Price looked simply unrecognizable. He lasted just two innings and allowed eight runs on 12 hits – including nine in a row.
“The majority of people have bad days,” Soria said. “The problem is that everyone realizes when I do badly at my job because it’s on TV.”
Soria gave up six hits – including two home runs – in a third of an inning Tuesday night, and the crowd voiced its displeasure.
Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke does not want to hear the stats – even the positive ones.
The Detroit Tigers bullpen looked questionable going into the season, and 59 games in, questions remain.
Hanrahan recorded ERAs of 2.70 or better in three of four seasons before missing most of last season because he needed Tommy John surgery.
“For me, the most important thing is for guys to relax,” Nathan continued. “We’ve got to go down there, continue to have fun.”
Brad Ausmus had the piece of paper with the Opening Day lineup ready to go Sunday. “I know you’ve been waiting,” he said with a grin.
Phil Coke stood by his locker, a pained expression on his face, a signed paper with his minor league assignment in his pants pocket.
The Detroit Tigers have signed yet another former Tigers pitcher to a Triple-A deal. Righty Jair Jurrjens began his career with Detroit, spent five seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization and threw two games for the Baltimore Orioles this season. Now he is back where it all started.