The Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1, in game-2 of the ALCS, Josh Tomlin did a fantastic job as the Indians starting pitcher. He was fantastic to say the least. He held the Blue Jays to a bunch of ground balls, and he kept them in the park.
Tomlin is a guy who would rather pitch a home-run ball to the batter than walk him. He has one of the lowest walk percentages in all major league baseball. He gave up 2 walks in game-2, but he also stuck out 6, and didn't surrender the long ball which was huge.
Carlos Santana got the Indians on the board first, when he hit a solo home-run in the 2nd inning over the left-center wall (390Ft.). The Indians wouldn't hold the lead for long, the Blue Jays were able to tie the game at 1, when Donaldson doubled to right, Barney scored in the 3rd inning.
But then one of the most talented players I have ever seen in my life was able to put the Indians back into the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Francisco Lindor singles to center, and that hit drove in Daivs, who took 2nd base on a wild pick-off throw by the Toronto Pitcher and then Davis stole 3rd on a wild pitch.
Lindor is having one hell of a post season. This kid is unbelievable folks. But if you want to talk about something even more unbelievable wearing a Tribe uniform, how about this Andrew Miller???
This guy has faced 12 batters in this series against the Blue Jays. He has struck out 10 of them. How about that folks? Andrew Miller has been UN-hittable thus far. He came into game-2 after pitching 31 pitches in game-1.
Terry Francona was asked before the game, if Miller would be available in game-2. Tito laughed, and said "Of course he's available, he only threw 31 pitches yesterday."
The Indians now travel to Toronto to play games, 3,4, and 5. The Tribe could win this ALCS in Canada, but they certainly can't lose it there. The way this team has over-come adversity this season, I certainly don't think the Tribe can lose this ALCS at all.
I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Monday night to come around so we can get back too watching this team again. Go Tribe!!!!!
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