Sal Fasano and his feast upon a Tiger; Tribe WinFollowing all the trade madness I haven't had a chance.
No deals for Paul Byrd, but he is one guy that could get moved via the Non-Waiver Deadline.
Fear not for the Indians have finally won. It should have been a three game series win, but I guess a split isn't half bad.
The unsung hero was who else but the big fat man, Sal Fasano and his 2 RBI. He was soooooo close to the jack. Chaos would have occurred here if he had went deep. How about him though? He's absolutely crushed the Tigers this year in his two games against them. Now the two RBIs that really extended the leads.
Grady Sizemore had the big crushing blow after a HBP and a walk by Verlander. First pitch fastball right in the wheelhouse had nooo chance at all. Add in an RBI HBP later in the game and Grizzle put a little more distance between himself and Peralta in the RBI race.
He's now five ahead of Peralta who had one himself in the first inning. A few doubles lead to an early 1-0 lead.
Carmona pitched as well as you could hope for and yet his defense aboslutely let him down on more than one occasion.
I'm going to chalk it up to fatigue and just not having their heads screwed on straight.. It was a less than 12 hour turnaround so I'm sure both teams were feeling it considering there was 5 total erros, many of them stupid.
Carmona only got two earned, and he really got hurt by the Shin-Soo Choo I don't have my sun-glasses on in the field play. Rick Manning was heated about that.. Settle down boy.
Kobayashi and Perez shut the door rather emphatically, giving up just one hit and striking out four combined.
Tomorrow is more fun as we re-up with the Minnesota Twins.. This time in Minnesota. Jeremy Sowers on the bump against Mr. Magician himself, Nick Blackurn. It is indeed a rematch of last Sunday's battle.