From todays Toronto Globe and Mail
While the Blue Jays' pitching staff is fraying at the seams, the Tigers received a much-needed boost from Joel Zumaya. Manager Jim Leyland told Zumaya before the game that he would be given a chance to get his first save because short relievers Todd Jones and Fernando Rodney were going to get the day off.
What Leyland hadn't planned on was using Zumaya for three innings. But he did, and Zumaya responded by striking out four batters in those three innings and hitting 102 miles an hour on the radar gun — an unofficial season high in major-league baseball — on his fourth pitch to Glaus in the ninth.
Zumaya worked 92/3 innings in the Tigers' just-concluded stretch of 13 games against the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Blue Jays. He gave up no earned runs and four hits, while striking out 11 batters, walking five and throwing 24 pitches of 100 miles an hour and better.
“He's a special kid,” Gibbons said, shaking his head. “Guys like that don't come around very often.”