Tigers bolster spent bullpen, sending down Ian Krol, bringing up Alex Wilson
DETROIT >> Brad Ausmus’ biggest concern in the early innings — aside from why his ace, David Price, was struggling — was how to get through the rest of the game without blowout out his bullpen.
“Well, there was some concern early in the game: ‘Do we have enough pitching to get through it?’ Fortunately, we did,” the Tigers’ manager said after the game
“Unfortunately, you have days like that, where a pitcher might end up having to pitch longer than you’d want him to. Blaine Hardy wasn’t available after throwing 40-some pitches yesterday. If we had a fresh pen, maybe it would’ve been a different decision. I felt like we had to get through this game, and early on, it was touch and go.”
Ausmus thought the Tigers had enough to get through Thursday’s game, but apparently minds changed overnight, and the Tigers decided to add an arm. To that end, they recalled the contract of right-hander Alex Wilson from Triple-A Toledo, and sent Ian Krol — who probably wouldn’t have been available Thursday, anyway — down to the Mud Hens.