Grady out, Sowers down, Snyder up

The streak is over. Well, maybe. We’ll see if Grady Sizemore pinch-hits today (he always seems to sneak into the lineup at some point). But he’s not starting against the Yanks because of a right ankle sprain suffered Saturday. He did all the pregame work and ran some sprints and figure 8′s in the outfield grass, but Eric Wedge decided to give him a day. Sizemore has played in 382 straight.

Jeremy Sowers was optioned back down to Buffalo on Sunday morning. He was basically a victim of bad luck. Had Wednesday’s game not been rained out, Sowers would stay here in the rotation. As it stands, the Indians need Aaron Laffey to come up Monday, and they needed Brad Snyder to come up today as an extra body with Grady out. Thanks to all this craziness, Laffey is now the owner of Jake Westbrook’s rotation spot.

Snyder will most likely be optioned back down Monday, when Laffey is officially called up.

Today’s lineup reminds me of one of those Springsteen concerts where The Boss comes out and opens with something totally random, like “So Young and in Love” or “Darlington County.” I never would have guessed David Dellucci would take over the leadoff dutes. Wedge is a master showman…

INDIANS: LF Dellucci, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, DH Travis Hafner, C Victor Martinez, 1B Ryan Garko, SS Jhonny Peralta, 3B Casey Blake, CF Franklin Gutierrez, RF Jason Michaels. C.C. on the mound.

YANKEES: LF Johnny Damon, SS Derek Jeter, RF Bobby Abreu, 3B Alex Rodriguez, C Jorge Posada, 1B Shelly Duncan, DH Morgan Ensberg, 2B Robinson Cano, CF Melky Cabrera. RHP Chien-Ming Wang is hurling.

EXCRUCIATING MINUTIA OF THE DAY:

  • Sizemore last missed a game on Aug. 25, 2005. To put that in perspective … well, I just tried to look up gas prices from 2005, but it was taking too long. So to put that in perspective, that was nearly three years ago and gas was presumably slightly cheaper.
  • Today marks C.C.’s 110th start in Progressive nee Jacobs Field. That officially makes him the all-time leader in starts in this building, passing Charles Nagy’s 109 mark.
  • Nagy is the all-time leader in wins at this park with 50. C.C. is second with 43.
  • Martinez has 425 career RBI but Saturday’s was his first-ever to end a game. The only active player with more RBIs without at least one walkoff RBI is Lance Berkman (878), according to Elias.
  • Today’s game and Wednesday’s game will air on 100.7 WMMS, instead of 1100 WTAM, because of the Cavaliers conflict.

~AC

3 Comments

this is random and has nothing to do with your post, and im sure you along with everybody else has already seen it. but if not, quite an interesting read. i dont promote this as something that needs to happen or will happen, just more so passing along a good read:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Why-the-Cleveland-Indians-should-sign-Barry-Bond?urn=mlb,78890

this is random and has nothing to do with your post, and im sure you along with everybody else has already seen it. but if not, quite an interesting read. i dont promote this as something that needs to happen or will happen, just more so passing along a good read:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Why-the-Cleveland-Indians-should-sign-Barry-Bond?urn=mlb,78890

sorry about the re-post. didnt mean to goof the flow.

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