Just got outta work..got a chance to listen to a bit on my break but that's it. Bummer. Got a text from my brother that simply said "Matt LaPorta!!!!!". From that text alone I knew things were going good. From what I heard on the radio after the game, Masterson pitched a gem. Going 3-0 in his first three starts is very impressive and hopefully a sign of good things to come for the young right-hander. Michael Brantly continues to impress me at the lead-off spot and it will be fun to see him stay at that position when Grady comes back. Another thing I'd like to point out is the attendance for tonights game. Just like I predicted in my earlier post, fans came pouring in for those hot dogs (and maybe to see the Tribe play some awesome baseball). According to ESPN.com, The Prog pulled in a little over 16,000 fans. That's quite an improvement over the last couple games played at home for the Tribe, with just over 19,000 fans combined in the two games following opening day. Tomorrow will be the real test to see if it just wasn't some fluke because of dollar dog night.
With a 1:05 start time tomorrow and the weather supposed to be bad (52 degrees and stormy) I wouldn't be surprised to see a delay. For the Tribe on the mound will be Josh Tomlin (2-0, 2.63 ERA) going up against Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 0.64 ERA) in what should be another good match-up. Tomlin has been strong for the Indians this year and if the bats continue like they did tonight we'll have no problem notching the second win of the series.
Another prediction that was really just a foolish assumption, was the lose 2 win 8 trend that the Indians have started. With the win tonight they might have just started another 8 game win streak. Obviously this is just a ridiculous trend that I'm sure will end soon; but for the time being it's nothing I can't hope for. The Tribe are 9-4 and in first place in the Central division. Hopefully the Tribes winning ways persist and this isn't just some fools gold. GO TRIBE!!
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