You might think "J-Mast" makes no sense, but the "J" stands for "JaknowthisguysfromIndonesia?" Just missing the bottom three was J-Nixon, who piled up a -.052 score in only two plate appearances, replacing a tightly-hamstrung Marte in the lineup midway through. (Marte is day-to-day.)
At a glance, it looks like J-Mast owes Garko a case of beer, and that basically is the story of the game. Not captured above is the series of odd plays involving V-Mart, including (1) a rare catch of a base-stealer (probably a botched hit-and-run), (2) air-mailing an earlier try over third base, (3) watching a bunt fail to roll foul, (4) failing to throw to first on an uncaught strikeout pitch, and finally (5) failing to throw out a runner at third base on another uncaught strikeout pitch, possibly confused about the force-out rules in that instance.
Anyway, a pretty weird game for Vic overall, but his single up the middle did set the stage for Garko's game-winning three-run bomb, which no doubt has Tribe fans everywhere praising Wedge's wisdom for (finally) batting him fifth. Borowski, meanwhile, has not even the tiniest visible scar from his six-run specatacular failure in Yankee Stadium, now having notched two three-up-three-down saves in the three days since. It's a long season.
For the second time in a week, the Indians were fairly dominated by a starter and yet won anyway. Indians fans everywhere are confused by this: Do they suck more, and are they choking less? And can we keep complaining anyway? Westbrook looked ready to toss a gem early on, but ultimately he left with only a quality start and a no-decision. Oh, and $33 million.
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