The Detroit Tigers won't have to deal with the emotion and difficulty of facing their departed former ace this weekend while facing the Toronto Blue Jays.
As far as advantages go, that's about all the team can expect. Detroit will trot out two rookie starters to go against a trio that has 33 combined wins. Otherwise, the Blue Jays' offense is routinely able to swing the big bats, given they are the best offense in baseball and have scored 689 runs.
Knowing this, it could be tough sledding for the Tigers north of the border. Here's the preview of Detroit's final encounter with their neighbors from the north in 2015.
Players To Watch: Miguel Cabrera and Josh Donaldson. Last time he played the Blue Jays, Cabrera went down with the fateful injury which cost him most of the second half of the season. This time, he comes back swinging a much hotter bat, and is inserting himself back into the batting title conversation with excellent hitting. Donaldson has kept up the hot hitting all season, and will put his 34 home runs to the test against the likes of Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. Donaldson is one of the best hitters in the game, and will test the young pitchers immensely.Read more... Join the Conversation...