So Tribe fans, you okay?
Reading Twitter last night during the 9th inning, you'd have thought the entire season ended right there on Chris Perez's arm. C'mon, it was the first of the four game series. You're only 3 back.
But, the Tigers now have a 10-3 season series lead on the Tribe this year. And that should be worrysome.
And I can't help but think back to the trade deadline. Detroit identified their holes (a reliever to replace Benoit, a shortstop to replace Peralta), and filled them. Cleveland was happy to compete, and stayed put.
I'm not saying that Chris Perez was the problem (though I was wondering if maybe his dog came by with a "medicine" delivery before he came out to close), but when they were suddenly looking at 2 men down, and the guys up to bat are Brantley, Santana, and .195 batting Jason Giambi. (Of course, Santana and Giambi had the 2 RBIs for the Tribe last night, so what do I know?)
On to game 2...