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Tonight the Indians look to put a halt to this current three game slide with a visit to U.S. Cellular Field against the streaking Chicago White Sox. Although, I’m not all that concerned with this six game winning streak that the White Sox have put together. The last three wins have come against the San Francisco Giants, who have claimed the top bunk in the National League basement.
Taking the mound for the Indians will be red-hot C.C. Sabathia, who has put his early season troubles behind him. It looks as if C.C. is now keeping the ball down in the zone, and working the cutter more effectively, which is translating into K’s and W’s. This is better than the alternative A & W’s, that Sabathia is so obviously a fan of.

Prepare yourselves for another fat joke ladies and gentleman…

I’m looking for Sabathia to carve up the White Sox like one of his nightly hams!! And he will need to be lights out tonight as the Indians hitters are still struggling to get into a rhythm.

(Note: We are now just a quarter of the way through the season and the hits appear to come and go like a chronic case of the herps. Now, I’m not asking that the Indians hit the panic button, but something needs to be done. I love the promotion of Ben Francisco who is proving day-by-day that he deserves to be in the lineup. It’s definitely a step in the right direction, but I’m not sure it will be enough to wake this sleeping giant.)

It would be nice to see the Indians begin to turn around their hitting misfortunes tonight, but I don’t think it will happen. Indians hitters have not faired well against Jose Contreras in the past, so working the counts and making him throw a lot of pitches will be key. If the Indians can get into that atrocious White Sox bullpen early, they may find success and pull out a win tonight.