July 30, 2007 § Leave a comment
Yes I have once again picked the Tigers game as my match up of the day. I have picked this game for a couple of reasons. One the Tigers have really been struggling and lastnight Bonderman who was 10-2 was having a very difficult time and his outing was cut very short. My second reason is tonight Tiger’s pitcher Jordan Tata will make his first Major League start. Tata a Texas native will have a challenge ahead of him tonight. He will have to pitch a good game to get the Tigers back in the win collum. The A’s will turn to Joe Blanton as he will take the mound for the Athletics. Blanton is 8-7 with a 3.69 era so far this season. The A’s also have Huston Street back. Street was on the DL but returned to action recently. He ended up with the loss yesterday in the tight game with the Mariners when he gave up a couple of runs. Street is also another Texas native and former longhorn. The Tigers will hope to not have to face him today late in the game. Street has 23 strike outs in just 20 innings pitched this season. Now that he is getting healthy he will be very hard to beat when he returns to his full time closer roll. This is an important game for both teams as they both look to get back on the winning edge.