Katie Strang ESPN.com
Asked Tigers manager Brad Ausmus if he might consider going to closer Francisco Rodriguez in a four-out save situation more with playoff race heating up. He conceded that's a possibility but insisted it would still not happen often. Why? "I think K-Rod could handle it, but I just don't think closers are built that way nowadays." he said. "I think the pitch counts get high, and I think the adrenaline see-saw is tough. A lot of closers pitch on adrenaline, and they pitch on adrenaline for one inning, and to ask them to come in for an out, and then they sit down, and try to re-pump themselves up, it's tough to do sometimes."