Thursday, May 17, 2007
Carmona out-duels Santana-Tribe wins 2-0
Fausto Carmona went eye to eye with Twins ace Johan Santana today in Cleveland and two pitches by Santana in the 7th inning was the difference.
Victor Martinez and Ryan Garko hit back to back homers to give the Tribe a 2-0 victory over the visiting Twins.
Santana was his typical great self,2 runs,4 hits and 11 strikeouts over 7 innings,but the homers made the difference,as Carmona gave up just 4 hits over the 9 inning distance and did not allow a run.
First that I have seen Carmona this season and he was very impressive in improving his record to 5-1 on the season.
Josh Barfield made an excellent defensive play in the seventh,glad to see Josh making the adjustments to the AL.
He has all-star level ability and should continue to get better.
Wonder why against the best Lefty starter in the game,Tribe skipper Eric Wedge started a light hitting lefty in SS Mike Rouse?
Not very smart-IMO.
Big decision coming up for Cleveland when Jake Westbrook returns from the shelf.
I see no way that they can return Carmona to Buffalo,so unless a turnaround tomorrow,Jeremy Sowers could be Bison bound.
Inter-league plays starts tomorrow-Boo.
Back later or tomorrow with Pirates-Marlins
AP Photo-Mark Duncan