In an attempt for balance, I offer the following negatives about Saturday night’s 13-2 victory over the White Sox:
Tyler Naquin failed to complete his bid for the cycle in the 9th by NOT hitting a doube. Oh, the shame.
Naquin also failed to execute a proper slide on his triple, diving into the third baseman with his skull. That’s not the way he was taught in Goodyear.
Because the Indians felt a great need to televise the game, they started the game at 6 p.m., thereby putting the fireworks in the twilight.
Danny Salazar gave up two runs and boosted his ERA to 2.23.
Lonnie Chisenhall started and played the whole game without getting a hit. His teammates did; what’s wrong with him.
James Shields only threw 53 pitches yet it is unlikely he will come back on Sunday to boost the Indians chances again.
Some of the players were wearing mouthguards, but none displayed them in a jaunty style and none threw the slimy germ carriers at any fans. (If Shields threw one, he had the decency to do it in the privacy of the dugout or shower).
The Indians left 20 men on base. Carlos Santana led the way with six. How was it possible for them to win with that lousy performance. Well, they did get 15 hits and nine walks.
It’s so easy being negative, especially when things go so well.