Monday, May 25, 2009

Now that was fun !!!

Seems I picked just the right game to end my week-long break from the Tribe.

Most of you saw it so I won't go into too much detail, but MAN I haven't had this much fun all year.

Down 10-zip early the Tribe battled back - including 7 runs in the ninth - to hand the Rays their worst blown lead ever.

The Tribe wins it 11-10.
The alarm clock is going to go off in a little over 6 hours so there's no point in rehashing the whole thing. But there are a few guys who need to be mentioned.

Victor Martinez - of course - ending an 0 for 18 slump with a bases loaded single in the 9th, knocking in runs 10 and 11 for the Tribe win.

Ryan Garko had the first huge hit of the inning, with a 3-run blast - his second homer of the night - to make it 10-8. (Wonder if Wedgie will have him back on the bench tomorrow to keep him fresh?)

And then there was Jeremy Sowers who pitched 5 scoreless innings of relief (the last 5) to get the win. Of course that means the Tribe needs a starter for two games now in the middle of the week, but we'll worry about that another time. (Looks like they'll have no choice now but to give David Huff another shot.)

All of that though is food for thought on another day.

Tonight it is simply time to savor the most exciting victory of the year and perhaps the most impressive (except maybe for the Yankee blow out.)

It's a heck of a way to start off the homestand and it should be the type of win that kick-starts a 7 of 9 stretch, or something along those lines.

I guess we'll find out about any carryover tomorrow.

But, for once, let's just keep watching the post-game replays and savoring the kinds of wins that used to be commonplace when the ballpark was known as Jacobs Field.

(By the way, there's also a fresh post below this one with my thoughts on the Tribe's past week while I was away - the best of which I think are on the possibility of trading Mark DeRosa, and on a big gamble being taken by Mark Shapiro out of loyalty to Eric Wedge. So scroll on down to the post below.)

Damn that was fun!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

3 in a row - if only we could play tampa everyday - maybe there is a glimmer of hope ?

Anonymous said...

4 in a row and counting - bring on those yankess