July Fourth, WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR SOME BASEBALL! As I sit here and watch the Cleveland Indians come back against the EVIL Empire, New York Yankees, I start to think. I love baseball so much. Today has been an exciting day of Independence Day baseball!
The Washington Nationals host the Chicago Cubs:
This game was won in ten by the Nats. They were up 2-1 until an outburst by the Cubbies. The score went back and forth until the bottom of the tenth. it was tied 4-4. Jayson Werth led off with a walk, advanced to second, stole third, then scored the winning run on a passed ball by one of the WORST closers in the game, Carlos Marmol. This coming from a man whose teams’ closer is earning Mariano weight in gold, but pitching like someone who was charged with assault on his father-in-law, not mentioning names, Francisco Rodriguez…
The Yankees Game: at Progressive Field, against the hometown Indians
Josh Tomlin, Indians Starter had a no-hitter working into the seventh inning when it got broken up by a single into center field by first baseman, Mark Teixeira. It was followed by a weird roller off Robinson Cano’s bat and then a two RBI double by my favorite position player, NICK SWISHER!!! The Score was then 2-0 Empire.
In the bottom of the seventh, AJ Burnett was still in the game. AJ BLEW IT he let up for runs. So, 4-2 Tribe. As a side note, the four runs were all earned. Shelly Duncan and Austin Kearns, two former Yankees, got those RBI’ s Kearns’ three were from a homerun to right.
Curtis Granderson hit a solo shot in the eighth, 4-3 Tribe. But, the Yanks crept closer. THe score remained the same until Carlos Santana hit a BOMB to deep left to give Cleveland a 6-3 lead.
OH WAIT, MY BAD ;D
And then Indians All-Star closer, Chris Perez closed it out for the win!