Miguel Cabrera Keeps Things Light After A Shocking Finish Thursday

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 8, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan.
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The Detroit Tigers earned a 3-0 win in opposition to the New York Yankees on Thursday.

It was extra eventful than only a single shutout.

The sport featured a pitching duel between Jordan Montgomery (one run allowed in six innings of labor) and Michael Pineda (5 scoreless frames).

Oh, and it additionally featured Miguel Cabrera‘s pursuit of his 3,000th hit: he’s at present at 2,999 and the following one may have historic implications.

It might have been cool to achieve the milestone in opposition to the Yankees, however supervisor Aaron Boone actually didn’t assume so.

With the sport 1-0 in favor of the Tigers, Cabrera went to bat within the backside of the eighth.

There have been two outs and two males on base.

Boone, nevertheless, opted to award first base to Cabrera by way of an intentional stroll and take his possibilities in opposition to left-handed slugger Austin Meadows.

Southpaw Lucas Luetge was on the mound for the Bombers.

Boone most well-liked his lefty pitcher to face the lefty-hitting Meadows as an alternative of the righty-hitting Cabrera.

Nonetheless, it was Meadows the one who hit a double that scored two extra runs and turned the sport at 3-0.

Not solely did Boone’s choice backfire, however he’s now public enemy primary in Detroit.


Cabrera Will Get Extra Possibilities

Followers booed his choice like there was no tomorrow.

Cabrera, in the meantime, wasn’t nervous, mad, or tense after the sport.

On the contrary, he was free and relaxed.

“Miguel Cabrera came out of the clubhouse laughing and yelling ‘that’s the beautiful game of baseball’ and went on to meet some of his friends and family,” ESPN’s Marly Rivera tweeted.

Luckily for the Tigers and Cabrera, there’s a tomorrow: they’ll face the Colorado Rockies over the weekend, at Comerica Park.

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