Nino Colla | Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Aaron Laffey | Ben Francisco | Casey Blake | Game Recap | Juan Rincon | Rafael Perez
Eric Wedge had a closed door meeting with the Tribe returning back home today before the game. He wanted to get guys like Hafner in on it since they were around.
I'm just quite shocked at how well they put together those hits.
Let's run down the box score... Pitching wise though, OUTSTANDING..
Aaron had the one two run home run hiccup, but other than that was in control. Six innings, four hits, two runs, and four punch outs. Rafael Perez was HUGE. In what was a close game, he came in and threw two perfect innings and did it in just 12 pitches.. Talk about dominating.
Juan Rincon made his Indian Debut and it was a little rocky. His fastball was hitting 93 though and his arm is still there.. But his control was a little out of walk.. Cut him some slack since it was his first game. I'm really hoping we can get this guy on track.
Grady 2-4 with a walk and a run.. Really wasn't in the middle of all the scoring. Carroll didn't get a hit yet he managed to score two runs and knock in a run.
The big nights belonged to Ben Francisco. He was 3-5 with the big two run home run and the two run single in the 8th. Peralta continued to rake with the two hits and RBI.. Casey was 2-5 with a home run and three rib-eyes.. Choo had a line drive shot into the visitor bullpen.
I was getting ready to say..
Why is David Dellucci still in this lineup? Then he goes deep and has three runs batted in.
Andy Marte man.. 1-3 with a walk and a run scored.. Come on damnit! Keep playing him.. DH Garko and play Blake at first if you have to.
Big Big Big Big Win.... Just Big... Great to see it.. Let's go out and get another one with our Acey making his final plea to start the All-Star Game.
Cliff Lee, James Shields.. Should be a great one to watch if you have nothing to do on Saturday.. Go to the Game!