First off it ISN"T the start of the SECOND HALF. Its the last 40 %. The season is about 60 % over. Baseball is on average of 12 games into the SECOND HALF. So that means 2-3 less starts for pitchers. 40-50 less at bats for hitters. That makes a huge. difference.
Porcello 18 wins Thats 5 more than I thought he would have.
Cabrera 24 hrs Thats 16 less that I thought he would have.
Martinez 27 hrs Thats 12 more than I thought he would have.
Kinslar gets over 200 hits
Davis 40 steals but they may not all be with the Tigers
Tigers finish 91 wins . And thats stretching it. To win 100 games they would have to go 47-24 . That is NOT going to happen.
So far this team has exceded my expectations . Still 71 games to be played. That's 2 1/2 months . Hopefully we can pull away and not have a Sept. like we had a few years back when we lost a 7 game lead in Sept. to the Twins.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"