Sunday, April 08, 2007

Game 5

The rubber match in the series today, as Jeremy Bonderman looks to get his first win of the season, and the Tigers win their first series on the year which will move them to the right side of .500. The Tigers look to have gotten some of that power back, let see if the patience that was there in the first two comes of the season returns as well.

Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Sheffield DH
Ordonez RF
Guillen SS
Rodriguez C
Casey 1B
Thames LF
Inge 3B

Kansas City
DeJesus CF
Grudzielanek 2B
Teahen RF
Brown LF
Gordon 3B
Sanders DH
Shealy 1B
LaRue C
Pena SS

Tigers - Jeremy Bonderman (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
Royals - Brandon Duckworth (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

The Tigers flat out stole one today. But an ugly win, is a win nonetheless. Bonderman and the bullpen pitched well today. Bonderman allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and had 8 K's in 6 innings. Bobby Seay and Fernando Rodney pitched scoreless 7th and 8th innings, and Todd Jones racked up his third save of the season. As for the hitters, Carlos Guillen looks like he's starting to heat up as he was 2 for 3 with a double. Pudge continued his ownership of KC pitching, going 2 for 4 and hitting the go ahead 3 run homer. Everyone cold as the weather. Thames did draw two walks, but also one of five Tiger strikeouts. As I've stated before, hopefully the bats will heat up with the weather.

Tiger Hero:
Ivan Rodriguez. An easy pick here as he put the Tigers up in the top of the ninth with a 3 run homer.

Tiger Zero:
Brandon Inge. Hate to pick on him when he's down, but still hitless and fouling out with an 0-1 counts isn't going to win people over.

Tigers Record:
W - L
3 - 2

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