Tigers would probably like to avoid using Cisnero, Norris or Funkhouser today.
That still leaves six arms to follow Tyler Alexander in today's bullpen day.
Helluva job by Gregory Soto. Struck out Vaughn and Lamb. Then had himself a battle with Yermin Mercedes. Nine pitches, five straight foul balls. Finally got him to fly out to the track in left. 4-3 Tigers. Ninth
You don't want to dig in against Tigers lefty Gregory Soto, who throws 100 mph but doesn't always seem to know where his pitches are going. Shaw and Wong both go flying out of box on high, inside pitches.
TOP OF THE 9th: LHP Gregory Soto pitching for the Tigers: Gary Sanchez, pinch hitting for Higashioka, pops out to 1st in foul territory. 1 out. Miguel Andujar pinch hitting for Gardner, lines HARD to RF for a SINGLE! Cont: 1-1 #NYYvsDET #Yankees
Great fundamental baseball played by the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the 8th inning to take the 1-0 lead over the Tribe. Gregory Soto comes on in the 9th to get the save. Tigers win!!! 👍 #DetroitRoots https://t.co/bBeDyVx8Eg
@johnnyc1952 @baseball7310 Not sure on the availability of Candelario, but I'm personally intrigued by a Jeimer Candelario/Gregory Soto bundle.
Tigers are bottom feeders again. Soto hasn't been great in his career, but 100 mph lefties aren't all that common, so I'd like to see him in the #Brewers lab.
The Tigers' inability to find bullpen options during the rebuild hasn't been ideal.
5 of the 9 current MLB relievers were either signed, drafted or acquired during the Dave Dombrowski era.
Those 5 include the team's 2 best relievers: Gregory Soto & Michael Fulmer
Gregory Soto comes out to pitch the bottom of the 9th inning and gets the save tonight. Our Detroit Tigers sweep the Seattle Mariners in Seattle for the first time since 2006. Final out recorded at 1:22am ET. It's finally bedtime! Hallelujah! #DetroitRoots https://t.co/ayIyIcJ843
Gregory Soto blows the save in the 9th and Michael Fulmer comes in to shut the door. That’s 2 saves in past 9 days for Fulmer. Soto and Fulmer have combined to record the W or the SV in the Tigers’ past 8 W’s.
Ballgame. Tigers 4, Royals 3.
6.1 strong innings from Spencer Turnbull. Michael Fulmer with the save after Gregory Soto got in trouble. Tigers sweep KC in three games and have won four straight overall.
✔️Watched the Flying Tigers throttle Tampa in Lakeland
✔️Made it to the car in time to hear Dan Dickerson call Gregory Soto’s save in the 9th.
✔️Bounced over to West Michigan’s radio feed to hear Dan Hasty brilliantly call a bottom of the 9th walk-off win for the Whitecaps.
Lights out at Comerica! Gregory Soto shuts the door! TIGERS WIN! Timely hits, no errors, no blown leads, and a really good pitching performance by Casey Mize. Great win! And guess what? That’s three in a row!
#Tigers making the most of ‘adrenaline junkie’ Michael Fulmer, working with Gregory Soto’s ‘timing issues’
Fulmer: “I told AJ (Hinch) I wanted to be thrown in the fire if I'm going to stay in the bullpen.” https://t.co/8SHCdm8N7E
@newt928 @IffyTheDopester I LOVE Gregory Soto's stuff! It just seems that he doesn't have the emotional make-up to be a closer, so maybe the Tigers should leave him in his set-up role. Of course you can always go out & BUY great relief pitching but THAT would entail Chris Ilitch actually spending some $!
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Today at Boston, Detroit's Spencer Turnbull, Tyler Alexander, Kyle Funkhouser, Alex Lange, and Gregory Soto became the third group of five teammates to allow at least 1 unearned run. The previous groups of five teammates to do that were...
The Tigers pitched Michael Fulmer in relief last night after starting him the day before. They have Gregory Soto back out there today after he threw 30 pitches last night. Seems like awfully aggressive pitcher usage for a team that's going to lose 100 games regardless.
Tigers gotta keep selling man. Get rid of Boyd and Turnbull and get the best return you can get.
If they Padres continue having depth issues I wouldn’t mind them taking a look at those two and Gregory Soto.
Gregory Soto on in relief for the Tigers in the 8th. It will be overshadowed by Kluber, but José Ureña was excellent for Detroit.
7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 7 K, 1 BB
He set down the last 16 Yankees he faced in order.
A nice quality performance by Jose Urena on the mound tonight, 3 Detroit Tigers home runs and a save by Gregory Soto all provide Detroit Tigers with a 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. We can actually all go to work happier now tomorrow. 👍 #DetroitRoots https://t.co/GgXCzeM5xc
Tigers split their double header yesterday against the Pirates. Chris talks about Michael Fulmer's, Tarik Skubal's, Spencer Turnbull's, and Gregory Soto's performances and previews today's rubber match against the Bucs. Jose Urena on the mound! https://t.co/YQsG9apycT https://t.co/VZBz39gbil
Tigers box score notes:
6 Tigers reached base at least twice
Only 1 Detroit batter didn't reach base. Surprisingly, it was Robbie Grossman (.421 OBP)
Gregory Soto needed just 8 pitches to get the last 2 outs. Exit velocities on those 2 outs:
83.9 MPH pop out
93.4 MPH flyout
Casey Mize and the #Tigers Offense do their jobs, and the bullpen finished it off in Houston.
#DetroitRoots Pen Tonight:
Buck Farmer ate an inning🍽
José Cisnero got an out
Gregory Soto got the last two https://t.co/E5hWTDBrJV