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It's the second of this three game series between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers, its inner league baseball.
Next on MLB Network, Alex would be on the mound for the Boys in Blue and please act.
What's the word on? A.
One of the keys to this guy is throwing strikes.
He's not a big strikeout picture on.
Lee averages less than seven strikeouts per nine innings pitched, so he's more of a pitch to contact guy and you'll know, appease on early.
He needs to get quick outs early in counts into the box.
Cesar Hernandez and we are ready for some daytime baseball.
Here he comes on the ball and two strikes.
They really punch him up on that one.
Is he swings and misses for the first.
That has to make you feel really good.
As a venture, right? You're making pitches all around the zone that didn't bring that one inside.
You can't do anything with what does it do? It just locks you up inside.
You have no chance to put the ball in play.
Blake now boasts Car Mercado and able to lay off the fastball.
The way here to in one now zero Danny to sell a Dodger ball club is they interplay here this afternoon that come off another loss last time out, And, in fact, they dropped three of their last four.
Yeah, Maddie, they lost their last game.
It was only by one run.
They should be able to the tough ones, but they should be able to put this one behind.
Peterson is back, and they'll get there to make the play for out number two.
But now with plate Francisco Indoor first chance for him here in the top of the first with nobody on breaking ball that time, that misses out of the zone.
So let's take a peek at our umpiring crew in this one.
Behind the plate is Woody killer Woody Keller.
This is my nightmare.
He likes to call a pitch above the zone above the belt.
I know God say those pitches that go deep, but I'm telling you, if you're calling that high strike, it opens up a lot of room for the pitcher.
I agree with you.
That's a tough pitch to get on top of, and tag is on him to retire. The shine.
So not much happening here in the top half of the first Dodgers coming up and we are scoreless.
Aresco is on the mound for Game two.
What's your take on Ben? Hey, every team needs a picture like this.
One year's numbers aren't gonna blow you away.
Just under four.
But one thing he does, he takes the ball every five days, throw strikes and gives his team a chance to win every single time he goes out there.
He'll be fun to watch in this one here today.
So that will bring in Mookie Betts, and you can see his home road splits there.
He has not fared very well in front of the home crowd, oddly enough, three and one to the Dodgers left fielder.
So, fellas, this Indians ball club as they begin play here this afternoon, we've got to be considered one of, if not the hottest team in baseball right now.
Winners of eight of their last 10 ballgames, they come into Game two of the Siri's riding high, a huge one run victory yesterday, able to do the little things to put him over.
Hopefully that leads to some momentum in Game two, and he is gonna have extra bases here to start the home first.
And it's a good start to the innings for the Dodgers on the leadoff double when it left His bad, I thought it might file manages a squeak of just inside the right field line for well hit a line drive double.
By the time the right fielder tracked it down, he was easily into second in.
Now Justin Turner hit out toward second, reined in rows in time, and that's out number one coming to the plate now. Max Muncy.
And he could give his guys an early lead if he can come through here.
12 events stands in third with one gun in the inning.
Great pitch there is.
He couldn't get extended on that one, and he's down on strikes for the second out.
Boy, he's having a hard time just putting away right now.
He took the hat trick with three strikeouts yesterday, and here's another one today.
Looks to me like he just sees this simple by his approach and focus on making contact.
Stepping in now, Cody Bellenger took him right up the ladder that time in its one and two, trying to do way too much up there.
From what I could tell, he knows that's a big run standing there 1/3.
But that swing was way out of control.
You still have to stay within yourself and look for your pitch 12 pitch breaking ball.
But it's laid off and doesn't find zone, man, that's one of those.
How could you not swing it? That would a good take there on that pitch to to You would think in this situation, maybe with a base open.
He just pitch around him and put him on first.
But not with the guy in the on deck circle.
He's gonna attack this payoff pitch on its way.
There's a base hit on the line.
Run is in to score and they taken early one.
Well, that ball was closed.
Whiz right by his head.
I think we'll probably go. Bye, guys.
That's pretty unsettling for Venture.
Trust me. I know.
So now to the plate.
Joc Pederson filed away 12 pulled toward right center field.
Mercado is gonna have room out there.
Is he puts this away to retire the side.
It's a run on two hits here for L.
On now to the top half of inning number two.
It's the Dodgers won and the Indians nothing, and that will bring in Fran Berets.
Get a started in the top of the second tries to change up on him there, but it's a ball two on one hit hard down the right field line, but foul skied in the year to straightaway left.
Has a read on it, and that's the first out of the inning.
Carmen into the box now Carlos Santana get to take his first cuts here and I can't catch the corner here, so he's behind three and one.
To be honest with you, I'm a little bit more afraid.
That guy on deck that they got, it's up right now.
If I'm on the mound, I want this guy up right now.
He's the guy that's got beat me.
Smith has a play to gun, so coming to the plate.
He had a couple of hits in that ballgame last night.
Dodgers have the early one.
We play the second chewy one Jose Ramirez.
I don't blame him for not coming over the heart of the plate.
He circled this guy on the lineup card when he got to the yard.
Today, he's been swinging one.
The hotter bats in the game.
Now the 21 They know the threat this guy possesses at the plate.
I know it's 31 in this situation right here, but I can't imagine anything comes over the heart of the plate.
Hitter's count all the way.
And this one, Mrs.
He walked him and they've got themselves a two out base runner stepping up now.
Jordan loop low and he's looking to turn the page.
Bats been ice cold over the last eight or so ballgames lays off the fastball. Lone.
It goes to two balls and a strike.
Sometimes it can be difficult for a pitcher.
You're facing a guy that's not known to be a big stick in the lineup sometime.
The toughest thing is to be aggressive and throw strikes.
Now the 21 oh, and this ball is absolutely blasted high and deep into the second deck and gone certainly a home run worthy of show track, and we see here.
That ball was blasted off the bat at 116 miles an hour in the distance.
Wasn't too shabby, either.
Standing in now, Roberto Ferentz Fastball misses their ball. Four.
Yeah, the pitching coach would hate to go to the bullpen this early in the game, but sometimes you have no choice.
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.
Either way, we'll see how it works into the box.
Now the Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, as he'll get his first opportunity in this one strike two on a fastball right down the middle, fastball swung on and grounded out towards second.
Seeger covering and the side is retired.
Indians get a couple of runs here on the strength of this two run home.
Run on to the bottom of ending number two.
It's now 2 to 1. Cleveland.
Next at the plate will be Corey Seager.
It hard back up.
The middle diving effort here is he gets a glove on it and no chance of a recovery.
Here is despite a great effort that time, they won't get out on the play.
Nice effort by the shortstop right there.
Kept it in front of that.
That's all we could do right there.
You know you're in a spot like that.
That's an infield single that's a tough play.
Just knocked that ball down was a pretty good job.
But any way you look at it, that should be scored, a base it, and I'm sure it waas into the box now.
Gavin Lux, that's popped up left fielder coming on, but this a land untouched, he said.
Here's 22 and there's a pitch inside and that got him.
And this guy loves to throw the slider, and it's a very effective for him.
But there's a flip side to that coin.
He starts this one too far inside and plunks the hitter.
Next for the Dodgers, Will Smith.
She'll look to bring home that time, run from second with base it into the outfield on its filed away first and second here with nobody out and the sliders in the dirt is, he lays off it for a full.
I don't think he can afford another baserunning there so whatever pitch he feels best about, whichever one he feels most comfortable with, that's the one expected return to in the year.
Out to left field.
New clothes is right there as he puts it away.
No problem for the first down, two on here with one man out and that left handed pitcher who bats right, Alex would will hit next, and the picture will indeed try and move runners as you get this one down and an off balance throw is in time as he takes one away.
Wow, trying to pick things up where we left off.
He's got a chance to tie this ballgame up with that equalising run just 90 feet away at third.
Too close for comfort.
And he did a good job just to make contact.
He's down on strikes so they get to men in scoring position, But that's as far as they'll get is.
The side is retired.
A couple are score remains to one.
Welcome back to Dodger Stadium, where these fans have witnessed a lot of good pitching from their boys and blue this season with the lowest team e R.
It's clear they typically post solid outing after solid outing.
And one of the members of the coaching staff told me a big part of that has come from their ability to limit the long ball category.
They also lead the league in, he said.
That forces the opposing lineups to really string together hits in order to score because a blueprint of last is just not something you're gonna get off of us guys.
This appears to be a really tough group of pitchers to barrel up.
All right, Thanks, Heidi.
Two and two So far in this game, he's the only guy in the lineup that's gone down on strikes.
This is the only guy in the lineup that struck out so far, and now he finds himself in the hole with two strikes, two pitches found a way now a check swing.
But he does manage to hold up in time Ball three, and he lays off their ball four.
So the leadoff man is on here to beginning number three and that's what you want from your leadoff hitter.
Shows some great patients and discipline making the picture labor to start the game.
The result is a leadoff walk and a chance to make some early noise.
Digging in for his second at bat, Oscar Mercado hit it hard, lined out in his first at bat.
Maddie, it's always a little frustrating when you square one up.
You hit a solid line drive like you did, and all you have to show for it is a job, and that is through in the left field, a base hit that wasn't the prettiest swings guys right there.
That's not usually draw it up.
But that's a line drive in the box score the next day at the plate.
Francisco Indoor called Strike and that'll running full and we're awfully close.
But it's ball four, according to Woody Keller, and that's two free passes in the third inning alone.
So you have to wonder if maybe it's something mechanical or if it's just psychological, I gotta get back on track here.
Digging in to try it again.
Friend will raise flied out in his first at bat, so making old for one so far, almost Maddie almost went deepest last day.
Be certainly just missed it with this guy's big power.
He's feeling pretty good at the dish for him to try and get on something.
Driving gets the swinging strike out on the changeup friend will raise goes down for the first out here in inning number three.
Now Carlos Santana 21 to the Indians first baseman.
It often becomes harder to hit zone when the pressure starts here into center field line.
Base hit one run scores.
Now he's safe in third.
They also score a pair of runs on the plane.
Nice piece of hitting right there.
Didn't try and do too much. Fastball.
Middle cut places it right back working now Jose Ramirez grounded.
He's got it, and there's out Number two now in the box.
Jordan loop low And remember, he hit that two run homer his first time up second and 3rd 2 away.
No contact there, and it's one and two.
Strike away now from getting out of this mess.
Sometimes pitching is all about minimizing, right, so keeping it to two runs across in the inning would be huge and this is foul.
Tip is he stays alive here, but meanwhile, that ball came right back at our home plate umpire and he may need some attention at this moment, one and two.
He's already walked to in this inning already.
This guy just can't seem to find the strike zone two and two.
Here it is a swing and a miss.
He struck him out with a two seamer and the inning is over.
So it's two runs on two hits, no errors and a couple of men left.
We'll move on to the bottom of ending number three.
It's the Indians four, and the Dodgers won, stepping in Justin Turner over one forum here in this one.
Hey, we're still in the early stages than this one.
They are only down by a couple of runs, but it's really key for this leadoff guy to try to get on and get a big inning started.
Change up just off the black and it's two on.
One pitcher wants to have a quick inning right here.
Capitalize on the momentum.
Is batters half that way and to one pitch squared that one up just a little late here.
Now the 22 is a wave and a miss.
He struck him out well, it's still early, but it's also worth noting that he be in line for the win.
If this keeps up, we take a look at the league leaders in Games one this season is you can see there part of a flat footed tie for the A L leave, and that will bring up the versatile Max Muncy over one here in the early going.
And there's a line drive base hit to left field around.
First, he's digging for second, and he'll pull into second with one away from the list of stats.
You never want to hear your picture right. We have this.
It's only the third inning bellies already allowed more gets than he did in his entire last outing.
Stepping in now, Cody Bellenger Maybe trying to back him up a bit there with the fastball.
4 to 1 Zehren score here in inning number three, and it goes.
The other way is this is hit high and deep out straightaway left, and that is off the wall.
Muncie ignores his coach.
He's chugging for home relay.
Home is safe at the plate as he's across to make this a 42 game.
So much of this game is situational hitting guys.
You've got to find a way to pick your teammates up when you're given the chance and he doesn't try to do too much right here.
He just takes what's there safely on second and his buddies high fiving teammates in the dugout.
So now to the plate.
Jaak Peterson, well off the plate with change of pace.
That's ball, too.
21 Got a good spot to be in right now.
Pictures fall behind an account with the guy up that it's really well with runners in scoring position too high.
And that cost in Bowl four number stepping up with plain Corey Seager first and second.
Now one man called strike and he's behind one and two Open a send him packing catch on its way.
He was looking for a swing and a miss breaker right there, but left that one zone that got fouled off two balls and two strikes to Corey Seager.
Now a ball lying toward the gap in left center and this is gonna get down for extra bases is that'll Get one, if not both of home Fans love a lot of offense, and that's what they're getting here, Dan said.
It many That's 10 hits in this game between the two teams already got tell you as a pitcher, this is a little painful for me to watch Standing in now.
Gavin Lux hit in the air to shallow center center fielder on the run makes the catch.
Here comes the runner from third time runs will score on the sacrifice flies.
It's now a 44 ballgame.
One of the things you want to do is an offense, right? It's stay fundamental of keep pushing a great job there.
Sac Fly pushes the third run across in this inning, standing in Will Smith.
He flew out in his last at bat.
11 fastball swung on and missed.
You chase a pitch that bad outside the zone.
You gotta find a way to regroup.
Adjusted batting gloves on Lee.
Look over the hard rose 17 inches from the stretch.
The 12 He certainly has an open base down there, but you don't want your defender standing flatfooted for much longer.
Three runs already home here, hard on the ground towards second.
Scooped up first in time, and that ends the inning.
Three runs on three hits.
No errors in a man left three innings complete and we are tied 44 Welcome back to Dodger Stadium.
Let's send it down to the field in Heidi Watney, 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.
He cited the four walks they've earned already as evidence that his guys air waiting for the right pitch and that they're willing to let the opposition work themselves into trouble.
So far, that's paying off.
Thank you, Heidi.
All set for the start of the fourth at the plate, Roberto Perent drew a base on balls his first time up.
12 is an off speed pitch taken for a ball.
It's been a rough one so far, four runs through three innings.
It's about time to get that pitch count down or he won't be out here very long to to wow from a 123 and two in that last pitch on two and two wasn't even close.
He had this guy on the ropes, but now he let him right back into this at bat full count still, and he lays off their ball.
So the leadoff man is on here to begin.
Stands a number four man.
When the game is tied, the last thing you can afford to do is walk.
The leadoff hitter got a focus on getting that ground ball now, now to the plate.
The pitcher Carlos Carrasco, a textbook sac bunt situation here.
Tight game here early on for four.
The score here in inning number four got it back in time there, and it's two on one.
It's one thing to get hit around, but it's far worse when you're getting yourself into trouble by not throwing strikes.
Every picture's been there, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating or unacceptable.
And now a bunt attempt.
You get this one down to second for one on the first and they turn the double play.
That's the last thing you want to happen.
You're trying to fund the guy in the scoring position.
But you have that, then the ball to Otherwise, these infielders just eat it up and turn it into a double play.
So the Indians lineup flips over and to the plate.
Four runs, four hits, No errors to this point for the Indians.
And now a curveball.
That's Lohan in the dirt for a ball.
It's two on one hit out towards second reined in, and the off balance throw is right there for the third out and a high degree of difficulty on that one as the side is retired.
Nothing doing for the Indians there through three and 1/2 all tied for peace.
Just about set to go for the last of the fourth.
But before we do that, here's Heidi Watney.
Not during the break.
I taught 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.
They've already put four runs on the board, and they've done so by running up their opponents pitch count.
So he said he thinks they're gonna have a lot more opportunities to score because of that as the game goes on.
Okay, Thank you, Heidi.
So he announced the pitcher Alex Wood, and you'll face Carlos Carrasco to get the inning underway, Ready with the 11 pitch line drive snagged on a short hop and the off balance throw beats him at first, and that's a tough play.
Back to the top of the order now.
And that will bring up Mookie Betts.
Four runs, six hits, no errors for the Dodgers.
Looks at a fastball inside, so he's in the driver's seat. Three and one.
Justin Turner is on deck way.
Finds zone to fill the count.
Three and 10 32 counts are using time to challenge the hitter, but I think he'll be careful here.
Shoot for the corner, and if you miss and you walk him, so what? That's better than him putting one in the seats and the path pitch, and we'll awfully close.
But it's ball four.
According to Woody Killer Man, that's just painful for a pitcher right there.
A three to offering deck was right on the corner, but he couldn't get him to chase, and he doesn't get the call.
Can't beat yourself up about that too much.
So a runner on first with one app now and that will bring up the third baseman, Justin Turner.
It's a sign here comes to one offered at and missed Here's the throw it skips in is he steals the bag easily.
Runner at second here with one man out, lying to the right side lead, but he can't bring it down.
Base hit and runner from second State put it third.
So the runners at the corners with one away man, this guy really start to swing to speak again.
The road that extends his hitting streak to nine games.
Yeah, he's leaking in the three.
Siri's right here now.
Nine games that's getting firm.
He's seeing the ball well, and he's making a proper adjustments at the plate we'll make from now.
He'll make his first appearance here on the season at the plate. Next Muncie.
Good action on the sinker one and two from the bell pits.
Fastball swung on and missed.
And for the second time today, he's gone on strikes.
Man, they've really had his number so far in this series.
That's his fifth strikeout in this series alone Right now.
Cody Bellenger Fastball called Strike one and two looking at his lifetime numbers. Bellenger.
It's a little over the to 70 marks, one in two.
Here it is inside, with slider to to runners at the corners to full count of Ballenger.
Three balls, two strikes.
John Peterson would be next.
He struck him out.
So a masterful job of being thrown into the fire and getting the big strike out to end the inning back to back strikeouts keep him out of danger.
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Saturday Baseball After this all set for the start of the inning at the plate.
Or scar Mercado.
He reached on a single last time and later wound up scoring.
On that pitch comes over to catch the corner.
It's too soon, and the knuckle occurred.
That sign got him swinging, and that's the first out.
It's always nice to keep a guy that has good wheels off face, and that's just what they did right there.
Big strikeout to keep that guy off the basepaths into the box.
Now Francisco indoor high in the air down the right field line.
Long run for the right fielder lays out, and he's got a great play for out number two.
Sometimes you see diving catches that happened because of a bad route, but that certainly wasn't the case here.
That's an exceptional route.
Efficiency is calculated by show track, and it's evident it was a big reason why he was able to lay out and bring that one in.
So bases air empty here with two gone.
And here's friend will raise stepping in what to? To two balls.
Two strikes, a crucial count for both pitcher and hitter.
So, Dan, what was your approach on the mound in that camp? He is still pitched for the strikeout here.
Action pitch right here to to last thing you want to do is to fall behind the count.
32 full count now got him swinging as he runs the fastball by him to end the inning.
Indians go down 123 to the bottom of the fifth halfway home alone, even in four.
So next to battle be the left handed hitting John Peterson comes into this at bat over one in the ballgame.
Pop him up and there's out number one, No matter.
So one away here with bases empty and up next, the former All Star shortstop Corey Seager one and two.
Here it comes, maybe trying to back him up a bit there with the fastball now, some movement in the tribe bullpen as the right hander starts to loosen up to down the way.
No, and we're awfully close.
But it's Ball four, according to Woody Keller, and you could tell by his body language that he's beyond frustrated by that.
He's got to be wondering what he's got to do.
But the last thing you need to do is to let it get under a skin that will only make things worse into the box Now.
It was an R b I sac.
Fly for him last time through 31 in the right field.
Second, there are two things guys.
Fire averages crept over to 80.
Watch out for this guy's next couple.
This is there, so he runs the count.
Now for the guy on the mound.
This is one of those innings where nothing comes easy.
He's throwing a bunch of pitches, and this A B hasn't been any different, definitely laboring at the moment.
The 32 pitch lock him up.
Ramirez, overdue, is right.
Makes the catch for the second.
Chris will grab a bat hit for the pitcher fifth inning here with Tai Long Game 4 to 4, lying toward the gap in left center, and he won't get it as X down for a base hit, and they will take the lead.
Is he safe of the plane? And it's now a 54 game coming up with looked like the inning was potentially over.
Big two out base hit to drive in a run.
Yeah, you watch your teammate in front of Miss his pitch.
He got a nice pitch to hit right there. Pops it up.
You could tell he was dejected as he went back to the dugout.
All you're trying to do is be a great teammate.
Sean Casey always used to say to me, a hero mix in a good gets down.
Let's see if they try to score back on another.
Here is the runner scores from second relay tag, and he's out going for second.
But one run does come in to score on the play before the inning comes to an end.
So it's two runs on three hits, no errors in a runner left on five innings complete, Dodgers leading 6 to 4.
Dylan Floral takes over to start the sixth inning on the mound, Diller Top half of the sixth.
About to get started.
Here's Carlos Santana now hopped out and singled in his two trips to the plate.
Things not looking very good so far in this one, but we're still in the middle innings.
They're down by a couple of runs, and this would be the right place and the right time to get something going.
The last thing they want to do is to try to come from behind it and win this one in the eighth or ninth inning and now some action and that Dodgersbullpen, as a left hander, has begun to get loose.
Now is that Mrs.
Down and in and in a two run game right here, You really don't wanna walk the leadoff guy to start an inning.
You've got to keep that tying run in the on deck circle as long as you can.
Three In one pic, you're right center field.
Peterson is in his tracks now.
One gun standing in Jose Ramirez over one with a run scored.
Those four 11 is a changeup that's looked at for a ball.
Bases are empty.
One man knees for a called strike and it's back to even a two and two pit.
Not remains to and to grounder down the line in third.
But this is going to be a foul ball is that keeps things that two and two Peterson is there to gone left over more than in now.
Jordan Loop low.
They look to bounce back after striking out his last time up.
Faces your empty here with two men out.
Now here's one hit in the air to the right side, and Lux is under it to make the catch and retire the side.
Nothing across here this half 23 and four due up in the home half of the sixth.
Dodgers lead this 16 to 4.
Adam Somber enters to do the pitching in the bottom of the sixth number.
Adam digging in Justin Turner.
He's working on a one for three thus far, and its two balls and two strikes now Simmer was known as a short relief specialist.
A guy who came in got one or two big outs, but with the new pace of play rules, they're forcing a change for this right hander, pitched taken several inches below the zone.
In fact, not a time to fool around right now.
On a 32 count with the middle part of the already coming up.
Expect a good pitch to swing out left side, and the throw to first is in time. One gun.
Max Muncy, one and two now is that one's filed off one app.
Nobody on and the slider is low and inside.
Is he just about got him there? Two is a wave and a miss.
He struck him out.
This has not been a weekend to remember for him.
He's just been completely lost, the flailing all over the place right now.
That's his sixth strikeout of the Siri's.
They really got him figured out.
So now to the plate.
Cody Ballenger did a good job to shorten up and protect the plate, and he'll have another shot at it. Here.
12 and this ball is crushed deep down the right field line, and that's gonna wind up looking just a bit foul.
So missed opportunity there got him swinging, and that will end the inning.
123 Go to Dodgers.
They're up 6 to 4.
China is on the pitch from the bullpen now to start any number seven new ending set to get underway.
So stepping in Roberto Perent it was a walk in his last trip even know we're moving into the back end of this game.
They're only down by a couple of runs.
You know, that old slogan, A loop in a blast.
They could certainly use that right now.
Swing and a miss on the fastball.
And that's the first out.
It looked like this and that had the makings of a leadoff walk when it started. Three. No.
So that's a good job not to give in a battle back to earn the strikeout.
That's not always easy to do.
Ringo Santana will move into the on deck circle now to try to get something started here with one gun in the inning.
Faces your empty one.
Man strikes him out as well, so make it back to back punchouts here to the 1st 2 men he faces out of the booth.
No problems for him on the mountains and seas come out of depend to start this inning.
That's back to back days, and he's making it look pretty easy.
This has the makings of a good outing so far.
You now. Cesar Hernandez.
Well, he walked him on five pitches, but that last bit spot was really good.
But on Lee, by a hair.
When a hitter has a 31 count, he can wait until he gets a pitch.
He loves digging in o scar Mercado.
He struck out swinging in his last trip to the plate.
Sometimes you just got a tip.
Your cap to the guy on the mound.
He's getting paid to try and get you out as well.
Anytime it gets up there north of 78 pitch babies, sometimes it just comes down.
A pure execution.
Let's see if he makes the adjustment right here.
Here's a look over first on.
He'll get back in safely 31 swung on and missed a full count.
Now what I love right there is just a freedom in that hack.
He ain't trying to do anything but hit the baseball as far as he can.
And that Mrs Ball four.
It's a leadoff walk to start the home seventh.
No matter next up for Los Angeles.
Corey Seager doubled earlier and carries a two for two line into disappearance.
Runner at first with no outs here, swung on and missed one and two.
Now Leone, 28 years old.
He was 1/16 round selection there in the first year player draft of 2012.
I know this guy wouldn't go into the category of superstar, but to grind out the career he has being drafted where he was my hats off.
And now we've got to be something.
These guys are pros in their tough, but I know that one hurt.
You'll never show it, though.
Too much pride at stake.
So digging in now, Gavin Lux he singled his last time up and they take another single right here at third base.
Coaches die in a wave.
I wouldn't be surprised if anything hit hard through the infield. He's gonna wave.
Count is one and two now working for the punch out.
And the offering popped him up.
Morenz moving to his left, one out.
Now with Blake Smith.
It was a fly out for him in his last trip.
Runners here in first, in second with one away ball and two strikes.
For the second goal swing and a miss is they got him with the slider there to away classic slider.
Down and away from a strike out there.
Not a whole lot to say about that hasn't been said a 1,000,000 times already.
That's just a really tough pitch for a hitter to pick up kind of a pitcher's hand.
So they end up chasing when they protect fluid. Met Lady.
We'll get the call here is he'll hit for the pitcher.
Strike two on the cutter and he's behind in the camp.
Down one and two.
It's looking like you may be able to get out of this one after giving up two singles early.
Oh, and look out his runs in and gets him the second man he's plunked in this one, ready for another chance events.
He was thrown out at second, trying to stretch a base hit into a double on its last.
Yeah, Mattias wheels got him in trouble a little bit last night.
Tried to take advantage, thought defense was napping a little bit.
In retrospect, maybe you should just shut it down and steal second base to one.
Now movie big, sweeping breaking ball right there.
But if he wants to get a swing at it, you have to bring it in a little bit closer to the strike zone.
Bases loaded here to down on a line, and this one's into center field.
That's a base hit.
One run is stored in there.
That had to feel good right there.
That's his third R B I in the game and extends his team's lead.
They might have this one locked up big goes at on insurance, runs big R B I right there for a little bit more freedom, Underwood cracks in from the bullpen.
Here is inherits a tough spot.
Two on and two away into the box.
Justin Turner out found side two on one.
A time to start making some quality pitches.
He finds himself in a tough spot behind it.
Account with guys on base to down runners at first and second, Turner in front of three balls in the strike.
There is a hitter alive that doesn't love hitting.
A fastball counts like 31 It's usually a pretty fruitful count in terms of getting a pitch to drive, and he gets him to pop it up on the right side of the infield.
Hernandez got it, and the side is retired, so two runs on Scott Alexander has been summoned from the bullpen.
Is he'll do so to start the eighth.
Now for Cleveland.
Francisco Lindor Lifetime versus this picture is one for five.
Three in one pit is in there for a full count.
Now, three into.
He'll be fine coming out of the bullpen And this one if he can keep the ball around the knees like that ground ball sent back up the middle on into center field, a base hit so early trouble here to start the eighth inning.
Nice execution Right there.
Dan kept his front shoulder and kept his hands inside the baseball grip to base hit up the middle.
Your picture right there.
You can't get the scourge.
Sometimes, even when you make a good pitch, that ball is going find a hole somewhere that right up the middle, standing in now friend mores and the count will be full.
Gotta believe the picture's gonna trust his defense right here.
Look for something down in the zone to induce a ground ball double play 32 pits grounded down the third base line.
But this will get foul so they'll do it again in 32 It's one more time, the pitch of the at bat coming up and here's a ball hit in the air and no one will track it down.
The pay off pitch.
Turner's got it to second for one on the first, and that's the very last thing they needed at this point in the ballgame is there are quickly to Elena.
Made a lot of pitches.
The net at that.
Take the double plays.
A trade off for sure.
So now Carlos Santana and they're down to their final four outs here. Dan.
Yeah, it's not looking too good for them right now, Matt.
They've got a significant hill to climb, but they've got to take it one bad at a time.
A couple of guys get on and then who knows what could happen, he said.
Here comes 11 can't say he's tickling around zone.
Those last two pitches were pretty much grew right down the middle, but it didn't bite him, got him looking, and that ends the inning.
Indians failed to score.
They're unable to make a dent in an 84 deficit.
Oliver Peretz will come out and take the ball here.
It will be making his 15th appearance of the year.
Bottom of ending number eight Set to go now batting.
He went down on strikes.
Let's go, Here's the pitch Onto and to Cody Bellenger is on deck 32 Pitch chopper to short, and a good throw gets him one gun.
So now it will be the four hole Cody Ballenger sat down on strikes in his last at bat, gets him to swing at a pitch down and out of his own one and two.
Now here's the pitch and he goes against the shift.
There is this is on the ground with the left side on.
This is gonna find its way into left for a one out, not on safe show.
Some real problems out there that time is it.
Wind up in E seven now, John Peterson and he found this one off and another foul ball again.
A 12 now a fastball.
But that's easy to lay off, and it's back to even a two and two looks like he just tried to do too much with that fastball right there.
He overthrew it a little bit.
That's pretty much the case when you're airmail.
A fastball like that hit in the air down the right field line.
Raise is over and he puts it away and foul ground for the second out.
Yeah, here's Cory Seager lifted in the air to right field.
Reince is there, and he'll make the catch to retire the side.
One left for L. A.
They still lead it by a count of 8 to 4.
Wyatt comes on from the pan, hoping to finish this one off here in the top of the ninth, set to start the ninth in this one, striving in for the Indians.
Jose Ramirez hit the ball pretty well in his last at bat, but it resulted in the line out.
Yeah, Matty, but as he walks to the plate right here, he feels good building off that last.
Maybe he hit that ball on screws.
Smith waits on it, and he calls it in for the first out of stepping into the box.
Jordan PLO has got a hit in three at bats to this point, fouled off looking for the strikeout.
Here's the 12 Now this is a foul tip right into the catcher's glove as he holds on to preserve the strikeout.
And there are two away.
Well, it's been a rough Siris for him at the plate so far.
That's four strikeouts in the 1st 2 games, so this pitching staff clearly has him figured out.
Last strike now for Cleveland fouled away a round of over 39,000 on their feet down the third base line.
Loved by Turner.
The first is going to be in time for the final out, and the Dodgers come back to even up this series at a game apiece says this ball game is over.
It always feels good to win a baseball game.
You can win win at home in front of your home crowd.
All those fans cheering.
This is a good win for this team.
8 to 4, the final this afternoon.
Los Angeles used the nice fifth inning to take the lead, and they never gave it back.
Alex would earns his sixth winning decision in this one, so that just about does it for Mark Derosa.
Dan, please act.
Heidi, walk me down on the field in the rest of our crew.
I'm Matt Vasgersian.
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