Though the Tigers‘ bullpen is still a hot mess, Hardball Talk reports that the team might have finally figured out how to live in a post-Jose Iglesias world.
After misfiring with Alex Gonzalez and getting way, way less-than-replacement offensive value from Andrew Romine, Eugenio Suarez has been exactly what the doctor ordered.
Suarez went 3 for 4 with two RBI and three runs scored in the Tigers’ 12-9 win over the Twins this afternoon, including a solo homer, RBI double, and a triple in the seventh.
So far Suarez is hitting .400/.500/1.000 with three home runs, and eight runs scored through his first eight major league games.
Obviously we can expect decline from the 23-year old shortstop, but in a stretch where so much has gone wrong for the Tigers, they have to be happy something is going right.