The Tribe head to to Texas for 3 this weekend after finishing off a sweep of the Blue Jays last night. Can’t believe we won that one. In the ninth, when Hafner struck out and Martinez flied out leaving the bases loaded, I was sure we would get pummelled in the tenth, so I went to bed. Get up in the AM to find out Jhonny Peralta hit a walk-off jack in the tenth. Nice! At least indians.com had the video.
So the Indians are now 16-5 in their last 21, and have won after falling behind 3 times in the past week. I don’t think it had happened 3 times all year. This is what we were supposed to do from the jump. I guess it took getting rid of most of the veterans and going with the kids. Ryan Garko, Andy Marte, Franklin Gutierez, Hafner, Martinez, Grady Sizemore, Jeremy Sowers, Rafael Bettancourt, Tom Mastny, Shin-Soo Choo and Joe Inglett have all played well most of the time, and they’re all under age 26. We haven’t seen Trevor Crowe yet, and right now there’s no place to play Kevin Kasminoff, who is tearing class AAA pitching up. At least we aren’t the Royals, who have a worse record and hardly any good players in the minors.
But this is going to be a monster road trip. Texas always plays us tough and has a lot of bats to swing at you. You know Toronto will be playing angry, looking for revenge when we go there. And the White Sox are the White Sox. If we go 4-5 I’ll consider it a success. If we actually win more than we lose, I may be in need of a sleeveless jacket.