I haven't really had a chance to do this the past couple days, but I would like to continue doing this if I can. I'm going to give some of my thought as the game is progressing. The earlier notes will come first and later notes towards the bottom.
-Lastings Milledge is batting .444 with 2 outs and runners in scoring position. That is an incredible achievement for him and he showed why that is so high. In his first at bat he hustled down the line to beat out that infield single. Even better play by Andrew McCutchen. That is heads up baseball. Also, it proves my point about Jason Donald. He doesn't have the arm to be a shortstop. When Asdrubal gets back he will make a solid 2nd baseman.
-David Huff isn't good, 'Nuff said.
-What a play by Walker at 2nd to rob Jhonny
-A terrific night at the plate for Milledge, as of now only a homer away from the cycle. 4 RBI also and they're only in the 5th!
-RBI double and first major league hit for Alvarez, congrats.
-What a clutch homer by Branyan; that was a laser shot.
-A match-up guy for Luis Valbuena? Really? Not really sure why...
-Peralta got a hit!?! No way!
-Another full count walk for Carlos Santana, very nice.
FINAL SCORE: CLE 4 PIT 6
Well, that was a solid game by both teams. Pitching was a bit lack luster but defense and batting were solid. My players of the game: Andrew McCutchen, Lastings Milledge, and Russell Branyan. McCutchen was on base every single at bat including the big triple in the 8th inning. Milledge was only a home run away from the cycle and had a big 4 RBI game. Russell Branyan kept the Tribe in it with his big 3-run homer.