I was wrong, but I'll take it... Walk off Jhonny, Walk OffI blasted Eric Wedge for putting Jhonny Peralta in the three hole earlier today.
It's so trivial now that I look back on it, it's basically flipping two hitters.
And today, if they had been flipped, who knows what might have happened.
Because Jhonny Peralta was 3-4 with three RBI, including the game winning run knocked in.
I'll take it... I'll eat my words for earlier...
Now that still doesn't make everything like, hunky dory, I can't believe I just used that term.
But I'll take it for now.
It shouldn't have come down to that though.
Carl Pavano should have gotten his win over his former team. Really, he should have two.
The man has been money in the month of May. Not spectacular, but he's kept his team in the game, he's pitched well enough to win them all really. He's turned into the stopper right now.
The Indians had a lot of base runners in singular innings in this game. It seemed like Phil Hughes could retire a side in the order, but he'd run into innings in which things just didn't click. Same from when Wang and the bullpen took over.
Anyway, great job of taking advantage of situations for the most part. Two sac-flies in this game, I was really disappointed in Kelly Shoppach's performance. Four strikeouts, that isn't good. I'm starting Chris Gimenez tomorrow if Victor Martinez is a no-go. He needs to be punished.
The Betancourt injury though.. I mean Betancourt is used to coming into those situations. Herges has proved time and time again that when he's come into those situations (See Jason Bay W/Boston ealier this year) he's not done good. I probably would have considered Kerry Wood in that situation, but that was just me.
So whatever though. We got the win, which is important and Jhonny was the hero.
Hopefully Rafael is okay, but that was definitely a groin injury and those can't be fun for a pitcher.
Rafael Betancourt Cap Counter: 6
Tomorrow the series concludes and hopefully we can get a series split. Remember the game is on ESPN tomorrow for Monday Night Baseball, and it isn't on STO, so I don't believe it should be blacked out, if it is though, there will be riots. That goofball Joba Chamberlain goes against Jeremy Sowers, who is looking to build off his relief stint last Monday.