The Tigers know that they don't have to try until October. No one in this division is going to give them any challenge. Nothing about this Sox team suggests that they are going to turn it around. The most disheartening thing is the mental **** ups they keep committing.
I could handle it (which will be pretty likely in a few years) if they caught the ball, ran the bases effectively and moved guys over, but lost because they didn't have the talent. Now you don't have talent (save for Rios) and you're screwing up regularly, that's just more demoralizing.
But yeah, the numbers will probably carry over for the rest of the season.