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May 22, 2024 0 3 4.34 2 -6.5
May 20, 2024 0 3 2.55 2 2
May 18, 2024 0 3 2.70 2 1
May 14, 2024 0 3 2.87 2 -2.5
May 12, 2024 0 2 3.07 2 -9

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Alex Lange was outstanding to open 2023, compiling a 1.16 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 32 strikeouts over the first two months of the season. He shared closing duties in April, but took over in May to convert 8 of Detroit's 9 saves during the month. He maintained the role throughout a disastrous June (11.57 ERA), then rebounded, but his struggles persisted in August with more walks (13) than strikeouts (11) over 10 innings. Lange was bypassed for save chances until he improved his control, but he finished the year with a team-leading 26 saves (15th in the majors). His 15.6% walk rate that was 2nd-worst among qualified relievers, but his 39.1% whiff percentage was in the 99th percentile thanks to his elite curveball and effective changeup, while his K-rate was above-average at 27.4%. Lange has a chance to open 2024 as the Tigers closer, but Detroit may look for a more consistent option this off-season.

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2024 21.51 18.7 3 2 21 17 4.34 1.77
2023 322.54.8 66.0 7 5 26 79 45 3.68 1.33
2022 1502.1 63.3 7 4 82 31 3.70 1.25
3y Avg. 174.53 55.0 5 4 9 67 31 3.76 1.35
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Demoted to Triple-A

    The Tigers optioned Lange to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. A day after allowing four earned runs in one inning during Wednesday's loss to the Royals, Lange will be sent to Triple-A in order to get back on track. The 28-year-old owns a 4.34 ERA and 1.77 WHIP alongside a 21:17 K:BB through 18.2 innings this season, and he figures to return to Detroit's bullpen once he starts turning in promising results with Toledo. In the meantime, Mason Englert will come up from Triple-A to take Lange's place.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Suffers loss Wednesday

    Lange (0-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit to take the loss in Wednesday's 5-4, 10-inning contest against the Guardians. After recording the final out of the ninth inning, Lange had the unenviable task of pitching the bottom of the 10th in a tie game with a runner starting on second base. The righty retired the first batter but then allowed a walk-off hit to Brayan Rocchio. There shouldn't be too much read into the loss, and Lange has pitched well all season, as he's sitting with a stellar 0.64 ERA across 14 innings. Lange should continue to see high-leverage work for the Tigers moving forward, and he could slide back into the closer role at some point if he keeps up the strong play.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Snags second save

    Lange earned the save in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals, recording two strikeouts and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings. Lange struck out Willson Contreras for the final out in the eighth inning before closing the door in the ninth, working around a two-out walk to Paul Goldschmidt for his second save this season. Jason Foley was likely unavailable Wednesday after pitching three of the last four days, though Lange has continued to pitch well in a set-up role -- he's held opponents scoreless in his last 7.2 innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine in that span. The 28-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 0.75 with a 1.17 WHIP 16:9 K:BB across 12 innings this season.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Control issues persist in loss

    Lange (0-1) allowed five unearned runs to take the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. He walked two and retired two batters via strikeout. Lange didn't allow any hits or earned runs, but it still wasn't a great performance. Coming on in the top of the 12th inning with a runner on second, the righty walked the first hitter he faced. Later in the frame, Lange walked in a run with the bases loaded. The big blow came a few batters later, when a Zach McKinstry fielding error with the bases loaded led to three more runs. While Lange sits with a solid 2.08 ERA, free passes continue to be a big problem, as he now has seven of them this year in just 4.1 innings. Lange will need to cut down on the walks if he wants to earn trust in high-leverage spots. He also tossed a whopping 36 pitches in the uneven appearance, so he surely won't be available for the nightcap.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Picks up first save

    Lange earned the save in Friday's 5-4 win over the A's, striking out the lone batter he faced in a third of an inning. Andrew Chafin was brought on to start the ninth, but he allowed a pair of walks before Lange was brought in to face the right-handed Zack Gelof, who he struck out on four pitches. It's the first save of the season for Lange, who was initially expected to serve as Detroit's primary ninth-inning option. However, it appears that the Tigers will opt for a modified closing committee, with Jason Foley (who pitched the eighth Friday) getting the highest-leverage usage. Lange converted 26 of 32 save chances last season, pitching to a 3.68 ERA with a 79:45 K:BB across 66 innings.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Looks better Thursday

    Lange tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in a Thursday Grapefruit League contest against the Blue Jays, lowering his spring ERA to 12.00. Lange has pitched in three Grapefruit League games and this was his first time not allowing a run. It's not a great start to spring training for the righty, though he figures to have a fairly firm hold on Detroit's closer role heading into the regular season. Lange recorded 26 saves last year and had 79 strikeouts across 66 innings, though he struggled with command at times, walking a whopping 45 batters.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Secures save in season finale

    Lange allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to secure the save in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Guardians. He struck out two. Lange finished his 2023 campaign on a high note, recording his 26th save in 32 chances to go with a 3.68 ERA. The righty endured some rough patches in his first season as Detroit's closer, particularly when his command eluded him, though he exhibited dominant stuff with 79 strikeouts across 66 innings. Lange also looked sharper down the stretch, posting a 2.70 ERA with 14 strikeouts across 13.1 innings in September and October. For the moment, he looks like the favorite to close out games for the Tigers again in 2024.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Earns four-out save

    Lange allowed a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday. He struck out two and picked up a save over the Athletics. Lange allowed a leadoff double to Shea Langeliers in the ninth inning but needed just 16 pitches to record four outs and close out the 2-0 win. Lange blew two of his previous three save chances entering Sunday's game. He now has 25 in 31 opportunities alongside a 3.84 ERA and a 76:44 K:BB this season.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Falters again Tuesday

    Lange (7-5) took the loss and a blown save in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers, allowing one run on three hits, a walk and a hit batsman over one inning. Lange entered in the eighth inning and allowed a runner inherited from Jason Foley to score the tying run. In the ninth, Lange gave up a walk-off single to Max Muncy to complete the collapse. Lange has blown saves in two of his last three appearances. He's now at a 3.92 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 74:44 K:BB through 62 innings this season while going 24-for-30 in save chances.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Records another save Sunday

    Lange pitched a clean ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the White Sox. For the second day in a row, Lange shut down Chicago in short order to record a save. The righty now has 23 saves this season, with four of them coming this month. Lange hit a rough patch when he struggled with control earlier this year, but he has seemingly righted the ship, and he could be poised for a strong finish to the season given his recent form.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Secures 22nd save Saturday

    Lange tossed 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save in Saturday's 3-1 win over the White Sox. He struck out two. Lange has had a few hiccups here and there this season, though he now has 22 saves in 26 chances to go along with a decent 3.63 ERA. The righty has been scored upon only once in his last 12 appearances, and he has a 2.25 ERA during the stretch. Lange should remain locked in as Detroit's closer during the final weeks of the year.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Notches 20th save

    Lange allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save against the White Sox on Friday. He struck out one. Lange worked around a leadoff single and needed just nine pitches to close out the 4-2 victory. It was a strong rebound after he coughed up three runs and blew a save against the Yankees on Thursday, which ended a stretch of seven straight scoreless outings. He's now 20 for 24 in save chances while registering a 3.86 ERA across 53.2 frames.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Earns win Friday

    Lange (6-3) worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and earn the win Friday against the Astros. Lange worked the ninth in a 1-1 tie and managed to not let a walk hurt him. The righty then earned the win when Parker Meadows smashed a walk-off home run in the bottom half of the frame. After some control issues led to a rough patch earlier in the month, Lange has been better lately, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings over his last six appearances with only three walks. He also appears to have regained the ninth-inning role in Detroit, with two saves and a win in his last three outings.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Secures another save Tuesday

    Lange worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and record the save in Monday's 8-6 win over the Cubs. He struck out one. After command issues seemingly bumped him from the closer role recently, it appears that Lange may be back in the saddle, as he's now recorded the team's last two saves. That gives the righty 19 saves for the season in 22 chances. Jason Foley worked the eighth inning Monday, but he could still some opportunities. However, Lange has the more overpowering stuff, and it seems like the Tigers want to see him stick in the role as long as he's throwing strikes.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Earns 18th Save

    Lange pitched a clean ninth to pick up the save in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Guardians. Entering with a three-run cushion, Lange needed just 12 pitches to finish off the Guardians for his 18th save. This was the sixth consecutive appearance for Lange in which he didn't allow a hit, but more notable is that he also didn't allow a free pass after having walked 11 batters in his previous five innings. He now holds a 3.70 ERA to go along with a 1.36 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 48.2 innings.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Skipped again for save chance

    Lange was not used in a save opportunity Friday against the Guardians and seems to have ceded the job to Jason Foley. Foley allowed a run but still managed to convert the save in a 4-2 win over Cleveland in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. He's recorded Detroit's last two saves, and it seems like that's pushed Lange out of the closer role for now. The latter's demotion is warranted, as Lange has struggled with control this month, walking 10 batters in just 4.1 innings. If Lange can limit the free passes moving forward, it's possible he re-emerges as the team's closer.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Secures another save

    Lange pitched a clean ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Monday's 3-2 win over the Royals. Lange needed just 10 pitches to retire Kansas City in order, giving him his 15th save of the season in 18 chances and second in the last three days. The righty has had some hiccups lately after starting the season very strongly, though he doesn't seem to be in danger of losing his grip on the closer job. Lange now has 50 strikeouts in 38.2 innings this year, pointing to his ability to dominate hitters, even if he hasn't been able to do so consistently.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Blows save Sunday

    Lange allowed two runs on a hit and a walk over an inning of work to blow the save in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out two. Lange's up-and-down season continued, as he blew his third save opportunity in 16 chances. The righty was lights-out through the end of May with a 1.16 ERA, but he has a 9.45 ERA since then, pushing his season mark to 4.17. Lange figures to stick as Detroit's closer due to the team's lack of other options, but he's been a shaky fantasy contributor recently.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Ices combined no-hitter with save

    Lange picked up the save Saturday against the Blue Jays, striking out one over one scoreless inning. Lange entered the game in the ninth inning with a no-hit bid still intact for Detroit and went 1-2-3 through the top of Toronto's lineup. He whiffed the current hits leader in the American League, Bo Bichette, on three straight curveballs before forcing a flyout and a groundout in the next two at-bats and securing perhaps the biggest save of his career. Lange has now converted his last three save attempts, and he didn't issue a walk Saturday for the first time in his last five appearances.
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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Shuts door for 11th save

    Lange pitched a scoreless inning of relief to earn the save in Monday's 6-4 win over the Royals. He did not allow any hits or walks. Despite having 38 strikeouts this year in just 29.1 innings, Lange did not record any Monday, though he still managed to retire the side in order on 12 pitches. The righty is now 11-for-13 in save opportunities this season with a 3.99 ERA overall. He's struggled some lately, though, allowing two or more runs three times in just eight appearances this month. However, Lange should stick in the closer role for a Detroit team that doesn't have many other established end-game options.
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