With Miguel Cabrera missing what will amount to six weeks, here’s a look at the Tigers upcoming schedule over those six weeks.
(RELATED: Miguel Cabrera Replacements).
After taking two of three against the Blue Jays, the Tigers travel to Seattle to face the Mariners. Here’s the rest of the schedule.
3 games at Seattle (the M’s are six games below .500 and nine games out of first place in the American League West).
3 games at Minnesota (Detroit is 7-2 versus their American League Central rivals this season).
4 home games against Baltimore (Entering Monday, the O’s are 44-39 and a game back of the Yankees for first in the American League East).
4 home games against Seattle.
3 games at Boston (Boston is last in the AL East and only one win better than the M’s).
3 games at Tampa Bay (the Rays are two games above .500, but also field one of the worst offenses in baseball).
4 games at Baltimore.
3 home games against Kansas City (Detroit is only 3-4 against the Royals this year, but given the rivalry between the two, you can expect the Tigers to come out swinging).
3 home games against Boston.
3 games at Kansas City.
3 games at Houston (the Tigers are 2-2 against Houston this season, and will look to claim the series against the young Astros).
Verdict: The Tigers certainly have a manageable schedule without Miggy. They’ve been afforded a few breaks with series against teams the Tigers excel against, teams with poor records, and teams with equally poor offenses.
It won’t be easy. This is, after all, Major League Baseball, but the Tigers have the chance to put up a winning record without their star player.