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Game 31: Mariners at Tigers

PREGAME: The Tigers return home riding a 7 game winning streak. In fact, no Detroit team has lost since April 30th when the Red Wings dropped a game to the Sharks.

Jeremy Bonderman takes the mound with a little extra rest taken to heal a blister. It sounds like the blister effects him primarily on his 2 seam fastball. If we’re seeing lots of groundballs tonight that means he’s probably feeling okay.

The Tigers will be opposed by lefty Horacio Ramirez. With the southpaw on the mound Omar Infante will get the start in centerfield and Pudge Rodriguez will lead off. Sean Casey, who is 5 for 13 with a homer off Ramirez will get the start at first. Ramirez’s strikeout and walk rates aren’t particularly impressive, but he has kept the ball in the park with only 2 homers in 20.3 innings this year.

Game Time 7:05pm

POSTGAME
Seven in a row is good, but 8 is great.

Tigers 9, Mariners 7

Posted by on May 8, 2007.

Categories: 2007 Season, Game Post

55 Responses

  1. I renew my proposal to let Billfer pitch the first inning of Bonderman’s starts.

    by Mark in SF on May 8, 2007 at 7:14 pm

  2. Oh, Lawd. 3-0 already.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 7:17 pm

  3. Yes. I’d like to see Bonderman’s collected stats for first innings this season. Runs, ERA, etc. And then compare that to ALL OF THE REST OF THE INNINGS HE FREAKING PITCHES.

    Thank you.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:20 pm

  4. Oh, and just because we’ve won 7 in a row, it’s not okay to lose this game. Not at all.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:22 pm

  5. Adam

    They just showed that stat 13.63 in first innings

    1.91 innings 2 on

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 7:26 pm

  6. Gee, Magglio sure loves to double.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:30 pm

  7. Thanks Craig – I’m relegated to watching the game on Gameday today, as I’m in Chicago and have no television/dish.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:31 pm

  8. Nice double by Casey. But it was kinda iffey if he’d be able to get up after sliding into 2nd.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 7:33 pm

  9. …aaaaand Sean Casey wins the race to .250.

    Who picked that horse? I sure didn’t.

    Inge is still racing himself to .200. Hehe.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:34 pm

  10. I had a dish installed over the weekend, so this is the first game i’ve been able to see all year. I have had to rely on XM. Now I’ll never get any work done.

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 7:36 pm

  11. Also curious – what are Casey’s splits for May? He must be batting well past .450

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:37 pm

  12. 4th double of the inning!

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm

  13. And the Tigers go double happy. WOOO I LOVE IT.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm

  14. Another note – Both Craig Monroe and Sean Casey enter today’s game with a 5 game hitting streak.

    Casey’s already extended his to 6.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:39 pm

  15. They gave that stat as well I think they said 461 or 471 in the last 7 games.

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 7:41 pm

  16. Wow. Not counting this game, Casey’s batting .538 in May, going 7 for 13 with 2 doubles.

    Now it’s 8 for 14 with 3.

    Next: Inge in May – He’s now 6 for 20 (.300) with 3 doubles.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:45 pm

  17. Anyway, it’s nice seeing the bottom of the order get things done for a change. I knew they were there for a reason.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:48 pm

  18. Don’t walk him just cause he got you the first time, Bondo – YOU’RE FREAKING BONDO!!!

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 7:54 pm

  19. …..aaand that’s why you don’t freaking walk him. Jeez.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 8:03 pm

  20. You hate to see a guy punished for throwing good pitches.

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 8:04 pm

  21. Come on Omar, just a nice, deep fly ball. No groundouts. No, no.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 8:11 pm

  22. I love you Omar Infante.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 8:12 pm

  23. I like the May version of this offense. Infante is my Tiger.

    Here’s a question. Do the Tigers seem faster this year? They are running the bases a lot better.

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 8:14 pm

  24. Faster? Yes, with the exception of Maggs and Thames. And Casey (how does he get faster? Surgery?)

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 8:17 pm

  25. offense 5.03/runs per game in April 6.67/pg in May so far

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm

  26. defense

    April they gave up 4.73/rpg

    May so far 3.66/rpg

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 8:35 pm

  27. I don’t know about faster, but they seem more professional generally. Fewer swings at bad pitches, fewer base running mistakes, more patience/confidence when they get behind, etc.

    by Kyle J on May 8, 2007 at 8:39 pm

  28. Hey so, how close was that to being a home run? Gameday shows it right at the wall.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:01 pm

  29. It hit the edge of the warning track and bounced over the wall. Looked like a HR off the bat.

    by Kyle J on May 8, 2007 at 9:04 pm

  30. Is anyone else wondering who’s gonna pitch in the 7th. Don’t blisters eventually turn into callouses? Can he put a bandaid on it?

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:05 pm

  31. Injury Delay?!? Who got hurt?

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:07 pm

  32. No delay. Bondo seems to be having issues with a blister.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:08 pm

  33. Anyway, here starts our bullpen adventure. Fingers, cross ‘em!

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:09 pm

  34. Blistered finger. How can you complain about that when Zumaya’s got a busted one? Or when Kenny Rogers’ arm basically fell off?

    Seay looks good today. 1-2-3.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:13 pm

  35. Seay was great. Now they’ve got Jose warming up. Hope he’s feeling better.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:14 pm

  36. Jose? Me too. Personally, I wouldn’t trust him with a 10 run lead. Even bad pitchers get lucky sometimes too though, right?

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:15 pm

  37. I LOVE GARY SHEFFIELD’S MAY HOME RUN BAT.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:16 pm

  38. The Tigers answer to Zoom’s injury?

    Score a boat load of runs!!

    by Craig in CA on May 8, 2007 at 9:19 pm

  39. He’s just getting better and better. I think not playing last year for the most part set him back and he’s just now getting back in the groove.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:20 pm

  40. That sure is one of the answers (scoring a boatload of runs) and pitchers stepping up. But we’re not gonna win every game.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:24 pm

  41. Where has your control gone, Sean Green? I stole it. You can have it back after the game.

    by Adam on May 8, 2007 at 9:25 pm

  42. How bout a good double play right about now?

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm

  43. Oh, Rodney.

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:41 pm

  44. Kinda makes you wonder what the umpire was looking at on that Sheff caught stealing.

    by billfer on May 8, 2007 at 9:49 pm

  45. So is Jonesy going to take care of us tonight?

    by Cameron in Singapore on May 8, 2007 at 9:54 pm

  46. Why was Sheffield stealing there?

    by Cameron in Singapore on May 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm

  47. I can’t watch

    by Kathy on May 8, 2007 at 9:57 pm

  48. GRAIG!!!! WEBGEM!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!

    by JML on May 8, 2007 at 9:58 pm

  49. MAGGS!!!! WEBGEM!!!! WOOHOO!!!!

    by JML on May 8, 2007 at 10:00 pm

  50. Maggli-OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!

    by Joey the K on May 8, 2007 at 10:03 pm

  51. Rodney tried to his best to lose it for them tonight!

    by Matt on May 8, 2007 at 10:19 pm

  52. Great win guys. Let’s keep piling them up while we can, extend the roll as long as possible.

    by Cameron in Singapore on May 8, 2007 at 10:40 pm

  53. How many doubles tonight? Seven? More? Weird.

    by Adam on May 9, 2007 at 12:47 am

  54. Rod Allen has a man crush on craig monroe

    by Dave T. on May 9, 2007 at 12:56 pm

  55. I have a man crush on Janet Reno

    by Dead Rabbit on May 9, 2007 at 3:57 pm

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