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Game 28: Tigers at Royals

PREGAME: The Tigers make their second trip to Kansas City already this season.

In the series opener they’ll face Brian Bannister. Bannister has made 2 starts this year, and he allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in each start. He did rack up some big pitch totals with 82 in 4 1/3 in his first start and 99 in 6 2/3 in the 2nd.

The Tigers will send out Justin Verlander. Verlander has a 1.36 career ERA over 33 innings against the Royals.

Game Time 8:10pm

Posted by on May 4, 2007.

Categories: 2007 Season, Game Post

15 Responses

  1. So…it looks like we may get to the bullpen quite quickely today. Does anyone know the strength of the Royal’s bullpen?

    by Mark S. on May 4, 2007 at 4:40 pm

  2. The Royals pen is very poor. That said, Bannister will probably go 8 strong on the strength of billfer’s pregame jinx.

    by Walewander on May 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm

  3. Oh, to be connected again. Had to move, the phone broke and the monitor took a dump all in the same week and the cable won’t be on til next week. Hope the game is on radio tonight. Boy, I sure have missed Tigers Weblog.

    by Kathy on May 4, 2007 at 6:56 pm

  4. I’m hoping the Bilfer jinx works the other way. Bilfer refers to “big pitch totals.” Hopefully, that means Banister will get knocked out early with a low pitch count.

    by Kyle J on May 4, 2007 at 7:57 pm

  5. Arrgh! Extra Innings has the Royals’ feed. I can’t stand these guys.

    by Nate on May 4, 2007 at 8:10 pm

  6. Great start. Full confidence that Verlander is going to hold this thing together tonight.

    by Cameron in Singapore on May 4, 2007 at 8:36 pm

  7. Verlander looking good so far. And seems like Guillen’s at full strength too. 1270 made it sound like his arm was hanging off at the shoulder in their pre-game.

    by Anne on May 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  8. This is another thing I’ve been looking for this year’s team to do–not just beat but beat up weaker teams. Not just win, but dominate. So far no jinx here tonight–Bannister lifted early with a (relatively) high pitch count and poor bullpen.

    by Anne on May 4, 2007 at 9:56 pm

  9. Quiet night on the DTW – and that’s fine by me, since it’s probably because the team is working nicely so far.

    Welcome back, Kathy.

    by Ben in Denver on May 4, 2007 at 10:02 pm

  10. Cleveland and Baltimore 2-2 in the 10th. Let’s go O’s! Don’t take that sweep personally. :)

    by Anne on May 4, 2007 at 10:19 pm

  11. the O’s did their job!

    by charlie on May 4, 2007 at 10:33 pm

  12. Yes! Baltimore pulled it out in the bottom of the 10th!

    by Anne on May 4, 2007 at 10:34 pm

  13. So it still ends up being a save situation. That’s all right. Go get ‘em Jonesy!

    by Ben in Denver on May 4, 2007 at 11:21 pm

  14. Another save for Jonesy!

    by Robert on May 4, 2007 at 11:30 pm

  15. Nice night, Tigers winning and everyone else in our division losing…

    by Shawn in Tokyo on May 5, 2007 at 1:37 am

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