Walk-Off Dreams: Indians Stage Improbable Comeback in ALDS Win

Walk-Off Dreams: Indians Stage Improbable Comeback in ALDS Win”

Last night, though, Trevor Bauer showed what a good curveball in the postseason looks like.

One year after almost costing the Indians a trip to the World Series, Bauer helped them take the first step back. That, too, helped the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series and put them in position for a sweep if they win Game 3 on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium following a day off Saturday.

Allen retired the side in the ninth to pick up the save.

Sunday: at NY, 4:30 p.m.

"It's not like these pitches that guys disagreed with were a foot off the plate", Headley said. But the Yankees manager said that he has to move forward and that the Bronx Bombers have to be ready for Game 3.

Starting for Cleveland tonight will be Carlos Carrasco (18-6, 3.29 ERA), while NY is turning to Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74). He'll start Game 2 on Friday against CC Sabathia. Carrasco carried a 1.10 WHIP with 226 strikeouts in 200 innings during the regular season. "The strike-to-ball is the hardest pitch of all because he's got so much good deception with it, it's easy to say lay off, but it's another thing when it's actually happening". So no-hitter, 10-hitter, or whatever, that was the mindset.

"Being a catcher my thought is I never want to break a pitcher's rhythm". A bullpen game in the Wild Card Game sounds great until your top relievers are running on fumes in the ALDS.

Bauer, who was a surprise choice by Indians manager Terry Francona to start Game 1 ahead of ace Corey Kluber, threw 98 pitches, striking out eight with one walk. While the Yankees are a much better team on their home field, the Indians are in a prime situation to slam the door shut. "By the time we got the super slow-mo, we are beyond a minute".

Taking the mound to his usual thundering warm-up music, "The Pursuit of Vikings", an intimidating song by Swedish metal band Amon Amarth, Bauer didn't mess around. And after the double by Hicks, he retired Gardner on a grounder and struck out Judge, who shook his head at the call. Then a couple years ago, I'd been pitching here, my last couple starts, they've been good.

Sanchez yelled for Girardi to challenge, but the Yankees replay man was late getting evidence of a foul tip on video to the dugout and play went on.

Francona also got some criticism for moving Jason Kipnis from second base to center field.

After Encarnacion walk, Bruce homers to increase Indians lead to 3-0 in fourth. They beat the Red Sox 8-2 on Friday to take a 2-0 lead. And home is 6-4, 7-4, something like that. Jackson finished 2-for-5 with two runs.

The Indians are 43-9 since Bruce arrived in an August 9 trade from the New York Mets. "For whatever reason, I ended up here".

Asked if he wanted to return as Yankees manager in 2018, Girardi said he wouldn't address that subject until season's end.

"Obviously, I did have an up-and-down season, and one thing is that I do need to learn from the mistakes that I made going through that season".

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