Lost on a 3 Run walk off HR in the 11th to a guy named Cord.
Lefties loved Masterson. XP triple, Walker single, Jones single back to back to back to open the game after a Cutch K. 2-0 Bucs.
2 Runs in the 1st for the Pirates…….shutout the next 10 innings.
Santana solo shot in the 2nd. 2-1.
Carlos hit .500 against the Pirates this year, .216 against everyone else so far. Joke.
Indians get another run in the 2nd. 2-2.
Ran up Masterson’s pitch count (110 pitches) and knocked him out after 5 but couldn’t take advantage of the bullpen.
Amber Alert for the Bucs’ clutch hitting (14 LOB).
Felt like they were threatening all afternoon, mad props to the Indian bullpen.
Cord Happens. 5-2 Cleveland.
Wasted another fantastic outing by Karstens. He was knocked out by an “Ominous Cloud Delay” after 7.
Karstanimal – 7.0 IP, 5 Hits, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks.
I’m about two more quality Karstens starts away from campaigning for him to make the trip to Phoenix in mid-July.
ERA is now at 2.54 good for 4th in the NL…….ahead of Roy Halladay.
The Pirates are 1-4 with a chance to sweep a team this year. The saying “2 out of 3 ain’t bad” gets thrown around a lot when they have failed to take the third game.
Inevitably during the course of any season every team will get swept at some point. When you are swept, that is where not closing out a few of those sweep opportunities earlier in the year really hurts.
Three three-game-series “wins” of 2-1 were basically wiped out this weekend. That is about a week and a half worth of quality baseball obliterated in less than 48 hours (7 pm Fri – 6:30 pm Sun).
Puts you behind the 8 ball record wise.
So glad to be leaving the Cleve.
…..Andrew McCutchen agrees, 0-13 with 5 Ks against the 1948ers.
Hell of a catch by Tabata on a ball hit by Asdrubal Cabrera to end the 10th.
Big Series with the Orioles at PNC starts tomorrow.
Don’t want to lose contact with .500 and the top division spot before next weekend’s series with the Red Sox. 2 out of 3 seems like a must.
Arrieta (8-4, 4.45) vs. Morton (7-3, 3.21) at 7:05.