Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Little Gas for the Fire



That's what Stay Up Late Boy did tonight. The Tribe lost to the A's 7-6, after going into the 8th leading 6-4. That's when Blinky pulled Westbrook and put in Sauerbeck.

Stay Up Late Boy served up a meatball to Eric Chavez, who thanked him by mashing a two-run shot to tie the game. Shit, if that's the kind of stuff we wanted, we'd still have Joe Table on the team.

Anyway, it wasn't all Stay Up Late Boy. This was a classic team effort. Boone booted another one to put the winning run on base. And to show he's a team player, Martinez let Bobby Crosby steal second to put that same winning run in scoring position. Did he score?

You bet he did. Then the A's relievers came in and finished off six Indians for the win. Wedge was left blinking and shuffling around the dugout while the A's celebrated, and Indians' fans filed out trying to figure out what the hell just happened.

The one interesting thing in this loss was that Wedge dropped Peralta from third to sixth in the order. Peralta responded by going 0-4 with 3 strikeouts.

What's Belliard's picture doing here? Nothing, except I get a kick out of his crooked hat.

5 comments:

Ms. Anotop said...

What is Blinky doing putting Hide in the Bush Man in the game at its most critical point...not the guy I'd give the ball to.

chocolate starfish said...

I saw this coming the moment Wedge put MeLikeBush on the hill. Check out the pitch that Chavez blasted to right field. No, really - look at that pitch. It was the Star Jones of high heat. My God, he must have been preoccupied with post-game tang to serve up a pitch so fuckin' huge that it was singing "Dog & Butterfly" as it sailed over the fence.

chocolate starfish said...

I saw this coming the moment Wedge put MeLikeBush on the hill. Check out the pitch that Chavez blasted to right field. No, really - look at that pitch. It was the Star Jones of high heat. My God, he must have been preoccupied with post-game tang to serve up a pitch so fuckin' huge that it was singing "Dog & Butterfly" as it sailed over the fence.

Artie Buco said...

I miss Adriana.

Mel said...

OMFG! Seriously. Stay Up Late Boy and MeLikeBush. I have officially lost it in the office today.