The Tigers bullpen has not been good. So after Phil Coke came on in the ninth with a five-run lead and gave up a home run to Adam Dunn to cut the lead to two, there was little to do but laugh about the fateful pitch that tailed back over the plate.
Phil Coke jumped squarely into the postseason spotlight when he took over as the Tigers' closer during the ALCS. His newfound notoriety earned him an interview on the MLB Network's Intentional Talk last week, and he took the opportunity to tell a story about having to remind Miguel Cabrera that he had struck Cabrera…
Detroit reliever Phil Coke put up pedestrian pitching numbers this year; a 4.00 ERA and 1.65 WHIP while averaging less than a strikeout an inning won't get the ladies into much of a sweat—especially in the AL Central, where the only decent hitting could be found on Coke's own team.