Wow, what a finish! I actually thought the Indians would win tonight after they were up 6-0 in the fifth inning. But the bullpen of nightmares continues to haunt my dreams.
Why did Wedge only let Rafael Perez pitch to one batter in the eighth, when he is clearly the best reliever on the team?
I guess he wanted to boost Jensen Lewis' confidence by having him face the meat of the Tigers order in a tie game. Wedge has had issues all year with the gas cans out beyond the fence, but he needs to develop some type of continuity.
Grady had three hits and two RBI, while Jhonny continued his hot streak with two hits and two RBI.
Paul Byrd pitched well, but let on two batters on in the seventh, which ended up killing the team. If this game was in April, Wedge would have yanked Byrd after six, but the way the pen is, I can't really blame him.
Striking out three times in a row (Choo, Garko, Marte) with the bases loaded didn't help either.
Thankfully, there is only four games left until the All-Star break. With Wednesday's loss, the Indians have now lost 10 consecutive games for the first time since 1979, when I was seven months old. The record for most losses in a row was 12 set in 1931. Let's hope that record is not broken
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