Saturday, May 16, 2009

Is this the week of hope?

Is this the week the Indians finally turn around the season and get back to their winning ways? So far, it appears to be a promising week with only a few letdowns. Even though the Tribe lost to Tampa Bay 8 to 7 on a walk off home run by B. J. Upton last night, they are still 3 and 2 for the week. That may not be much, but I am happy to see some improvements out of the guys. The starting pitching got a couple of good games this week when Cliff Lee shut down the White Sox on Wednesday and then Fausto held the Rays in check for most of the night on Thursday. The offense is still playing lights out most of the nights. I loved Thursday night's game when Cabrera, Martinez and Choo combined to go 12 for 15 with 9 RBI. Victor hit a little slid last night but should be right around .400 going into today's game. Also last night, Grady and Choo hit home runs. Congrats to Grady on leading off a game for the team record 19th time last night. He broke the record previously held by Kenny Lofton. The one area that needs improvement for the Tribe is the bullpen but even that is showing signs of hope. After this series in Tampa, the Tribe travels to Kansas City and Cincinnati before they head home. A nice little 10 games in 11 days road trip in May for the guys. Don't count us out yet!

I know some out there may not think horse racing is a sport, but I am excited to watch the Preakness Stakes today. For one, the long shot, Mine That Bird, that won the Kentucky Derby is in the field, but also the super filly, Rachel Alexanderia. However, my choice is Pioneerof the Nile with General Quarters in second and the Rachel Alexanderia in third. Let us see how I do!

Can you believe that Memorial Day is just over a week away? The summer is almost here, and I am so excited! But keep that in mind with the sports seasons. Baseball will be at their third of the way pole, and NFL camps will be opening in two months, and the NBA and NHL will be starting their finals in about a week or two. What a great time of the year! Til the next time!

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