Cliff Lee pitched well. Senor Slow pitched a scoreless 9th. CasEy BlakE hit a go-ahead solo shot in the 10th. In came He Who Shall Not Be Named to try to hold down the division leading Whine Sox. Out went any hope of victory.
HWSNBN retired the first two batters. Then came Alexei Ramirez, who launched the 2-0 pitch over the left field fence, just out of reach of Ben Francisco. The next batter, DeWayne Wise, stole singled, stole second, and, of course scored on a single up the middle by Orlando Cabrera. He Who has now blown 4 of 10 save opportunities.
On what was deemed by Eric Wedge to be a make or break road trip against AL Central rivals, the Indians have looked broken, dropping the first two games in characteristic fashion to fall 11.5 games back of the division lead. Monday night, Jeremy Sowers was awful and the bullpen not much better. Last night, the Indians managed just 1 run in 8 innings off John Danks, wasting a similar performance by Cliff Lee.
Unless there's a press conference today to announce that CC's been traded, Sabathia will make what will likely be his last start tonight for the Tribe before being traded to try to pull them within 10.5 games of the Whine Sox. Get your DVR programmed for posterity, crimestoppers, because it may be the last you see of CC in a crooked Wahoo cap.