06 Mar

1 thumbs up …

Thumbs up: David Dellucci made his first start of the spring today for Cleveland and went 1-for-3 with a home run. The former Ole Miss star had been out of action because of a cut on his left thumb, the injury you may recall that was NOT caused by an alligator attack. (See previous post.)
Thumbs down: Cliff Lee, the Meridian Community College alumnus who won the AL Cy Young Award for the Indians last year, did not fare so well in his Arizona debut. In one inning, the left-hander allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in a game the Indians would lose 17-7 to the Milwaukee Brewers. There was nothing wrong with Lee’s left thumb, though he may have felt like he was all thumbs after taking a topsy-turvy ride in an F-16 fighter jet on Thursday.
P.S. Not that anyone’s counting, but 13 former Mississippi Braves played in Atlanta’s 13-0 win over the Houston Astros today. Included in that number is Matt Young, who made his big league spring debut by reaching on an error as a pinch hitter.

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