Don't jump off a Cliff

Ian HunterCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2009

In an extremely close one-run game, molehills are mountains. Unfortunately, Lyle Overbay’s errant throw into center field was the molehill that allowed the Cleveland Indians to climb the mountain to victory.

I appreciate Overbay’s aggressiveness to attempt to get the lead runner at second base, but ultimately it was the deciding factor in the game. Then again, we can’t really be that upset at him because it was only his second error all season. I can admit I kind of take for granted just how great a defensive first basemen Lyle Overbay is until plays that one stand out like a sore thumb.

It seemed like Brett Cecil had a horseshoe up his ass because every time he got into trouble, he managed to wiggle his way out of it. I almost thought that lucky streak was going to continue in the ninth when the Indians had the bases loaded with one out. Alas, Victor Martinez drove a steak into the chest of Jays' fans by driving in the winning runs with a double off Scott Downs.

Aside from offensive contributions by Scott Rolen and Aaron Hill, the Blue Jays' offense was lackluster once again. The Vernon Wells Hatred Advisory System is on severe alert once again after Cito slotted Wells into the number three slot once again and Wells came up hitless…again. Did Cito feel bad for VW and that’s why he moved him back into the third spot in the lineup? Just because Wells had some bad chicken doesn’t mean all is forgiven and is back to normal.