Funny how time slips away

Am I the only one who, upon seeing Craig Breslow come out to pitch for the Twins last night, could barely believe it was this year that he was a member of the Tribe?

It’s been a long season.

Here are tonight’s lineups…

INDIANS (73-77): CF Grady Sizemore, RF Franklin Gutierrez, LF Ben Francisco, SS Jhonny Peralta, C Victor Martinez, DH Kelly Shoppach, 1B Ryan Garko, 3B Andy Marte, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera. LHP Zach Jackson (0-3, 5.70).

TWINS (82-68): RF Denard Span, 2B Matt Tolbert, C Joe Mauer, 1B Justin Morneau, DH Michael Cuddyer, LF Delmon Young, 3B Brian Buscher, SS Nick Punto, CF Carlos Gomez. LHP Francisco Liriano (5-3, 3.19).

EXCRUCIATING MINUTIA OF THE DAY…

  • You probably saw this one coming, but Anthony Reyes has been shut down for what’s left of the season. Reyes’ elbow is still bothering him, and he took an MRI revealing inflammation. Scott Lewis is making Sunday’s start against the Tigers. Reyes’ injury is not considered serious and he’ll compete for a rotation job next spring. More info on the Indians.com site in a bit.
  • According to Elias, Lewis is the first pitcher to not allow a run in his first 14 innings pitched as a starter was Dennis Eckersley in May 1975. Lewis’ 14 scoreless innings to begin his career is the most by an Indians pitcher since at least 1969.
  • The 2009 schedule will be released Wednesday.
  • Grady Sizemore hasn’t hit a homer in 19 games. But he’s 11-for-21 with four doubles and two RBIs on this homestand.
  • The Indians’ Fall Instructional League will begin Wednesday, and the month-long camp will be the first utilizing the new facility in Goodyear, Ariz. A total of 58 players will report to the camp in the coming days and weeks. The list includes: RHPs Adam Miller, Kelvin De La Cruz, Hector Rondon, LHPs Scott Lewis (busy guy) and Tony Sipp, Cs Carlos Santana and Matt McBride, INFs Lonnie Chisenhall and Beau Mills, and OF Tim Fedroff and Nick Weglarz.  
  • It appears the new tenant at Triple-A Buffalo will be the Mets, not the Blue Jays, as previous speculated. The Buffalo News reported today that the Mets, who are leaving their Triple-A digs in New Orleans, are Buffalo-bound, with an agreement expected to be announced Thursday.
  • Ten players whose careers began in 1943 or later will be considered by the Veteran’s Committee for election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Luis Tiant, who played for the Tribe from 1964-69, and Vada Pinson, who was with the Indians in 1970 and ’71, is on the ballot that also includes Dick Allen, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Ron Santo, Joe Torre and Maury Wills. Results of the voting will be announced Dec. 8 at the Winter Meetings.
  • The Cleveland Indians Wives Association and Cleveland Indians Charities, through their “Mystery Ball” and “Shirt Off Their Backs” auctions, raised $50,000 for Providence House and $20,000 for the Domestic Violence Center. Providence House will use the money to build a new T-ball field.

~AC

4 Comments

Please write about Grady’s HR slump more often. I really want him to get to 40-40

I thought the same thing about Breslow on Monday but then the season felt even longer after Betancourt’s outing last night.

What happened to the player to be picked by Shapiro when minor season ended? I believe it was from C.C. Sabathia trade and tribe was deciding between second baseman and centerfielder. Thanks! Enjoy your “stuff”.

should we be reporting any abuse of Span as well?

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