Well that was fun.
I am trying to keep reminding myself to savor this team, this season, these great wins. With 30+ years of being a Tribe fan, I should know better than to take this winning stuff for granted. So here’s to the sweep of the Marlins, a wacky series that went our way. I’m hoping for post-season glory, but right now, I’m just going to enjoy these latest wonderful wins.
Indians 6, Marlins 5
Another comeback win for the Tribe, as the good guys scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to shock Miami and finish off the three-game sweep. Danny Salazar was electric, striking out 11, while Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall delivered the clutch hits to secure the victory. With the win, the Indians are now 79-56 (wow!!!!) on the year.
From Paul Hoynes:
"Once you get two strikes, you just want to put the barrel on the ball and put it in play," said Chisenhall. "You just want to give yourself a chance."
Chisenhall did that as he fouled off three straight pitches. All the while, the scouting report on Rodney was bouncing around Chisenhall's head.
"Rodney works a fastball-change up," he said. "His two-seamer has pretty good movement. The first-pitch change up is a good pitch to hit."
Chisenhall did not miss this one. He sliced it into right field where Ichiro Suzuki, the future Hall of Famer, was closing on the ball. "I was hoping it would drop," said Chisenhall, who started the day in a 0-for-17 skid. "Ichiro, he's still moving very well out there. He gets good reads. He came really close. I was hoping."
Dan Otero and Bryan Shaw each allowed a run, while Andrew Miller gave up two.
The rookie is 2-1 on the year with a 5.30 ERA and this will be his sixth start with the big Tribe.