Although the Tigers pitching staff is among the best int he league statistically to this point in the season,that doesn't men we couldn't always use another arm for the rotation, or in the pen. Jeremy Bonderman missed much of last year with a blood clot that ended his season.
Sunday night for the Toledo Mud Hens, he pitched eight shutout innings against the Charlotte Knights, allowing five hits and no walks.
Bonderman struck out five, and 66 of his 98 pitches were strikes.
With Armando Galaraga struggling he may just find himself in the rotation there, and Armando may have to go figure out what is going wrong.
Willis had a couple of great starts after his return, but wasn't as effective in his last start, however.
Both Willis and Armando are going to get more opportunities of course, but Bonderman may take a start from one of these guys at some point just to see if he can help the squad. If everyone is looking good then all the better. Someone can pull bullpen duty and we are even better off, or deal for some more help. At least we don't have Bartolo colon cleanser as one of the guys we have to depend on ;).