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Willis Hanging by a Wire

If you were watching last nights game against the Tigers you may have noticed something about Dontrelle Willis. Not the fact that he looked and pitched like he was having a seizure on the mound. No, what you noticed was that he is a dead ringer for Omar Little from the “The Wire”.

An inside source reports that shortly after being pulled from the game, Jim Leyland sent Willis out to the local Korean convenience store to pick him up a pack of smokes. I don’t think we’ll be seeing him for a while.
Willis struggled with his command through two innings and the Indians made him pay with homers by Ryan Garko and Kelly Shoppach. It was nice to see the Indians jump out to such a commanding lead in the early going with a national audience watching at home. This is the team we thought we had going into the season and it was refreshing to finally see it come out. Cliff Lee was in command from the beginning and had he not gone into lets-speed-this-game-up-so-our-eight-runs-aren’t-wasted mode, he may have thrown a shut out.
With that win, the Indians are now 8.5 games back of the Chicago White Sox, and head home to do battle against the struggling Minnesota Twins. A sweep of this up-coming series would give the Indians sole possession of second place in the AL Central.