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Off Day Discussion - Phil Coke

Off Day Discussion - Phil Coke

It's an off day, let's have an argument! Editor's note: He'll get a proper introduction later, but Fielder's Choice is now in charge of community development. That is, he's going to get you talking in a number of different ways that I'll explain later. -- Kurt - Much theoretical ink has been spilled on this site over the past week regarding the Tigers' primary weakness; the bullpen. More specifically, folks have been up in arms about a particularly polarizing member of that group; one Phillip Douglas Coke. Coke showed signs of effectiveness in Spring Training. After his first two attempts...
Detroit News Apr 9, 2014

Phil Coke, Tigers bullpen remain a big concern

Time for more bullpen scrutiny? Four mistakes were made in the 10th inning Tuesday night, three of them by the Tigers.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 9, 2014
Analysis: Untimely walks, questionable defensive play costly in one-run loss for Detroit Tigers

Analysis: Untimely walks, questionable defensive play costly in one-run loss for Detroit Tigers

In one-run games, the margin for error is as small as it can be. It was small Tuesday. In the end, untimely walks, a solid hit off Phil Coke and a questionable defensive play by Davis all contributed to this one. LOS ANGELES -- Many Detroit Tigers fans will want to burn left-hander Phil Coke in effigy when they wake up this morning and see the headlines from their favorite team's loss Tuesday night. Coke surrendered the hit that knocked in the winning run Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He certainly should shoulder some of...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 9, 2014
Dodgers 3, Tigers 2, 10 innings: Phil Coke surrenders game-winning double to Carl Crawford

Dodgers 3, Tigers 2, 10 innings: Phil Coke surrenders game-winning double to Carl Crawford

Victor Martinez singled in the tying run with two outs in the ninth, but the Dodgers scored in the 10th to win the game. LOS ANGELES -- Victor Martinez extended the game with a clutch hit. But the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to win anyway. Martinez singled home the tying run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night, but Carl Crawford drove home the winning run in the 10th inning in a 3-2 walk-off win for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Detroit Tigers. The double came off Tigers left-hander Phil Coke with one out in the bottom of the 10th. Pinch...
Detroit Free Press Apr 4, 2014

Jeff Seidel: Tigers reliever Coke armed with new-found confidence

Phil Coke sat at his locker in the Tigers clubhouse, laughing and cracking jokes. He tried to talk, but he is recovering from bronchitis and his voice cracked like a 15-year-old boy going through puberty
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2014
Tigers 6, Rays 3: Alex Avila homers, four Tigers relievers pitch well in final game in Lakeland

Tigers 6, Rays 3: Alex Avila homers, four Tigers relievers pitch well in final game in Lakeland

Phil Coke has pitched especially well of late. His pitching line for his most recent seven appearances: 7.1IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 9SO. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Starting with relief pitchers would be an odd strategy in the regular season. But Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus went that route in the team's final Grapefruit League game in Florida this year. Four Tiger relievers combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings to start the game Friday afternoon and Alex Avila homered in a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque and Phil...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2014
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joba Chamberlain to start as Brad Ausmus tries to beat rain in Lakeland

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joba Chamberlain to start as Brad Ausmus tries to beat rain in Lakeland

There is a chance of rain in the forecast later this afternoon, so Ausmus wants to do everything he can to make sure Chamberlain, Ian Krol, Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque can pitch. Who: Detroit Tigers (14-12-2) at Tampa Bay Rays (16-6-4) Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. When: 1:05 p.m. TV: Not availableRadio: 1270 WXYT-AM and the Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott PROBABLE PITCHERS Rays: Matt Moore, Josh Lueke, Grant Balfour, Jake McGee, Joel Peralta. Tigers: Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol, Phil Coke, Al Alburquerque. STARTING...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2014
Detroit Tigers notebook: Phil Coke continues strong streak, is locked in for spot on opening day roster

Detroit Tigers notebook: Phil Coke continues strong streak, is locked in for spot on opening day roster

Coke has pitched better of late after struggling terribly earlier this spring. He has thrown 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball in his past six outings, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out seven during that stretch. Phil Coke has not allowed a run in his past six outings and is a lock to make the opening day roster.AP File Photo CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phil Coke has pitched well over the course of his most recent six outings. Detroit Tigers fans will see whether he can remain sharp once the regular season begins. Coke walked one and struck out one in...
Detroit Free Press Mar 26, 2014

Coke appears to be staying in Tigers bullpen

The 2 p.m. deadline has passed on Phil Coke, which likely means he'll stay in the Detroit Tigers bullpen to start the 2014 season. The left-hander is scheduled to pitch in today's spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
KFFL Mar 25, 2014

Tigers | Phil Coke under the weather

Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (illness) was expected to pitch in the Grapefruit League spring ...

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