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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||53.00||3.00||2.00||8.00||2.21||0.95||58.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 2.45||0||0||3|
|vs RHB|| 3.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||1|
|12/22/2014||Yadier Molina, C STL||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B WAS|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Joakim Soria, RP DET
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
Shin-Soo Choo, RF TEX
|12/19/2014||C.J. Cron, DH LAA|
Joakim Soria, RP DET
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
|Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY|
|12/17/2014||Didi Gregorius, SS NYY|
Joakim Soria, RP DET
|Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers closer Joakim Soria sets down Yankees in order for fifth save
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/20/15) Tigers closer Joakim Soria picked up his fifth save in as many attempts on Monday, setting down the Yankees in order in the ninth inning.
He has not allowed a hit or a walk in his past five appearances.
Tigers reliever Joakim Soria hurls another shut-down inning
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) For a guy supposedly holding down the fort for an injured closer, Tigers right-hander Joakim Soria is doing one heck of an impression of a lights-out closer and making one heck of an impression in the process.
His fine work continued Friday afternoon with a scoreless inning against the White Sox in which he retired the side in order on 10 pitches. He was rewarded when his teammates scored in the bottom of the frame to provide him the victory.
Soria has made four consecutive hitless appearances and four saves and a win in the last six.
Tigers' Joakim Soria delivers fourth save Wednesday vs. Pirates
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Tigers closer Joakim Soria pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out his team's 1-0 win over the Pirates Wednesday and earn his fourth save.
The Tigers faced just two batters over the minimum as the Pirates were only able to scratch out two hits while also getting struck once by a pitch (with the hit batsman being retired on a steal attempt). Soria, who gave up his only run of the season in a nonsave situation, has posted a 1.93 ERA and 4:0 K:BB ratio in 4 2/3 innings.
Joe Nathan to return to role as Tigers closer upon activation?
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is still planning for veteran Joe Nathan to return to the closer's role when healthy, per MLB.com. However, he left the door slightly open Wednesday to Joakim Soria keeping the job once Nathan returns.
"We'll see what happens, but that's the plan," Ausmus said. "The most important thing, obviously, is to get him back."
Soria has been a perfect 3 for 3 in save opportunities since replacing Nathan, who is on the 15-day disabled list with flexor strain in his right elbow.
Joakim Soria saves third game of season for Tigers
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Tigers closer Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth inning for his third save of the season.
Soria retired Pittsburgh in order, on 10 pitches, seven strikes. He has a 2.45 ERA on the season.
|2014 summary: Joakim Soria began the season as the Rangers' closer, and he improved greatly over his shaky 2013 return from Tommy John surgery. He saved 17 games in 19 attempts with a 2.70 ERA before he was traded to the Tigers in July, whereupon he moved into a setup role. Soria did struggle in his 13 appearances with the Tigers, posting a 4.91 ERA with one save and one hold, though he spent a month on the disabled list with a strained left oblique.|
Playing time status: Soria will be back in a setup role for the Tigers this season, but he will probably be first in line to close if Joe Nathan struggles again.
2015 outlook: The 3.25 ERA Soria registered in 2014 doesn't adequately reflect how dramatic his comeback was. If not for the .316 batting average he allowed on grounders, which was probably not all of his own doing, Soria's ERA and even his 0.99 WHIP would have been lower. At this point in their respective careers, Soria is probably better suited to closing than Nathan, and he's one of the better potential saves targets to pursue once the established closers have already been taken.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||NYY||7:08 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|4/22/15||NYY||7:08 pm||Adam Warren|
|4/23/15||NYY||1:08 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|4/24/15||CLE||7:08 pm||Danny Salazar|
|4/25/15||CLE||1:08 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|4/26/15||CLE||1:08 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|4/27/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Tommy Milone|
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