OK, despite the fact that at 40 years old, he isn't quite the player he was back in the days that this picture was taken, Kenny Lofton is still a decent player. He is batting .303 this year with 96 hits, 23 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 7 homers. Tonight he made his first start as an Indian since 2001, and he went 3-5 with 3 singles, an RBI and a very crucial bunt single in the 3rd that loaded the bases and opened the door to a big inning. Lofton also brought a great atmosphere to the Jake, and received a 30 second ovation when he came to the plate. Jhonny Peralta had a great night as well, hitting 2 homers.....a 3 run bomb and a 2 run bomb to give him 5 RBI on the night. The Indians had 16 hits and beat the Twins 10-4, and are now 60-43 on the year, 1 game behind Detroit in the division.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
The Indians are now 50-32, and 2 games ahead of Detroit for first place. The Tribe won 7 out of 8 in this past home stand, taking 3 of 4 from Oakland and sweeping 4 from Tampa Bay. On Tuesday night the Indians rallied from a 2 run 9th inning deficit to score 5 runs and beat the A's 10-7 on Kelly Shoppach's 3 run walk off homer. Then on Friday night, Ben Fransisco made his first major league start, in which he got his first major league hit, and then his first home run....which just happened to be a walk off homer in the 9th to beat the D Rays 2-1.
On Saturday night I was at the game and had a great time....Sizemore had 3 hits and 3 RBIs on his bobble head night, and CC Sabathia became the first pitcher in the majors this year to win 12 games as the Tribe won 8-6. And today, Grady Sizemore hit his 2nd career grand slam to cap the Tribe's 7 run 8th as they beat Tampa 10-2 to complete the 4 game sweep.
It has been a great week for Indians baseball, in fact a great season so far as well.