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Four Out Save Should Be in Repertoire for Francisco Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers
July 26th, 2016 at 11:28 AM
It's not often that Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus elects to go to closer Francisco Rodriguez for a four out save. It's never, really. ***VIDEO1*** Monday, however, Ausmus thought that the Tigers badly needed a win, so he sent Rodriguez out in the eighth inning to attempt to mop up a mess...

The Five Best Detroit Tigers From the Season’s First Half
July 13th, 2016 at 12:54 PM
With the first half of the season in the books, we're taking a look back at some of the best contributors from the Detroit Tigers. So far this season, the Detroit Tigers have gotten mixed results from the lineup and roster, which has played to an only slightly above average record...

Francisco Rodriguez Restoring Sanity to Detroit Tigers’ Ninth Inning Amid Record Breaking
May 25th, 2016 at 11:57 AM
Forgive plenty of Detroit Tigers' fans if they are still only cautiously optimistic about the ninth inning. ***VIDEO1*** They've seen implosions before after good times, which helps combine to leave everybody a bit gun-shy. Francisco Rodriguez is hoping to put an end to that line of thinking entirely, though. Tuesday night, Rodriguez posted...

Detroit Tigers’ Closer Francisco Rodriguez Appears to be Battling Confidence Early On
April 21st, 2016 at 4:42 PM
As much as anything, the closer position demands a mindset. It's about letting things go and always looking to the next batter as a new opportunity. ***VIDEO1*** So far, its been a tough month of April for Detroit Tigers' ninth-inning man Francisco Rodriguez as it relates to doing all those things and...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Impressing Early on and Helping to Carry Team
April 13th, 2016 at 1:49 PM
By this time last year, the Detroit Tigers already had a full-blown crisis on their hands. ***VIDEO1*** Their closer had injured himself, setting in motion the complete and utter collapse of the entire bullpen operation. Injuries beget inconsistencies, and the Tigers struggled to put away games start to finish Over the offseason, a...