The night started off putting a smile on everyone’s faces. Jered Weaver and co. was back in style, throwing out the Ceremonial First Pitch to a loud, full crowd.
That was the highlight of the evening. It all went downhill from there. First there was the Edwin Encarnacion inside-the-park-home-run, a string of words you should never hear strung together.
All courtesy of Justin Upton lollygagging his way back to the ball after an ill-advised jump.
Then there was the Martin Maldonado passed ball, allowing Francisco Lindor to get to third. Maldonado then proceeded to launch the ball into left field, and Lindor jogged home. 2-0 Indians, thanks to the Angels defense.
Did we accidentally leave the Bay Area with Oakland’s?
JC Ramirez wasn’t blameless either allowing homers to Yonder Alonso and Tyler Naquin. Meanwhile, his counterpart, former-Angel-farmhand Mike Clevinger (say that five times fast, if only to remember that Mike Clevinger is a former-Angel-farmhand traded for average Joe relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano) did his part and bamboozled the Angels, who sleepwalked their way to just 6 hits.
All in all, a forgettable night which can hopefully be put long behind us. Need more ENERGY!
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