Victor Martinez .369 WPA
Grady Sizemore .346 WPA
Joe Borowski .209 WPA
Jake Westbrook -.503
Casey Blake -.139
David Dellucci -.120
Today's game was played under vastly different circumstances than Monday's contest: the gametime temperature was 31 degrees with a 15 mph wind blowing out to center. Neither starter could locate pitches with any regularity, and home plate umpire Larry Vanover committed the cardinal sin of umpiring: he was inconsistent.
The offense continued to produce with abandon; the starting lineup rapped out 13 hits and drew 10 walks. Hafner had four of those walks, as Chicago for the most part pitched around him; however, Victor Martinez made them pay, going 4-4 and drew two walks himself. Grady Sizemore hit his second home run in as many days, and Andy Marte mashed his first hit of the season out the ballpark.
Jake Westbrook lasted exactly 5 innings, and yielded all seven of Chicago's runs. Five of those runs came via the longball. But in a reversal of last year, the bullpen picked Jake up, blanking the White Sox over the last four innings of the game. Joe Borowski uncannily channeled former closer Bob Wickman in notching his first save as an Indian. Jason Michaels caught the 27th out, running down a lazy fly ball pushed to the warning track by a gusting wind.
Next Up: April 5, @Chicago (2:05 PM)