Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Casey Crosby has had a taste of major league life. It's how he digests it that will determine whether he'll be able to eat up more innings in Detroit. Crosby was optioned back to Class AAA Toledo after pitching 3 2/3 innings Friday night. He will take back with him some advice from manager Jim Leyland, who doesn't feel Crosby's three games of experience with the Tigers were a bad thing despite his 9.49 ERA and 1-1 record. "It's always good to see the speed of the game up here," Leyland said, "but (improvement) depends on what you do with it. "He's got to be able to command (his fastball) at 92-93 (mph). It can't be 88-89. Not up here." Crosby has a very good fastball for a left-hander, and his curveball and changeup are better than the minor league scouting reports had indicated. However, he displayed some uncertainty, especially when he had a couple of runners reach base. The Colorado Rockies opened the third inning Fri...
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