Monday, May 29, 2006

Cleveland Silenced


Being the famously classy guy that he is, I doubt Jim Thome was overly interested in vengefully sticking it to the fans in Cleveland who booed him a few weeks back during the White Sox' first stop through town and continued to boo him today. But it still must have felt good to belt two home runs in an 11-0 rout.

Just as important, Javier Vasquez pitched his best game of the season, allowing just two singles in six innings. Even Juan Uribe, he of the horrid batting average, has been solid at the plate the last two days. Maybe he's coming around. It's been long enough.

Overall, it was a great start to a tough four-game series with the Tribe, not to mention the most complete team victory in a while. As if anything other than a resurgence could be expected following Ozzie's expletive-laced tirade following Saturday's loss. Mark Buehrle and CC Sabathia go tomorrow in what is one of the better pitching matchups you'll find. The Indians have too much talent to be below .500. They still scare me. And we saw what they did in the second half last year. So a few more wins here would be huge.

Incidentally, with the Tigers still 1 1/2 games up on the Pale Hose and currently hosting the Yankees, I've been forced to root for the Yankees for the first time...well...ever. And I don't like it. I don't like it at all. I feel dirty.

2 Comments:

Anonymous priest, they called me said...

I got news for ya, jack...now we are the Yankees.

4:12 PM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

But without the money.

Which makes us way cooler.

6:50 AM  

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