It was a good run. After ripping off seven straight the Tigers went into Kansas City as excited as an Australian Olympic swimming coach. The bengal-striped Icarus that was Detroit baseball flew too close to the Kansas City sun and quickly returned to Earth ending up on the wrong end of a series sweep. Up next is Minnesota. Let’s get a new streak started.
Every day dude
The gradual evolution of Akil Baddoo as an every day player continues. The latest step is greater exposure to left-handed pitching — something he has struggled against in his rookie season. The overall goal is to turn him into a dependable every day “dude”, as AJ Hinch likes to say. His improved defense and getting a bit better against lefties should help.