Happy Cinco De Mayo.
We have a shot at our second sweep of the season. Yesterday might not have been a great pitching performance from Ricky Romero but he fought through 6 innings and we got him enough runs for the win. Young pitchers are going to have bad starts, actually any pitcher is going to have the occasional bad start. It is nice that the offense can step up like they did yesterday.
It is great to see Travis Snider get some balls to fall in. 3 hits and 2 doubles yesterday, after a double and a homer the night before. The last 5 games he is 8 for 19. Another 2 for 4 day would get him up over the .200 mark. Small steps. Since he's been hitting the ball hard since the start of the season, it must feel good that some of them are falling in for him.
At the other end of the scale Adam Lind is 0 for May. 4 hitless games. As slumps go it isn't a long one, but he never went more than 3 games without a hit last year. Everyone is allowed a slump, but if you could Adam, end it here. If I was Cito, I'd give him a game in the outfield to change things up for him.
Game information after the jump.
05/05/10 12:05 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Cleveland Indians|
|Fred Lewis - LF||Mark Grudzielanek - 2B|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Grady Sizemore - CF|
|Adam Lind - DH||Shin-Soo Choo - RF|
|Vernon Wells - CF||Jhonny Peralta - 3B|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Travis Hafner - DH|
|Alex Gonzalez - SS||Russell Branyan - 1B|
|Jose Bautista - 3B||Matt LaPorta - LF|
|Travis Snider - RF||Luis Valbuena - SS|
|Jose Molina - C||Mike Redmond - C|
Brandon has had 3 good starts in a row, 2 runs or less in each for a 2.37 ERA in those three games. Hope it continues.
Title lyric is from Old Brown Shoe, one of George Harrison's earlier Beatles songs. Brett Cecil's 6 innings of perfection had me thinking of it.
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