Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Starting pitcher Brother Bob
Last night for the heck of it I went to a River Cats game and the starting pitcher turned out to be Boof Bonser. Bonser had an outstanding performance in the River Cats' 7-1 win. He retired the first 11 men he faced and had a no-hitter going into the 6th. In the 8th he gave up a run on back-to-back well-hit balls, and was taken out of the game.
Giants fans remember him as part of the infamous deal for AJ Pierzynski in '03.
Bonser made his ML debut in May '06 and was AL Rookie of the Month in September of that year. He made one start in the post season, a no decision in a loss to the As.
He needed shoulder surgery in Feb. '09 and missed all of last season. He became a free agent and was signed earlier this month by the As.
His ML record is 18-25 with a 5.19 ERA.
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