March 5th, 2009

Bonderman plays catch

The round of medication is complete for Jeremy Bonderman, and he played catch from 60 feet out today with no issues. He let a few throws fly and still didn’t have any problems.

“Felt good,” Bonderman said. “Felt 100 times better than it did before.”

Bonderman will play catch again on Friday, probably from a longer distance. He said he hopes to get back on a mound quickly after that, since his arm strength is still built up pretty well from earlier in Spring Training.

Tigers vs. Nats

It’s back to a more regular lineup for the Tigers (outfield excluded) now that they’re back to Major League competition with the Nationals coming to town. Not only is Ryan Raburn the center fielder of the day, but he’ll bat leadoff. Marcus Thames gets another start in left.

I’ll try to keep a running Twitter as the game goes along.


  1. Raburn, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Thames, LF
  5. Larish, 1B
  6. Laird, C
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Gomez, RF
  9. Everett, SS

PITCHING: Zach Miner, Juan Rincon, Scott Williamson, Fernando Rodney, Casey Fien


  1. Willie Harris, LF
  2. Lastings Milledge, CF
  3. Nick Johnson, 1B
  4. Elijah Dukes, RF
  5. Josh Willingham, DH
  6. Javier Valentin, C
  7. Joel Guzman, 3B
  8. Anderson Hernandez, 2B
  9. Alberto Gonzalez, SS

PITCHING: Gustavo Chacin (no Shawn Hill today), Terrell Young, J.D. Martin, Ryan Wagner