Jose Valverde Shaky, Ex-Tigers Shine‏

ere in the second floor baseball bunker, we stop to watch. At Comerica, they stand. Is someone three outs from a no-hitter?
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No, Jose Valverde has entered the game. After two recent implosions of Valverdian proportion, every pitch is worthy of intense scrutiny, as if pure mind power can get him through the ninth inning.

In the opener of last weekend’s series at Camden Yards, Valverde entered protecting a 5-3 lead. He allowed a solo homer to Baltimore Orioles leadoff hitter Nick Markakis and, two outs later, a three-run walkoff shot to Chris Dickerson.…