game 5: Anaheim

The two double headers against seattle were finally canceled due to the continously bad weather in Cleveland. MLB decided to "fix" this problem by reporting that they would make the Indians fly out to California to play their 3 game set against the Angels but decided to move the games to Milwaukee instead. A reported 18,000 indians fans made the trip up north to finally watch some baseball.

That bullpen of ours? Not fixed. C.C. Sabathia put in another good performance holding the Anaheim angels to 3 runs over 8 innings only for that sore thumb to start throbbing and allow the angels to come within a run of tying the game. Aaron Fultz and Roberto Hernandez werent fooling anybody until Joe Borowski finally got the final out even though it was Kelly Shoppach who should be granted the save considering he nailed Erick Aybar trying to steal second to take away the tying run.

Andy Marte looks good. He had 2 doubles and 3 rbis and hopefully Travis Hafner is quietly coming out of his funk with a couple of hits throughout the game. Still no word on when Victor might return to the lineup but Shoppach is proving that he can be an every day catcher, at least in my mind. Trot Nixon might seem to be in a slump but he is hitting the ball well, just right to somebody.