Monday, April 13, 2009

Now We Need to Go Streakin'

First one is out of the way... finally. Tribe gets back to its winning ways and I am glad the Blue Jays have now left town after they spent the weekend throwing elbows in our groin (Ray Allen trademark). Pitching is still the name of the game and Anthony Reyes delivered in a big way. People forget that this dude is only 27, and pitched Game 1 of the World Series against the Tigers and in that game retired 17 consecutive hitters. The Indians desperately need a solid power arm like Reyes and with help from Jensen Lewis, at least for today, nobody is laughing in our direction.

How about Jenny Lewis? All week we have seen relievers trot in and struggle. Lewis grabbing the bull by the horns and delivers in the clutch in a one run game in the 7th with runners at second and third. His punchout of Marco Scutaro may be the biggest sequence of the young season. Scutaro? This pest wears us out. Always has.

Kerry Wood in the ninth. Bam. Period. End of story.

Now its on to the "home of the technique" Kansas City. The RWAB has to face Zack Greinke, who has been tremendous so far this spring. Defense is gonna be key. Tribe must stop losing balls in the sun or in the lights.

Quick side not, Matt Laporta left Saturdays Columbus finale of a doubleheader with an injured rib cage, but says he is fine. Thank goodness.

1 comment:

T said...

We need Rafael Perez to get back to his old form. Pair him with Jenny in front of Kerry Wood and its lights out from the 7th on.