Sunday, July 23, 2006


That's the number of strikeouts the Twins hung on the Tribe this afternoon at the Jake. I was there, and it was no fun. Francisco Liriano struck out ten in five innings. The Indians just kept hacking.

In case you weren't there, a couple of things happened that won't show up in the scorebook but which led to the Twins scoring. First, Jake Westbrook inexplicably didn't try to make a play on a bunt that sailed over his head. That same inning, Jhonny Peralta fielded a double-play ball up the middle cleanly but hesitated with the throw, and everyone was safe.

Good teams make those plays. Bad teams don't. The Indians have become a really bad team.

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