The problem when the Indians play out west is that games don’t start until almost 10 p.m. Eastern time. Between the late start time, a husband who has a tendency to commandeer the remote, and feeling sick the past few days (actually sick due to an organic cause, not the Indians’ horrid series in San Francisco), I went to bed without watching any of the game and woke up not knowing who won. I confess, I expected to wake up to a loss. The Diamondbacks have kind been the mirror opposite of the Indians; we got off to a great start and have slowed down since then. The Dbacks started slow but went on a tear the last two weeks of May in which they won 14 of 17 games. In June, they’ve been playing .520 ball, while we um… well, we haven’t. (We’re .360 for the month of June. eek.)
Given these circumstances, I was pleasantly (okay, really joyfully, excitedly) surprised to wake up and discover that we beat Arizona, 5-4 on home runs from Asdrubal Ought-To-Be-An-All-Star Cabrera and Orlando Cabrera. Plus, Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-4 with an RBI in his major league debut. I hope this wasn’t a fluke and that he can consistently make a positive impact. I’m glad to see him in the Bigs.
Tonight it’s Tomlin (9-4, 3.95) vs. Daniel Hudson (9-5, 3.58). Hudson has won his last three starts. The pessimist in me says that he’s on a hot streak and we don’t have a chance. The optimist in me says the law of averages is going to catch up with him tonight and he’s bound to lose. Somehow, with the way the bullpen performed last night and the addition of a Lonnie Chisenhall who seems ready for the majors, I’m feeling more confident about the next two games in this series. If I can wrest the remote away from my husband, I’ll be watching.