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Phil Coke can't find plate, Gene Lamont remains lightining pole

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Replays showed Leyland was correct, but it was so close a call it's a bit surprising to see the manager argue it.
Replays showed Leyland was correct, but it was so close a call it's a bit surprising to see the manager argue it.


Final - 6.18.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 4
Colorado Rockies 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 5

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BOX

KEY STAT

5: The number of relief pitchers the Rockies used. Holy cripes. How many do they carry in that bullpen?

KEY STAT TOO

7: The number of walks Phil Coke allowed in five innings while giving up four runs

KEY STAT C

Ubaldo Jiminez drove in two runs for the Rockies in the second inning with two outs on the board. This is notable not just because he was the opposing pitcher, but also because his batting average is .045. And those were his first RBI of the season.

KEY PLAY

Jhonny Peralta was thrown out at home in the sixth inning with no outs. He would have been the game-tying run. The Rockies added a home run in the bottom half of the inning for some insurance.

KEY THOUGHTS

Feel free to debate whether Gene Lamont should have sent Peralta home. I suspect, if due to the unfortunate result if nothing else, most will disagree with him. I think you have to be conservative there with no outs on the board. With two outs, send him. With one out, make your best guess based on the hit and the fielders. Certainly it was a hit that looked like it should score a runner from first base. But with no outs? Don't make the first out of the inning at home. I thought that was a rule.

Phil Coke ... what happened? I guess we can take a closer look at this start tomorrow to see. But his control was obviously awful. Maybe he paid attention to what happened when Rick Porcello threw a strike Friday, who knows.

I can understand the Tigers' pitchers not being the best of hitters. But I can't understand why two starters in a row got beat by the Rockies pitchers who aren't exactly known for their batting prowess. I'm glad the Tigers don't play in Colorado often, because these games are sure a pain in the butt to watch, I'll say that.

1-4 in interleague play? Remember the good ol' days?