silverZ wrote:Ender wrote:Dotel and Coke have too extreme of splits to be the closer so it will really come down to Benoit or Alburquerque once they get sick of Rondon walking everyone.
Benoit has always had issues pitching back to back days. The whole situation is a mess if Rondon doesn't nail it.
Honestly, being a Tigers homer, my money is on an outright committee if Rondon can't get the job. Coke is a definite no considering he likely is the only LHP they'll be carrying in the pen. The brass will not overuse Alburquerque and let him pitch many back-to-backs. As silverZ said, Benoit is terrible when he pitches the day before. In 2012, on days where he had pitched the previous game, Benoit had a 4.50 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.