When the Tribe lost the tough one, that ended in a catch robbing us of a possible chance to win, I was upset & frustrated, to say the least. I even walked around my room & kept saying that “the Mariners now had it coming to them in the next series, and that they should fear us cause we were mad now & would get revenge.” ( Just because I talk to myself does not mean I am insane. ) I never knew how right I was! Yesterday’s game was an absolutely amazing game for the Tribe. We batted very well off the Mariner’s pitching, which can be hard to do.
We also used 4 pitchers, & neither gave up a run. Yesterday was only our 4th shut out game of the year. & BOY, was it a good one! The final score was 9-0 Tribe. Travis Hafner came back, & hit a three run homer. The Pronk is back in town! Then, right after, Ben Franciso hit one. This was all in the seventh, where we grabbed 4 runs in that inning. Then, there was even a homer by Jamey Carroll! It was homerun galore for me. I was so happy. I have to give credit to Aaron Laffey, who pitched a gem through seven innings. We only allowed the Seattle Mariners to have 4 hits. I can safely say that for at least one game, we looked like a play off team, & it was wonderful.”I thought Laffey threw a heck of a ballgame,” Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu added. “The tempo was good, he kept the ball down in the zone, changed speeds, kept our hitters off balance. He was awfully, awfully tough today.”
By the seventh & eighth inning, the radio annoucers were already talking about how the Seattle Natives were filing out of the stands. I understand their pain, the Tribe has seen their share of games where they probably felt like quitting early. I’m glad we just kept hitting, & it made it worth the listen. I stayed up till 12:30am to listen to this, but I’m so glad I did! If we win the game today, it will automatically win us the series & give us 40 wins. Until next time..