As the raindrops deluged Progressive Field and the Sox-Tribe game was postponed, I had no other choice but to turn my attention to the AL Central pennant race as much as it hurts not to be in the middle of it.
After the Twins 10-inning victory in Game 1 of the doubleheader, I was convinced they would win the nightcap and create a tie for the division lead. But it didn’t happen and the Tigers now have a cautiously comfortable two-game lead. A win tonight would pretty much give them the title and, of course, a win tonight and tomorrow would clinch it.
If Detroit does go into the weekend series with the Sox still needing to clinch, it would be nice if the Sox rose to the occasion and, as foreign as it may seem, help out the Twins. Not because it’s the Twins, but rather it would give the South Siders something to play for and the fans something to root for.
Torres, Buehrle take hill in twinbill
It will be Carlos Torres vs. Fausto Carmona and Mark Buehrle vs. Justin Masterton in tonight’s traditional doubleheader in Cleveland…If you’re like me, you’ll be focusing on Gordon Beckham and his quest for Rookie of the Year honors. I’d love him to really break out over the final five games.