Tigers drop finale 6-4

Jeremy Bonderman just cannot catch a break. After last Sunday in which Bonderman was ejected in the 2nd inning, Bonderman again had to leave his start in the 2nd inning - this time due to a line drive that went off his leg that didn't allow him to continue. The overworked bullpen had to take over from there, and they couldn't stop the White Sox to complete the sweep.

Jeremy Bonderman has to be wondering if he'll ever be able to get a normal start. Last Sunday, he was ejected (questionably) after hitting Aaron Rowand in the back. After being pushed back in the rotation to accommodate a third lefty being added to the group, Bonderman couldn't get out of the 2nd inning again - this time because of a line drive off his leg by Jose Valentin.

Bonderman reluctantly left the game, frustrated that he couldn't get a normal start in yet again.

Danny Patterson relieved Bonderman, and after an extremely odd decision by Juan Uribe to sacrifice bunt with runners on the corners and one out, Patterson gave up a 3-run Home Run to Ben Davis.

After Patterson, Al Levine, Jamie Walker, and Esteban Yan each pitched - thoroughly exhausting the bullpen options. Luckily the team has an off day on Monday to rest.

And while the Tigers obviously had pitching woes, the White Sox had their recently-acquired ace on the mound, who came out to stop the bleeding and end the White Sox 7-game losing streak.

Freddy Garica did just that, pitching 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits with 8 strikeouts. Damaso Marte gave up the 4th run to put the score at 5-4, but a solo Home Run by Rowand in the top of the 9th got the White Sox back their 2-run lead.

On offense, the Tigers did get 4 runs, but off just 5 hits. 2 of those hits were solo Home Runs, one by Brandon Inge, the other by Rondell White. Alex Sanchez also went 1-for-4 with a run, a stolen base and an RBI.

For the White Sox, besides Davis' and Rowand's Home Runs, Paul Konerko went 3-for-4 with a run scored, and Carlose Lee went 2-for-5, also scoring a run.

As mentioned previously, the Tigers have an off day on Monday before hosting Texas for a 3-game set. The first game on Tuesday will face off Nate Robertson against Kenny Rogers at 7:05pm.


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