Jim Leyland had said even before Saturday's 3-hour, 28-minute marathon ended at Comerica Park that he wanted to get Benoit involved in ninth-inning situations.
One Week In, Bullpen A Cause For Concern
Motor City Bengals, Chris Hannum
This is the least shocking analysis of this team so far.
New chairman for the committee? All things equal, Leyland may be leaning toward Benoit in the 9th
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
Why does this bring me zero comfort?
mired in Twinkies
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
A few days late. But still good.
Around the AL Central:
First game in 1983 throwbacks is a winner thanks to extra-inning Tank blast.
That was unexpected.
The Royals offense battered Phillies pitching for the second time in three days, but Greg Holland and the Royals bullpen nearly gave the victory away in the ninth.
Sometimes you help yourself. Sometimes your opponent helps you. Either way is good.
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40 years later, ranking the greatest Designated Hitters
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Sure, you know about Edgar Martinez and Frank Thomas and David Ortiz. But what about the other great Designated Hitters since 1973?