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Jose Valverde loses closing role after blown save in ALCS Game 1

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03:22 PM ET 10.14 | After blowing a four run lead in Game 1 of the ALCS, the Detroit Tigers have announced that should a save situation arise Sunday afternoon, Jose Valverde will not be on the mound. Manager Jim Leyland said that he sat down with the Tigers pitching staff and after viewing game film, decided that Valverde needs some time to straighten out his mechanics before he's put in a save situation again.

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Jose Valverde, AP Photo/Kathy Willens Jose Valverde, AP Photo/Kathy Willens
October 14, 2012  03:49 PM ET

Seems the one thing the Tigers have is good pitching.

October 14, 2012  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Seems the one thing the Tigers have is good STARTING pitching.

ftfy

October 14, 2012  06:36 PM ET

RE: closer...a blown lead against the a's, and now a blown lead against the yankees. there may be more than mechanics at stake here. ideas? anyone?

October 14, 2012  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ftfy

Who woulda thought the Tigers would go into Yankee Stadium and take both.

October 14, 2012  09:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Who woulda thought the Tigers would go into Yankee Stadium and take both.

The Tigers....

October 15, 2012  02:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Tigers....

The Yankees may be down, but you can't count them out until you drive the wooden spike through their heart.

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October 15, 2012  08:44 AM ET

It is a nice way of saying to you Jose that you will be on the end of the bench for the rest of the playoffs.

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October 15, 2012  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Yankees may be down, but you can't count them out until you drive the wooden spike through their heart.

Truth.

October 15, 2012  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Truth.

On the bright side: The Tigers are known Yankee killers. Even all the way back to my childhood in the 60's.

 
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