He's one of the most underrated players in baseball but that will change soon.
Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians is on a tear. He's Brooklyn Decker hot. In his last two games the shortstop is 9-11 with 3 homers and 7 RBI's. He's hitting .312 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI's.
Cabrera's previous career high in homers was 6 which he's done twice, in 2008 and 2009. Now 25, he's developing his power stroke, helping the surprising Indians to the best record in baseball at 30-15.
The Tribe is 19-4 at Jacobs Field, excuse me, Progressive Field. By the way, if Progressive is going to buy the naming rights, why not Progressive Park? As a fan of alliteration that is what I would prefer, but I digress.
Back in the Jacobs Field days (1994-2007), Indians fans packed the place. They sold out the spiffy new, 45, 199 seat yard 455 consecutive times, a Major League record.
While the team had fallen on tough times in recent seasons, they are playing great baseball this year. Apparently the Cleveland fans are a cynical bunch since last night only 19,255 showed up for the Tribe's 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Red Sox.
Are the Indians for real? I'm not sure but it's beginning to look like they are. And they are led by a guy named Asdrubal, the only player named Asdrubal in Major League history.