After a 9-3 start to the season, the Detroit Tigers have struggled recently while hovering around the .500 mark. Many people thought the Tigers would run away with the American League Central Division, but after recent struggles, some are starting to question how good this team really is. After a month of baseball, the Tigers mediocre record can be explained by a couple factors.
First off, the Tigers had an extremely difficult schedule through the 27 games of the season.
They’ve already played series against the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, Rangers and White Sox. Secondly, the Tigers have played the first month of the season without their number two starter Doug Fister, who is slated to return tonight against his old team in Seattle. Thirdly, the Tigers have had to endure the Brandon Inge distraction, which has finally come to an end. Another factor for the team’s struggles has been players trying to get comfortable with their new roles. Continue reading