Breaking (and shaking) down the Tigers-A's divisional series

Miguel Cabrera has obviously been hampered by his bad hamstring during the playoffs. (REUTERS)

Miguel Cabrera has obviously been hampered by his bad hamstring during the playoffs. (REUTERS)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

Random thoughts in honour of the late, great Jim (Shaky) Hunt from Games 3 and 4 of the Oakland Athletics-Detroit Tigers Division Series:

— Miguel Cabrera looks like he’s auditioning for a role in the Walking Dead.

The Tigers third baseman and the fulcrum in their lineup, the guy who is supposed to initiate the most fear in their batting order is so immobilized by hamstring problems that he can hardly move. Watching Cabrera in Tuesday’s game was painful.

Any time he had to move at third to make a play, even the routine ones, Cabrera seemed to be feeling a lot of pain. He was wincing on the field and when moving back to his position he was walking/shuffling/limping along like Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy.

At the plate, Cabrera is no longer a force to be reckoned with. He has no legs under him to drive the ball leaving just his arms to generate power. Without his legs there is no oomph in his swing, which gives him, at best, warning-track power.

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