Nate Robertson was pretty good last night, which is definitely encouraging. His seven innings now puts him just short of the 150 mark. Last year, Robertson had some pretty good starts until Auguest 28th, when he finished the season with six tough starts out of seven. That slide happened right after he topped the 150 inning mark. So we’ll see how Robertson does going forward.
The Tigers just couldn’t get the bats going yesterday. Dmitri Young had a pretty good game and he continues to tear it up (he’s now hitting .422 since coming back) and the Tigers threatened in the eighth and ninth but couldn’t get any runs across. Carlos Guillen had two hits and a walk and he extended his hitting streak to ten games.
Tonight is the finale and it’s going to be a good one. Jeremy Bonderman will square off against Johan Santana. The last time these two guys squared off, Bonderman was awesome until he fell apart in the eighth inning. He also got roughed up by Cleveland late last week so hopefully he’ll be able to bounce back.