July 8, 2003

Traber Eclipses LeBron

So it was supposed to be LeBron James night for Cleveland sports fans. But Billy Traber never got the memo, and he went out and threw a one-hitter, shutting out the New York Yankees, 4-0. He was one batter away from a perfect game, retiring the last 21 Yanks in a row.

Traber got shelled in his last start, so this was a bit out of the blue for the Indians rookie. The overall improvement and growing confidence of the young Indians may be the bigger story that's starting to emerge. They are 31-30 since May, 1, and the second half of the season is going to be fun to watch. They are loaded with good young starting pitching, and these guys are taking their lumps this season and trying to learn how to win. Tomorrow, the veteran goes: 22 year old All-Star, C.C. Sabathia.

And as I have blogged before, we all know that this is the only thing better than a one-hitter against the Yankees.

Posted by dan at July 8, 2003 11:07 PM