Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Cleveland Indians must be starting to wonder what they have to do to beat the Red Sox.

The Sox just finished up a sweep of the quick 2 game series by the Cuyahoga River. Both games were come from behind wins. The Sox overcame a 4-3 9th inning deficit last night on a Lugo double, a Pedroia sac fly, then a 2 run bomb by Manny to win it.

The real hero of the game, though, was Julian Tavarez. He came on after Jon Lester started having problems with his control and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to keep the Sox in the game and make the 9th inning offensive heroics possible.

Tonight the big bats belonged to Jason Varitek, who hit a 2-run pinch homer in the 9th and rookie Jed Lowrie, who drove in three runs in his major league debut. Wake pitched well, giving up two runs in seven innings.

That's five wins in a row over the Indians since the last loss in game 4 of the ALCS. Guess Ryan Garko is still waiting to drink that champagne.

On another note, I was looking at the pitching matchups in the paper this morning and I noticed that the White Sox were playing Oakland at U.S. Cellular Field this afternoon and the Cubs were taking on the Reds over at Wrigley this evening. A Chicago doubleheader? Now wouldn't that be the perfect day.


At 11:08 PM, Blogger Bismo said...

"A Chicago doubleheader? Now wouldn't that be the perfect day."

Naw, only if both games were at Wrigley!


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