Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 14: Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians

Great seats at Cleveland Indians Progressive Park.

Star Spangled Banner

First Pitch

The first man up, Shin-soo Choo, for Cleveland hits a home run.

Joey Votto for Cincinnati hit a home run earlier in the top of the first.

Reds score 2 more in the second,

but the Indians score 3 in the bottom of the 2nd including a 2 run home run by third baseman Jason Chrisenhall (heading to home plate below).


Cleveland goes ahead 4 to 3 after 2 innings,

but the Reds come right back in the top of the 3rd.

With Reds on first and second, Ryan Ludwick hits a double. Scoring one.

Then Scott Rolen hits a single scoring another run for the Reds in the 3rd.

Fortunately, the next batter hit into a double play,

but the Reds are back in front 5 to 4.

Bottom of the 4th inning now. Indians get a run, and then with two out, Casey (this mighty Casey did not strike out) Kotchman, coming around third, hits a 2 run home run.

Casey, crossing the plate with Michael Brantley who also scored.

Indians go ahead again 6 to 5,

This is followed with Chisenhall hitting a triple and then scoring on a double by Choo.

Indians 7, Reds 5.

The next batter is Asdrubal Cabrera. He strikes out, but it is Asdrubal Cabrera bobble head night at the park tonight.

In the top of the fifth, the Reds score 2 as Brandon Phillips hits a little league home run with one on (Brandon hit a double, but Johnny Damon of the Indians muffed the ball allowing Brandon to come all the way around to home plate.

Reds 7, Indians 7. 14 runs in 5 innings.

Johnny Damon redeems himself a little by hitting a double in the bottom of the 6th. Indians score a run to go back in front 8 to 7.

Jason Chisenhall hits a single to score Johnny Damon. Indians 9, Reds 7. Chisenhall has a home run, a triple, and a single, so he just needs a double for the CYCLE.

Top 7, with two out, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, (crossing plate)'hits a home run to cut the Indians lead to one, 9 to 8.

Indians bring in reliever Binnie Pestano. He gets out of the inning with no further damage.

7th Inning Stretch

Mascott Slider entertains.

Indians get an insurance run in the bottom of the 7th as the bobble head player scored on a sacrifice fly.

Top 8 now, Indians 10, Reds 8.

So far 5 home runs plus one Little League home run, 18 runs and 24 hits.

Plus Indians' Jason Chisenhall will bat in the bottom of the 8th with a chance to hit for the cycle (needs a double).

Here Jason is heading to the plate. However he flied out, no cycle.

The Reds get one in the top of the 9th, but the last batter strikes out? Indians win and congratulate each other.

What a great night. This our fourth straight summer for a game in Cleveland. It is a great place to watch a game, and what a game tonight.


After the game, a little dessert at the famous Winking Lizard.

On Tuesday we drive to Detroit to see the Cardinals play the Tigers.


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