Game 2010.041: Tigers at A’s

It will be Tyson Ross against Jeremy Bonderman as the Tigers go for the mini-sweep of the mini-series.

Ross only has 1 career start and he allowed 3 runs on 3 hits with 3 K’s in 3.2 innings. For the season he has 22.2 innings and only 6 walks and two homers allowed. The peripherals are strong for the right hander.

Bonderman hasn’t started against the A’s since April of 2006 so there is no relevancy whatsoever. Bonderman was great his last time out. In a week in which the starting pitching was great against the Yankees, Bondo’s start may  have been the best with 7 innings, 2 runs, 1 walk, and 7 K’s.

Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics – May 20, 2010 – Preview


  1. john ratzenberger

    May 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    with Porcello being inconsistent, we really need Bondo to step up and be a legitimate #2 starter again

  2. Chasbo

    May 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    You said it , Cliff.

  3. ouchudied

    May 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Cliff Pennington – I don’t know him, but with a name like that he is probably a douche.

  4. ouchudied

    May 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I bet you A’s fans despise Magglio

  5. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Where did the Bondo control disappear?

    • PHT in HK

      May 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

      At least he still has a no-hitter going!

      • Coleman

        May 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

        Or he did until the jinx

  6. Coleman

    May 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Nice “small-ball” run there, thanks to Alex “Wheels” Avila…after last inning I think we will need another run or two to win this one

  7. ouchudied

    May 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm


  8. Kevin in Dallas

    May 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I really like Price’s “wow” over Dickerson’s HR calls. Good every time.

    • ouchudied

      May 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      It wasn’t a ‘wow’ type of home run. Don’t get me wrong, a home run is a home run, but I’d say it was Cabrera’s least impressive homer this year in that it wasn’t hit all that far nor was it one of his laser shots. However, what was impressed me that he was obviously sitting on an off-speed pitch and when he got it he didn’t miss it.

    • JimWalewander

      May 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      I like Dickerson’s calls. In fact, lost in all the tributes to Ernie Harwell is the fact that Dan Dickerson, in his own way, is every bit the quality broadcaster Ernie was. He’s classy and while he is a bit of a homer, he’s overall fair to both teams.

      • kathy

        May 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

        I don’t think there can ever be another Ernie. But, Dan Dickerson broadcasts a great game. He’s sincere about the Tigers and so is Jim Price. Dan can make a HR sound like firecrackers going off…same with a good catch, too.

        • Kevin in Dallas

          May 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm

          Agreed. I love the “HEEEE got ’em on STRIKES” call. I hope that one day my kids will have the same admiration for a guy like Dickerson that I had for Harwell (and still have for Eric Nadel).

  9. stephen

    May 20, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Tigers on pace to win 94-95 wins and have played the beasts of the East. This skeptic is starting to believe!!!

    • Coleman

      May 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      And the pests of the West

    • Mark in Chicago

      May 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      Don’t get too excited, we still have to play the Royals about 30 more times.

    • T Smith

      May 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      We need to address our infamous Mendoza Row, i.e. 6-9 in the lineup. This is the achilles heal of the team. Beef this up, even a little bit, and this skeptic will most definately begin to believe.

    • Vince in MN

      May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      After IL season they’ll be on pace to win 110. And then comes August/September.

  10. JCM

    May 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    First place in the central division

  11. RoseTattoo

    May 21, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Missing Bill’s game recaps. 🙁

    Was it something we said?

    • bill

      May 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

      Sorry. I started a new job this week. Life is busy.

      • Kevin in Dallas

        May 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

        If you do have time to get back to them, I preferred when they were in the same thread as the previews. Kept the conversation going.

        As always, great job billfer.

      • RoseTattoo

        May 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

        Congrats on the new job!! No need to apologize for having a life. I’m just glad it was life getting in the way and not burnout.