July 8, 2006

THE 23 YEAR OLD ACE:

Bonderman Excels as Tigers Down Mariners (GREGG BELL, July 8, 2006, The Associated Press)

Jeremy Bonderman now knows how to pitch. That's why he came within one out of a shutout Friday night and hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last seven starts for the Detroit Tigers.

"Well, maybe not knowing. Thinking I know what I'm doing," the soft-spoken Bonderman said.

"I don't know. It's working."

Ask the baffled Mariners. Bonderman allowed three hits before three ninth-inning singles prevented him from earning his first shutout of the season in the Tigers' 6-1 win over Seattle.


Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2006 8:02 AM
Comments

The Tigers lineup may not be the equal of the Chisox or Bosox, but their starting pitching is as good as anyone's. Zach Miner is a great story. Comes out of the minors to replace an injured starter and goes 5-1 w/ era under 3 to date. Lots of young arms in the system.

Posted by: JimBobElrod at July 8, 2006 8:56 AM

He can't make it through the league a second time, but Wil Ledezma or Humberto Sanchez can pick up the slack.

Posted by: oj at July 8, 2006 9:02 AM

Miner will be fine a second and third time. Maroth will be the sixth starter to rest the staff for the October run. Sanchez would be a great story if they'd just trade KRogers now, while he has value, to give him a spot.

Posted by: Palmcroft at July 8, 2006 12:17 PM
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