Friday, October 12, 2007
Not the way you want to start the ALCS. After Travis Hafner homered in the first inning off of almost untouchable Josh Beckett, C. C. Sabathia gave up consecutive singles to Kevin Youklis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez to make it 1-1 after an inning.
He followed it up with a third inning in which he yielded 4 runs on 2 hits. The first run scored after he had Manny "Scum" Ramirez down in the count 0-2 and then walked him. Boston proceeded to pound the ball all over the place for the rest of the inning. The Red Sox added another 3 runs on 3 hits in the bottom of the fifth inning and C. C. was gone with only one out in the fifth.
His final line:
4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 8 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO... Ouch.
Final score: Red Sox 10, Indians 3.
Bottom line with Beckett dealing C. C. needed to keep the Tribe close in order for them to have a chance. Close was the farthest thing that can be said about this game. Tribe can still salvage a split in Boston but need Fausto to out duel The Narcissist Curt Schilling tomorrow night. For now the Indians are down 0-1 in the ALCS.