Leyland on pulling Jackson
Jim Leyland on the decision to pull Edwin Jackson in the 8th after 89 pitches: “There was no question that he was starting to go. There was no question about that. It was the perfect situation for Seay to come in, get out the one lefty who was a pretty good hitter. We got that. We felt real good about it, but there was no doubt in my mind about that. I don’t question that at all. He gave us everything you could ask for and more. Rolen hit the home run, and we had the unfortunate little play there that we didn’t make. That’s all part of the game.”
On another bullpen note, if the game had gone into extra innings, Leyland said that Ryan Perry would’ve pitched the 10th, which would’ve made for quite a Major League debut.