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Bless You Boys May 23, 2015

Tigers' Joba Chamberlain is the setup man, with mix-and-match opportunities

It may not be a popular decision, but the Tigers feel comfortable with Joba Chamberlain in the setup role -- for now. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus has been dancing around the topic of who is the designated setup man since the season started. Friday night that ended when Ausmus went to the bullpen in the eighth inning with a one-run lead. Of the three relievers warming in the 'pen, Joba Chamberlain emerged over Angel Nesbitt and Tom Gorzelanny. "It wasn't really a decision," Ausmus said. "Joba's the eighth-inning guy." There you have it. It's not really all that shocking. Ausmus has turned to...
Scoring change shaves 4.5 runs off Joba Chamberlain's ERA

Scoring change shaves 4.5 runs off Joba Chamberlain's ERA

A scoring change by Major League Baseball has shaved 4.5 runs off Joba Chamberlain’s ERA. The hot shot by Adam Eaton off the end of Nick Castellanos’ glove in the eighth inning of the May 6 game at Chicago was originally ruled a hit, but has now been changed to an error, making all four runs in that inning — all charged to Chamberlain — now unearned. With the decision, Chamberlain’s ERA drops from 5.63 to 1.13. His only earned run allowed was in an eighth-inning hold in Minnesota on April 27. The ruling also gives Castellanos his third error on the season, and his second in May.
Bless You Boys May 10, 2015

Alberto Cabrera pitching well for Toledo Mud Hens, could earn call to majors soon

With the Tigers' bullpen still struggling, Cabrera could be the next pitcher to get called up from Toledo. After a year of ninth inning turmoil, the Tigers' closer situation has finally been resolved. Joakim Soria has moved into the closer role with a flourish, saving each of his first 11 opportunities while allowing just two runs in 14 innings. The rest of the Tigers bullpen, however, is still in flux. Newly crowned setup man Joba Chamberlain coughed up a three-run lead against the Chicago White Sox earlier this week, and Al Alburquerque has struggled after being one of the team's best...
Bless You Boys May 9, 2015

Bless You Boys Podcast 144: Staying Afloat on the Road

Kurt Mensching makes his triumphant return to the podcast to talk with HookSlide about Shane Greene, Joba Chamberlain, Victor Martinez and more. In this episode of the podcast, HookSlide talks with Detroit News columnist Kurt Mensching about the past week of Tigers baseball. Yes, that Kurt Mensching. Topics include: Shane Greene has been either awesome or awful, so who is the real Shane Greene? Could Brad Ausmus have managed the bullpen a little better on Wednesday when Joba Chamberlain blew the game against the White Sox? Speaking of Joba Chamberlain, is he ever going to get back to his...
Bless You Boys May 7, 2015

Detroit Tigers should keep Joba Chamberlain on a short leash

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stuck with Joba Chamberlain too long in 2014. He should not make the same mistake twice. You knew it had to happen. The only real surprise was that it took this long for the Detroit Tigers bullpen to finally blow a game. Joba Chamberlain gave up six consecutive hits to the Chicago White Sox, allowing four runs to score, blowing a three-run lead and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory on Wednesday night. The Tigers bullpen has been a cause for concern all season, and not without justification. The mystery is how they lasted until May 6 before they actually...
Grand Rapids Press May 7, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Joba Chamberlain: 'I didn't execute the pitch that I wanted to'

Joba Chamberlain discusses the four-run rally the Chicago White Sox staged against him in a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Watch video
Grand Rapids Press May 6, 2015
White Sox 7, Tigers 6: Chicago rallies for four runs against Joba Chamberlain; Victor Martinez homers

White Sox 7, Tigers 6: Chicago rallies for four runs against Joba Chamberlain; Victor Martinez homers

The White Sox had six consecutive hits with two outs in the eighth and benefited from a misplayed ball by Nick Castellanos during their comeback. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers were four outs from a victory over the Chicago White Sox. Then the game blew up on Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain surrendered six consecutive hits with two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night as the White Sox rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Victor Martinez homered and knocked in four runs for the Tigers (17-11), who remain in second place in the American League...

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