Virgil Vasquez to start on Sunday

With Jeremy Bonderman’s finger still causing problems, Virgil Vasquez will take the mound on Sunday Night Baseball. Vasquez has been Mack Avenue Tigers‘ guy to take over Durbin’s spot in the rotation.

Vasquez has been quite solid in his last 5 outings accumulating 31 innings and 41 K’s against 6 walks. He’s only allowed 5 earned runs over that stretch.

The move probably won’t be come official until Sunday, because it will mean removing a member of the bullpen – presumably Aquilino Lopez – to make room.

As for Bonderman, hopefully this is only a one start deal. Right now we’re at the nuisance stage of the injury, and I’d just assume not see it get worse.


  1. Jeff M

    May 11, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    I bet it’s just an excuse to take a look at Virgil. If he does well, don’t be too surprised if Durbin slides into Lopez’ slot.

  2. Chris Y.

    May 11, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    I think the move is to protect Bondo, but if it plays out as you suggest Jeff, I’m in!

  3. Adam

    May 11, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Durbin’s doing better and better these days – plus, we’re winning most of those games. I think given the right exposure he could be good.

    Excited to see Vasquez though.