Detroit Tigers Links: Home stretch rotation set, Nathan a liability, bullpen tells tale


Detroit Tigers finalize rotation, will start rookie Kyle Lobstein in Game 161 against Minnesota Twins – James Schmehl,

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"Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Tuesday that Lobstein will start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins in the second to last game of the regular season.“The rotation is going to roll right through at this point,” Ausmus said when asked if Lobstein, who has made just five career starts, would start on Saturday. “Kyle did an excellent job last night. He really did.”"

Detroit Tigers’ Loyalty To Joe Nathan Could Cost Them In The Postseason – Brad Faber, Rant Sports

"If the Tigers are indeed fortunate enough to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, can they really trust Nathan to close games in October when games get tight? Could he suddenly resemble the closer he used to be after being so shaky for seemingly the entire year?"

If Detroit Tigers Make the Playoffs, Bullpen Will Tell the Tale – Thomas Laverty, XN Sports

"For all the Tigers do have, what they’re missing is equally important. If and when the Tigers hang on to their one-game lead in the AL Central, and get into the playoffs, their outstanding starting rotation, and number one offense can only take them as far as their bullpen allows them to. But, it’s like they say, “Just get to the playoffs…”"