Tigers looked sharp over the weekend, they look to extend the hot streak against the Royals starting tonight.
Bondo can only get better, as his last three starts have seen him allow 16 ER in 15.1 IPs. As a team the Royals are 2nd in the majors with a .275 BA, but they are a light-hitting team who doesn’t walk much, as their OPS is .722, 9th in the AL. (Compared to the Tigers .750 OPS, 7th in the AL.)
Chen has only made it out of the 6th inning twice this year, though he did beat the Tigers on June 4th after allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings. On the season he’s 8-6 with a 4.61 ERA, and a Tiger friendly 1.51 WHIP.
Two hits for Inge would put him at 1,000 for his career, or 67 less than his career strikeout total.
Tonight’s Casper Wells lineup is brought to you by the Marlboro Man.
Jackson – CF
Rhymes – 2B
Damon – DH
Cabrera – 1B
Raburn – LF
Peralta – SS
Inge – 3B
Wells – RF
Laird – C