Well that was easy. See? All the Tigers needed was to play a few sub-par teams at home, and just like that, they're back to .500 baseball. Unfortunately, the White Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays, and Royals loom in the distance, so these next six games against the Oakland A's and Los Angeles Angels are fairly important.
The Tigers can gain some ground out west, but they'll need to do that despite the massive holes in the starting rotation called Mike Pelfrey and Anibal Sanchez.
Rob Rogacki and HookSlide look back at the recent successful home stand, look ahead to the games against the A's and Angels, answer listener questions, and do a fair bit of complaining about what can only be called a first world problem.
- Cameron Maybin is hot, but can he sustain it?
- Justin F***ing Verlander
- Mike Pelfrey and Anibal Sanchez are next-level depressing right now
- Oh hai, Michael Fulmer
- Miguel Cabrera hates baseballs and does unspeakable things to them
- After the west coast trip, the schedule gets tough
- Listener questions
2:00 - Rounding the Bases: Miguel Cabrera is a threat to baseballs everywhere
38:59 - Warming in the Pen: California Dreaming
50:14 - High and Tight: this problem is going to keep the Tigers out of the postseason
1:16:11 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: what do kidneys, veggies, and hoodies have in common?
1:32:02 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: First world problems