The name's Bonderman, Jeremy Bonderman, and he lost 8-1 to the Twins tonight. But that's not the big story. Bonderman is just 20 and skipped directly from Single-A to the majors. It seems that the Tigers minor-league system is so depleted that Bonderman plus three Rule V draftees made the staff--for lack of a better word--, all of whom pitched in tonight's masterpiece.
Bonderman gave up 9 hits and 6 runs (all earned) in four innings of work. He did strike out 5 to only one walk, however.
By the way, here is the all-time record for 20-year-old pitchers: 2201 wins and 2463 losses for a .472 winning percentage and a 3.72 ERA. There have been 634 such pitchers in major-league history. They average 3.47 wins and 3.88 losses in 12.7 games, only 7.9 of which are starts. Silver King and Larry Corcoran both had over 40 wins in their 20th year, but let's just say that the odds are not in Bonderman's favor.