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Tight Races, Winning Streaks and Jeremy Bonderman

I’ll be honest, when it comes to baseball, I’ve kind of been out of it the past couple of weeks. It’s also showing because of the lack of updates over here but I took a good look at the standings throughout the league today and I’m happy with what I’m seeing. The biggest gap between first and second place in any division is only 2 1/2 games.  Two division have ties upon the top while two others are separated by just one win (1/2 game).  I know things could change quick depending on who gets hot but this could make for an interesting summer of baseball.

The Tigers won their sixth straight game yesterday and finished their second straight sweep by taking care of the Nationals yesterday.  That leaves them just one loss behind the Twins for first place.  The White Sox have gotten hot too so things are kind of working out how most people thought with one of those three teams vying for the division.  It was also interesting to note that the Tigers are 23-10 at home this year.  Unfortunately they hit the road beginning today in an interesting pitching match up.

Jeremy Bonderman got it done last night and pitched seven strong innings.  Bonderman was consistently around 92-93 mph and he dialed it up 94 a few times.  That lasted until his final frame when Adam Dunn took him deep after he’d lost a couple of notches on his fastball.  Still, for a guy who probably hasn’t touched 95 much this year, Bonderman has 59 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings and he’s been consistently good and much better then his 3-4 record indicates.

Tonight, Armando Galarraga faces Dontrelle Willis so we’ll get to see if Willis can keep it up since joining the National League.    He’s still walking guys, but he’s dodged some bullets in his first two starts for Arizona.  The Tigers face Edwin Jackson tomorrow.

On a different not, has anyone tried WordPress 3.0 yet.  I know it’s supposed to be comprehensive change so any thoughts or comments on their upgrades would be appreciated.

The Tigers are at home this weekend vs. Arizona. Understandable thinking they were going on the road though with the Thursday day game.

Posted by tananarama on June 18th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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