I really hope this is the breakout everyone’s been talking about. Jeremy Bonderman shut down a high powered but struggling Cleveland Indians offense. Three hits (including two solo homers) through eight innings is about as good as you’re going to get. He has a 27/8 strikeout to walk ratio, and most of the bad stuff in his stats is all because of the six run first inning in his second start. Take that out, and his ERA drops to 2.29.
With a win tonight, the Tigers will be back to .500 with the month ending series with the division leading White Sox coming up this weekend. Jay at Black Sox Blog is playing it cool, but I need a split or I’m going to be out some cash.