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.
Coke, who has talked sometimes during the season, hasn’t recently until Detroit clinched the AL Central on Sunday afternoon.
Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke does not want to hear the stats – even the positive ones.
Verlander allowed two runs in seven innings and Phil Coke struck out three batters in the tenth inning for his first save of the season.
“So if you’re going to be upset about everybody going out there and pitching there ass off, I don’t have anything to say about that.”
In four of his last five outings, Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke has held opposing hitters without a run.
The way I see it, Franzen and Coke are two of Detroit’s new “public enemy number ones!”
Coke’s stats this season are awful. He’s thrown four innings in six games.
Remember a time when Detroit Tiger fans loved Brandon Inge?
Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.