1 homestand will put the Tigers at 41-40 at the half way point. Winning both series and going 4-2 puts our heros at 40-41. Either way, we have a chance to really get back into contention this week at home in the D.