If the bullpen’s problem is that Joel Zumaya was hurt, but then Zumaya gives up the winning runs in extra innings … then what?
Nate Robertson was again greeted by his long lost mistress, Annabelle Norunsupport with 8 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. Zumaya took the ball from there, and guided it with an insufficient amount of rock ‘n roll as the Indians poured out three runs in the tenth inning.
That’s when The Big Tilde knew things had to change. With two outs and the bases cleared, Ordoñez struck fear into the soul of Joe Borowski, who filled the count to 3-0 before TBT smashed a double and eventually scoring on Marcus Thames’ accentless double. But that was all the runs that would dance upon the scoreboard Thursday afternoon. The Indians are now 2½ games ahead in first place.
The Big Tilde Line: 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 stolen base, 1 intentional walk, 1 run
(Photo from Detroit Free Press)