While you were sleeping....

While you were sleeping....

zz The Buckeye Battlecry

While you were sleeping....

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…the Indians won in 12 innings, 4-3 over Seattle. The Tribe holds their lead over Boston for the best record in baseball by a half-game. If we want to finish with the #1 seed and home-field advantage, the Magic Numbers are now;

over Boston – 6
over Los Angeles – 4
over New York – 3

With 6 games to play, it’s going to be a tight race. But looking at the matchups, I like our chances.

It’s a doubleheader today. At 7pm, we have Fausto Carmona (18-8, 3.03 ERA) going against Ryan Feierabend (1-5, 7.33 ERA). The second game is a bit troublesome, as we have Jeremy Souers (1-6, 6.93 ERA) up against Jarrod Washburn (10-15, 4.36 ERA).

Fifteen pitchers were used last night (7 Tribe, 8 Mariners), so the team who has to go to the bullpen early today is in trouble. We need 6 or 7 innings out of Carmona in his final start of the regular season.

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