Catching up here, for 7/31:
2/11(.167), 3 BB, 1K, 1 Runs scored, 0 RBI
.357 OBP, 167 SLG, .524 OPS
And then a bit better:
6/19 (.316), 0 BB, 4K, 3 Runs scored, 2 RBI, 1 HR.316 OBP, .474 SLG, .790 OPS
First game over .700 OPS as a group in quite some time. Only two RBI, but one was a big one by, Gasp, Delmon Young.
Need to see this kind of production (maybe some more RBI and walks) on a consistent basis. Again, the top 4 knocked in 5 of the 7 runs and scored 4 of the 7 runs.
Hopefully this is a continuing trend and this thread can die:
7/20 (.350), 3 BB, 4K, 3 Runs scored, 4 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 Sac Fly.417 OBP, ,500 SLG, .917 OPS
Granted, the top 4 were this tonight:
9/17 (.529), 3 BB, 3K, 7 runs scored, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 1 HR.600 OBP, .706 SLG, 1.306 OPS.
Now, if we could see a more balanced top to bottom performance, from 1-9 on a consistent basis, this team will obviously go back to winning games.
To not set up the jinx, here are the numbers from Saturday's game, a great game for the bottom 5, as they knocked in ALL six runs, has to be a first for this season:
6/16 (.375), 2 BB, 2K, 4 Runs scored, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 Sac Fly.400 OBP, ,750 SLG, 1.150 OPS
An excellent night, and a game that was won by the bottom 5, with key hits and atbats from pretty much all 5 of them.
Well, the Tigers won today, but not because of the bottom 5, here are the ugly stats from today, led by least favorite pal, Delmon Young:
2/20 (.100), 4 BB, 5K, 1 HBP, 3 Runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 2 GIDP for an extra two outs..200 OBP, ,150 SLG, .350 OPS
The top 4 were this tonight:
11/21 (.524), 3 BB, 2K, 7 runs scored, 9 RBI, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 1 Sac Fly.560 OBP, 1.095 SLG, 1.655 OPS
That was an amazing game from the top of the lineup. Again, the bottom 5 HAVE to produce, this result while amazing will happen about once in a decade.
Again, the bottom 5 has to produce consistently for this team to have a chance to win the division.
Topsy - Turvy from the bottom 5, today, a lot of contributions:
8/18 (.444), 1 BB, 5K, 1 CS, 5 Runs scored, 3 RBI, 2 GIDP.473 OBP, .444 SLG, .917 OPS
Very nice to see contributions from the bottom 5.
9/19 (.474), 1 BB, 1K, 2 2B, 4 Runs scored, 3 RBI.500 OBP, .526 SLG, 1.026 OPS
Another excellent day from the bottom 5, led by Dirks
Avila quietly working his average and OBP up to respectable numbers as well lately.
I would stop doing this thread, but last time it stopped, so did the hitting from the bottom 5, so ....
9/23 (.391), 0 BB, 5K, 2 2B, 4 Runs scored, 6 RBI.391 OBP, .478 SLG, .869 OPS
Continued Support from the bottom 5:
8/09Boesch/JacksonPeraltaAvilaInfanteSantiago7/19 (.368), 1 SAC, 0 BB, 3K, 2 2B, 1 HR (Avila had one of each and he is hot right now), 2 Runs scored, 2 RBI.350 OBP, .632 SLG, .986 OPS
Not sure how the tigers as a whole only scored 3 runs today, had 3 doubles, 1 HR, and a total of 13 hits, but could not get that big one today.
Not a ton of support from the bottom 5 last night, but enough:
8/10Boesch/Berry YoungAvilaPeraltaInfante3/17 (.176), 4 BB, 0K, 2 2B, (Avila on base all 4 times, he is smoking hot right now), 1 Run scored, 1 RBI.333 OBP, .294 SLG, .627 OPS
Again, the Top 4 pretty much delivered it all, but Avila was on base all 4 times, Young got an RBI double.
Not a good night for the entire lineup, but the bottom did zero, including leaving the bases loaded in the 9th:
3/18 (.167), 0 BB, 7K, one GIDP (they missed Avila), 0 Run scored, 0 RBI.167 OBP, ..167 SLG, .333 OPS
Brutal, Brutal, Brutal.
And Delmon Young continues his string of getting hits but not scoring guys. He now has 3 RBI in the past 22 games.
He flails at sliders in the dirt, he hits ground ball double plays (again today), and he hits a lot of fly outs. He gets most of his hits with nobody on base, he has 3 RBI in 22 or 23 games now, and his OBP is under .300, but Boesch is a mess, Berry isn't playing, etc.
At this point, i think we need to see this for a lineup:
JacksonDirksCabreraFielderAvilaPeraltaBoeschInfanteYoung (Or Berry)
Another day, another below average performance from the bottom 5, or at least the 5/6 spots. The Brennan/Delmon combo is absolutely killing them right now, they both need to be dropped down:
3/18 (.167), 2 BB, 5K, one GIDP, 1 2B (Avila and Infante both on twice), 3 Run scored, 1 RBI.200 OBP, .222 SLG, .422 OPS
3 straight awful perfomances. The bottom 5 has now pretty much dissapeared on the road, especially the dynamic duo at 5/6.