Game 46: Tigers at Royals

PREGAME: The Tigers look to continue their 4 game winning streak in Kansas City. Jeremy Bonderman looks to rebound from a performance that was, well, awful. After only throwing 66 pitches, he should be fresh. Bonderman has been significantly better on the road this year. This will be his 6th road start, and he’s only allowed 11 runs.

Jimmy Gobble will make an emergency start for the Royals. The Tigers don’t have a lot of experience against Gobble, but outside of a 5 for 6 effort for Polanco the results haven’t been impressive.

7 Comments

  1. Jeff M

    May 24, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    They’re only hoping to get 60 pitches out of Gobble, so we’re basically playing 9 innings against the Royals’ bullpen. Not to be cocky, but shame on us if we lose this one.

  2. Steve

    May 24, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    Ya I agree,How about Omar, hitting .333 and a homer tonight. Its someone different every night, I like to see that. Not one guy is expected to carry the load. There are all taking their turn stepping up. Right now. Thames walks, Inge takes about a 9 pitch at bat and pounds one out. People arn’t mocking me muck at work on Fridays when I wear my Detroit jersy.

    Steve

  3. Brian A.

    May 24, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    the tigers are now 16-5 in may and have won 11 of the last 12. it’s getting really REALLY hard to convince myself that a wild card chase isn’t in this clubs future.

  4. Jeff M

    May 24, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    it’s getting really REALLY hard to convince myself that a wild card chase isn’t in this clubs future.

    Yeah, no kidding. At this point, a wildcard chase seems pessimistic.

  5. Walt

    May 25, 2006 at 7:23 am

    If only they could get Shelton some good groceries now.

  6. Dave

    May 25, 2006 at 8:40 am

    Hey, and K-C did put more men on base than the Tigers. Hope this doesn’t go to Tom Gage’s head.

    Anyway… on the comment about Bonderman having the highest ERA out of the starters, the other 4 starters are in the top 10 in ERA (Rogers is 10th). Amazing.

  7. Dave

    May 25, 2006 at 8:53 am

    One other thing… the last time the Tigers were 19 games above .500 was in 1988. A win today could do it.