5:05 CLE 10 NYY 2 – Final: DOUBLE PLAY!!! BALLGAME!!! The Tribe needed this win! The fact the it was against the Yankees makes it even sweeter!
5:00 Bot 9th: Betancourt loads the bases with 1 out…
4:44 Mid 9th: Only three outs to go!
4:37 Top 9th: Infield single by Graffanino.
4:34 End 8th: NICE GRAP BY PERALTA!
4:33 Bot 8th: Another K for Perez.
4:24 Mid 8th: Tribe goes down 1-2-3 in the 8th.
4:17 End 7th: Perez gets his first strikeout of the season and gets out of the inning with only one run against him…
4:14 Bot 7th: Cano hits a RBI single to left. 10-2 Tribe.
4:10 Bot 7th: Perez not finding to zone again. Betancourt in the bullpen.
4:01 Top 7th: VICTOR MARTINEZ HOMERS TO LEFT!!! 10-1 TRIBE!!!
3:57 Top 7th: GRADY SIZEMORE HITS A GRAND SLAM TO CENTER!!!! 9-1 TRIBE!!!
3:53 Top 7th: SHOPPACH SINGLES TO RIGHT! PERALTA SCORES! 4-1 TRIBE!
3:48 Top 7th: PERALTA HIT A DOUBLE TO RIGHT FIELD! DEROSA AND MARTINEZ SCORE! 3-1 TRIBE!
3:44 Top 7th: Martinez doubles to right. DeRose to 3rd, No Out.
3:40 End 6th: Lee FINALLY puts down the Yanks 1-2-3. We’ll likely see Perez next inning.
3:37 Bot 6th: Rafal Perez warming up in the Indians buulpen.
3:33 Mid 6th: Grady flies out to center. Another scoring chance missed…
3:29 Top 6th: Safe at 2nd! Bases Loaded for the Tribe with 2 outs! New pitcher coming out for the Yankees.
3:27 Top 6th: Error saves Tribe. 2-on, 2-out
3:22 Top 6th: C.C. finally strikes out Shoppach and is taken out after 122 and 4 K’s
3:11 End 5th: Lee gets a force out but Yanks homer to tie up the game at 1.
3:02 Bot 5th: Posada hit a solo Home Run to Center Field. Game tied 1-1
3:00 Bot 5th: Two K’s in a row!
2:59 Bot 5th: Great strikeout by Lee for the first out of the 5th.
2:55 Mid 5th: C.C. escapes with another strikeout.
2:52 Top 5th: Vic with a cluch hit with 2 out. C.C. over 100 pitches.
2:47 Top 5th: Sizemore thrown out stealing 2nd but DeRosa get a base hit.
2:41 Top 5th: Crowe kept swinging away but should of just taken that last pitch…
2:37 End 4th: GREAT PITCH! Lee survives again!
2:35 Bot 4th: Bases loaded for Damon with 2 outs…
2:33 Bot 4th: Wild pitch moves runners to 2nd and 3rd…
2:29 Bot 4th: Lee walks his first batter on a pitch that could of gone either way.
2:21 Top 4th: TRIBE SCORE FIRST RUN IN NEW YANKEE STADIUM! SHOPPACH WITH A RBI DOUBLE! 1-0 INDIANS!
2:19 Top 4th: Close but no cigar, Jhonny…
2:14 Top 4th: Jhonny gets a leadoff double to start the 4th inning for the Tribe.
2:11 End 3rd: What is with batters on BOTH teams swinging at pitches WAY OUTSIDE of the zone?
2:06 Bot 3rd: Vic’s getting better at first base! I’m surprised he tried that play.
2:01 Mid 3rd: I blame DeRosa for that pop-out/throw-out double play… He had more than enough time to get back and just froze.
1:56 Top 3rd: Grady and DeRosa walk back-to-back. C.C. keeps on throwing into the dirt today.
1:49 End 2nd: Leadoff hit for the Yanks but Lee gets his first K or the game.
1:42 Mid 2nd: C.C. ends the the 2nd like he did the 1st — with a strikeout.
1:37 Top 2nd: Francisco hits a 2-out double to left field.
1:29 End 1st: So far, so good! I don’t think that bean was Lee’s fault… But he get’s out of the 1st with no damage done.
1:23: Bot 1st: Lee Beans Teixeira. Don’t fall apart now, Cliff!
1:21 Bot 1st: The first hit in the new park goes to NYY
1:20 Bot 1st: That was cool that they brought out Babe Ruth’s bat for a little tribute.
1:16: Mid 1st: C.C. seems to be having problems finding the strike zone but gets a swinging K to end the inning.
1:15 Top 1st: DeRosa’s bat must of broke because he hit that ball harder than it traveled…
1:06 Pregame: I ended up missing almost all of the pregame show because the fire alarm went off here at the station… Got back in just in time to see the start of the game.
It’s Game Time! Tribe @ Yanks in the New Yankee Stadium with the last 2 AL Cy Young winners on the mound! This should be fun to watch! I hoping for a game like a few years ago… lol
C.C. Gets Lit Up in Yankee Debut Vs O’s: I can’t say I wasn’t happy when I saw the highlights of C.C. blowing it on the mound on Monday. I also can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Playing for a new team (especialy the Yankees) where everyone expects everything from you has to be nerve racking and it showed vs the O’s. And as I said last blog, the same thing happened last year, when he still played for the Tribe, after he won the Cy Young and he was fine a few starts later. If you have C.C. on your fantasy team, don’t worry. He’ll bounce back.
Tim Lincecum Can’t Control Pitches in SF Opener: It seems Cliff Lee wasn’t the only 2008 Cy Young winner to get rocked on Opening Day. While Lee had an excuse for his bad day, (was hit on his pitching arm, remember? Why is no one talking about that?) Lincecum just had problems finding the strike zone. Maybe being on the cover of MLB 2K9 with it’s terrible pitching control caused him to forget how to take control of his pitches in the ream game. *half-sarcasm*
Josh Beckett K’s 10 in Win Vs Rays: Payback is a B*tch… and the Sox got thier’s against the team that beat them in last year’s ALCS. If I had to choose who was the best pitcher in MLB, it’d be Beckett.
Ken Griffey Jr. Hits Homer in Return to Mariners: Talk about coming Full Circle. There must be something about that Seattle uniform.
World Champion Phillies Fall to 0-2: More proof that just beacuse you find success one year, doesn’t mean you’ll find the same success the next year right away.
Three Teams Get Walk-Off Wins Yesterday: Wouldn’t be baseball without ’em.
More to come later tonight after the Indians game.