West wrote: Yes, he finished a couple games in the postseason. How many saves did he have? Zip.
daullaz wrote:Coke finished six of the Tigers' eight playoff games in the ALCS and WS, picking up two saves in the ALCS.
Which is two more than any other players had once Valverde blew up. Coke saved Games 2 and 3 of the ALCS, and the Tigers blew the Yankees out in Game 4. The Tigers were swept in the World Series and had no saves or save chances. Coke was called upon to pitch the ninth inning of a tied Game 4 against the Giants, was sent out in the 10th after a scoreless ninth, gave up a leadoff single, got the next two outs, and gave up the game winning single.
I'm just using all this to point out why people think Coke will get save opps. He was clearly Leyland's preferred option after Valverde melted down.