Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with lefthanded pitcher Phil Coke, thus avoiding arbitration.
Coke said the big change since then has been a renewed ability to locate his pitches.
Tuesday, Phil Coke could have been given the benefit of the doubt. Wednesday, there was no such relief.
After significant shuffling and several additions, the bullpen looks ready for postseason play – just in time. Is the worrying over?
Phil Coke stood by his locker, a pained expression on his face, a signed paper with his minor league assignment in his pants pocket.
Tigers veteran left hand reliever Phil Coke is being sent down to the team’s top minor league team in Toledo.
The fans that stuck around rose to their feet only to go home disappointed when the reigning AL MVP swung and missed on a third strike.
Phil Coke is as aggravated as anybody about how the Detroit Tigers – himself included – are playing right now.
Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.