Game 2010.034: Yankees at Tigers

One game down, one to go. Rick Porcello did his part to stymie the Yankees and save the bullpen. Can Jeremy Bonderman beat Phil Hughes tonight as well?

41 Comments

  1. Longball111

    May 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’ll be interested to see what Bondo does with his work-in-progress forkball/split finger tonight. He gave up a couple of bullets with it in the rained out game against the Indians and I want to see if he throws it tonight. He has to be able to get it down in the zone. I hope he doesn’t abandon it because I think developing something like a split is crucial to his becoming an effective major league pitcher again. I’m delighted he’s throwing without pain but I’d like to see some outs, too.

  2. The Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    May 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Glad to see that outing by Little Ricky. Well pitched…well done! He saved some of the bullpen assets for the next games.

  3. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I’d like to see us beat up on this Phil Hughes…..I think he’s due for a good old fashioned whopping!

  4. stephen

    May 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Mohawks.

  5. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    You can’t be wasting those lead-off doubles!

  6. ian (seattle)

    May 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Damn, Hughes looks pretty good. Although they are working him for pitches…get him out early and break their BP? :D

  7. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Get the bats going against this bum, Hughes!

  8. kathy

    May 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    JayZ and Eminem with Rod and Mario.

    • Shane Trapped in Toledo

      May 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

      That Eminem sure does have a way with words. Nothing but lucidness and clarity when he speaks.
      Fortunately Jay-Z realized he had to step in a few times during the interview to speak for the tongued-tied “great Detroit hope.”

      • kathy

        May 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

        I like him.

      • Jeff Molby

        May 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm

        I wasn’t listening. Was that sarcasm about Eminem’s “way with words”? Assuming so, I’ll just point out that there’s a big difference between being a writer — who is expected to say say something profound and may take as much time as necessary to make that happen — and being a politician — who merely has to say something that sounds good in a manner that seems off-the-cuff.

        • Shane Trapped in Toledo

          May 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

          Sure it was.
          He could not complete a sentence to promote the concert during the interview. He seemed a bit “hazy” for some reason. Jay-Z had to speak for him.
          Also, let’s not mistake pop musicians for good writers or politicians for good speakers.

          • kathy

            May 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

            But he’s probably a multi millionaire because he writes his thoughts on paper. I could care less if he’s nervous in an interview.

  9. kathy

    May 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Please Donnie, get a hit.

  10. Coleman

    May 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    C’mon Alex, Laird coulda done that…big R3L2O fail…

  11. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Bases loaded, one out…….can’t get at least 1 run……sad…..can’t be giving up opportunities like that against the Yanks…….because most likely you won’t get that chance again.

  12. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Gotta love the lineup 1-5 tonight. 6-9 not so much.

  13. kathy

    May 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Bondo has looked pretty good so far, though. We’re still in it.

  14. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    5 hits in the first game and only 3 hits so far this game…..the bats better wake up soon!

  15. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    AWESOME play by Kelly!!!!

  16. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Kelly is a bust, but I guess we neerd the IF on the bench. If we let him go who comes up – Dlugach? Is Guillen done as the ocassional LF? How about backup at 3B-1B? Boesch has to stay.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      If they send BB down after all he has done so far…….there will be another riot in Detroit!

  17. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    This Hughes is really pi$$ing me off!

  18. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Not a good night with the stick for Mr. Avila.

    • Coleman

      May 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Or the arm…

  19. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    A well pitched game by Bondo…..just a shame we could’t get him any runs.

  20. stephen

    May 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Seriously, no one is commenting on the fact that half the team got mohawks this afternoon??

    • Shane Trapped in Toledo

      May 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      The Damon effect.
      First white robes, nest mohawks and then Tiger player autobiographies entitled along the lines of “Dummy,” Moron,” and “Stupid.”

    • Vince in MN

      May 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      Hmmm – 2 runs in 17 innings – hope their hair grows back fast.

      • Vince in MN

        May 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

        Only the hitters I guess. Apparently it helped the pitchers to take a little bit off.

  21. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    The boot by Santiago (not that it cost them anything) was No. 29 for the Tigers – they lead the league. Twins have 7.

    • Vince in MN

      May 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      Check that, 30 and 8 including the afternoon games.

  22. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Why is JL giving this game away>

    • Vince in MN

      May 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      Rivera coming in to face B.O.O.B.s?

      • Steve

        May 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

        They said on the Yankees broadcast he needs work. Has not pitched in two weeks

  23. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Now the reason for bringing up Figaro becomes clear.

    • Steve

      May 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      Not that good though ……………….

      • Vince in MN

        May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm

        Well, the plan was to save the bullpen – and he did – 2/3 of an inning. Now he can go back to Toledo and they can bring up another inning eater (Fein?) for tomorrow’s game.

  24. Vince in MN

    May 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    In the old days you would bring in Shane Halter here.

  25. jason

    May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    A forgettable inning to say the least.

  26. Longball111

    May 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Losing effort but, well done Bondo!