Choo to the Rescue

Don’t unplug the life support machine yet Tribe fans.  For about the 20th time this year, the Indians looked dead in the water.  Trailing by 1 in the ninth after giving up the lead in the top half of the frame, the Indians were on the verge of losing their 5th straight game and falling 6 games back of the Tigers in the Central.

To make matters worse, the Indians were playing short-handed having lost Travis Hafner with what is potentially a season ending injury and Michael Brantley missing the game thanks to that ailing list of his.  Oh yeah, and they have to play the second half of a double-header later tonight.  Things couldn’t have gotten much worse had they let this one slip away.

Then in the bottom of the 9th with 2 men on Shin-Soo Choo stepped up to the plate and sent a home run flying out to the left field bleachers.  To quote Tom Hamilton as his head was exploding with excitement… “BALL GAME!”

What a ball game it was too.  Justin Masterson was outstanding for 8.1 innings before letting things get away from him.  Chris Perez meanwhile… the guy is starting to make me a little nervous.  He hasn’t been the same since the all-star break.  Tim Belcher needs to find a way to get his head back on straight.  Anyways, this was a huge win for the Indians.  Let’s just hope it builds some momentum for them heading into the night-cap.  More to follow either later tonight or tomorrow.  For now, it’s time to get back to work… at work.

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