The K-Tribe Chronicle: Kinston is Insane in the Membrane
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I can't help but revel in the Indians and all of their glory.
Yes, I'm talking about the senior Tribe, who just handed Brandon Phillips and the Cincinnati Reds a beating of mammoth proportions.
First it was Zeke Carrera's game-winning, improbable drag bunt on Friday. One singular play, and a bunt no-less, seemed to wash away every growing feeling that every Tribe fan had that this incredible run was all going to fall apart, and sooner, rather than later. Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner went on the DL on Thursday and Friday respectively, after returning to pre-injury form to start the season. Then, in the third inning of Friday's game, Alex White went down with a mysterious, Adam Miller-like 'finger-strain.' Zeke Carrera may never know how big that bunt and sidestep of Joey Votto's tag was.
Next it was Travis Buck's game-winning home run in support of Josh Tomlin's brilliance on Saturday. Tomlin went toe-to-toe with the much more heralded Homer Bailey...and won. I received a text from a good friend of mine after the game on Saturday in regards to Bailey that said simply, "I told you so." Sorry pal, saying that Tomlin would go .500 doesn't quite equate to a 6-1 record with a 2.41 ERA. Anyone that predicted that start should immediately purchase lottery tickets.
Then, in the official coup d'