Found May 25, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Phil Coke
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
I have spent the last 2 articles trying to “fix” the Detroit Tigers’ hitters. Part 3 of this series will take a peek at the pitching and see what needs mending. The Tigers as a staff rank 11th out of 14 AL teams in ERA at 4.13. Take a look at the splits though and you’ll see that the starters rank 6th at 3.84 while the bullpen as a unit ranks dead last at 4.71. The pen has surrendered more runs than any other AL team and the highest opposing batting average. Their 61 walks in 130 innings comes in tied for 11th. So yes, the pitching as a whole hasn’t been lights out, but the bullpen has been a literal train wreck. The latest member to join up is Luis Marte. Marte earned the gig in camp but got hurt on the 2nd to last day and has finally worked his way back. Marte joins Duane Below, Brayan Villarreal, Phil Coke, Octavio Dotel, Joaquin Benoit, and Jose Valverde to round out the revamped stopper unit. Sadly, or rejoicefully, we won’t be able to pick on guys like Collin Balester in this ...
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