Let’s talk rehab

There was quite a bit of Tigers injury related news today with fresh info from Jeremy Bonderman, Nate Robertson, and Marcus Thames. And on a related roster note, Magglio Ordonez will be back for Friday’s game (the surgery went well) and Wilkin Ramirez can tell his Mud Hens teammates what it was like to drive one deep into big league bushes.

Jeremy Bonderman

Bonderman made his second rehab start, this time for Toledo. Things were going swimingly for Bonderman through 5 innings as he was pitching a 2 hit shut out. Things kind of fell apart though in the 6th inning as it went: Walk – Sac Bunt – Double – Ground Out – Homer – Error – Stolen Base – Double – Double – Strike Out. The error certainly didn’t help and 2 of the 5 runs were unearned, but there were still 4 extra base hits that inning.

His final line was 6 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 4 K’s 1 homer, 98 pitches, 62 strikes.

Marcus Thames

Thames will begin a rehab assignment for the Mud Hens next week. Jim Leyland would like to get him 30 or so at-bats.

Nate Robertson

So this isn’t particularly fresh, but Robertson was activated from the DL after Wednesday night’s game. Luke French filled in nicely for Robertson, but he is back with the Mud Hens now.


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  2. Anson

    May 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t know why but I kind of like the team we have now.

  3. Kevin

    May 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Any word on bonderman’s velocity?

  4. Matt in Toledo

    May 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    That’s funny. I saw fit to recap how that shaky sixth went down in almost the exact same way. Great minds…

  5. David

    May 22, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I agree with Anson.

    6 wins in a row and we should have maybe 10-11 out of our last 12.

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Again this is why speed and pitching is great! Our lineup is now what? 4/9 left handed? That was a far cry from the last several years.

    • billfer

      May 22, 2009 at 7:07 am

      And don’t forget power hitting with most of the runs coming on homers!

      • David

        May 22, 2009 at 1:41 pm

        Yes that is true. Power doesn’t hurt, and along with the other two can be a deadly combo…And like 2006 it has been various guys each night from Grandy to Inge to Ramirez to Clete to Cabrera to Santiago…etc. It is wonderful to see.

        I’m so sad I missed Wilkin’s HR live, all I got to see was that triple play 🙁

        • Chris Y.

          May 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm

          I’ll just add my name to the list that’d prefer to let things remain as they are.

          Especially in the outfield (sans Ordonez, I want him back).