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Ask Schmehl: Should Detroit Tigers drop Torii Hunter down lineup? Is it time to apologize to Phil Coke?

Ask Schmehl: Should Detroit Tigers drop Torii Hunter down lineup? Is it time to apologize to Phil Coke?

Rajai Davis hit the grand slam that won the game. Austin Jackson drew the critical walk to load the bases. But lets not forget what oft-scrutinized reliever Phil Coke did Monday night. DETROIT -- Rajai Davis hit the grand slam that won the game. Austin Jackson drew the critical walk to load the bases. But let's not forget what oft-scrutinized reliever Phil Coke did Monday night. Trailing 4-1, Coke entered the game with no outs and runners on first and second, and needed just seven pitches to escape an eighth-inning jam. He induced a double-play grounder before...
Detroit News Jul 1, 2014

Phil Coke comes through again

Fans were loud and clear. They wanted Phil Coke gone. But Tigers officials held firm, believing the veteran left-handed reliever still had the skill set and arsenal to get hitters out in crucial situations. And they might be right.

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