I’ll make a Cooperstown post later today or maybe tomorrow, but first let me get to some of the recent news. Last night the Indians had golden opportunities and failed to take advantage of them. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Tigers lost to the Devil Rays, the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays. We had a one run lead in the 9th and the 12th, and blew both save opportunities. Great job guys. Perhaps most disturbing was that Travis Hafner had to leave the game with ‘tightness in the knee’. I am not a doctor, but if a knee is tight, and there is a noticeable limp like there was last night, this is not a one or two day thing. Indians fans need to prepare for life without Travis for a while. That line-up without Hafner is not pretty.
So how does Eric Wedge explain what happened last night? You’re going to love this- and by that I mean you might throw up in your mouth-
“Guys kept fighting, pitchers kept pitching,” Wedge said. “They had last ups today. Sometimes that’s the difference.”
They had last ups. Come on Eric, time to earn that contract extension. I’ve always been willing to give Wedge the benefit of the doubt, but if this team misses the post-season this year- I won’t rest until his bags are packed.