PREGAME: After enjoying a couple days with little to do in San Diego, the Tigers get back to work tonight against the Padres. The Pads are on a 4 game losing streak and have dropped 5 of their last 6.
I recently participated in a discussion led by Padres blogger extraordinaire. He is the proprietor of the long running blog Ducksnorts (it was around before there were blogs) and a long time internet friend. The roundtable which included Brian from Tigerblog and Lee Panas from Detroit Tiger Tales can be found on Geoff’s site. Geoff also gave each of us an opportunity to ask him some questions. Lee’s were so good I’m just goiing to link to his.
As for tonight’s scrum it will be Eddie Bonine making his second career start and Greg Maddux making his 723rd career start. Bonine was knocked around for 6 runs on 9 hits in his debut, but did keep the ball in the strike zone with no walks. Maddux only has 15 walks in 89 innings this year so he always keeps the ball in the strike zone.
Marcus Thames will have a tough time with the homer streak playing in spacious Petco Park. But he was supposed to have a tough time against Tim Lincecum and it didn’t seem to phase him.
Game Time 10:05