Game 2010.125: Royals at Tigers

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


  1. Steve

    August 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    This is from ESPN.COM

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Johnny Damon confirmed to reporters Monday that he has been claimed on waivers by the Red Sox and that he has until Wednesday to decide whether he would waive his no-trade clause to return to Fenway Park.


  2. Coleman

    August 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Is Casper a RH Brennan, or is Brennan a LH Casper?

    And I’m really liking Wee Willie Rhymes. Dear Carlos: please get well…but slowly…

  3. Coleman

    August 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Has the old Bonderman returned? Horrid first inning, solid from then on?

  4. Coleman

    August 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Intentionally walk Cabrera to pitch to Raburn? Ooh, you’re askin’ for trouble…

  5. Coleman

    August 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Say what you want about this disappointing season, but at least at the moment we’re beating the crap out of the Indians and Royals, like we should.

  6. kathy

    August 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Read all about it:

    TIGERS CONFIDENTIAL: The Untold Story of the 2008 Season by Andy VanSlyke and Jim Hawkins.

  7. Kevin in Dallas

    August 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Yeah, but this would be way more fun against just about anyone else.

  8. Linda

    August 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Kevin — Nice job on the game threads. I enjoy the info you provide.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      August 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm


  9. jud

    August 23, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Laird went 1 for 5 and actually raised his average…..nuff said!