It’s a story taken right out of Ernie Banks’ book — Let’s Play Two. Except the Indians one-upped the Hall of Famer on Wednesday night.
After the first game heroics of newly acquired Zach Walters and a dominant pitching performance by Trevor Bauer against his former team, the Indians battled deep into the crisp night, BLANK.
Starter Josh Tomlin, who’s struggled in recent weeks, tossed five-and-a-third innings of four-hit, shutout ball. And the bullpen took it from there: big lefty Nick Hagadone, Scott Attchison, Marc Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw, and Kyle Crockett combined to throw four-and-two-thirds scoreless innings.
On the offensive side of things, the Tribe’s bats remained largely quiet on the night. Rookie speedster Tyler Holt carved out a pair of hits, the first of his big league career, as did Michael Brantley. Jose Ramirez, Roberto Perez, and Yan Gomes, pinch-hitting in the tenth inning, each chipped in a base-knock on the night.
The Diamondbacks, however, would win it in the 12th inning on a double by Tuffy Gosewisch.
The Tribe’s off tonight, and take on the Orioles at 7:05 on Friday with ace Corey Kluber taking the ball.