Octavio Dotel Shook His Head in Frustration After Miguel Cabrera Blew Off the Media Following the Game 4 Loss

Miguel Cabrera, the Triple Crown winner, hasn’t exactly carried the Tigers so far in the MLB postseason. Through four games against the A’s, Cabrera is 5-for-16 with two extra base hits (both came in game two), no homers and no RBI. How is he taking his so-so postseason?

After Oakland’s impressive rally late Wednesday on the left coast knotted the series at two, here’s the scene that played out in the Detroit locker room according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com:

Third baseman Miguel Cabrera entered the scene, he playfully slapped a pair of male reporters on their rear ends and smirked. It appeared the Triple Crown winner was already over the loss and ready for Thursday’s finale. But the mood in the clubhouse took a serious turn and tension surfaced when veteran Octavio Dotel told Cabrera to address the media because it was his job as the leader of the team.

Cabrera turned down all interview requests and sat at one of the tables in his dress clothes with his arms crossed. Dotel, still in uniform, sat at the other table and shook his head.

How delightful.

Game five is tonight at 9:37 pm on TNT.

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