Friday, April 07, 2006

You can put it on the board.....YES

Look out Murderer's Row because here come the 2006 Detroit Tigers. Sure it's only 3 games, but the Tigers are 3-0 and have launched 15 home runs to start the season. For those not keeping track at home, that's the most by any major league team to start the season since 1900. It's also the most Detroit has hit in any 3 game stretch ever. Their 12 home runs the past 2 games are the most in any 2 game stretch in Detroit history.

Everybody is getting in on the act. Chris Shelton leads the way (and the majors) with 4 homeruns. Magglio Ordonez, Brandon Inge, and Carlos Guillen each have a pair. The most amazing stat of all might not be Pudge's 1 home run, but his 2 walks! He had a grand total of 11 walks last season including 2 in April, 2 in May, 1 in June, 1 in July, and none in August before catching fire with 5 in September.

What else to like? Joel Zumaya pitching 2 scoreless innings in his MLB debut including 3 Ks.


Down on the farm? Last year's #1 pick Cameron Maybin (rumored to be the most talented Tiger draft pick in decades) opened his minor league career with a bang. He was 2/4 at the plate including a triple and played spectacular D in centerfield. ETA to the majors? Sometime in 2008.

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