Jeremy Bonderman pitched seven strong innings, and the Tigers grabbed a 7-4 victory. Bonderman gave up 4 hits, walked three, and was very economical in his pitches, only throwing 89. The only concern I can see is ground ball to fly ball ratio, which was 3 to 16. It helps when those fly ball are outs, but it’s not a great trend to start up.
The Tigers finally got Juan Dominguez in the fifth inning, tagging him for 4 runs, including back to back shots by Carlos Pena and Craig Monroe, and knocking the youngster out of the game. Brandon Inge knocked in a season high 3 rbis, and has a 5 game hitting streak (8 for 19, .421), since getting called back from Toledo.
All in all, 7 runs on 11 hits, and then a good start by Bonderman. If the Tigers can have a few more of these down the stretch, people will feel better about this team.