Slumping Tigers

While the Tigers have roared to the best record in baseball this year, in the back of my mind, I keep thinking that their success is too good to last. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking that they would falter down the stretch and end up blowing what was a great season. As of this writing the Tigers have only won 6 of their last 19 games. Their division lead which was 10 games earlier this month is down to five. Their only saving grace is that the White Sox have been in a slump of their own and unable to gain much ground on the Tigers.

I still think the Tigers have a great chance to win their division and do well in the playoffs but they better get their act in order soon. The Twins and White Sox are nipping at their heels and could both easily knock the Tigers out of the playoffs unless they find a way to start winning again.

The Tigers start a three games series against the Yankees tomorrow. This series could go a long way in determining what the Tigers are doing this October.