Best- Shane Greene
I thought that ending this list with a nice even number of four things would be best, but then I knew I had forgotten something. That, of course, was the stellar closing pitching of Shane Greene. In twelve appearances for the Tigers in April, Greene had ten saves, giving him twelve on the season in 14 save opportunities.
Shane Greene was called upon a lot in April to close out nail-biting games in which the Tigers offense needed tremendous help from the team’s pitching in order to survive. Greene allowed just five hits throughout all of April and finished the month with a 1.29 ERA. If Greene can keep up his incredible string of saves, his ability to close will be tremendous for this Detroit squad which will likely need to keep calling on him.