In the first two games of their series in Detroit, the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to control Miguel Cabrera, but Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson got the future Hall of Famer to go down swinging on Tuesday night.

Cabrera was impressed, and extended a seal of approval on the good pitch from the Phillies’ starter with a thumbs up.

Hellickson¬†got Cabrera to swing at a pitch that was down in the dirt, and Cabrera was quick to metaphorically tip his cap to his opponent on a pitch that clearly fooled one of baseball’s best hitters. This is great:

Cabrera hit two home runs in Monday’s series opener with the Phillies, and he drove in the first run of Tuesday night’s 3-1 win with a first-inning RBI double that just missed going over the fence. It was Cabrera’s only hit of the night, but he did drive in another run later in the game.


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