What everyone will be talking about will be Grady Sizemore’s 2-run homer in the 7th inning that put the Indians ahead to stay on the road to going 2-0 to start the season. What no one will mention is what I thought was even bigger–Sizemore’s single in his 3rd at-bat of the day. The score was 7 to 4 White Sox and Sizemore singled to start a rally that would see the Indians strike back to cut it to 7-6 and put the White Sox within striking distance of baseball’s version of Clark Kent.
Our friends over at The Tribe Source break it down in their session of ‘Baseballs and Goofballs’. Not to be missed on the day were two silver linings in Victor Martinez and Joe Borowski (and you could build a case for the entire Tribe bullpen who got work as well). Victor ‘The Villan’ had 4 hits on the day, and Borowski came in to close it out in the 9th and found himself in a bit of trouble with 2 on, 1 out and Jermaine Dye (who had a lot better season then I remembered last year) at the plate. Borowski worked out of trouble in his first outing as an Indian to earn his first save. The game had a climatic ending as a ball was hit in the wind and carried all the way to the warning track when Jason Micheals hung tough and made the catch, bucket style, falling on the warning track. An excited Grady Sizemore grabbed him and celebrated.
No doubt this team showed a ton of character today and continued their strong start to the season, which I think is VERY important for this club in particular. A big win, on the road, against a division rival is a good win any day. Not to mention they stole one from that asshole Ozzie Guillen.