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Wakeup Call: RGIII makes a Giant impression, even in defeat
Still, it's not like the Cards haven't been here before. (AP) Whichever one of them gets to the World Series, Jose Valverde will be ready. (AP) And the hits just keep on coming for the Yankees: Now CC Sabathia's going to have his elbow
Jose Valverde says he has fixed a mechanical flaw
Tigers right-hander Jose Valverde has been dreadful this postseason, yielding seven earned runs ..... effective. According to beat writer Jason Beck of MLB.com, Valverde made around 20 throws in a simulated game against Tigers...
Leyland: Valverde will be ready for World Series
DETROIT (AP) Tigers manager Jim Leyland says struggling closer Jose Valverde will be ready for the World Series. Valverde hasn't pitched since allowing four runs in Game 1 of the AL championship series. The Tigers
Will the Tigers use Jose Valverde in the World Series?
Jose Valverde hasn’t pitched since coughing up four runs in two-thirds of an inning ..... choice. It’s obviously hard to imagine the Tigers turning back to Valverde as closer at this point, but will they even have enough confidence to
Jim Leyland on Game 4 closer choice: “We’ll play it by ear”
Jim Leyland planned to rest Phil Coke last night, which may have opened the door for Jose Valverde to close out a series-ending win for the Tigers, but instead the game was rained out and now Coke is available for today
Decision to pull Verlander pays off for Jim Leyland
lead in Tuesday’s Game 3 was pretty much a no-brainer. It’s not like manager Jim Leyland was going to turn to Jose Valverde . 115 pitches is a pretty high total to be starting an inning with, but Verlander has been...
Verlander the next obstacle for slumping Yankees
changes Tuesday night when the Detroit ace takes the mound for Game 3. The Tigers won the first two games in New York, and the only runs the Yankees scored came in a four-run ninth inning against reliever Jose Valverde in the opener.
Wakeup Call: Move over, A-Rod; Cano's got you beat
Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson, but how about the record-setting Robinson Cano? (NBC's Hardball Talk) Jose Valverde 's disintegration means opportunity for Phil Coke. At least temporarily. (AP) Where has all the offense gone this
After Valverde stumbles, Coke closes for Tigers
NEW YORK (AP) Jose Valverde didn't finish Game 2 of the AL championship series for the Detroit ..... manager Jim Leyland said. ``We will do some work with him.'' Valverde allowed a tying two-run double to Oakland's Seth Smith on Wednesday
Minus Jeter, Yanks and Tigers scoreless in Game 2
a day after breaking his left ankle in the 12th inning of the opener, which the Tigers won 6-4 despite closer Jose Valverde allowed two-run homers to Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez in the ninth. Jeter was replaced at shortstop by Jayson