Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles, reliever Angel Nesbitt showcased the exact type of things he could be asked to do for the Detroit Tigers if he manages to crack the roster in the next few weeks.
First, in the seventh inning, Nesbitt came on to get the final out, and did so in solid fashion. Then, Brad Ausmus stretched him out a bit, allowing him to get the first out of the eighth inning with a beautiful strikeout.
After only a handful of pitches, Nesbitt was removed in favor of Joe Nathan, who surrendered the tying run before the Tigers fought back and won the game 6-4 courtesy of a Victor Martinez two-run home run.
So far, Nesbitt has been one of the brightest stars in camp. His massive frame and his powerful arm seem to form an excellent combination with Bruce Rondon in what very well could become the lockdown combination of Detroit's future for the late innings.Read more... Join the Conversation...