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The TV Networks, specifically Rupert Murdoch’s Fox conglomerate, have finally knocked Donald Trump  off the Front Page by hosting an MLB bonanza World Series featuring the Cubs and Indians

A little ditty about Chicago and Cleveland, Two American Cities, doing the best  they  can…

The Cubs we know  haven’t won a World Series in 108 years…

The Indians last won a Ring in 1948, they  returned to the Fall Classic in 1954 after winning 111 games, but lost to  the NY Giants in a 4 game sweep..

Cleveland also blew their shot in the 90’s when  they went to  the Playoffs 5 years in a row, 2 World Series losses, 2 ALDS losses, and an ALCS defeat later and we have a 68 year drought for the Tribe faithful who  are just  as hungry..

Thanks to  a masterful performance from Indian Ace Corey Kluber, now the first pitcher in MLB History to  strike out  8 batters in 3 innings,  a shaky but gutsy 2 innings from Andrew Miller, a deadly  3 strike out inning from Cody Allen, and last but far from least, a 2 HR, 4 RBI night from rookie call up  catcher Roberto Perez,  the Indians grabbed their must  win Game-One,  6-0

Kluber, Miller, Allen, and their Battery Mate, along with Frankie Lindor were the deciding factor in Game One

Kluber 6 innings, 4 hits, no runs, 9 K’s, 88-59 pitches

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Kluber kept the Cubs off the board, while his offense scratched out a two-run first inning.. They forged to a 3-0 lead  on an impressive solo HR by Roberto Perez in the fourth..

Perez later circled the wagons and clinched it  with a three-run Big Fly in the eighth against Hector Rondon for the insurmountable 6-0 lead….

Andrew Miller, at the moment, is MLB’s Boogyman, he’s the last pitcher the Cubs want to see, or at least that’s the media’s story and they’re sticking to it…

Miller’s results  have been nothing short of brilliant, after last night’s 2 inning, 46 pitch Agita Fest  he’s compiled

13.2 innings, 7 hits, 0 Runs,  4 BB’s, 24 K’s  1 GB, 14 FB, 218 pitches

Out of the 7 games Miller has been in, he’s given up  at least one  hit in 5 of them, 2 hits in one of them (last night) and no hits in a dominant 2 inning 5 strike out performance vs Canada..

Kluber pitched to one  batter in the 7th, a single by Zobrist, and Francona immediately hit the Miller button hoping for the per usual formula wipeout.. Not so  fast, in fact the Cubs were probably happy to  see Kluber split..

Zobrist singled to shallow left. 0 3
Miller relieved Kluber. 0 3
Schwarber walked, Zobrist to second. 0 3
Báez singled to shallow left, Zobrist to third, Schwarber to second. 0 3
Contreras hit for Coghlan. 0 3
Contreras flied out to center. 0 3
Russell struck out swinging. 0 3
Ross struck out swinging. 0 3
0 RUNS, 2 HITS, 0 ERRORS

After a walk to Schwarber which I thought would be a mismatch in Miller’s favor, Baez hit a single to load the bases with no outs, and Miller had lost his 2nd consecutive 2 strike batter..

Lucky for Francona, his formula of yanking Kluber after dominating, and the guts of Miller  who once again saved the Indians, and himself, by inducing a pop  up and two punch outs…

If nothing else the Cubs rode Miller hard and it took  21 pitches to  escape the 7th inning.. Facing the top of the Cub order in the 8th didn’t make his second inning any easier, especially after a walk and a two out  single…

Fowler lined out to center. 0 3
Bryant walked. 0 3
Rizzo flied out to center. 0 3
Zobrist singled to shallow right center, Bryant to third. 0 3
Schwarber struck out swinging. 0 3
0 RUNS, 1 HITS, 0 ERRORS 

The Scwarber AB was what I had envisioned the first  time the two players faced each other in the 7th.. That  said Schwarber has done a lot of heavy lifting in an  effort to prepare despite having only 6 AFL AB’s in 2016.. His double off Kluber in the 4th inning was a definite wake-up  call  that this dude is dangerous…

Miller’s Pitch Count

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On paper this was a must win  for Tito’s Tribe, the thought process is they  win every Kluber start, and try to  steal one of the remaining 4 games..Miller throwing 46 pitches could impact how he’s used tonight.. Cody Allen punched out the side on 17 pitches so  his workload could increase if the Indians are indeed ahead late..

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Written by Sal

October 26, 2016 at 7:58 am

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  1. The World Series and unknown players make strange bedfellows in October.. Roberto Perez, who knew.. although if we remember he had a good first game vs Boston….

    Sal

    October 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

  2. Love stories like Perez,, Brian Doyle Murray anyone ??
    Andrew Miler pitched like a Made Man in my Famiglia last night !!!
    Great start Tito,, “Keep it Going” as the kool-aiders say,, lmao,,

    bubbaband

    October 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    • hahahaha.. Actually Tony is quitting Jan 1…..keep it on the down low, it hasn’t hit the bricks…

      Sal

      October 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

  3. hahahaha

    Sal

    October 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

  4. Sal

    October 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

  5. Sal

    October 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    • Pete Rose is an amphetamine-addled boob.

      I still owe Johnny Ola a beat down,, i will ve waiting in the tall grass for that punk-ass bitch, Sal 😈😈😈
      Keep your camera ready Bondsie 👍

      bubbaband

      October 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

  6. Francessa said Pete is wearing a “sans a belt” belt ??
    Sans a belt means WITHOUT A BELT!!!!
    What an idjit.

    bubbaband

    October 26, 2016 at 9:53 am

  7. I liked Zobrist two years ago

    bubbaband

    October 26, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    • They paid him well Donny
      Ola was just following orders from Red lol
      That whole mess isn’t worth the time of day bro ski #highroad

      — Indians star Andrew Miller is not only the biggest weapon of this postseason, he provides great insight as well. Miller didn’t necessarily think the Yankees’ pen was handled great this year, saying, “I know when (Aroldis) Chapman came back to us for the Yankees this year, Dellin (Betances) and I were kind if up in the air about what order we would pitch. And in some instances it created a mess because we were both warming up next to each other. I think all managers, I think Joe (Girardi), Tito I’ve been lucky to have some that really handled the bullpen well. But you hate to have two guys warming up at the same time. It seems wasteful in a sense.”

      Sal

      October 27, 2016 at 5:07 am

  8. Now this nerd from NJ.com thinks Miller is off base slamming Girardi

    How would he know what goes on in the pen is he sitting out there
    Is he sitting in the dugout
    How many times has Girardi lied

    Who you believing Miller or Girardi
    And maybe it wasn’t meant to be a diss just a statement that it would get confusing
    And when is the last time the nerd got up and down to warm up and not get uses

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2016/10/andrew_miller_off_base_saying_joe_girardi_made_mes.html#incart_river_mobileshort_index

    Sal

    October 28, 2016 at 5:18 am


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