Your initial post:
abrunn11 wrote:MCab was just pulled in the 2nd inning after three laclkluster plays in the field. Leyland was pissed and replaced him with Clete Thomas. Do not believe ANYTHING that says he was pulled because of injury, he was pulled for being fat and lazy.
What is being reported:
Rotoworld wrote:Miguel Cabrera left Monday's game with a strained hip flexor and is day-to-day.
Clete Thomas replaced him, with Marcus Thames moving from left field to first base. Cabrera could be back on Tuesday.
Call me crazy but you just come across as a fed up MCab owner.
As a somewhat
impartial witness (a Tigers fan, but non-MCab owner), I'll interject.... I didn't see the inning in which this took place (was putting the kid to bed), but caught most of the game (including Tiger's commentary).
I'm sorry. I know Leyland has seemed to be down on MCab this season, batting him in odd spots in the lineup, but there's just NO way that he's pulling his second-leading RBI guy (second only to an injured Maggs, who's already out of the lineup that day) because of a bungled defensive play, no matter how tight he thinks the game is going to be.
Sorry... I can understand being frustrated with him and really giving him the what-for in the dugout, but unless he's got a better
option to put in his spot in the lineup (as well as at first), which Marcus Thames/Clete Thomas are not, he's not going to outright pull him.
I'm satisfied with the hip-flexor story for now. He's not expected to play tonight either, and I really fail to see how Leyland would sit the kid for essentially two games for making a fielding mistake.