Leyland's gotta be thinking playoffs. He knows if the Tigers make it, it's gonna be close. One game can make the difference against CWS, NYY, BOS, maybe TOR and CLE, who knows, for division and wild card.
Rodney's ERA has been under 2 all year. If T.J. has another poor outing or two, the bet here is that Leyland pulls the trigger.
Don't forget T.J. is 38 ... he might be on the slippery slope down.