Miguel Cabrera hits 9th inning 2-run home run off Mariano Rivera [VIDEO]

He was less than a year removed from his historic Triple Crown season in 2012 when he made some addition history against a future Hall of Fame pitcher. Let’s take a look back on this day in 2013 when Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the first batter to hit home runs against the legendary … Read more

Flashback: Miguel Cabrera makes history against New York’s Mariano Rivera (VIDEO)

He was less than a year removed from his historic Triple Crown season in 2012 when he made some addition history against a future Hall of Fame pitcher. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the first batter to hit home runs against the legendary Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees in consecutive at-bats: Even … Read more

REPORT: Detroit Tigers turned down trades including Roy Halladay AND Mariano Rivera

Hindsight is always 20/20. When we look back, there are certain moves we wish our teams would have made. But they did not. Embed from Getty Images According to Tony Paul of the Detroit News, a couple of those “wish he had a do-over” moves included our Detroit Tigers. On Tuesday, Paul reminded us on … Read more

Considering the closer options for the Detroit Tigers

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

If you’ve tuned into sports radio or been online at all today, the hot topic is the Detroit Tigers bullpen and specifically the closer, Francisco Rodriguez. Desperate fans have been wringing their collective hands about who to hand the baseball to in the 9th inning. The prevailing opinion these days is that Rodriguez is a terrible closer. He’s … Read more

Top 15 “Miggy Moments” in Detroit

Miguel Cabrera, “Miggy” as he’s called, is one of the greatest right-handed hitters in the game of baseball–possibly of all-time. His swing is quite simply a beautiful thing to behold. And best of all, he seems like a large kid when he’s on the diamond. We should all be quite thankful we have been afforded … Read more

FLASHBACK: Miguel Cabrera gets the best of Mariano Rivera in epic clash

We flash back to this day in 2013, the Detroit Tigers were in the Bronx taking on the New York Yankees. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth, and a runner on second, reigning American League MVP and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera steps to the dish, opposing MLB’s all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera.

What ensued from that point forward was an epic “clash of the titans” type of battle. It was a 7-pitch at-bat where Cabrera fouled off multiple pitches off his leg against the ‘Sandman’ himself. But in the seventh pitch of the at-bat, he finally got the better of him.

As Mario Impemba says in the beginning, “this is what you pay to see.”

Miggy was 0 for 4 all-time against Rivera coming into that at-bat. Unfortunately, the Tigers could not complete the comeback as they fell 4-3 in 10 innings.

According to win expectancy via Baseball-Reference, this at-bat presented the biggest change in WPA (win probably added). Before the AB, the Yankees were given a 96 percent chance to win the game in that particular situation. Post-Miggy homer, that probability of a New York win dipped to 60 percent.


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Top 15 “Miggy Moments” in Detroit

Miguel Cabrera, “Miggy” as he’s called, is one of the greatest right-handed hitters in the game of baseball–possibly of all-time. His swing is quite simply a beautiful thing to behold. And best of all, he seems like a large kid when he’s on the diamond. We should all be quite thankful we have been afforded the opportunity to see one of the greats play for our team. And, the best part of all, he’s not done yet!

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ON THIS DAY: Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, extends hitting streak to 56 games

Probably my favorite record to discuss when the topic of ‘records’ is brought up in a sports related conversation between me and someone else or me and a group of people. The history that surrounds Joe DiMaggio‘s 56 game hitting streak, while playing for the New York Yankees, will forever and ever live on in … Read more

BREAKING: Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez notches 400th career save

With a save in tonight’s victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, closer Francisco Rodriguez joined the 400 save club. He is now the sixth member of the prestigious club, joining Mariano Rivera (652), Trevor Hoffman (601), Lee Smith (478), John Franco (424), and Billy Wagner (422). The Tigers acquired Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in November, in exchange for prospect Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later, … Read more