Detroit Tigers bullpen
Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.
The Detroit Tigers bullpen looks a bit like Jekyll and Hyde – perfectly capable and normal one day, downright frightening the next.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that the team can win with its current bullpen.
The bullpen will have to be better, either through improvement of existing players or through addition, but underestimating the importance of this offense would be a mistake.
Once regarded as the insurmountable weakness of an otherwise World Series-bound team, the relief pitching of the Detroit Tigers is edging back toward respectability.