PREGAME: The Tigers look to make it 8 in a row and they have a favorable pitching match-up. Jeremy Bonderman who loved June, will take on Tom Gorzelanny. There isn’t much to know about about Gorzelanny. He’s making only his 2nd start and 3rd appearance.
Game Time 7:05pm
POSTGAME: That was a stinker. Lot’s of guys left on base, lot’s of opportunities with men in scoring position, 3 consecutive errors leading to a 7 run 7th inning…
If you’re looking for positives there were a couple. Jeremy Bonderman looked good again. Also, the bullpen came in and did their job. They kept inducing ground balls, they just weren’t being converted to outs. Also, while the team was awful with men in scoring position, I guess the good news is that they had at one point, 10 at-bats with RISP in the first 5 innings.
An ugly loss certainly isn’t a way to cap the end of the first half of the season. However, I think I’ll choose to focus on the 55-26 record instead.