Some great points;Deja vu. Friday night McKenzie got behind Goodwin and threw him a fastball dead center of the zone resulting in a home run. Today Wittgren did the exact same thing. One out, nobody on, bottom of the batting order coming up, if you walk him you're still fine. The only thing you can't do in that situation is a fastball down the middle, especially after seeing what happened with McKenzie. But that's what he got. Don't these guys learn?
That being said, the outfield that started for the Indians today was the best defensive outfield I've ever seen on an Indians team and maybe on any team except the Kansas City Royals. It looked like Abreu had a double in the gap against Parker but Zimmer ran it down and made a sliding catch. Mercado also cut off a ground ball inside the bag at third and held the hitter to a single.
Quantrill with six innings and no earned runs. He is really making a case to be in the rotation next year. That's his fourth consecutive start allowing one run or less in 5-6 innings. He drives me crazy, however, with the way he consistently gets ahead 0-2 and then throws three straight balls. It's like he's convinced that if he just throws enough pitches out of the zone with two strikes he'll get the hitter to chase. They rarely do, and Quantrill drives up his pitch count with all the teasing. We may never see him pitching in the seventh inning for that reason.