Bless You Boys Podcast 108: Justin Miller, bullpen savior

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This week Al and HookSlide talk the state of the team with the third-best record in the AL, robbing Peter (the bench) to pay Paul (the bullpen) in calling up Justin Miller, second-guessing Brad Ausmus, Ian Kinsler being a better fit than Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander's first hit, and baseball opinions, because everyone has one.

Bless You Boys Podcast 108 was recorded April 18, 2014, has a running time of 60 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Kurt Mensching has the week off.

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The state of the Detroit Tigers is actually pretty damn good. People tend to forget the Tigers have the third-best record in the AL and are 5-2 at home (Friday's loss drops them to an oh-so-horrible 5-3 at Comerica).

Bullpen help arrives in the right arm of Justin Miller.

With an eight-man bullpen, do the Tigers even have a bench at this point?

How the Tigers use Alex Gonzalez and Andrew Romine continues to confuse the fan base. Shortstop is an issue and will remain an issue until the Tigers make a definitive decision at the position.

Brad Ausmus was seriously second-guessed for the first time in his managerial career when history repeated itself thanks to a late-inning bunt attempt involving Torii Hunter.

Ian Kinsler versus Prince Fielder.

Justin Verlander gets his first hit, somehow the world does not spin off its axis.

Everyone has an opinion on baseball. But it doesn't necessarily mean their opinion has merit.

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