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MLB Network's coverage of Major League Baseball is on the air tonight, the opener of a three game series between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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It's interleague baseball on MLB network.
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David Price will be on the mound for the series opener.
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Dan.
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Any thoughts a day and age where we don't see very many complete games.
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Six really good innings in his last start to pick up the win.
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And I think they'll be happy if he could duplicate that again in this one.
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Striding in for the Indians Cesar Hernandez and the home away splits Tell us he's actually quite a bit better hitting on the road than he is at home.
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Two on one now to the tribes.
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Leadoff man, Dan Vero, You check out this Dodger team.
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Is they interplay here tonight.
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Come in looking to make it two in a row as they were winners last time out.
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Yeah, Matty, you never know.
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Right here in early game, when the weather gets called, this could be a nice harbinger toe.
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What we're going to see in Fall classic right here to first place team's gonna lock horns in a battle and I'm jacked up and you'll have himself a leadoff single is this is through into left, saying, Complain about a particular pitch, but he's not the guy that's gonna get mad and throw somebody and give him the boot just because a guy doesn't like a pitch or picture things.
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That pitch is a strike and they call it a ball one and one.
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Here it is, and they pitch out here, but nothing's going on.
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Set to deliver on two on one great job on those last two pitches of varying speeds.
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Gave the hard fastball, and then he locked him up with a changeup open a send him packing pitch on its way.
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Price Mrs.
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Here on two and two and he runs it full.
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Three balls and two strikes.
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I don't even think I need to look into dugout on this one.
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I think it's safe to assume he's gonna be running too good a hitter at the plate.
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Not to think he's gonna put the ball in play bounce into the left side.
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Turner's got it to second for one throat Muncie to finish the double play that retires the side around the horn.
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They go 5 to 4 to three to end the threat.
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Bottom of the first straight ahead were scoreless on MLB network.
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Mike Levinger gets the ball for the Indians in this one.
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What's your take on him, Dan? One of the things that jumps out.
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If you look at that statute, a very high whip coming into this start, one of the things he's gonna have to do a much better job keep traffic off the basis, keep the walks down, try to limit the amount of hits He's had a rough go that so far this year.
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Let's see if he can turn it around in this one.
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Next up for Los Angeles.
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Mookie Betts and you can see his home road splits there.
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He has not fared very well in front of the home crowd.
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Oddly enough, now the three and to pick fouled off the next three to fly ball right down the line in left loop.
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Low moves over near the line as he puts it away for the first out of the inning.
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That is so the faces empty here with one away and digging in the play will be Justin Turner, a Mrs two and one film.
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As we check out the tribes, they begin here tonight.
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It came up a little short last time out, but they've still been one of the hotter teams around, winning eight of their last 10 ballgames.
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Quick turnaround after a short little home stand.
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Matty Foreign, too, though they played well, taken four out of six games they had to in front of the home crowd.
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They walk into this environment on the road today, looking to set the tone for this road trip, and the slider gets him swinging to gone.
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Another strikeout for him on the mound.
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And, boy, is it fun to watch him go about his business.
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No doubt he's one of my favorites, mostly because this stuff, you know, he had absolutely dominate on any given day because of what he offers up there.
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It's just nasty.
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There aren't many hitters that like to see this guy on found into the box.
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Now Max Muncy on that fastball is too much for their one and two.
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If the offense didn't already know, Man on the Mounds got his eight game fastball working today, filed away 12 seventh pitch of the at bat coming up, turned on that one and crushed it.
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Just pulled it a little foul and good patients to hold back on the curveball in the dirt.
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It's full now, three and two.
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This guy's a hard guy to put away.
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He's falling off some tough pitches to two count.
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He just seems to keep hanging right in their swing and a miss on a ball way outside the strike zone.
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And the inning is over.
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He played an inning.
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No score here on MLB Network in now for Cleveland.
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Friend will raise as we take a look at the splits between April and May.
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Ready on three and one.
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Here it comes, squared that one up just a little late.
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You're lucky if you get one pitch of night right down the middle.
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Cannot be laid on that fastball, and that misses for Ball four.
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So it's a leadoff walk here to start the second.
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That was a great battle right there.
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He tried to get him to Chase, but he laid off some really tough pitches and got a walk.
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Gotta tip the cap to the batter that time.
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Here's Carlos Santana, now Lifetime versus David Price.
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He's collected 11 hits in 37 tries, has also gone down on strikes nine times.
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Hit back up the middle, and that will be a base. It here for Santana.
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Nice execution Right there.
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Dan kept his front shoulder and kept his hands inside.
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Baseball grip to base in the middle.
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And your picture right there. You can't get discouraged.
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Sometimes, even when you make a good pitch, that ball is gonna find a hole somewhere that right up.
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Too late now.
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Jose Ramirez to one. Jose Ramirez.
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Great chance right here is a hitter to be really aggressive with two guys already on a pretty good shot.
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He's going to get a challenge.
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Pitch right here, all even now to into working for the punch out A in the offering seared down the first baseline.
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Bellenger brings it in now, a long throw home.
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Not in time is he just crosses the plate in time.
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That's a nice R B I base hit on hard ground down the first base line.
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If the first baseman's holding him right there, it's probably a double play, but not the case.
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No question about it.
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You'll Sometimes it's a game of inches night ball hit were vacated with first ba*****t.
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If he was holding on, that would probably been one of those 363 double plays.
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Instead, it's down the line for a base hit at the plate.
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Jordan Luke Low.
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Good take here is he misses for ball, and it's two on one out of the Cleveland left fielder.
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His pitch count is getting up there in the inning.
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Now he needs to get this frame over with sooner than later.
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So forcing contact and getting the defense involved is probably the best thing he can do.
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Could have been 31 Instead, it's 22 two strikes now.
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Runner at first.
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Do you go for the strikeout and still looking for the double play ball? Pretty good spot to be in is a pitcher right now.
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You could go for the punch out or trying to boost a ground ball to get a double play.
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Hold high in the year.
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Out to left field.
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On the move is bets.
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He gets there to make the catch, but this should bring home run is the runner tags from third runner from third crosses with Blake.
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It's a to nothing ballgame.
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Great job there by this power known for driving the ball.
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The ball Park does the job right there with the sac fly and brings the run home now with plate Roberto Ferentz.
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And he's got that batting line up near the 300 mark entering play to one strike to swinging.
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Well, this is starting to feel like make a break moment in this game when you're playing a first place team, you can't expect the fall way behind early in the game and then mount a comeback.
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What in the dirt here? But it won't skip away far enough for the runner to advance.
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Ramirez leads off first with one away, Mrs with that one for Ball four, so that'll put runners on first and second now with one away.
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Yeah, the pitching coach would hate to go to the bullpen this early in the game, but sometimes you have no choice.
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On the flip side, he might just get in his face a little bit out there trying to challenge him, wake him up from this fund.
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Either way, we'll see how it works.
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Pitcher Mike Levinger steps up to the plate in a sacrifice situation, so let's see if that is indeed on right here.
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11 home is going to be a sacrifice.
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It senses he gets it down.
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There's one related first in time.
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Just like that.
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The side is retired, so it's two runs on two hits, no errors in a runner left on.
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Now to the bottom of the second.
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It's the Indians to, and the Dodgers nothing.
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So here's the cleanup hitter, Cody Ballenger.
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We're still in the early stages than this one, only down by a couple of runs.
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But it's really key for this leadoff guy to try to get on and get a big inning started as anticipated.
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Here's a ground ball now to the right side and will step on first for the out.
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Three unassisted Peter.
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So digging in now Jaak Peterson and he's a guy looking toe break out in a big way.
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Hasn't been getting the results he or his club have been hoping for.
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Fastball will outside.
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Sometimes it can be difficult for a pitcher.
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You're facing a guy that's not known to be a big stick in the lineup sometime.
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The toughest thing is to be aggressive and throw strikes just does manage to get a piece.
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There is. This is bounced foul.
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Not surprisingly, here, this is on the ground of the right side.
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There are two away now, now batting Corey Seager trying to make something happen with two down in the bottom of the second 11 home, one and two.
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Now Levinger sometimes gets called sunshine.
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He was 1/4 round selection back in 2011.
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When you come out in the middle rounds, you have to grind for everything.
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That's exactly what this guy has done.
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And he has turned himself into a solid big league ball player, a shot to first base and caught there to end the inning.
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So no runs, no hits, no errors and no one left way play to full.
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Is the Indians to? And the Dodgers nothing ready for another chance? Cesar Hernandez.
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He'll be the one to lead it off against David Price.
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Here in the inning, something has to give.
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Here's the payoff pitch and the legs off their ball. Four.
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So the leadoff man is on here to begin inning number three.
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Well, he's really labouring in the early going here, but that's his third walk of the game already.
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We'll see if he can get it together or if this is just one of those days where he's gonna have to grind his way through this.
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Start coming to the plate now boasts Car Mercado.
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Hit it hard, lined out in his first at bat.
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Hit it hard.
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That's all you can ask.
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You can't control the results sometimes.
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Matty, just of lucky with placement, pitch inside the throw.
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Not in time is in there at second.
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Well, this pictures out there just trying to get hitters out.
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He's having a hard time doing that.
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So as a base runner, that's a good time to try to steal some bases.
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He's probably not as focused on controlling the running game as you should be a runner at second.
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Nobody out and he gets a piece of it here.
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But it's chopped foul here now.
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The to to back up the middle and in for a base hit, and the run is in to score from second even Know that picture was able to execute in off the plate, Batter was able to keep his hands inside that baseball and drive it up the middle standing in now Francisco indoor fastball close, but he didn't get it to on one.
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It's one thing to get hit around, but it's far worse when you're getting yourself into trouble by not throwing strikes.
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Every picture's been there, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating or unacceptable Here.
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Now, the 22 is a wave and a miss.
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He struck him out well.
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His struggles continue.
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It's been a rough Goldman and play with him and watching this at bat, it's clear to me that his rhythm and timing there just all on, even as a pitcher like I waas, you could tell these things and exploit at the plate.
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Now friend Mores, Hot shot on the ground is short.
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A bare hand for one throat a month.
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See to finish the double play that retires the side.
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So one run one hits, no errors on no one left on base, well, heading out of the home, half of ending number three.
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Cleveland's out in front three to nothing ready to go for the last half of the inning.
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Stepping into the box, Gavin Lux, you get to take his first cuts here now the one in one pic and it's fouled away.
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12 pops this one up.
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Ramirez is under it, looks it into his glove, and there's one gun.
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And with that look, if you look at the standings entering playing in the A L Central coming to the plate now, will Smith, 11 Doctors have yet to break into the hit column here, two and two of the Dodgers catcher swing and a miss.
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He offered it a bull way outside the strike zone for out number two.
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Wow, this guy's mowing right through this lineup right now, but that's what happens when you don't get a chance to see a picture very often.
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That's one of the things that are helpful when you're pitching in interleague games.
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It's always a good advantage for the picture, because hitters don't get to see that guy very off stepping in now.
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David Price, Dodgers pitcher trying to deal with a one and two count of the plate.
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Now fastball swung on and missed, and that is out number 3123 go The Dodgers trailing this 13 start of the fourth upcoming, but first Heidi Watney standing by with a report Matt I talked with manager Terry Francona during the break about his thoughts on the Indians hitters to this point and flat out, he was very pleased with the quality of their at bats.
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They've already worked out three walks.
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So he feels as though that kind of willingness to let the opposition work themselves into trouble will continue to result in good things for them on the scoreboard.
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Good stuff, Heidi. Thanks.
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Riding in once again, Carlos Santana, he reached on a single in his first try.
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All right, 11 Pop him up and he'll stay with it.
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Here is he puts the squeeze on it for out number one.
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Digging in the switch hitter Jose Ramirez, looking to follow up the R B I single from his first at bat.
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Here comes the 31 pitch right side, but it's gonna be a foul ball.
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Three runs, four hits.
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No errors to this point for the Indians.
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Get on the ground to third.
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Loved by Turner on the first, and the price is right here to away striding into the box.
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Jordan loop low.
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He had a sac fly earlier.
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Now the one in one is in there for strike number two well executed fastball right at the knees.
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Gonna be a long day for this offense.
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If he stays in that spot.
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Look like the changeup slipped out that time and it misses well above the zone.
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He got him lively fastball that time, and it puts it into beginning down in order.
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Go the tribe.
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But they lead it three.
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So it's back to the top of the order now and up next.
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One of the terrific talents in the game.
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Mookie Betts three and two.
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I got to on that misses for Ball four leadoff walk that starts at the bottom of the fourth.
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They haven't been able to register a hit against this guy, but at least they have a base runner here.
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We'll see if that leads to some no so striding forward now.
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Justin Turner.
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He's over one. This farm.
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It's Turner in front of three balls in the strike.
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Teams been struggling on offense.
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Let your work for you right here. Pound zone.
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No runs, no hits, no errors.
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For the Dodgers thus far, Strike two called in its full three and two liner toward right center.
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That's a hit, the first in this game for the Dodgers, and that runner will go no further than second is.
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There are two aboard Now.
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I know this guy is known for his hitting crowd, but that's a nice job right there, getting a single on a 32 pitch in the middle of his own.
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Grab your glove and flash some level.
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So now to the plate, Max Muncy on.
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They really bunch him up on that one.
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It's swings and misses for the first.
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Really good.
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It's right there.
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So you're moving all around the strike zone.
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What do you do? You come in.
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That's a hard pitch for any hitter.
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To do anything with just really makes it difficult to get that back into the box.
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Cody Bellenger.
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Four counts of Ballenger.
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Three balls, two strikes, great pitch in that situation.
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He makes contact on that one.
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More than likely, he's hitting into a double play tough curveball that time.
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But he's able to make a little contact to keep his at bat going, working for the punch out and the offering count remains full.
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Fight him on the eighth pitch of the at bat coming up, and he found this one off 321 more time and there's Ball four is this one gets away a bit.
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He's going to be pretty upset with himself about that 32 pitch.
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All you want to do in that countess make it competitive pitch.
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That one was even slipping the zone, and he let him get away.
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Jaak Peterson.
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He's over one after grounding out in his only trip to the plate so far.
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Yet Maddie expect this picture to try and get the same result.
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That's his last at bat right here.
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The double play is in order, anything on the ground.
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That way, this defense is They could certainly roll two to one.
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The count, bases loaded with only one out breaking ball called just a bit low.
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Got a good spot to be in right now, which is falling behind an account with the guy up that it's really well with runners in scoring position.
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Checked swing there.
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And did he go? No, he did not, says the third day.
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Some fire.
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So it's full four on this inning is a perfect example. Quickly.
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Fortunes can change in this game.
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Was cruising along hardly any trouble at all.
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Now he walks in a run, and it's still in the middle of a bases loaded miss.
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He's got some work to do to limit the damage.
00:27:05
So striding in Corey Seager, he'll look to bring home that time run from second with base it into the outfield.
00:27:15
Strike three called my gracious.
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What a pitch with the bases loaded.
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And there are two Elena runner on first on a double play situation, so you expect to see a lot of pitches down in his own.
00:27:27
So I think that pitching right there was a good one.
00:27:30
Obviously, the double play is more efficient, but you're always going to take a cable.
00:27:35
You're on into the box now.
00:27:38
Gavin Lux, Mrs Show.
00:27:41
It's a full count, 32 for the guy on the mound.
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This is one of those innings where nothing comes easy.
00:27:47
He's throwing a bunch of pitches, and this baby hasn't been any different, definitely laboring at the moment.
00:27:59
He sent with three to close for comfort, and he did a good job just to make contact.
00:28:10
Payoff fouled off two out, bases loaded, lifted the other way down the left field line on that will end up a foul ball.
00:28:35
He sent the pay off pitch pulled toward right center field on.
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You'll get there in plenty of time to put this one away, and that ends the inning.
00:28:47
So one run on one hit, no errors and three men left on base onto the top of many.
00:28:54
Number five we go Tribe Lead this 1321 Now with plate Roberto Perent.
00:29:04
Start off the fifth in this one 11 turned on down the line.
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But this is a foul ball. That's the count.
00:29:35
Hold steady and one and two lifted in the air at towards left center, on the movies bets he gets there and makes the play for the first out.
00:29:49
Next hit will be the pitcher Mike Levin.
00:30:01
21 Certainly, no, he's not trying to work around the picture.
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Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to throw a strike to a guy that you know won't swing the bat fastball in the strike.
00:30:12
Two.
00:30:13
I think it's safe to say he wasn't ready for the fastball.
00:30:16
Wow, Was he behind that fastball? Great job on the mound, using the curveball to set up the heater, and they could go either way now I suppose, swung on and missed.
00:30:27
So it's two up, two down to start.
00:30:30
He's showing no signs of tired right now.
00:30:33
Still looks razor sharp from what I can go.
00:30:35
So I think he might last a while longer.
00:30:37
We can keep this up.
00:30:47
And now Cesar Hernandez a little behind on that swing, and now he'll try to short enough, maybe, and protect the plate.
00:30:57
According to the career numbers on the back of his baseball card.
00:31:00
Hernandez.
00:31:01
It's a little over the to 70 mark.
00:31:04
This is skied into short left center bets, has a read on it, makes the catch, and that will retire the Sun.
00:31:12
Indians go down 123 and it's still 3 to 1.
00:31:23
Welcome back for the bottom of the fifth.
00:31:25
Here's Heidi Watney, Matt.
00:31:27
During the break, I caught up with Dave Roberts, the Dodgers skipper, about his lineups performance so far, and overall he's really happy with the at bats they're putting together, he said.
00:31:36
It feels like every at that has been an incredible battle.
00:31:39
Full count after full count, and he said eventually that absolutely where's the pictures out on the other side, which should result in more offense for them as the game progresses.
00:31:50
Thank you, Heidi leading off the inning.
00:31:54
Will Smith, and they'll need him to get something going here.
00:31:58
Things not looking very good so far in this one.
00:32:00
But we're still in the middle innings.
00:32:02
They're down by a couple of runs and this would be the right place and the right time to get something going.
00:32:07
The last thing they want to do is to try to come from behind and win this one in the eighth or ninth inning.
00:32:14
Swung on and missed.
00:32:15
He didn't even come close to contact on a ball way out of the zone.
00:32:19
One out.
00:32:20
Pretty textbook breaking ball for the bunch.
00:32:22
Out right there.
00:32:23
You got it.
00:32:24
Depend, allotted by the train.
00:32:25
But I got there.
00:32:26
It had phone completely out of the zone.
00:32:27
Not much you can do with that pitch standing in now.
00:32:37
David Price pulls this one into the air out into right field.
00:32:42
Raise is underneath this one, and he's got it for out. Number two.
00:32:53
The batting order turns over now set to go.
00:32:56
Mookie Betts.
00:33:00
321 our stores.
00:33:01
We play any number five swing and a liner foul, tried to hold up their appeal down there first and no swing.
00:33:19
Its full, too.
00:33:23
Here now the to to gets him looking at the knees for the strikeout.
00:33:29
Dodgers down in order.
00:33:30
They still trailing here.
00:33:31
321 Ready? Once again, those car mercado.
00:33:44
He's one for two in the booth.
00:33:55
Pretty badly.
00:33:56
There is, he reaches to poke this one foul.
00:33:59
I think after that foul away, this picture can go almost anywhere he wants.
00:34:03
That pitch was way off the plate and off speed.
00:34:06
I'm surprised he even offered at that one, and that will get down out there near the wall and the tribal.
00:34:12
Get a man to second base on the leadoff double.
00:34:16
Well, he was definitely struggling coming into this one, but I think we can say that the whole streak is officially over.
00:34:22
That's his second hit of the game, and it goes for extra bases.
00:34:26
We'll see now.
00:34:27
This game proves to be a huge turning point for him.
00:34:31
It comes the Dodger manager making his way toward the mound, and he's gonna come get his starter here, so that will be all this evening for David price wind up lasted just five innings here.
00:34:43
Didn't pitch all that poorly yet.
00:34:45
He's gone nonetheless.
00:34:48
We want Stripling takes over on the mound here with nobody out in the sixth inning number at the plate.
00:35:15
Now Francisco Indoor tried to crush that ball.
00:35:19
Now, perhaps needs to shorten up with two strikes here now the to to grounded to the right.
00:35:45
And then I'll get on through into right field for a base hit and they'll put the brakes on it.
00:35:49
Third runners at the corners with nobody out guy most of the time.
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But he also doesn't issue a lot of free passes, either.
00:35:58
There's a couple of keys to being a good reliever.
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One.
00:36:01
You have great stuff and you strike everybody out.
00:36:03
Or like this guy not afraid to throw the ball in the strike zone.
00:36:06
He has good stuff, not great stuff.
00:36:09
He's not afraid to let his defense help him out and make some place high in the air out to center field.
00:36:20
Peterson has a read on.
00:36:21
It makes the catch, but the runner from third breaks for home and they'll tack on right with the shack fly.
00:36:29
It's now a 4 to 1 ball game.
00:36:32
Great job there by this power here.
00:36:34
Known for driving the ball, the ball Park does the job right there with the SAC fly and brings the run home ready for another shot.
00:36:48
Now Carlos Santana.
00:36:49
One in, one out and one on here in the inning.
00:36:54
Runners on first with one down.
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Roll over to the bag runner back standing.
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Running is Lindores.
00:37:14
Pitches a cold strike the throw and it's not in time, is he's in well ahead of the throw.
00:37:20
That's pretty savvy.
00:37:21
Base running, right.
00:37:22
A lot of pictures don't throw over twice in a row, so I think he was going on first movement and it worked out nicely here.
00:37:34
Now the to to and this one's in the dirt, but it won't skip away far enough for the runner to advance.
00:37:43
One out.
00:37:44
A runner on second base count. Still full.
00:37:52
Three and two swung on and missed.
00:38:05
Strike three.
00:38:06
Looked to me like he had the right idea with swing on that bench, and he just couldn't get the back through the zone in time.
00:38:13
That pitch was away.
00:38:14
He let it get deep.
00:38:15
May be trying to take it the other way, but it got too deep.
00:38:18
It was by him by the time his barrel could get in the correct position into the box.
00:38:26
Jose Ramirez and a change up here that's taken low in the dirt for a bowl.
00:38:31
Some pictures fall into the trap of giving in on three and two because they don't want to walk the guy.
00:38:36
But what the base open? It's not the end of the world.
00:38:39
If you do, you still need to make a quality pitch, and it looks like they'd rather go after the next guy's.
00:38:46
The intentional walk signal comes here with two away.
00:38:49
Well, they felt it was better.
00:38:50
Take the bat out of the hands of a guy like that.
00:38:53
He's just too dangerous, and they decided they'll take their chances with the next guy in the lineup digging in once again.
00:39:00
Jordan loop low here, look to bounce back after striking out his last time up kind of shop got blown away with a fastball.
00:39:07
You could tell he was laid on that one, and we'll see if he tries to cheat to something to save it, and that is down for extra bases as this only had one home and maybe two and a relay home on not in time is the second run scores, and this might be the kind of a B that gets him out of that slump.
00:39:28
Smart hitting here.
00:39:30
They're just going with pitch, using the whole field instead of trying to do too much.
00:39:35
The results speak for themselves.
00:39:53
So now to the plate.
00:39:54
Roberto parents filed away on its two balls and two strikes.
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Now a couple of writing is starting to loosen now in the bullpen.
00:40:22
Three runs already home here, and it's filed away on founds this one off and he strikes him out here, so he's able to stop.
00:41:00
The bleeding of bid is decided.
00:41:02
Retired.
00:41:03
So three runs on three hits, no errors in a man left 23 and four due up in the home half of the sixth.
00:41:11
It's the Indian six, and the Dodgers won bottom of the sixth inning.
00:41:20
Now, digging in and looking for more Justin Turner, he singled his last time up.
00:41:25
You guys still the only hit in this game so far? They've been pretty well shut down.
00:41:30
Guys on the mound have really much controlled the whole outcome up into this point, and this ball runs away for ball 22 and one.
00:41:39
Every ball club has that spark blood guy, and this is the guy right here usually ignites a lot of productive innings.
00:41:46
The 21 home ripped down the first base line.
00:41:50
But this wind up a foul ball to to and he rings up another one.
00:42:02
Make it nine strikeouts for him in the game.
00:42:06
That's a pretty sad attempt at baseball right there.
00:42:09
No doubt he was completely fooled because that was a curveball and it looked like he was late on a curve ball.
00:42:15
Here's another productive at that is this count now gets to three balls and two strikes.
00:42:21
32 pits is a swing into this.
00:42:24
That's strike three.
00:42:26
That's 10 strikeouts for him now.
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And I'll tell you, he could rack up quite a few more before he's done.
00:42:32
Still a lot of game left in this one.
00:42:45
Now Cody Challenger Yet another strikeout here, his 11th of the ballgame and this one ends the inning.
00:42:53
Three up, three down.
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Three strikeouts.
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Not too shabby.
00:42:58
More baseball on MLB network Right after this, Jimmy Nelson it's on to pitch from the bullpen now to start any number seven.
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Number 40 Dominion Santana is up on the benches.
00:43:22
Feel kinship here to start any number seven.
00:43:40
No leadoff walk just yet is that finds the strike zone in the count comes full of three and two, lifted in the air to right field challengers under it, one at back to the top of the lineup.
00:44:05
Stepping in Cesar Hernandez.
00:44:07
He enters this at bad one for two with a walk into the wind up ready with the pay off pitch drilled on the ground.
00:44:15
Short scooped up.
00:44:18
That's the second out now with plate goes car.
00:44:28
Mercado will try to follow up the doubled in his last at bat with another big hit right here.
00:44:34
Bases air empty.
00:44:35
Here with two men out.
00:44:40
Hold high in the air out to left field.
00:44:43
Bets has a read on it.
00:44:45
What makes the catch and that will retire the side down and order going.
00:44:52
Tribe.
00:44:53
They leave it. 6 to 1.
00:45:03
Dominic Leone.
00:45:05
It's the call from the pen to take over on the mound and start the home. Seven.
00:45:09
Dominic.
00:45:18
Last half of the seventh year, striding in Jaak Peterson.
00:45:22
It doesn't look very promising so far on this one as we move in the later innings down by a bold Oh, it's time to get some base runners and hopefully a long ball to get them back into this one and that Mrs Ball four.
00:45:36
It's a leadoff walk to start the home seventh.
00:45:46
Here's Corey Seager over to strike out in this one, ready with the 11 pitch.
00:46:01
Very high.
00:46:02
Two and one Leone right hander standing just under six foot 5 11 He was 1/16 round selection there in the first year player draft of 2012.
00:46:12
I know this guy wouldn't go into the category of superstar but to grind out the career he has being drafted where he waas, my hat's off, Nobody out Runner on first and he lays off their four.
00:46:37
So back to back walks have him in business here with nobody out.
00:46:41
You know, it takes a lot of discipline.
00:46:43
Watch a pitch like that go by.
00:46:45
But on a 31 count, he had the luxury of being a little bit more selective up there.
00:46:50
Good take and walk is the result.
00:46:54
Now, with plate.
00:46:55
Gavin Lux.
00:46:56
He's hitless in his two at bats so far.
00:47:08
Hold strike on the inside and he can't believe it at the plate.
00:47:11
It's one and two now.
00:47:12
Some action out in the bullpen, couple of right handers starting to loosen up 12 is a fastball that Mrs he's already walked to in this inning. Already.
00:47:31
This guy just can't seem to find the strike zone swing and a liner but loved by the third baseman for the out throw pulls him off the bag.
00:47:46
Stepping in.
00:47:47
Will Smith.
00:47:48
I was sat down on strikes in his last at bat.
00:47:51
Sometimes you just got a tip your cap to the guy on the mound.
00:47:54
He's getting paid to try and get you out as well.
00:47:56
Anytime it gets up there north of 78 pitch a bee's.
00:48:01
Sometimes it just comes down to pure execution.
00:48:04
Let's see if he makes the adjustment right here.
00:48:07
12 is offered at and missed.
00:48:10
He chased it for strike three.
00:48:12
It's been a rough night of the yard for him.
00:48:14
That's three times he's gone down on strikes on this one, so they really figured out how to attack this guy Taylor will start to loosen up in the on deck.
00:48:30
Circle is back with two on and two out here.
00:48:33
Number three Who jumped the gun a bit on that swing, and he's down one and two.
00:48:53
It is career Taylor as a slugging percentage, a little over 4 25 a respectable number lying to the right side.
00:49:05
And that's a fair ball.
00:49:06
Is this When you get down the line relay, throw to second and he's out.
00:49:13
That'll end the inning, but they do score one on the plane.
00:49:18
Dodgers get one in the inning on the r B I Double seven complete here tonight.
00:49:22
It's the Indian six, and the Dodgers to China has been summoned from the bullpen.
00:49:29
Is he'll do so to start the standing in now Francisco Indoor Turner has it throw on to first in time, so the leadoff man is set down to open up any number eight now.
00:49:54
So next it will be the four hole hitter for the tribe Friend will raise.
00:49:58
It was an R B I sac.
00:49:59
Fly for him last time through Hit in the air down the right field line.
00:50:11
Long run for the right fielder and no one will track it down, he said.
00:50:22
Here's the to.
00:50:38
To hit hard to third in time.
00:50:41
First in, there are two away.
00:50:47
Carlos Santana struck out swinging in his last trip to place two out.
00:50:53
Nobody on in for a strike and he jumps ahead one and two.
00:51:04
Now smoke toward third, and that will be a base hit here for Santana.
00:51:22
And this guy's on fire.
00:51:23
Used to say a lot of time.
00:51:24
It's about 158 BC 200 babies start figuring out what type of season you're gonna have.
00:51:31
He's obviously in May, and he's on 50 He's been locked in from Day one of this season.
00:51:37
It's continuing right now.
00:51:38
Anything that is around the strike zone.
00:51:40
He feels he could get the barrel to it, and he continues to hit line drives well thrown sinker that time down, but in the strike zone and a sinker dips too low.
00:51:58
There into the dirt, in fact, yanked hard but foul to the right.
00:52:22
Here's another two to lying towards center field, and that's in their basic after back to back two out hits right now.
00:52:34
His picture thought he was gonna cruise through this inning, and now he's got trapping and he's in jeopardy with fall in.
00:52:41
The gap of ball missed over the harder plate of crooked number at the plate.
00:52:50
Jordan Luke Low fastball swung on. Missed.
00:52:54
They set it down for the second time.
00:52:56
Indian strand a couple.
00:52:58
They leave it 6 to 2.
00:53:05
Now we're gonna have a conference at the home plate area, So it would appear that we'll see a double switch here 100 would come on now and will slide into the seven spot in the lineup following the double switch.
00:53:22
Delino DeShields is into the ballgame as well as hell.
00:53:25
Slide into the pitcher's spot, hitting ninth.
00:53:27
Now on the double switch.
00:53:30
Now back to the top of the Dodgers order digging in Mookie Betts.
00:53:34
You got called out on strikes his last time through today's game.
00:53:38
Certainly don't get completely reprimanded for too many strikeouts, but no one likes to go down looking.
00:53:45
Expect him to be a little bit more aggressive at the dish to say be wind up ready with payoff.
00:53:57
***** skied into straight away, right long run for the right fielder.
00:54:02
He gets there to make the play for the first out of the inning.
00:54:06
No digging in now.
00:54:09
Justin Turner.
00:54:10
He went down on strikes last time up, lying toward right center, and that's in for his second hit of the afternoon.
00:54:31
Just a nice piece of hit right there.
00:54:33
He's able to keep his hands inside that ball, stay square as long as possible and feed it into the opposite field for basis.
00:54:45
It's into the box now Max Muncy into the corner and slicing foul yanked on the ground down the line.
00:55:06
But this is a foul ball is the count.
00:55:08
Hold steady at one and two from the belt pitch and look out that one read in and got him.
00:55:19
Yeah, I can hear the crowd murmuring now, wondering if he hit him on purpose.
00:55:22
But, hey, pitchers need to be able to throw insider, especially when facing hitters as dangerous as he is.
00:55:29
Pretty sure this one just got away from him, and that's part of the game.
00:55:35
Next will be the Dodgers cleanup hitter.
00:55:37
Party Ballenger.
00:55:38
No hits to this point.
00:55:40
Runners on first and second with one away.
00:55:48
Well hit the other way again.
00:55:49
It's into the gap, never say never in this game, folks.
00:56:00
It's late in the clock is ticking, but that are double might start making believers out of the entire Dugan.
00:56:07
We'll see if they can build on it and maybe get back into this left handed hitter waiting.
00:56:16
They'll go to their own left hand around in the bullpen, into the box.
00:56:38
John Peterson.
00:56:40
No offer on that.
00:56:41
Two balls and a strike.
00:56:43
Ferentz has seen his role changed with those one batter.
00:56:46
Lefty specialists going the way of the dodo is a part of MLB's pace of play initiatives.
00:56:53
Skied into straightaway, right, Like fielder giving Chase.
00:56:58
Play is made, but this should be good enough for an R B.
00:57:01
I is the runner from third Tags up on that will score the run from third.
00:57:05
And don't look now, but the leads cut it to here.
00:57:12
Two men around, striding to the plate with Cory Seager, men on third with two down, found on open to send him packing pitch on its way swing and a line drive in the left field, a base hit.
00:57:42
Scoring is the runner from third and that'll cut the lead down to one outside of taking a ball in the seat, standing with my favorite.
00:57:51
Get two outs, man on third, and you're able toe upset.
00:57:55
That entire team, including that picture, a little late to out enough and so frustrating from a pitcher standpoint, you are.
00:58:03
You know you're in trouble.
00:58:04
You're one pitch away from getting out of some trouble.
00:58:07
Make one bad pitch, a base hit inning continues and another run batted in to out with a man at first.
00:58:33
Now a fastball clothes, but he doesn't get the ball.
00:58:36
It's too a little chopper back to time.
00:58:53
So three runs on three hits, No errors in a man left.
00:58:56
We played eight full Indians on top 625 Now the skippers on his way out toward the home plate area.
00:59:08
And I believe that means we're gonna have a double switch here.
00:59:15
Dylan floor.
00:59:16
Come on now and will slide into the seven spot in the lineup following the double sweat.
00:59:22
Kiki Hernandez will also come on.
00:59:24
Now is she'll move into the pitcher's number nine, holding the order here on that double switch.
00:59:31
Roberto friends over to walk for him, so far, 12 And think about in Game one of this series.
00:59:44
They've already had to go deep into their bullpen.
00:59:47
This could affect them for the rest of the weekend if they don't get really good.
00:59:50
Starting pitching to to hit on the ground for the left, throw on to first for the out.
01:00:05
And that is how the ninth inning gets underway.
01:00:11
Digging in Delano to shield.
01:00:13
Yes, he'll get his first opportunity in this one hard hit ball to second.
01:00:23
Field it cleanly, and he'll whip this one over to first and he gets his man for the second.
01:00:33
So the lineup flips over and digging in.
01:00:35
Cesar Hernandez got on top of one and was a ground out victim.
01:00:39
Last time ball and two strikes.
01:00:48
Now, one run game here in the top of the ninth ripped down the line, and this is gonna be a foul ball.
01:01:01
You'll try again.
01:01:02
12 That's gold, and this will miss down low in the dirt.
01:01:16
So he's working full now with three to every base runner in a close game like this really matters, so you can't afford to be giving out free passes this late, and this has taken low for Ball four and they'll have themselves a two out base runner here, after all, stepping in and ready for another shot or scar Mercado, he's doubled and singled in four at bats in this contest.
01:01:45
Keeping it down here is it's 21 and two.
01:01:48
You have to find a way to lay off that low sinker.
01:01:51
There is just no way to do any damage.
01:01:53
You're just looking at either a brew shin or ground out to the left side, fly ball out toward left center field bets, has a read on it, and that ends the inning.
01:02:13
One left for the tribe as it remains a 654 games you're at hand comes out of the bullpen to shut things down here in the ninth.
01:02:30
Number 33 Brad set for the bottom of the ninth, Settling in.
01:02:43
Now Will Smith was sat down on strikes in his last at bat.
01:02:47
Has gotta put that one behind him, especially with runners in scoring position.
01:02:52
Those punchouts stick with a little long moves to a ball and two strikes.
01:02:56
Now 12 gets him swinging.
01:03:13
He struck him out, leadoff man gone to start the top of the ninth as we take a look at league saves leaders entering play and, as you can see, currently ranks second in the A L in that department.
01:03:33
Ready now.
01:03:34
Kiki Hernandez, 11 slapped hard the opposite way, but right to the second baseman, and that's the second out.
01:03:58
What, you There's Mookie Betts.
01:04:02
We could really use a.
01:04:03
Not here over three in the game so far.
01:04:07
Fans on their feet in a one run ball game in the last of the night, down the left field line and deep.
01:04:19
No one could get there.
01:04:20
It's a foul ball.
01:04:33
Dodgers down to their final strike the plate that time in a little high.
01:04:38
It's even at 22 and it's strike three called Ended here.
01:04:50
And with that, this one is over.
01:04:52
Yeah, that's what you want to do with playing on the road.
01:04:55
Take it right to the home squad and get a win.
01:04:58
Now the pressure's on.
01:04:59
If they get one of the next to Syriza's, there's tonight's one run game comes to an end, 6 to 5. The final.
01:05:07
Cleveland took the lead in the second inning and road that until the very end Mike Levinger earns his sixth winning decision in this one, picking up 11 strikeouts along the way.
01:05:18
Brad Hand wraps it up for the save his 18.
01:05:22
So that's a wrap for us in this one.
01:05:24
Mark Derosa, Dan Zak, Heidi Watney, Matt Vasgersian We all thank you for watching Major League Baseball on MLB Network.
01:05:31
See you next time.
01:05:43
The final life for for our ballgame tonight for the Victoria Cleveland Indians ride nine.
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MLB Network's coverage of Major League Baseball is on the air tonight, the opener of a three game series between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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It's interleague baseball on MLB network.
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David Price will be on the mound for the series opener.
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Dan.
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Any thoughts a day and age where we don't see very many complete games.
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Six really good innings in his last start to pick up the win.
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And I think they'll be happy if he could duplicate that again in this one.
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Striding in for the Indians Cesar Hernandez and the home away splits Tell us he's actually quite a bit better hitting on the road than he is at home.
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Two on one now to the tribes.
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Leadoff man, Dan Vero, You check out this Dodger team.
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Is they interplay here tonight.
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Come in looking to make it two in a row as they were winners last time out.
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Yeah, Matty, you never know.
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Right here in early game, when the weather gets called, this could be a nice harbinger toe.
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What we're going to see in Fall classic right here to first place team's gonna lock horns in a battle and I'm jacked up and you'll have himself a leadoff single is this is through into left, saying, Complain about a particular pitch, but he's not the guy that's gonna get mad and throw somebody and give him the boot just because a guy doesn't like a pitch or picture things.
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That pitch is a strike and they call it a ball one and one.
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Here it is, and they pitch out here, but nothing's going on.
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Set to deliver on two on one great job on those last two pitches of varying speeds.
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Gave the hard fastball, and then he locked him up with a changeup open a send him packing pitch on its way.
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Price Mrs.
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Here on two and two and he runs it full.
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Three balls and two strikes.
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I don't even think I need to look into dugout on this one.
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I think it's safe to assume he's gonna be running too good a hitter at the plate.
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Not to think he's gonna put the ball in play bounce into the left side.
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Turner's got it to second for one throat Muncie to finish the double play that retires the side around the horn.
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They go 5 to 4 to three to end the threat.
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Bottom of the first straight ahead were scoreless on MLB network.
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Mike Levinger gets the ball for the Indians in this one.
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What's your take on him, Dan? One of the things that jumps out.
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If you look at that statute, a very high whip coming into this start, one of the things he's gonna have to do a much better job keep traffic off the basis, keep the walks down, try to limit the amount of hits He's had a rough go that so far this year.
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Let's see if he can turn it around in this one.
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Next up for Los Angeles.
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Mookie Betts and you can see his home road splits there.
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He has not fared very well in front of the home crowd.
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Oddly enough, now the three and to pick fouled off the next three to fly ball right down the line in left loop.
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Low moves over near the line as he puts it away for the first out of the inning.
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That is so the faces empty here with one away and digging in the play will be Justin Turner, a Mrs two and one film.
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As we check out the tribes, they begin here tonight.
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It came up a little short last time out, but they've still been one of the hotter teams around, winning eight of their last 10 ballgames.
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Quick turnaround after a short little home stand.
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Matty Foreign, too, though they played well, taken four out of six games they had to in front of the home crowd.
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They walk into this environment on the road today, looking to set the tone for this road trip, and the slider gets him swinging to gone.
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Another strikeout for him on the mound.
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And, boy, is it fun to watch him go about his business.
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No doubt he's one of my favorites, mostly because this stuff, you know, he had absolutely dominate on any given day because of what he offers up there.
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It's just nasty.
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There aren't many hitters that like to see this guy on found into the box.
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Now Max Muncy on that fastball is too much for their one and two.
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If the offense didn't already know, Man on the Mounds got his eight game fastball working today, filed away 12 seventh pitch of the at bat coming up, turned on that one and crushed it.
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Just pulled it a little foul and good patients to hold back on the curveball in the dirt.
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It's full now, three and two.
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This guy's a hard guy to put away.
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He's falling off some tough pitches to two count.
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He just seems to keep hanging right in their swing and a miss on a ball way outside the strike zone.
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And the inning is over.
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He played an inning.
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No score here on MLB Network in now for Cleveland.
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Friend will raise as we take a look at the splits between April and May.
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Ready on three and one.
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Here it comes, squared that one up just a little late.
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You're lucky if you get one pitch of night right down the middle.
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Cannot be laid on that fastball, and that misses for Ball four.
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So it's a leadoff walk here to start the second.
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That was a great battle right there.
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He tried to get him to Chase, but he laid off some really tough pitches and got a walk.
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Gotta tip the cap to the batter that time.
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Here's Carlos Santana, now Lifetime versus David Price.
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He's collected 11 hits in 37 tries, has also gone down on strikes nine times.
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Hit back up the middle, and that will be a base. It here for Santana.
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Nice execution Right there.
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Dan kept his front shoulder and kept his hands inside.
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Baseball grip to base in the middle.
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And your picture right there. You can't get discouraged.
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Sometimes, even when you make a good pitch, that ball is gonna find a hole somewhere that right up.
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Too late now.
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Jose Ramirez to one. Jose Ramirez.
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Great chance right here is a hitter to be really aggressive with two guys already on a pretty good shot.
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He's going to get a challenge.
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Pitch right here, all even now to into working for the punch out A in the offering seared down the first baseline.
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Bellenger brings it in now, a long throw home.
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Not in time is he just crosses the plate in time.
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That's a nice R B I base hit on hard ground down the first base line.
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If the first baseman's holding him right there, it's probably a double play, but not the case.
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No question about it.
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You'll Sometimes it's a game of inches night ball hit were vacated with first ba*****t.
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If he was holding on, that would probably been one of those 363 double plays.
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Instead, it's down the line for a base hit at the plate.
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Jordan Luke Low.
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Good take here is he misses for ball, and it's two on one out of the Cleveland left fielder.
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His pitch count is getting up there in the inning.
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Now he needs to get this frame over with sooner than later.
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So forcing contact and getting the defense involved is probably the best thing he can do.
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Could have been 31 Instead, it's 22 two strikes now.
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Runner at first.
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Do you go for the strikeout and still looking for the double play ball? Pretty good spot to be in is a pitcher right now.
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You could go for the punch out or trying to boost a ground ball to get a double play.
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Hold high in the year.
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Out to left field.
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On the move is bets.
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He gets there to make the catch, but this should bring home run is the runner tags from third runner from third crosses with Blake.
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It's a to nothing ballgame.
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Great job there by this power known for driving the ball.
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The ball Park does the job right there with the sac fly and brings the run home now with plate Roberto Ferentz.
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And he's got that batting line up near the 300 mark entering play to one strike to swinging.
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Well, this is starting to feel like make a break moment in this game when you're playing a first place team, you can't expect the fall way behind early in the game and then mount a comeback.
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What in the dirt here? But it won't skip away far enough for the runner to advance.
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Ramirez leads off first with one away, Mrs with that one for Ball four, so that'll put runners on first and second now with one away.
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Yeah, the pitching coach would hate to go to the bullpen this early in the game, but sometimes you have no choice.
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On the flip side, he might just get in his face a little bit out there trying to challenge him, wake him up from this fund.
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Either way, we'll see how it works.
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Pitcher Mike Levinger steps up to the plate in a sacrifice situation, so let's see if that is indeed on right here.
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11 home is going to be a sacrifice.
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It senses he gets it down.
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There's one related first in time.
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Just like that.
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The side is retired, so it's two runs on two hits, no errors in a runner left on.
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Now to the bottom of the second.
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It's the Indians to, and the Dodgers nothing.
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So here's the cleanup hitter, Cody Ballenger.
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We're still in the early stages than this one, only down by a couple of runs.
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But it's really key for this leadoff guy to try to get on and get a big inning started as anticipated.
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Here's a ground ball now to the right side and will step on first for the out.
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Three unassisted Peter.
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So digging in now Jaak Peterson and he's a guy looking toe break out in a big way.
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Hasn't been getting the results he or his club have been hoping for.
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Fastball will outside.
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Sometimes it can be difficult for a pitcher.
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You're facing a guy that's not known to be a big stick in the lineup sometime.
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The toughest thing is to be aggressive and throw strikes just does manage to get a piece.
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There is. This is bounced foul.
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Not surprisingly, here, this is on the ground of the right side.
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There are two away now, now batting Corey Seager trying to make something happen with two down in the bottom of the second 11 home, one and two.
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Now Levinger sometimes gets called sunshine.
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He was 1/4 round selection back in 2011.
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When you come out in the middle rounds, you have to grind for everything.
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That's exactly what this guy has done.
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And he has turned himself into a solid big league ball player, a shot to first base and caught there to end the inning.
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So no runs, no hits, no errors and no one left way play to full.
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Is the Indians to? And the Dodgers nothing ready for another chance? Cesar Hernandez.
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He'll be the one to lead it off against David Price.
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Here in the inning, something has to give.
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Here's the payoff pitch and the legs off their ball. Four.
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So the leadoff man is on here to begin inning number three.
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Well, he's really labouring in the early going here, but that's his third walk of the game already.
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We'll see if he can get it together or if this is just one of those days where he's gonna have to grind his way through this.
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Start coming to the plate now boasts Car Mercado.
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Hit it hard, lined out in his first at bat.
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Hit it hard.
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That's all you can ask.
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You can't control the results sometimes.
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Matty, just of lucky with placement, pitch inside the throw.
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Not in time is in there at second.
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Well, this pictures out there just trying to get hitters out.
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He's having a hard time doing that.
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So as a base runner, that's a good time to try to steal some bases.
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He's probably not as focused on controlling the running game as you should be a runner at second.
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Nobody out and he gets a piece of it here.
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But it's chopped foul here now.
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The to to back up the middle and in for a base hit, and the run is in to score from second even Know that picture was able to execute in off the plate, Batter was able to keep his hands inside that baseball and drive it up the middle standing in now Francisco indoor fastball close, but he didn't get it to on one.
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It's one thing to get hit around, but it's far worse when you're getting yourself into trouble by not throwing strikes.
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Every picture's been there, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating or unacceptable Here.
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Now, the 22 is a wave and a miss.
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He struck him out well.
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His struggles continue.
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It's been a rough Goldman and play with him and watching this at bat, it's clear to me that his rhythm and timing there just all on, even as a pitcher like I waas, you could tell these things and exploit at the plate.
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Now friend Mores, Hot shot on the ground is short.
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A bare hand for one throat a month.
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See to finish the double play that retires the side.
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So one run one hits, no errors on no one left on base, well, heading out of the home, half of ending number three.
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Cleveland's out in front three to nothing ready to go for the last half of the inning.
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Stepping into the box, Gavin Lux, you get to take his first cuts here now the one in one pic and it's fouled away.
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12 pops this one up.
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Ramirez is under it, looks it into his glove, and there's one gun.
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And with that look, if you look at the standings entering playing in the A L Central coming to the plate now, will Smith, 11 Doctors have yet to break into the hit column here, two and two of the Dodgers catcher swing and a miss.
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He offered it a bull way outside the strike zone for out number two.
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Wow, this guy's mowing right through this lineup right now, but that's what happens when you don't get a chance to see a picture very often.
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That's one of the things that are helpful when you're pitching in interleague games.
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It's always a good advantage for the picture, because hitters don't get to see that guy very off stepping in now.
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David Price, Dodgers pitcher trying to deal with a one and two count of the plate.
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Now fastball swung on and missed, and that is out number 3123 go The Dodgers trailing this 13 start of the fourth upcoming, but first Heidi Watney standing by with a report Matt I talked with manager Terry Francona during the break about his thoughts on the Indians hitters to this point and flat out, he was very pleased with the quality of their at bats.
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They've already worked out three walks.
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So he feels as though that kind of willingness to let the opposition work themselves into trouble will continue to result in good things for them on the scoreboard.
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Good stuff, Heidi. Thanks.
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Riding in once again, Carlos Santana, he reached on a single in his first try.
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All right, 11 Pop him up and he'll stay with it.
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Here is he puts the squeeze on it for out number one.
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Digging in the switch hitter Jose Ramirez, looking to follow up the R B I single from his first at bat.
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Here comes the 31 pitch right side, but it's gonna be a foul ball.
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Three runs, four hits.
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No errors to this point for the Indians.
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Get on the ground to third.
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Loved by Turner on the first, and the price is right here to away striding into the box.
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Jordan loop low.
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He had a sac fly earlier.
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Now the one in one is in there for strike number two well executed fastball right at the knees.
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Gonna be a long day for this offense.
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If he stays in that spot.
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Look like the changeup slipped out that time and it misses well above the zone.
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He got him lively fastball that time, and it puts it into beginning down in order.
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Go the tribe.
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But they lead it three.
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So it's back to the top of the order now and up next.
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One of the terrific talents in the game.
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Mookie Betts three and two.
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I got to on that misses for Ball four leadoff walk that starts at the bottom of the fourth.
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They haven't been able to register a hit against this guy, but at least they have a base runner here.
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We'll see if that leads to some no so striding forward now.
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Justin Turner.
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He's over one. This farm.
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It's Turner in front of three balls in the strike.
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Teams been struggling on offense.
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Let your work for you right here. Pound zone.
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No runs, no hits, no errors.
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For the Dodgers thus far, Strike two called in its full three and two liner toward right center.
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That's a hit, the first in this game for the Dodgers, and that runner will go no further than second is.
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There are two aboard Now.
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I know this guy is known for his hitting crowd, but that's a nice job right there, getting a single on a 32 pitch in the middle of his own.
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Grab your glove and flash some level.
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So now to the plate, Max Muncy on.
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They really bunch him up on that one.
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It's swings and misses for the first.
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Really good.
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It's right there.
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So you're moving all around the strike zone.
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What do you do? You come in.
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That's a hard pitch for any hitter.
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To do anything with just really makes it difficult to get that back into the box.
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Cody Bellenger.
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Four counts of Ballenger.
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Three balls, two strikes, great pitch in that situation.
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He makes contact on that one.
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More than likely, he's hitting into a double play tough curveball that time.
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But he's able to make a little contact to keep his at bat going, working for the punch out and the offering count remains full.
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Fight him on the eighth pitch of the at bat coming up, and he found this one off 321 more time and there's Ball four is this one gets away a bit.
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He's going to be pretty upset with himself about that 32 pitch.
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All you want to do in that countess make it competitive pitch.
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That one was even slipping the zone, and he let him get away.
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Jaak Peterson.
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He's over one after grounding out in his only trip to the plate so far.
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Yet Maddie expect this picture to try and get the same result.
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That's his last at bat right here.
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The double play is in order, anything on the ground.
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That way, this defense is They could certainly roll two to one.
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The count, bases loaded with only one out breaking ball called just a bit low.
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Got a good spot to be in right now, which is falling behind an account with the guy up that it's really well with runners in scoring position.
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Checked swing there.
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And did he go? No, he did not, says the third day.
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Some fire.
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So it's full four on this inning is a perfect example. Quickly.
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Fortunes can change in this game.
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Was cruising along hardly any trouble at all.
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Now he walks in a run, and it's still in the middle of a bases loaded miss.
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He's got some work to do to limit the damage.
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So striding in Corey Seager, he'll look to bring home that time run from second with base it into the outfield.
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Strike three called my gracious.
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What a pitch with the bases loaded.
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And there are two Elena runner on first on a double play situation, so you expect to see a lot of pitches down in his own.
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So I think that pitching right there was a good one.
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Obviously, the double play is more efficient, but you're always going to take a cable.
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You're on into the box now.
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Gavin Lux, Mrs Show.
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It's a full count, 32 for the guy on the mound.
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This is one of those innings where nothing comes easy.
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He's throwing a bunch of pitches, and this baby hasn't been any different, definitely laboring at the moment.
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He sent with three to close for comfort, and he did a good job just to make contact.
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Payoff fouled off two out, bases loaded, lifted the other way down the left field line on that will end up a foul ball.
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He sent the pay off pitch pulled toward right center field on.
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You'll get there in plenty of time to put this one away, and that ends the inning.
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So one run on one hit, no errors and three men left on base onto the top of many.
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Number five we go Tribe Lead this 1321 Now with plate Roberto Perent.
00:29:04
Start off the fifth in this one 11 turned on down the line.
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But this is a foul ball. That's the count.
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Hold steady and one and two lifted in the air at towards left center, on the movies bets he gets there and makes the play for the first out.
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Next hit will be the pitcher Mike Levin.
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21 Certainly, no, he's not trying to work around the picture.
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Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to throw a strike to a guy that you know won't swing the bat fastball in the strike.
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Two.
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I think it's safe to say he wasn't ready for the fastball.
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Wow, Was he behind that fastball? Great job on the mound, using the curveball to set up the heater, and they could go either way now I suppose, swung on and missed.
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So it's two up, two down to start.
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He's showing no signs of tired right now.
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Still looks razor sharp from what I can go.
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So I think he might last a while longer.
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We can keep this up.
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And now Cesar Hernandez a little behind on that swing, and now he'll try to short enough, maybe, and protect the plate.
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According to the career numbers on the back of his baseball card.
00:31:00
Hernandez.
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It's a little over the to 70 mark.
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This is skied into short left center bets, has a read on it, makes the catch, and that will retire the Sun.
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Indians go down 123 and it's still 3 to 1.
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Welcome back for the bottom of the fifth.
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Here's Heidi Watney, Matt.
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During the break, I caught up with Dave Roberts, the Dodgers skipper, about his lineups performance so far, and overall he's really happy with the at bats they're putting together, he said.
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It feels like every at that has been an incredible battle.
00:31:39
Full count after full count, and he said eventually that absolutely where's the pictures out on the other side, which should result in more offense for them as the game progresses.
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Thank you, Heidi leading off the inning.
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Will Smith, and they'll need him to get something going here.
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Things not looking very good so far in this one.
00:32:00
But we're still in the middle innings.
00:32:02
They're down by a couple of runs and this would be the right place and the right time to get something going.
00:32:07
The last thing they want to do is to try to come from behind and win this one in the eighth or ninth inning.
00:32:14
Swung on and missed.
00:32:15
He didn't even come close to contact on a ball way out of the zone.
00:32:19
One out.
00:32:20
Pretty textbook breaking ball for the bunch.
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Out right there.
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You got it.
00:32:24
Depend, allotted by the train.
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But I got there.
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It had phone completely out of the zone.
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Not much you can do with that pitch standing in now.
00:32:37
David Price pulls this one into the air out into right field.
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Raise is underneath this one, and he's got it for out. Number two.
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The batting order turns over now set to go.
00:32:56
Mookie Betts.
00:33:00
321 our stores.
00:33:01
We play any number five swing and a liner foul, tried to hold up their appeal down there first and no swing.
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Its full, too.
00:33:23
Here now the to to gets him looking at the knees for the strikeout.
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Dodgers down in order.
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They still trailing here.
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321 Ready? Once again, those car mercado.
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He's one for two in the booth.
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Pretty badly.
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There is, he reaches to poke this one foul.
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I think after that foul away, this picture can go almost anywhere he wants.
00:34:03
That pitch was way off the plate and off speed.
00:34:06
I'm surprised he even offered at that one, and that will get down out there near the wall and the tribal.
00:34:12
Get a man to second base on the leadoff double.
00:34:16
Well, he was definitely struggling coming into this one, but I think we can say that the whole streak is officially over.
00:34:22
That's his second hit of the game, and it goes for extra bases.
00:34:26
We'll see now.
00:34:27
This game proves to be a huge turning point for him.
00:34:31
It comes the Dodger manager making his way toward the mound, and he's gonna come get his starter here, so that will be all this evening for David price wind up lasted just five innings here.
00:34:43
Didn't pitch all that poorly yet.
00:34:45
He's gone nonetheless.
00:34:48
We want Stripling takes over on the mound here with nobody out in the sixth inning number at the plate.
00:35:15
Now Francisco Indoor tried to crush that ball.
00:35:19
Now, perhaps needs to shorten up with two strikes here now the to to grounded to the right.
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And then I'll get on through into right field for a base hit and they'll put the brakes on it.
00:35:49
Third runners at the corners with nobody out guy most of the time.
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But he also doesn't issue a lot of free passes, either.
00:35:58
There's a couple of keys to being a good reliever.
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One.
00:36:01
You have great stuff and you strike everybody out.
00:36:03
Or like this guy not afraid to throw the ball in the strike zone.
00:36:06
He has good stuff, not great stuff.
00:36:09
He's not afraid to let his defense help him out and make some place high in the air out to center field.
00:36:20
Peterson has a read on.
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It makes the catch, but the runner from third breaks for home and they'll tack on right with the shack fly.
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It's now a 4 to 1 ball game.
00:36:32
Great job there by this power here.
00:36:34
Known for driving the ball, the ball Park does the job right there with the SAC fly and brings the run home ready for another shot.
00:36:48
Now Carlos Santana.
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One in, one out and one on here in the inning.
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Runners on first with one down.
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Roll over to the bag runner back standing.
00:37:13
Running is Lindores.
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Pitches a cold strike the throw and it's not in time, is he's in well ahead of the throw.
00:37:20
That's pretty savvy.
00:37:21
Base running, right.
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A lot of pictures don't throw over twice in a row, so I think he was going on first movement and it worked out nicely here.
00:37:34
Now the to to and this one's in the dirt, but it won't skip away far enough for the runner to advance.
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One out.
00:37:44
A runner on second base count. Still full.
00:37:52
Three and two swung on and missed.
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Strike three.
00:38:06
Looked to me like he had the right idea with swing on that bench, and he just couldn't get the back through the zone in time.
00:38:13
That pitch was away.
00:38:14
He let it get deep.
00:38:15
May be trying to take it the other way, but it got too deep.
00:38:18
It was by him by the time his barrel could get in the correct position into the box.
00:38:26
Jose Ramirez and a change up here that's taken low in the dirt for a bowl.
00:38:31
Some pictures fall into the trap of giving in on three and two because they don't want to walk the guy.
00:38:36
But what the base open? It's not the end of the world.
00:38:39
If you do, you still need to make a quality pitch, and it looks like they'd rather go after the next guy's.
00:38:46
The intentional walk signal comes here with two away.
00:38:49
Well, they felt it was better.
00:38:50
Take the bat out of the hands of a guy like that.
00:38:53
He's just too dangerous, and they decided they'll take their chances with the next guy in the lineup digging in once again.
00:39:00
Jordan loop low here, look to bounce back after striking out his last time up kind of shop got blown away with a fastball.
00:39:07
You could tell he was laid on that one, and we'll see if he tries to cheat to something to save it, and that is down for extra bases as this only had one home and maybe two and a relay home on not in time is the second run scores, and this might be the kind of a B that gets him out of that slump.
00:39:28
Smart hitting here.
00:39:30
They're just going with pitch, using the whole field instead of trying to do too much.
00:39:35
The results speak for themselves.
00:39:53
So now to the plate.
00:39:54
Roberto parents filed away on its two balls and two strikes.
00:40:13
Now a couple of writing is starting to loosen now in the bullpen.
00:40:22
Three runs already home here, and it's filed away on founds this one off and he strikes him out here, so he's able to stop.
00:41:00
The bleeding of bid is decided.
00:41:02
Retired.
00:41:03
So three runs on three hits, no errors in a man left 23 and four due up in the home half of the sixth.
00:41:11
It's the Indian six, and the Dodgers won bottom of the sixth inning.
00:41:20
Now, digging in and looking for more Justin Turner, he singled his last time up.
00:41:25
You guys still the only hit in this game so far? They've been pretty well shut down.
00:41:30
Guys on the mound have really much controlled the whole outcome up into this point, and this ball runs away for ball 22 and one.
00:41:39
Every ball club has that spark blood guy, and this is the guy right here usually ignites a lot of productive innings.
00:41:46
The 21 home ripped down the first base line.
00:41:50
But this wind up a foul ball to to and he rings up another one.
00:42:02
Make it nine strikeouts for him in the game.
00:42:06
That's a pretty sad attempt at baseball right there.
00:42:09
No doubt he was completely fooled because that was a curveball and it looked like he was late on a curve ball.
00:42:15
Here's another productive at that is this count now gets to three balls and two strikes.
00:42:21
32 pits is a swing into this.
00:42:24
That's strike three.
00:42:26
That's 10 strikeouts for him now.
00:42:28
And I'll tell you, he could rack up quite a few more before he's done.
00:42:32
Still a lot of game left in this one.
00:42:45
Now Cody Challenger Yet another strikeout here, his 11th of the ballgame and this one ends the inning.
00:42:53
Three up, three down.
00:42:55
Three strikeouts.
00:42:56
Not too shabby.
00:42:58
More baseball on MLB network Right after this, Jimmy Nelson it's on to pitch from the bullpen now to start any number seven.
00:43:12
Number 40 Dominion Santana is up on the benches.
00:43:22
Feel kinship here to start any number seven.
00:43:40
No leadoff walk just yet is that finds the strike zone in the count comes full of three and two, lifted in the air to right field challengers under it, one at back to the top of the lineup.
00:44:05
Stepping in Cesar Hernandez.
00:44:07
He enters this at bad one for two with a walk into the wind up ready with the pay off pitch drilled on the ground.
00:44:15
Short scooped up.
00:44:18
That's the second out now with plate goes car.
00:44:28
Mercado will try to follow up the doubled in his last at bat with another big hit right here.
00:44:34
Bases air empty.
00:44:35
Here with two men out.
00:44:40
Hold high in the air out to left field.
00:44:43
Bets has a read on it.
00:44:45
What makes the catch and that will retire the side down and order going.
00:44:52
Tribe.
00:44:53
They leave it. 6 to 1.
00:45:03
Dominic Leone.
00:45:05
It's the call from the pen to take over on the mound and start the home. Seven.
00:45:09
Dominic.
00:45:18
Last half of the seventh year, striding in Jaak Peterson.
00:45:22
It doesn't look very promising so far on this one as we move in the later innings down by a bold Oh, it's time to get some base runners and hopefully a long ball to get them back into this one and that Mrs Ball four.
00:45:36
It's a leadoff walk to start the home seventh.
00:45:46
Here's Corey Seager over to strike out in this one, ready with the 11 pitch.
00:46:01
Very high.
00:46:02
Two and one Leone right hander standing just under six foot 5 11 He was 1/16 round selection there in the first year player draft of 2012.
00:46:12
I know this guy wouldn't go into the category of superstar but to grind out the career he has being drafted where he waas, my hat's off, Nobody out Runner on first and he lays off their four.
00:46:37
So back to back walks have him in business here with nobody out.
00:46:41
You know, it takes a lot of discipline.
00:46:43
Watch a pitch like that go by.
00:46:45
But on a 31 count, he had the luxury of being a little bit more selective up there.
00:46:50
Good take and walk is the result.
00:46:54
Now, with plate.
00:46:55
Gavin Lux.
00:46:56
He's hitless in his two at bats so far.
00:47:08
Hold strike on the inside and he can't believe it at the plate.
00:47:11
It's one and two now.
00:47:12
Some action out in the bullpen, couple of right handers starting to loosen up 12 is a fastball that Mrs he's already walked to in this inning. Already.
00:47:31
This guy just can't seem to find the strike zone swing and a liner but loved by the third baseman for the out throw pulls him off the bag.
00:47:46
Stepping in.
00:47:47
Will Smith.
00:47:48
I was sat down on strikes in his last at bat.
00:47:51
Sometimes you just got a tip your cap to the guy on the mound.
00:47:54
He's getting paid to try and get you out as well.
00:47:56
Anytime it gets up there north of 78 pitch a bee's.
00:48:01
Sometimes it just comes down to pure execution.
00:48:04
Let's see if he makes the adjustment right here.
00:48:07
12 is offered at and missed.
00:48:10
He chased it for strike three.
00:48:12
It's been a rough night of the yard for him.
00:48:14
That's three times he's gone down on strikes on this one, so they really figured out how to attack this guy Taylor will start to loosen up in the on deck.
00:48:30
Circle is back with two on and two out here.
00:48:33
Number three Who jumped the gun a bit on that swing, and he's down one and two.
00:48:53
It is career Taylor as a slugging percentage, a little over 4 25 a respectable number lying to the right side.
00:49:05
And that's a fair ball.
00:49:06
Is this When you get down the line relay, throw to second and he's out.
00:49:13
That'll end the inning, but they do score one on the plane.
00:49:18
Dodgers get one in the inning on the r B I Double seven complete here tonight.
00:49:22
It's the Indian six, and the Dodgers to China has been summoned from the bullpen.
00:49:29
Is he'll do so to start the standing in now Francisco Indoor Turner has it throw on to first in time, so the leadoff man is set down to open up any number eight now.
00:49:54
So next it will be the four hole hitter for the tribe Friend will raise.
00:49:58
It was an R B I sac.
00:49:59
Fly for him last time through Hit in the air down the right field line.
00:50:11
Long run for the right fielder and no one will track it down, he said.
00:50:22
Here's the to.
00:50:38
To hit hard to third in time.
00:50:41
First in, there are two away.
00:50:47
Carlos Santana struck out swinging in his last trip to place two out.
00:50:53
Nobody on in for a strike and he jumps ahead one and two.
00:51:04
Now smoke toward third, and that will be a base hit here for Santana.
00:51:22
And this guy's on fire.
00:51:23
Used to say a lot of time.
00:51:24
It's about 158 BC 200 babies start figuring out what type of season you're gonna have.
00:51:31
He's obviously in May, and he's on 50 He's been locked in from Day one of this season.
00:51:37
It's continuing right now.
00:51:38
Anything that is around the strike zone.
00:51:40
He feels he could get the barrel to it, and he continues to hit line drives well thrown sinker that time down, but in the strike zone and a sinker dips too low.
00:51:58
There into the dirt, in fact, yanked hard but foul to the right.
00:52:22
Here's another two to lying towards center field, and that's in their basic after back to back two out hits right now.
00:52:34
His picture thought he was gonna cruise through this inning, and now he's got trapping and he's in jeopardy with fall in.
00:52:41
The gap of ball missed over the harder plate of crooked number at the plate.
00:52:50
Jordan Luke Low fastball swung on. Missed.
00:52:54
They set it down for the second time.
00:52:56
Indian strand a couple.
00:52:58
They leave it 6 to 2.
00:53:05
Now we're gonna have a conference at the home plate area, So it would appear that we'll see a double switch here 100 would come on now and will slide into the seven spot in the lineup following the double switch.
00:53:22
Delino DeShields is into the ballgame as well as hell.
00:53:25
Slide into the pitcher's spot, hitting ninth.
00:53:27
Now on the double switch.
00:53:30
Now back to the top of the Dodgers order digging in Mookie Betts.
00:53:34
You got called out on strikes his last time through today's game.
00:53:38
Certainly don't get completely reprimanded for too many strikeouts, but no one likes to go down looking.
00:53:45
Expect him to be a little bit more aggressive at the dish to say be wind up ready with payoff.
00:53:57
***** skied into straight away, right long run for the right fielder.
00:54:02
He gets there to make the play for the first out of the inning.
00:54:06
No digging in now.
00:54:09
Justin Turner.
00:54:10
He went down on strikes last time up, lying toward right center, and that's in for his second hit of the afternoon.
00:54:31
Just a nice piece of hit right there.
00:54:33
He's able to keep his hands inside that ball, stay square as long as possible and feed it into the opposite field for basis.
00:54:45
It's into the box now Max Muncy into the corner and slicing foul yanked on the ground down the line.
00:55:06
But this is a foul ball is the count.
00:55:08
Hold steady at one and two from the belt pitch and look out that one read in and got him.
00:55:19
Yeah, I can hear the crowd murmuring now, wondering if he hit him on purpose.
00:55:22
But, hey, pitchers need to be able to throw insider, especially when facing hitters as dangerous as he is.
00:55:29
Pretty sure this one just got away from him, and that's part of the game.
00:55:35
Next will be the Dodgers cleanup hitter.
00:55:37
Party Ballenger.
00:55:38
No hits to this point.
00:55:40
Runners on first and second with one away.
00:55:48
Well hit the other way again.
00:55:49
It's into the gap, never say never in this game, folks.
00:56:00
It's late in the clock is ticking, but that are double might start making believers out of the entire Dugan.
00:56:07
We'll see if they can build on it and maybe get back into this left handed hitter waiting.
00:56:16
They'll go to their own left hand around in the bullpen, into the box.
00:56:38
John Peterson.
00:56:40
No offer on that.
00:56:41
Two balls and a strike.
00:56:43
Ferentz has seen his role changed with those one batter.
00:56:46
Lefty specialists going the way of the dodo is a part of MLB's pace of play initiatives.
00:56:53
Skied into straightaway, right, Like fielder giving Chase.
00:56:58
Play is made, but this should be good enough for an R B.
00:57:01
I is the runner from third Tags up on that will score the run from third.
00:57:05
And don't look now, but the leads cut it to here.
00:57:12
Two men around, striding to the plate with Cory Seager, men on third with two down, found on open to send him packing pitch on its way swing and a line drive in the left field, a base hit.
00:57:42
Scoring is the runner from third and that'll cut the lead down to one outside of taking a ball in the seat, standing with my favorite.
00:57:51
Get two outs, man on third, and you're able toe upset.
00:57:55
That entire team, including that picture, a little late to out enough and so frustrating from a pitcher standpoint, you are.
00:58:03
You know you're in trouble.
00:58:04
You're one pitch away from getting out of some trouble.
00:58:07
Make one bad pitch, a base hit inning continues and another run batted in to out with a man at first.
00:58:33
Now a fastball clothes, but he doesn't get the ball.
00:58:36
It's too a little chopper back to time.
00:58:53
So three runs on three hits, No errors in a man left.
00:58:56
We played eight full Indians on top 625 Now the skippers on his way out toward the home plate area.
00:59:08
And I believe that means we're gonna have a double switch here.
00:59:15
Dylan floor.
00:59:16
Come on now and will slide into the seven spot in the lineup following the double sweat.
00:59:22
Kiki Hernandez will also come on.
00:59:24
Now is she'll move into the pitcher's number nine, holding the order here on that double switch.
00:59:31
Roberto friends over to walk for him, so far, 12 And think about in Game one of this series.
00:59:44
They've already had to go deep into their bullpen.
00:59:47
This could affect them for the rest of the weekend if they don't get really good.
00:59:50
Starting pitching to to hit on the ground for the left, throw on to first for the out.
01:00:05
And that is how the ninth inning gets underway.
01:00:11
Digging in Delano to shield.
01:00:13
Yes, he'll get his first opportunity in this one hard hit ball to second.
01:00:23
Field it cleanly, and he'll whip this one over to first and he gets his man for the second.
01:00:33
So the lineup flips over and digging in.
01:00:35
Cesar Hernandez got on top of one and was a ground out victim.
01:00:39
Last time ball and two strikes.
01:00:48
Now, one run game here in the top of the ninth ripped down the line, and this is gonna be a foul ball.
01:01:01
You'll try again.
01:01:02
12 That's gold, and this will miss down low in the dirt.
01:01:16
So he's working full now with three to every base runner in a close game like this really matters, so you can't afford to be giving out free passes this late, and this has taken low for Ball four and they'll have themselves a two out base runner here, after all, stepping in and ready for another shot or scar Mercado, he's doubled and singled in four at bats in this contest.
01:01:45
Keeping it down here is it's 21 and two.
01:01:48
You have to find a way to lay off that low sinker.
01:01:51
There is just no way to do any damage.
01:01:53
You're just looking at either a brew shin or ground out to the left side, fly ball out toward left center field bets, has a read on it, and that ends the inning.
01:02:13
One left for the tribe as it remains a 654 games you're at hand comes out of the bullpen to shut things down here in the ninth.
01:02:30
Number 33 Brad set for the bottom of the ninth, Settling in.
01:02:43
Now Will Smith was sat down on strikes in his last at bat.
01:02:47
Has gotta put that one behind him, especially with runners in scoring position.
01:02:52
Those punchouts stick with a little long moves to a ball and two strikes.
01:02:56
Now 12 gets him swinging.
01:03:13
He struck him out, leadoff man gone to start the top of the ninth as we take a look at league saves leaders entering play and, as you can see, currently ranks second in the A L in that department.
01:03:33
Ready now.
01:03:34
Kiki Hernandez, 11 slapped hard the opposite way, but right to the second baseman, and that's the second out.
01:03:58
What, you There's Mookie Betts.
01:04:02
We could really use a.
01:04:03
Not here over three in the game so far.
01:04:07
Fans on their feet in a one run ball game in the last of the night, down the left field line and deep.
01:04:19
No one could get there.
01:04:20
It's a foul ball.
01:04:33
Dodgers down to their final strike the plate that time in a little high.
01:04:38
It's even at 22 and it's strike three called Ended here.
01:04:50
And with that, this one is over.
01:04:52
Yeah, that's what you want to do with playing on the road.
01:04:55
Take it right to the home squad and get a win.
01:04:58
Now the pressure's on.
01:04:59
If they get one of the next to Syriza's, there's tonight's one run game comes to an end, 6 to 5. The final.
01:05:07
Cleveland took the lead in the second inning and road that until the very end Mike Levinger earns his sixth winning decision in this one, picking up 11 strikeouts along the way.
01:05:18
Brad Hand wraps it up for the save his 18.
01:05:22
So that's a wrap for us in this one.
01:05:24
Mark Derosa, Dan Zak, Heidi Watney, Matt Vasgersian We all thank you for watching Major League Baseball on MLB Network.
01:05:31
See you next time.
01:05:43
The final life for for our ballgame tonight for the Victoria Cleveland Indians ride nine.
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