Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.
All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.
After a season of relative chaos, Justin Verlander finally looks settled in.
The Detroit Tigers bullpen looks a bit like Jekyll and Hyde – perfectly capable and normal one day, downright frightening the next.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland said he should have told Benoit that they did not want Ortiz to beat them.
“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.
Verlander pitched eight scoreless innings, sealing Oakland’s fate and sending the Tigers hurtling into the ALCS.
Their playoff hopes on the line, the Detroit Tigers are taking a gamble.
In the postseason, weaknesses get exposed quickly. Sometimes they can be corrected. Sometimes a team just has to live with them and do the best it can, and that is the situation for this Detroit Tigers team.