Cleveland Rocks! Cleveland Rocks! The White Sox that is . . . 8 to 0. That’s right folks the Indians took two out of three in Chi town and now sit 2 1/2 games back. Yes, a sweep would have been nice but give the White Sox credit they fought back on Tuesday to win in extra innings. But last night it was all Cleveland.
And the man who sparked it all was Travis Hafner. Forget Ortiz or A-Rod, Hafner for MVP:
This week, on the South Side of Chicago, in the biggest series of the Cleveland Indians’ season, Travis Hafner had himself the kind of September series that MVPs are made of.
Four home runs — at least one in every game of the series.
Seven extra-base hits altogether.
And 10 RBI. In 12 at-bats that might have changed the course of events for both the Indians and that White Sox team they were playing for those three nights.
Wednesday night, in a potentially season-turning baseball game, he finished off the Travis Hafner Show with two more home runs and five more RBI in an 8-0 Cleveland wipeout of a White Sox team that saw its AL Central lead squished back to 2Â½ games over the rampaging Indians.
The bad news? The Yankees keep winning. They have no taken the lead in the East and the Boston Red Sox are chasing the Indians for the Wild Card. Bah! I would love to see the Yankees fail to make the playoffs but I have a hard time seeing it happen. Go Tribe!