The last time Jeremy Bonderman pitched for an ESPN Sunday night audience, he threw one of his best games of the season. Bondo shut out the Twins over eight innings, striking out seven batters and giving up six hits. After the flogging Detroit's bullpen has taken in this series, does it really need to be said that the Tigers need that kind of effort tonight? Eight innings from Bonderman, followed by a hand-off to Todd Jones for the ninth, would be ideal. Bondo faced the Angels in Anaheim back in April, and they knocked him around, racking up seven runs (five earned) on 11 hits in six innings.
Dustin Moseley is taking over for Bartolo Colon, who went on the disabled list with an elbow injury last week. The Angels briefly considered moving up Kelvim Escobar's turn in the rotation, but decided instead to save him for tomorrow night's division game against the Mariners. In his last game, coming out of the bullpen, Moseley was hammered by the A's for five runs (and two homers) in 2 2/3 innings.
One lineup note for the Tigers: Ryan Raburn will start in left field for Craig Monroe (who went 0-for-4 yesterday) and bat eighth.