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Let the second-guessing begin in Detroit

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08:09 AM ET 04.04 | The season isn't a week old, but an offseason question mark loomed large when Detroit, two outs away from a 2-0 record, let one slip away. The Tigers headed to the clubhouse with their first loss and their first blown save of the season. Will it be their last? Of course not. But considering the attention surrounding their closer situation since, well, since midway through the 2012 postseason, the outcome was sure to draw anger and angst from Tigers fans watching at home. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has said all along that a closer-by-committee approach would be a second-guesser's heaven. He was right. ... Things will get dicey at times. Everyone will have a different opinion on which pitchers should be used when.

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April 4, 2013  08:39 AM ET

2nd guessing? ... is it still cold in Detroit this time of year?

April 4, 2013  09:00 AM ET

If the Tigers had blown a save to one of the contenders in the AL nothing would have been said, but losing to the Twinkles is unacceptable.

April 4, 2013  10:20 AM ET

From the picture, it looks like Jim is getting ready to take the hill himself.

April 4, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

From the picture, it looks like Jim is getting ready to take the hill himself.

He's got a Marlboro in his left hand.

April 4, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's got a Marlboro in his left hand.

Thought he'd be kickin' it old-school with a Lucky.

April 4, 2013  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

From the picture, it looks like Jim is getting ready to take the hill himself.

Good arm angle with his fingers situated nicely on top of the ball. Effortless mechanics.

April 4, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Yesterday's loss had many at fault: the outfielders bungling that deep fly ball, walk to begin the inning, leaving Coke in to face a right-hander (though in defense of that, the guy was a scrub). It's going to happen from time to time, not that I'm happy about it.

April 4, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yesterday's loss had many at fault: the outfielders bungling that deep fly ball, walk to begin the inning, leaving Coke in to face a right-hander (though in defense of that, the guy was a scrub). It's going to happen from time to time, not that I'm happy about it.

It was enjoyable.

April 4, 2013  01:53 PM ET

Only 160 games left. I hope they get this straightened out soon.

 
April 4, 2013  02:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Yesterday's loss had many at fault: the outfielders bungling that deep fly ball, walk to begin the inning, leaving Coke in to face a right-hander (though in defense of that, the guy was a scrub). It's going to happen from time to time, not that I'm happy about it.

Try it for 100 years and let us know how it feels.

Go Cubbies!

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