Man, I have to say your assessment of Monday night’s (April 22) win over the White Sox was pretty harsh.
I am as underwhelmed as you are thus far in 2013, but remember the hot starts of the previous two losing seasons?
Regardless, Drew Stubbs beat out an infield hit and stole second in a one-run game. Asdrubal Cabrera came through with a base hit. That hardly sounds like they were given a win. We have to celebrate this Stubbs guy — freaking real live ballplayer.
Matt Thornton threw a ball into center field trying to pick off Stubbs at second to put Indians runners at second and third. I’d call that a gift, even if Cabrera did get a single to drive them in.
The Tribe had six hits in the game, two were bloops and two never left the infield. They were dead in the water until the error.
Think you’d feel the same if the situation was reversed, and Vinnie Pestano or Chris Perez heaved a wild throw into the outfield then lost the game?
So the Cavs get the Lakers’ first-round pick due to the Lakers making the playoffs.
Is there any way the Tribe can acquire that first round pick? I believe we need it. By the looks of the team so far, we need it A LOT!
The Cavaliers are looking for a small forward who can shoot. If the Indians have one, the draft pick is theirs.
Whew!!! You really had me worried there for a while! I thought you might actually wait until the fourth week of the season to pull out the Indians’ injury card.
I wonder if the New York reporters have resorted to the Yankees’ injury card yet, since they are missing half their starting lineup and a few pitchers as well. Oh, probably not since the Yankees have a 15-10 record, as of this writing.
You got me.
Not only did I pull out the “injury card,” I played the “bad starting pitching card” and the “inconsistent hitting card.”
There are lots of factors that go into losing. Injuries are one.
Now I can play the “smart aleck fan” card on a guy who doesn’t know the difference between an excuse and a genuine reason why things happen.