Indians lose, trade Broussard.

Justin Verlander and C.C. Sabathia squared off in a pitchers duel that the indians would lose.

Sabathia had good stuff all game. No one in the tigers line up could figure him out. But C.C.unraveled first surrendering 4 runs on 3 hits in the top of the 5th. Magglio Ordonez took a pitch high and in to left field missing a home run by an inch.

Joe Inglett hit his first major league home run for the only cleveland score.

Following the game Ben Broussard was traded to the Seattle Mariners for prospect Shin-Soo Choo and cash as well as a player to be named later on. Broussard will be reunited with Eduardo Perez who was sent there earlier this season for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.

Perez and Broussard Platooned at 1st base producing numbers 2nd only to Albert Pujols. While the Mariners cant be considered a serious playoff threat, they have a good chance playing in such a weak division and the reunion of these two should help them tremendously.

Shin Soo Choo is rated as the 7th best prospect in the Mariners system and M's fans have told me that this kid is in the mold of Ichiro Suzuki. He is a 20/20 type player and is ready to contribute in the majors right away, his upward progress has just been blocked so I'll give shapiro the benefit of the doubt and say his sounds like a good deal.

Shapiro says that hes not sure if any other moves will be done before the deadline of July 31st but said he'd listen to offers. Andy Marte is rumoured to have been told to pack his bags for Cleveland wednesday night so I hope to god boone is on his way out.

Broussard is one of those players that you know has talent obviously or they wouldnt be where they are but inconsistency has blemished bennys potential. Even through his problems in the field or against left handers hes the player you cheer for and really hope they succeed.

Good luck Broussard, you're a character guy and will be missed. Seattle should be good for your music career too.
I was there when you hit that 3 run blast against the twins on August 13th, 2004. even though you owe me $5.75 for making me spill my beer.