Lee Wins Again; Offense AwakensIt's about time the offense came to the party. Because it ain't no party with out the bashin'.
Cliff Lee Again?: Cliff Lee pitched 27 consecutive scoreless innings, and it came to an end when he gave up a three run home run to Wladimir something or other in the 7th.
So the final line, Six plus, 3 ER, no walks again, he gave up his first home run of the year and 3 strikeouts.
By far not his best, but he was scoreless till the 7th. After the first two batters Wedge should have probably taken him out, but with a guy in his first start of the year, you probably figure Lee can get the job done.
No harm no foul, it was 8-0 at that point..
Lee's ERA rose to .96.. OH MY HOW COULD HE..
Hey still hasn't hit the 1.00 yet.
Offense Hits: Hey the offense hit.
You know it's gonna be a good night when Grady Sizemore leads the game off with a blast.
Carroll follows up with a hit, Victor knocks him over from his new spot, and Garko drives him in with a sac fly.
Franklin Gutierrez has the best bat tonight though, hitting in the SIX spot, he had 2 hits for 3 runs batted in and a run scored.
He is on a bit of a roll lately, so let's hope that continues.
I'm not sure what I feel about the new lineup. Hafner when he gets back, I don't know where he will hit. I'm not in favor of Victor at the three hole, I think our must clutch hitter has to be the cleanup guy, and I think had Garko not been struggling, he would have been in the three hole tonight.
I'd say maybe fifth if Wedge really wants to make the change. Or perhaps just give him a day or two off, see what happens. We will find out tomorrow.
I'm also not in favor of Casey Blake hitting so I high. I know he leads the team in RBI, but you just can't do that right now.
Tomorrow is the finale, and the Indians could use a series win. Miguel Batista against Paul Byrd.