It has been quite a roller coaster ride this post-season and a few fun facts sum it all up:
(1) The Tigers starting rotation has a 1.10 ERA.
(2) Jose Valverde has allowed 7 earned runs in 2 2/3 IP.. The starting four has allowed 5 ER in 41 IP.
(3) The only Tigers pitcher who has allowed an earned run in the last three games is Valverde.
I got the impression from the press conference after the game last night that Valverde is definitely out of the closer's role and perhaps done pitching as a Tiger. Jim Leyland made no excuses for Valverde or for himself and said that he would discuss the situation with his staff after the game. I think Octavio Dotel is the new closer.