TRIPLE CROWN THREAT
The Home Run Race to the Triple Crown
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September 10, 2013 – With only 20 games remaining for Davis and Cabrera, the 2013 baseball season is quickly winding down. Chris Davis demonstrated today how not to reach a higher home run total for the season.
If Davis continues to hit more balls like the one on Monday, Miggy will be caught up in no time. I’ve got to hand it to Davis though. It was a pretty neat trick I doubt anyone can repeat.
September 6, 2013 – Davis smacked another homer tonight leaving Cabrera five behind. Cabrera has sat out four of the last five games due to abdominal and leg issues. When he played Wednesday against Boston where he went 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Even with missed games, Miggy is still in the running for the Triple Crown with a batting average of .355 and 130 RBI’s.
Baseball season is quickly coming to an end. Will Cabrera make history again?
August 29, 2013 – The Orioles’ slugging first baseman hit a deep fly to right center in the sixth inning Wednesday against Boston’s John Lackey for his major league-leading 47th homer of the season.
August 25, 2013 – Cabrera hits home run #43 against the Mets. A boatload of Miggy fans are rooting for the Detroit player to be the first ever to be crowned the Triple Crown King two years in a row. And get this: Chris Davis is cheering Cabrera on.
The American League leader in home runs said Monday that “it would be awesome” if Miggy could repeat the feat, reports David Ginsburg of the Detroit News:
“My goal is not to go out there and keep Miguel Cabrera from winning the Triple Crown. It’s to do everything I can to put us in position to win, whether that means I hit 10 more home runs or two more home runs.
“…not only is [the Triple Crown] extremely hard to do, but it doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “You have to appreciate that.”
It looks like Team Cabrera for Davis.
August 24, 2013 – Cabrera repeats yesterday and smacks his first pitch for a home run. Cabrera is only four home runs behind Davis.
August 23, 2013 – Bam! Miggy hits the first pitch out of the park and electrifies the crowd. Meanwhile, 50,000 stray dogs bark outside the ballpark in downtown Detroit.
August 22, 2013 – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Zip. Zilch. Nothing.
August 21, 2013 – It looks like Cabrera and Davis’s bats cooled off last night as the home run total remains 45 for Davis and 40 for Cabrera.
Bottom of the 9th 2 outs and the tying run at the plate, Minnesota Twins pitcher, Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera to secure the win.
Perkins held onto the ball that struck Cabrera out as if he was taking it home as a memento. And can you blame him? It’s not too often you strike out the best batter in baseball to earn the save for your team.
Cabrera has been playing through a series of injuries and finished his last at-bat in pain. Pain or not, Miggy needs to close the gap between Davis in home runs to be victorious in the Triple Crown for the second time.
Chris Davis had an average night but did not knock one out. It seems as if he has been doing more off the field as of late like appearing on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week.
Tonight both batters are listed as starting so bust out the Peanuts and Cracker Jacks and lets watch em fly!
August 20, 2013 – Tonight Miguel Cabrera or “Miggy” aims to close the distance between himself and leading home run slugger, Chris Davis.
The Tigers take on starting pitcher, Mike Pelfrey and the Minnesota Twins at home. Miggy has 4 hits in 14 at bats versus Pelfrey in his career with no homers.
Over the last 12 games Cabrera has gone the distance eight times, including back-to-back performances over the last two games.
The only thing standing in the way of another title is Chris “The Blue Eyed Wolf” or “Baby Davis” Davis who looks to continue his poised stride towards Roger Maris’ famed 61.
Currently five home runs ahead of Miggy, Davis has been on a tear of his own with five dingers over the last 11 games. Tonight “Baby Davis” takes on Alex Cobb from Tampa Bay, these two have only seen each other briefly with Davis going 1/4 for his career with no homers versus Cobb.
With only a few short weeks left, Davis stands in the way of himself and Cabrera’s title for Triple Crown.
Will Miggy repeat last years performance and be the only player to get back to back Triple Crowns or will Davis dash his dreams?
Maybe both will fall short?
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