Indians over Padres 9-5

Game Played on 6/4/2017 3:00 PM at Cool 2
Results were reported on 6/4/2017 11:23 AM
GameID: 14435

Pitching for Indians Pitching for Padres
NameAgePitch Count
Ryan White975
Charlie Kent850
NameAgePitch Count
Brody Sheard840
John Costa750
Angelo McNamara711

The Padres visited the Indians on Dean 3 for the regular season finale for both teams under the lights.  The players had been looking forward to this game all day as camera crews set up and entourages gathered before the first pitch.

The Indians sent the veteran Ryan White to the mound to face a potent Padres line up that was averaging 7.5 runs per game.  Ryan came out firing as he got the first two batters via the strikeout.   With 2 outs, Cameron Kelly stepped to the plate.  Ryan blazed a fastball on the outside corner for strike one.  Trying to get Cameron to chase one, Ryan then threw one in the dirt but Cameron would not chase.  With the count at 1-1, Ryan came with the back door slider that Cameron turned on and ripped one to straight away center but he was held to a single as the outfield was positioned perfectly to cut it off.  Sota Matsuda stepped to the plate and after falling behind 0-2 he was able to battle back and earn himself a base on balls.  With runners on first and second up stepped Jadon  Dumont who  earned himself a single to load the bases and the Padres were threatening.  Ryan was able to collect himself and avoid any damage as he struck out the next hitter to end the inning.

On the hill for the Padres was Brody Sheard and like his opponent he came out firing and struck out the first two batters he faced.   After back to back walks to Torin Narva and Ryan White, in stepped one of the Indians hottest hitters, Dillon Harrington.  The extra cage work has paid off for Dillon as he has steadily moved up in the line up over the past several games and it continued as he took the first pitch he saw into right field for an RBI single.  The speedster Torin Narva scored from second for the first run of the game and the Indians were in business as the next  four hitters got on.  All with two outs, the Indians were able to bring four across the plate.  End of 1 … Indians 4 … Padres 0

Ryan took the hill for a second inning of work.  The Padres would not go quietly though as Zavante Walker, Adam Trani, and Joel  Dumont all got on base to load em up.  With two outs and the bags full of Padres, leadoff hitter Jack Costa strolled in.  He wasted little time as on the second pitch he saw, he knocked in the Padres first run on what was effectively a swinging bunt down the third baseline. A walk to Brody Sheard plated another run and the lead was cut in half.  With the bases still loaded and two outs, Cameron Kelly stepped into the box.  Ryan went to work on Cameron but the lefty fought hard as he fouled off a couple pitches and worked the count full.  Ryan looked in at his catcher Ben Chamberlain and shook off the call for the curve and demanded the fastball.  Ryan delivered one down the middle that Cameron was able to catch up to and lined it into left center.  A great play out in left to cut it off held Cameron to a double and the runner at third but two runs scored and the lead was now gone.  Sota Matsuda earned his second free pass to load the bases but Ryan was able to strike the next hitter out to end the inning and keep the score knotted at four.

The Padres brought a new hurler in for the second inning, Jack Costa, to try and keep the score tied.  Jack battled hard but the Indians hitters stayed patient as they had the bases loaded with one run already in and one out.  Up for the Indians was Sohan Pasupuleti.  Big Sohan took the first two pitches for balls but on the third pitch he looped one down the right field line that looked to be a sure hit so the runners took off.  Playing first base for the Padres, Sota Matsuda saw the ball well and got a great jump as he turned around to chase it down for an amazing over the shoulder catch.  From there it was a race back to the bag that he won for the inning ending double play.  End of 2 … Indians 5 … Padres 4

In the top of the third the Indians sent their rookie of the year leading candidate to the hill, Charlie Kent.  Charlie was able to get the first out of the inning by pounding the strike zone for a K but the Padres wouldn’t make it easy for him as they were able to tie the score up again at 5’s before Charlie was able to strike the final two batters of the inning.

Jack Costa came out for his second inning of work in the bottom of the third and he looked sharp as he struck the first two batters out.  Charlie King came to the plate trying to start another two out rally for the Tribe and he delivered as he drove a ball into right field for a single.  Back to back walks after that loaded the bases for the Indians and ended the evening for the rookie Padres hurler.  A call to the bullpen brought in the southpaw Angelo McNamara.  With the bags full of Indians and two outs, Charlie Kent stepped into the batter’s box.  The crowd was on their feet and the rally caps were in full effect.  Charlie had also been putting in some extra work in the cage and he was due.  On the very first pitch Charlie saw he crushed one into left center.  The thick grass was able to slow it down but not before he had himself a stand up double and two RBI’s and a very hoarse coach who couldn’t have been more excited for him.  With runners on second and third, two outs, and once again the lead, up stepped the left handed hitting Torin Narva.  The Padres had the match up they wanted, lefty on lefty but Torin was able to dispel those metrics as he blasted a double of his own to right field and knock in two more for the Tribe.  Angelo was then able to settle down and stop the bleeding  by getting the third out on a great play made on a come backer that he snared and flipped to first.  End of 3 … Indians 9 … Padres 5

Nursing a lead and a mounting pitch count, Charlie Kent went to the hill for another inning of work.  Sensing a time limit was near, camera crews scrambled for position behind the back stop to get that money shot of the rookie.  With his entourage cheering his name you could see the righty was pumped.  He sent the first batter he faced back to the bench with his fourth K of the game.  Cameron Kelly stepped in and kept his perfect night at the plate in tact as he ripped another single to get on first.  As Charlie delivered a fast ball on the outside corner to the next hitter Cameron swiped second trying to rally his team.  But Charlie was not phased.  Flash bulbs were popping and radar guns kept climbing as each pitch was harder than the last as Charlie struck out the next two batters to end his night and the game.  End of game … Indians 9 … Padres 5

This was a great night under the lights and both teams played hard, leaving it all out on the field.  Now begins the playoffs and both teams are ready.  Good luck to all in the post season.