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Detroit Tigers player preview: Can Blaine Hardy repeat his 2014 success this year?

Blaine Hardy is one of five pitchers vying for a spot in the Tigers' Opening Day bullpen. For a period of time after making his major league debut in June, 2014, Blaine Hardy was arguably the most effective pitcher in the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. Through August 22, Hardy posted a 1.84 ERA over 29 innings, giving up just one home run, and striking out 25 while walking just 12 batters. Hardy had replaced Phil Coke as the primary left-handed pitcher in the bullpen, and was given the ball in some key situations. His 1.39 WHIP and 3.49 fielding independent pitching ratio (FIP) were not nearly as...

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