Tigers with a chance to take their second straight series against the Bad Guys in 2010.
First of all, props to Bondo last night. He had his best outing of the season, striking out 8 over 8 IP, allowing only 1 run, 3 hits and 1 walk. Of his 16 non-strike outs, 13 were ground outs.
Gavin Floyd has been pretty good all season, and even better over his last 10. During that stretch he’s posted a 3.06 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 7.57 K/9. He was shelled in back to back starts by the Twins in mid-August, but in his other 8 games he has not allowed more than 2 runs in any game (1.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP).
Porcello got roughed up a little last time out, giving up 4 over 7 IP in a win over KC, but had fantastic back to back starts prior to his last game.
A few quick notes:
– Tigers are 19 games over at home, and 19 games under on the road this season. Their RS is +2 over RA, for a 70-70 X W-L.
– Tigers are 8-1 with a 1.80 ERA over their last 9 home games.
– Not surprisingly, Tigers rookies have 439 hits this season, most since 1961 (and likely will set an all-time record).