(CBS Detroit) — Miguel Cabrera has lengthy been destined for the Corridor of Fame. For years, it’s been a matter of when, moderately than if. The Detroit Tigers slugger simply added one other line to his spectacular resume, hitting his five hundredth house run. The Tigers could not have a shot on the playoffs, however with simply over a month left within the 2021 common season, many of the division races stay undecided. The New York Mets, nevertheless, are doing their greatest to take themselves out of rivalry within the Nationwide League East.
This week’s Baseball Report appears at Miguel Cabrera’s five hundredth house run, the New York Mets’ persevering with collapse, and the Chicago Cubs’ house dropping streak.
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Miguel Cabrera Hits five hundredth Profession Residence Run
The five hundred Residence Run Membership has one other member. On Sunday evening, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera took a 1-1 pitch deep to proper discipline for his five hundredth profession house run. The 400-foot blast within the sixth inning introduced the Tigers even with the Toronto Blue Jays. Detroit would go on to win the sport, 5-3, in 11 innings.
The 19-year veteran is simply the twenty eighth participant in MLB historical past to achieve the milestone. The choose checklist contains lots of the sport’s all-time greats, topped by Barry Bonds with 762 HRs. Henry Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez, and Albert Pujols spherical out the highest 5.
Cabrera can also be on tempo to complete his distinguished profession as a part of a pair different distinguished teams. The longtime Tiger is simply 45 hits shy of three,000 hits, which might make him one among seven gamers to select up 500 house runs and three,000 hits over the course of his profession. With a lifetime .311 batting common up to now, he’s additionally prone to wrap up his taking part in days with a mean someplace north of .300. That will make him one among simply 9 gamers to hit 500 house runs and likewise bat over .300.
Few gamers have been capable of keep such a excessive common and attain the five hundred HR mark.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 22, 2021
Even with out this achievement, Cabrera would have been a first-ballot Corridor of Famer when his time got here. He was MVP of the American League twice and has 11 All-Star Video games to his credit score. He additionally gained the World Sequence in his 2003 rookie season with the Florida Marlins.
Cabrera reaching the 500-home run milestone appeared unsure in current seasons. After hitting 38 house runs to finish the 2016 season with 446, his manufacturing dropped off precipitously. It took him 5 seasons seasons to hit the following 54. Accidents and previous age deserve among the blame. COVID additionally shortened the 2020 marketing campaign. Cabrera has two extra assured years with the Tigers, so search for that house run whole to develop.
Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who at the moment has 443 profession HRs, is the following closest to the five hundred mark. Robinson Cano, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton, and Joey Votto are all at the least 100 behind him. Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, and Bryce Harper may additionally make it there sooner or later.
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Mets’ Collapse Continues
The Mets used to sit down atop the Nationwide League East and have the within monitor on the NL East title. On the finish of July, they have been 55-48 and 4 video games up on the second-place Atlanta Braves. After Sunday’s motion, they’re 61-63 and 7 video games behind the division-leading Braves. The Philadelphia Phillies have taken over second place. The Mets have gained simply six of their 21 video games in teh month of August. Atlanta comes into their sequence with the New York Yankees having gained 9 straight. The Mets open up a three-game sequence with the San Francisco Giants having gained simply two of their final 10 video games.
In August, the Mets’ postseason odds have fallen from 56 % to 1.6 %, in response to SportsLine. Pitching and protection aren’t actually responsible. Nonetheless, the collapse has been a workforce effort on offense. Provided that the workforce’s season stats lag these of most contenders, possibly a drop-off was all the time within the playing cards. The Mets are hitting .234 on the season and averaging 3.78 runs per sport. Each are among the many worst within the league. Francisco Lindor, who’s been out for over a month, hasn’t produced on the plate like he did in Cleveland. Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil’s manufacturing hasn’t measured as much as that of earlier seasons both.
Staff proprietor Steven Cohen confirmed his comprehensible frustration final week.
It’s exhausting to know how skilled hitters will be this unproductive.The very best groups have a extra disciplined strategy.The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) August 18, 2021
After Sunday’s motion, the workforce has a slugging share of .379 and an OPS of .691. Each of these numbers stay among the many worst within the majors.
To be honest, the Mets are 10 video games right into a 13-game stretch in opposition to both the Giants or Los Angeles Dodgers. The competitors will ease some when the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins come to city. However with slightly greater than a month left within the common season, there will not be sufficient time for a comeback.
Cubs’ Residence Shedding Streak Grows
Whereas the Mets nonetheless have an opportunity to show issues round, the Cubs, at 22. 5 video games again within the NL Central, don’t. With nothing to play for, particularly after the commerce deadline selloff, the house dropping streak continues. The Cubs have misplaced a franchise file 13 consecutive video games at Wrigley Discipline. Sunday’s loss to the Kansas Metropolis Royals broke the 12-game house dropping streak the workforce set firstly of the 1994 season.
The Cubs have managed to intersperse some highway wins in between all the house losses. That features a couple in Cincinnati final week. However the dropping has been ugly. The truth is, Cubs have allowed thrice extra runs (99) than they’ve scored (33) throughout these 13 losses.
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The Cubs will likely be again at house Monday evening to host the Colorado Rockies.