Friday, April 27, 2007

Tigers' Bullpen Woes Contagious

First it was Fernando Rodney and Jose Mesa. Then Todd Jones blew a save. Now, Joel Zumaya has caught the lead-blowing disease. Zumaya picked up the loss against the Twins tonight, giving up 2 earned runs and also allowing 2 runs charged to Nate Robertson in the 8th inning, allowing Minnesota to come from behind for a 5-3 victory.

The bullpen is now 6-8 with a 5.14 ERA, and the slumping Tigers are now a full 2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central. It's not time to panic quite yet, but if these issues continue Dave Dombrowski may start working the phones for a little help in the pen. Brad Lidge, anyone?

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