Game 2010.046: Tigers at Mariners

Jeremy Bonderman and the Tigers take on Jason Vargas and the Mariners on get-away-day.

Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners – May 26, 2010 – Gameday


  1. ouchudied

    May 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Wow. Lets try to make the play at the plate somewhat close next time

    • jud

      May 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      hey Lamont! what could you have possibly “NOT” been thinking there . He was out by 30 feet!!!!!!!

      • Coleman

        May 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm

        Raburn didn’t exactly do the best job of running either

  2. Smith

    May 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    What a catch Boesch!! And right in front of some Tigers fans, awesome!

  3. ouchudied

    May 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME BOESCH? Almost committed suicide there, he smashed his head against that railing

  4. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Boooooooooooesch…the web gem of the year doubt

  5. Robetoy

    May 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Geez…Raburn knew the play wouldn’t be close…he probably hesitated cos he knew he’d be out…Way to go Gene LaSquat

  6. ian (seattle)

    May 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    can you guys see me? im the guy in the stands with a hat

  7. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    hey Inge 5 balls and 1 strike should not make a strikeout!

  8. Smith

    May 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I’d rather see a pitcher at the plate than Everett. He’s pretty awful.

  9. ouchudied

    May 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    That was one of the ugliest plays that I have ever seen. A ball not cleanly fielded followed by a ball not picked up cleanly, followed by an ugly throwaway to first base, and the whole time Bard is limping to second base with a pulled hammy

    • Smith

      May 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Reminds me of a recent world series… Brought back horrific memories of pitchers trying to field.

    • jud

      May 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

      and an ugly run

      • jud

        May 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

        by Bard

  10. Coleman

    May 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    It’s nice to see that our pitchers’ fielding is already in postseason form…

    • jason

      May 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      yuk yuk yuk

  11. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Worth has a cannon …not many people can throw Itchiro out on a DP like that

  12. ouchudied

    May 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I’m a little confused by this Vargas fastball – he’s getting tons of swings and misses on it even though the pitch is in the strike zone, yet he is dialing it up at 87. Deception on his part or ineptitude on the Tigers part?

    • Coleman

      May 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm

      Let’s see if the same thing works for him the 2nd time through the line-up

      • ouchudied

        May 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

        Looks like it didn’t

      • BigMax

        May 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

        The answer appears to be “no”

  13. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    atta Magggssssssss!

  14. Coleman

    May 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm


  15. Coleman

    May 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    It’s hard to believe, but Boesch will get his 100th AB in this game and is still hitting .350…Austin Jackson suddenly may not even be rookie-of-the-year on his own team…

    • Andrew in Toronto

      May 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      I’ve been meaning to look it up… has any team ever been 1-2 in rookie-of-the-year voting?

      What about two guys from the same team being back-to-back rookie-of-the-month winners?

      • Zoidfarb

        May 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm

        Off the top of my head, didn’t Whitaker and Trammell finish 1-2 in ROY voting back in ’78 or whenever their first year was?

        • Andrew in Toronto

          May 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm

          Nope, Paul Molitor was #2 in 1978. Trammell was tied for 4th.

        • Coleman

          May 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

          Whitaker finished 1 and Trammell finished 4

        • Coleman

          May 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm

          1984, Alvin Davis of Seattle was ROY, and Mark Langston finished 2nd

      • Mark in Chicago

        May 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

        It’s happened a couple times, the most recent being 1989 when Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith of the Cubs did it.

        Trammell finished 4th in ROY voting in 1978 when Whitaker won it. Paul Molitor finished 2nd.

        I’m not even trying to look up ROMonth winners…. πŸ˜‰

  16. BigMax

    May 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome at bat by Raburn. Too bad it didn’t go out.

  17. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I kind of like the “new Bonderman” He is a pitcher more than a thrower!

  18. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Everett how about that !

    • Smith

      May 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

      Is that his first RBI of the year?? πŸ™‚

      Just kidding… It’s interesting that Everett has more 2B’s (5) this year than RBI’s (4).

      Oh, and AJax is a stud.

  19. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    don’t you think when you become an adult you would change your name
    to Rowland OR Smith…..just askin??

  20. Coleman

    May 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Well Gene Lamont is 2-3, how about that

  21. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Inge tried to hit that ball to right!
    Inge tried to hit that ball to rgitht!
    Inge tried to hit that ball to right !…did you see it!

  22. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Ra____Burn great play!

  23. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Excellent job Bondo..keep up the good work!

  24. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    hey Jimbo don’t you think 5 bombs in a row is a bit much ….that’s it give up the lead NOW take him out frickin Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Coleman

    May 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    This is turning into what may be the most depressing game so far this season

  26. vanguy

    May 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Nice quality start by Bonderman.
    Too bad Ryan Perry imploded.

  27. Mcb

    May 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I’m not sure leyland can manage a pitching staff

  28. ouchudied

    May 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    wow Jimmy. I can’t believe he did not pull Perry, unbelievable. I don’t understand what the —- he is thinking sometimes.

  29. Smith

    May 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Eh, Perry had a bad outing. It happens. However, I’m disappointed he was left in so long. The damage could have been minimized much earlier.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      May 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Agreed. This one is on JL.

      • kathy

        May 27, 2010 at 10:13 am

        Coleman’s hit would have been enough for me to yank him. California Dreamin Jim needs to wake up.

  30. jud

    May 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    and no one in the post game interview will be allowed to ask Jimmy ” Did you leave him in to long?? because if you ask that question, they will throw you out of the interview room….Jimmy’s never wrong!

  31. Mark in Chicago

    May 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I had to catch this on Gameday and stepped away for the 8th inning so I couldn’t watch it “live”. But here’s what I see:

    – leadoff single after falling behind. it happens.
    – K’s Bradley. Perry gets ahead and puts him away, nice.
    – Home Run. Oops. This isn’t good, but again, it happens.
    – single. OK, now maybe we have a problem. Visit to the mound to buy time or fix a flaw. Was anybody warm yet? I don’t know. This is really the earliest you can justify pulling Perry, otherwise we’d all be screaming about smokey “overmanaging” the bullpen.
    – double. Serious problem now, it looks like Perry isn’t fooling anybody. Is anybody warm yet? Coke ends up being the guy called on, but there’s been a string of right handed batters, so Perry is your best bet. Is Zumaya available? Hard to justify pulling Perry here with a light-hitting righty coming up. Who do you go with? Bonine? You need a strike out or a popup, and if Zumaya isn’t an option…
    – two-run single. Now Smokey puts Coke in the game.

    So I review all that and I find it tough to blame Leyland, but admittedly I’m missing some information. Mainly: 1) when did somebody else start getting warm and when were they ready? and 2) Was Zumaya available?

    If someone was ready early in in the damage and Zumaya was available, then I think Leyland deserves the bulk of the blame for not getting Perry out of there sooner. But if someone didn’t start throwing until AFTER the home run and/or Zumaya can’t be used, then what exactly were Leyland’s options here? I think in that case it’s much tougher to pin blame on Leyland. This loss sucked, but that doesn’t mean it was somebody’s fault (and many of you know I am not a big fan of Leyland).

    If anyone can provide more info on those two questions, I’d like to hear it so I have an accurate picture.

    • Tbone

      May 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

      Zumaya was available and was warmed up with Coke in the pen prior to the double. I peg this one on the skipper.

      • Mark in Chicago

        May 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

        If that’s the case, then yeah I would agree with you.

  32. Joey in Portland OR

    May 27, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Ugh this one was brutal to watch. There were a good amount of Tigers fans at the game too. (who all looked shell shocked in the 8th)

    And we blew the streak, the Tigs were 3-0 when Everett got an RBI before this.