Thursday, June 26, 2008

Last Place Rules!

From the department of redundancy department, the Indians lost last night because they couldn't score runs and couldn't deliver with runners in scoring position. Only the 2008 Tribe, picked to win the World Series by both ESPN's Peter Gammons and Buster Olney, would get completely shut down by Barry Zito, currently the worst starting pitcher in the league.

Consider the following:

-The former Cy Young winner and the reason nobody will give C.C. Sabathia a seven-year deal, came into the game with a sterling 2-11 record and a 6.32 ERA.

-His last outing, he lasted two innings, giving up five earned runs on five hits and four walks.

-His previous four starts, he gave up 25 hits and walked 17 hitters in 17 innings.

Yet, the sad sack, pathetic, boring, dull-ass Indians offense watched and flailed away for Six and 2/3 innings, collecting just one run on four hits. ZERO WALKS. Nice approach. The guy couldn't beat the little sisters of the poor, and Eric Wedge's offense only gets on base four times against Zito?

We are running out of ways to describe the lack of offense at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Can it get any worse? Good news Wahoo fans - we haven't reached the half way point in the season and your team resides in LAST PLACE at 35-43. The Indians haven't been in the cellar this late in a season since 1993. What's amazing about it is the starting pitching still ranks 4th in ERA at 3.79.

The highlight of the night was watching Casey Blake play SS in the 9th. Solid showcase move by Eric Wedge. Another thing - we may have to change the name of the site to "Dump Andy Marte." He is beyond worthless. Nice pinch-hitting effort last night.

I'm done for the day. What an embarrassment.

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