Since this won’t be my last post this season, I won’t feel bad about a short one on a busy day.
You know that a win tonight, or a Cle loss, will clinch a third straight division title. That’s the first time since…ever. They did win three straight pennants from 1907-1909, but they have never won 3 straight division titles. Please keep that in mind as you shake up a can of frustration at the first negative play tonight. If we win a WS in the near future, we’ll always remember this stretch as one of the best in club history.
21-3 just sounds so much cooler than 20-3, doesn’t it?
A few notes:
- Igelsias is rehabbing nicely, he hit off of a tee today. I think they’ll keep him out until the playoffs start.
- Peralta is eligible to start in LF on Friday.
- Rondon may not be quite as alright as we were hoping. Leyland says his arm condition is “not good.”
Tonight’s Central Division Clinching Lineup:
1. Jackson, CF
2. Hunter, RF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Martinez, DH
6. Dirks, LF
7. Infante, 2B
8. Avila, C
9. Santiago, SS