Friday, July 24, 2009

Dolsi Optioned, Bonine Up

It's been know since Wednesday that Eddie Bonine would start the second game of today's doubleheader. It's now known that he will be replacing Freddy Dolsi who had not pitched in almost two weeks. Dolsi has been optioned to Toledo. Bonine, who has a 4.67 ERA with just 33 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings for Toledo this year, will not likely stay with the Tigers beyond this one start. I would expect him to be sent back down after the game and be replaced by a reliever - perhaps Zach Simons or Casey Fien.

The Starting line-up for game two has been posted on Mlive:

1. Curtis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Carlos Guillen, DH
6. Marcus Thames, LF
7. Brandon Inge, 3B
8. Ramon Santiago, SS
9. Dusty Ryan, C

It looks like Jim Leyland is back in the habit of using the third spot in the line-up for a player that ideally should be in the bottom of the line-up.

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