While Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander and others – have been instrumental in the team’s success, so have Benoit and Porcello.
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.
Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit recorded his seventh save Monday night as he pitched the bottom of the 10th inning in Cleveland.
Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.
“For me it hasn’t been difficult because I’m alive, I have my kids, I have my family, my friends,” Valverde said in Spanish. “What happens on the field stays on the field.”
1. Jose Valverde: Seems like he’s either gone today or right back out tonight pitching for his major league life.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
The Detroit clubhouse was ecstatic Sunday afternoon after the Tigers edged out the Oakland A’s 5-4 at Comerica Park in game 2 of the ALDS.
Joaquin Benoit, Andy Dirks, Octavio Dotel And Jose Valverde To Serve It Up For The Detroit Tigers Foundation
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Tigers manager Jim Leyland says relievers Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit won’t pitch in Thursday’s fifth game of the AL championship series.