Another starter who couldn't get out of the 3rd inning. Sketchy bullpen work. No contributions from the 4th through 8th hitters to the tune of zero hits. Another awful, awful showing by the Indians in New York securing their first series loss of the 2007 season.
For a team that looked focused and found ways to win in the first two weeks of the season, despite almost a week layoff due to snow, they looked completely over matched and intimidated by a team that has a potent line-up but absolutely no pitching. Facing a rookie pitcher for the second day in a row, the Tribe got thumped 9-2 a day after getting rocked 10-3.
Andy Marte got a day off after looking like a sieve at third and Casey Blake had a very Casey Blake day by playing great defense but going 0-5 with 2 Ks. But this team needs to get more out of people not named Sizemore or Hafner if it is going to be a contender. The bullpen didn't look horrible but it didn't look good either.
Frustrating considering the strong 6-3 start. Now we are teetering at 6-5. Hopefully a trip to sunny Tampa (wait they play in a dome) and facing the putrid Devil Rays will help change this but they still have an afternoon game Thursday against the Yankees first.
Thank God we have Fausto Carmona pitching to stop the bleeding! WAIT A TICK!?!...