I think that the photo above pretty much sum’s up tonights game.
I must admit, I was particularly fired up for this game. Before game time tonight I had my first post featured on ESPN Sweetspot (can be found here), and I was excited to watch the Tribe knock around Felix Doubront after my friend had been bragging about him all afternoon; however, my dreams did not come true tonight as the Indians were silenced by the Red Sox by a score of 4-1. In a game that featured only three Indians hits, there was not much to get excited about. In fact, I was so bored I dozed off at one point, which led to this exchange with my father:
Dad: Woah, Lou got a double Brenden, can you believe it?!
Me: *Groggy* Lou? No way. Pigs must be flying.
And that was the highlight of my night. In all actuality, there is some things to mention from this game, so I will do my traditional “numbers” interpretation of what went down tonight.
1.) Well…at…Least…He…Walked?- Shelley Duncan came into this game in a 1-16 slump dating back to May 2nd, and again had a rough night by going 0-2 with a strikeout and a walk. During Duncan’s 1-18 slump he has “rolled” over on an outside pitch 5 times and struck out 6 times. With all do respect, each time I watch Shelley Duncan bat it gets more painful.
2.) McAllister comes out dealing- A bright spot for the Indians tonight has to be Zach McAllister. Despite giving up four runs, McAllister struck out 8 and looked like he had a clue what he was doing on mound. All 8 strikeouts came off of his fastball (7 swinging; 1 called). Check out the locations below for yourself:
3.) Sweet Lou’s Double- Lou Marson was not only the only Indian to have an extra base hit tonight, but also was the only Indian hitter to advance to second base. The double improved Marson’s batting average to .095 for the season, which is no longer the worst in baseball among players with at least twenty at-bats. The worst hitter in baseball now average wise? Former Indian Mark DeRosa at .081.
It may seem as if I am a bit pessimistic after tonight’s game, but it is because I am. The offense tonight was horrible to watch, and the loss dropped the Indians to 4-8 versus left-handed starters. After such a disappointing game, I do not have much to else to say. Let’s hope the Tribe bring it tomorrow in an effort to split the four game set.
Tomorrow: 1:35 P.M. start time
Indians 18-15 (Masterson 1-2) vs. Red Sox 14-19 (Bard 2-4)
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