Game 2010.051: Indians at Tigers

Jeremy Bonderman takes on Jake Westbrook in a pitching match-up that sounds right out of 2007.

Westbrook has pitched okay at times, but he has been hurt by home runs of late with 4 allowed in his last 3 games. He’s done okay the first time through the order (653 OPS), but it starts to get rough for him the 2nd (804 OPS) and 3rd times through (968 OPS). Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, and Brandon Inge all have some positive histories against Westbrook.

Bonderman’s worst start of the year came against Cleveland, but it was washed out and doesn’t count against his impressive peripherals. Bondo is fanning nearly a batter per inning and his walk rate (2.69/9) and homer total (2) are both impressive.

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32 Comments

  1. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Clean 1st inning for Bondo.

  2. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    June 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Now that the starting rotation is set…….let the season begin.

  3. Mark in Vegas

    June 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I like Cabrerra, Boesch, Guillen much more than Cabrerra, Rayburn, Guillen.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      June 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Tell that to Smokey.

  4. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    June 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Laird…..an inning kiiling DP…….$hit!

    • Coleman

      June 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      He should go back to striking out, it’s more productive

  5. charlie

    June 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    righty pitcher billy buckner coming this way for d-train

    • Coleman

      June 1, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      Are you sure we aren’t getting 1B Bill Buckner?

  6. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    June 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    It seems that Miggy has been coming to bat to start an inning a lot lately. How about moving him up or down one spot in the lineup?

  7. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    We sure seem to have had more than our fair share or baserunners thrown out lately.

  8. ian (seattle)

    June 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Guillen’s doing a pretty decent job at 2B btw

  9. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    June 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Carlos has benn a pleasant surprise with his play at second base.

  10. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yes that was a nice play by Carlos. He seems fine at 2nd. (Except for his bat–he has been hitting sub-Sizemore since his return).

  11. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Well, that was quick–4 pitches and about 3 minutes to get through our 2-3-4 hitters. This is very uninspiring.

    • Smith

      June 1, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Depressing…

  12. Smith

    June 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Thank goodness Bondo got out of that jam. A walk and a couple infield hits. He’s still pitching well. This is the Bondo we were hoping for.

    • Smith

      June 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      Correction, he has 2 walks today.

  13. Scott

    June 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I’m gonna start calling these guys the “Hitless Wonders”….. :-(

  14. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    The Indians have maybe the worst bullpen in baseball…it would be nice if we could see it at some point in this series

  15. kathy

    June 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Let’s see if the Tigers can take advantage of a mistake.

  16. Andrew

    June 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    It seems like every game has Miggy coming up to lead off in the 8th or 9th when the Tigers are down two.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      June 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      This will be the third time tonite that Miggy has led off an inning.

  17. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    June 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Who’s the Tiger batting coach…….Mr. Magoo?

  18. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I’m not sure if you mean the bad throw to 1st or the mistake of lifting Westbrook, but, apparently, no.

  19. Smith

    June 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    How many games have we lost this year where our starter had a quality start? I don’t know how I’d go about looking that up, but it’d be interesting to know. Or maybe our record when our starter pitches a quality start. It seems like lately we’ve lost quite a few games when the starter has pitched well. Bondo pitched well. We should be winning these games.

    • Jeff H

      June 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

      In 51 games, Tiger starters have 22 QS, with 9 W’s, 5 L’s and 8 ND’s. The most recent four QS, Tigers starters are 0-2 with 2 ND’s. The 4 QS prior to that, they were 4-0.

  20. Coleman

    June 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Especially against the likes of the Cleveland Worst-Pitching-in-Baseballs

  21. kathy

    June 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I’m fed up!

  22. Kevin in Dallas

    June 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    It sucks, but I like the pitching. Still a long season. If Minny is a 95 win team, then it really doesn’t matter. But we’re definitely not as bad as we’ve been these last two weeks.

  23. jason

    June 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Avila: 2 hr, 2 rbi on the year…

  24. Smith

    June 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Best at-bat of his career…

  25. Jeff H

    June 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

    For what it’s worth, Tiger starters have gone 7 or more innings only 11 times in 51 starts.