Tigers Pitching Coach Jeff Jones Anticipates Great Season For Verlander"You can tell just by watching hitters’ reactions on certain pitches how nasty he’s going to be," pitching coach Jeff Jones said.
Ausmus Says He's Willing To Have Verlander 'Pissed At Me,' And Pull Him EarlierAusmus, however, said the core muscle repair surgery Verlander underwent in January could be affecting the ace in another way.
Tigers Pitching Coach Breaks Down 'Deception' Of Robbie Ray's Delivery; Ausmus, Avila Weigh InAlex Avila can understand how Astros batters struggled to hit Robbie Ray's deceptive fastball; at times Avila struggled to catch it.
Verlander On World Series Game One: 'I Just Wasn't Able To Do It'Justin Verlander saw his string of brilliant postseason outings end with his first loss of the playoffs.
Fans See A Different PorcelloGive credit to Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones. He saw a flaw in Rick Porcello's delivery recently and helped the young right-hander change it and Porcello cashed in last night.
Jones Hopes New Voice As Pitching Coach Will Make ImpactAnd maybe that's what the firing of Rick Knapp will do to Detroit's pitchers, almost all of whom acknowledged if they had done better, Jeff Jones would still be the bullpen coach instead of the new pitching coach.