Apparently, the Title Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Does Actually Make Sense in Some Contexts
by Mike Carminati
The Tigers beat the Yankees yesterday, 4-2, to better their 2003 win total in a little over half a season. The Tigers are now 44-47 with a .484 winning percentage. Last year, Detroit was a historically poor 43-119 with a .265 winning percentage. That's a .218 improvement.
Nate Robertson (9-4) also equaled the 2003 Tiger high in wins. Mike Maroth won nine while losing 21—the first man in 23 years to lose 20 games in a season.
If the Tigers can keep up their mediocre ways, they will have the best turnaround in the majors since the 1902-03 Giants and the 17th best all-time (displacing the second-year Diamondbacks).