The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Phil Coke now has a postseason ERA of 27.00. Joakim Soria has a postseason ERA of 45.00. Joba Chamberlain has a postseason ERA of 108.00.
“If you have a guy who can pitch the seventh, the eighth and the ninth, that’s a lot more secure than having a guy who can just pitch the eighth and the ninth,” Ausmus continued.
“People can say what they want. I could really give two (expletive) to be honest with you. We know how good we are. At the end of the day, we’re going to go through bumps and bruises but everybody does. We know what we have and obviously we continue to do it and we’ve put ourselves in a good position.”
One Goal Achieved, More Ahead: Tigers ‘Didn’t Break’ Joba Chamberlain Says, But ‘We’ve Bent A Little Bit’
At some points this season, it looked like the Tigers – a World Series favorite since before the season began – could end up as a wild card or even miss the playoffs altogether.
As fans chanted “Let’s go, Joe! Let’s go, Joe!” and stood together, Nathan threw a one-two-three inning, sealing the deal for Detroit, which has now won the division in four straight seasons.
How frustrated are the fans with the struggles of the Tigers?
Put that coffee down, Joe! Coffee’s for closers.
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) He’s only human, folks, so no matter how much you feel justified in spewing hate at the man who seems to let you down on the mound over and over — it may […]
Nathan said part of the continued harshness by fans could stem from the fact that fans might not see the improvement of him and Coke.