I think Mr. Carb-rera might be heating up a bit. Two homers tonight makes for four in the past five games. Thames chipped in with another (and 3 RBI) and the Pudge went yard as well. The latter two dingers also spell good news for my fake baseball team as well. Huzzah! HOWEVEH, the Tigers went off in the first game against Seattle (with JV on the mound) only to forget how to score runs the next three nights. That can’t happen tomorrow with the very hittable Eddie Bonine on the mound. Nor can it happen against the Twins the rest of the week.
With today’s win, JV improves to 6-9 and has his ERA down to 4.24, just a half run higher than his career-to-date average. His WHIP is back to 1.30 as well. Paul Byrd takes the mound for the Indians tomorrow as the Tigs aim for a 2 game mini-sweep.