No ridiculous weed controversies this week. It’s all baseball. Series-winning baseball, too.
Confession time: At the risk of repeating myself, I’m really bad at keeping an even keel in anything sports-related. The more I pay attention on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis, the more I subconsciously grab hold of current trends and assume them as being clear indications of the larger picture. My expectations get greedy when things go well, and my despair becomes all-encompassing. I can never find the happy medium that makes it easier to live myself. Sorta like what the Indians have gone through lately.
Well, we’re back on the upswing. Any time the Indians escape Arlington without getting run over is a huge confidence boost for everyone involved. That place is Fenway-south for the Indians; which is to say that it hasn’t been the most easiest of places for the guys to find success.
But as it usually does, success in this game comes down to the pitching. And the trio of Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber (who had his best start of his young career on yesterday) and Ubaldo Jimenez has kept the team within striking distance of the Tigers.
It’s also very nice to see our favorite little dirtbag, Jason Kipnis get rolling. In some ways, he’s more of the heart and soul of this team more than Swisher is. The Indians go as he goes, and Sunday was clear evidence of that. With Kluber pulling Houdini acts constantly yesterday, Jason was the one who pushed the issue. Because of the brilliance of these two guys yesterday, the Indians are getting their legs underneath them again.
I’m not going to belabor the point two much because there were two schools of thought as to who was mostly at fault for the stomach-punch game on Saturday night. It happened. It sucks. But we still won the series. Water under the bridge.
Just don’t do it again. Okay?