Sunday, May 27, 2007


Now THAT is what I am talking about!

After a piss poor performance against the lowly Royals the Tribe bounced back and swept the Tigers, in Detroit, and you got the vibe in each game that the Indians were not going to be denied winning in any game.

The series was highlighted by clutch home runs and quality starting pitching each night. Josh Barfield provided the blast on Friday with David Dellucci doing the honors Saturday and Ryan Garko providing tonight's heroics. Paul Byrd, C. C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona picked up the wins for the Erie Warriors and Joe Borowski notched a save in all three contests, giving him the MLB lead with 17. And even more stunning he didn't allow a run in any of the games. Wow! Very un-Joe Borowski like.

Great bounce back after the Kansas City joke. Great start to the 19 game Tigers series this year as the Indians went 6-13 against Detroit last year. And a road sweep makes it even sweeter as they only went 3-7 in Detroit in 2006.

The Indians are starting to hit a bit as they averaged 6 runs over the series. It seems that they are starting to come up with the clutch hits they need. These hits tended to avoid the Tribe in mid-May. The starting pitching has been key as it limits the exposure to the very skittish bullpen as, other than Borowski and Rafael Betancourt, the members have yet to define their roles yet.

The test continues as the Indians head to Boston for a 3 game set against the Red Sox who currently own the best record in the bigs at 34-15. As always we'll get to see Manny "Scum" Ramirez and his infamous tinkles behind the Green Monster. You stay classy ManRam!

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