The Disappointment Zone

Musings from a Cleveland sports fan

Lucifer laces up ice skates

Posted by disappointmentzone on 19 August 2006

Entering through the revolving door that is the Indians’ bullpen tonight was Tom Mastny, who pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three batters along the way, to earn his first career save, as the Indians defeated the Devil Rays 5-3 to improve to just 12 games shy of mediocre.

At no point during his relief appearance did I waver; Mastny looked solid. Then again, it was the Devil Rays. Then again, this is the 2006 Cleveland Indians.

With the save Mastny is now tied with Jason Davis for the team lead in saves, although Mastny earns the honor of ‘saves leader’ because he hasn’t blown a save (yet). Not only that Mastny is now the career saves leader for MLB players of Indonesian descent. It helps that he’s the first and only MLB player from Indonesia, but at this point in the season I’ll gladly accept any factoid that helps to distract from what’s happened to the Indians.

If anything, Indonesia has now moved ahead of Vietnam on my list of favorite Southeast Asian countries from which Cleveland Indians, either former or current, descend. Sorry, Danny Graves.

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