Detroit Tigers update: After 18 games (and 17 losses), the Tigers are, as a team, batting .179. Their combined at-bats total 577, roughly the total that a player would accumulate in a season. This is what their batting line would look like: AB--577; Runs--39; Hits--103, with 17 doubles, two triples and 6 home runs. A bad year for Mark Belanger, in other words. The Tigers are so bad that they have only five players hitting above .200. Their designated hitter (Dean Palmer) is batting .091 with NO extra base hits. It is hard to believe they could be worse off sending up the pitchers to bat.
On the pitching side, they have a 5.08 ERA and have given up 24 home runs (four times as many as they've hit). This could be one of the worst teams in the history of baseball.