Tyler Alexander had a very good Sunday afternoon.
Alexander's final line was absurd: 3.2 innings, 10 strikeouts, no hits, no runs, one walk and one hit batter. The Tigers did end up losing the game, however, 4-3.
Alexander, 26, came into the majors as a starter but was utilized in a reliever role across 13 appearances last year, going 1-4 with a 4.86 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 53.2 innings. The Tigers have been using him as a reliever again in 2020, which has been an adjustment, though he's growing comfortable in the role.
"It's always good to find out what your role is," he said Wednesday, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press. "I can kind of zero in on a routine and get set and comfortable with what I am. As of right now, I like where I'm at."
Alexander would like to start eventually, but for now he's good with coming out of the bullpen.
"Right now, we got some really good starters," he said. "I'm happy where I'm at. Personally, I think I'm physically in a good spot, and I can start if they want to give me the chance."
After Sunday's performance, the Tigers may not want to tinker with Alexander's role too much.