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.

Yet in the postseason, it seems the Tigers have decided to Catch The Wave; this is a New Coke, one that in the three games of the ALCS has pitched 3.2 innings, striking out four, walking none, and not allowing any earned runs. A hold and two saves become part of his postseason tally, but the real question is why New York is struggling with the Cokeman?