Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another Series Win

Two series wins in a row now. I'm trying to remain optimistic despite all the injuries and offensive problems that have plagued this team all season long. So winning two series in a row is a good start and even through all the adversity, the Tribe only sits 5.5 games behind Chicago midway through June. Sunday's win over the Padres featured another solid pitching performance from CC Sabathia, who went 8 innings, striking out 10 and allowing 3 runs. Coupled with Friday's 8-5 win (featuring a near 3-hour rain delay and and me getting soaked in the process) it was a pretty good weekend. Saturday was really a winnable one too when the game went to extra innings, but another bullpen meltdown killed any hopes of a weekend sweep.

Grady has been on a home run tear lately with 5 in the last 5 games

The Indians will enjoy a day of rest today as they travel to Colorado for a three-game series starting tomorrow night. Call me bitter, but I'm looking at this as the World Series that should have been last year. And we would have taken care of this team just like the Cavs would be taking care of the Lakers right now. F'n Boston.

Paul Hoynes thinks Grady Sizemore should remain in the leadoff role, even with his recent power surge (9 HR in his last 16 games). Also, there will be a lot of scouts in attendance every time CC takes the hill before the trade deadline. And finally, some updates from Sheldon Ocker on Travis Hafner, Jake Westbrook, and Asdrubal Cabrera.


sportsgirl132 said...

It is a bitter pill to swallow--indeed--that both Cleveland teams ( Indians and Cavs) had their foot on the throats of the Boston teams and let them go.

I haven't watched any of the finals this year. I hate Boston and the Lakers equally as much. It's a no win situation for me as a fan.

Have you ever thought about writing a blog on Sporting News? You'd get more exposure. There's a good group of Cleveland folks on there. I know that they would enjoy your work.

I am so ready for football. Last year was the first time I played fantasy football and I'm ready for more.

chiefwahoo56 said...

I haven't watched any of the Finals either. It sucks because I'm a huge NBA fan, but I just can't stomach seeing Boston win another title.

I've never seen the Sporting News blogs, but I'll have to check that out. And I'm soooo ready for football too. This will be a fun Browns season...