Things started out pretty well. We got loose on Toronto’s ace in the second inning, and Jack Hannahan hit an opening day homer, giving him 3 in 3 opening days.
Masterson went crazy. 8 innings, 10 K’s, and 2 hits (one was a homer, but a solo shot)
Chris Perez came on to close, and (metaphorically) dropped trou, and squeezed out a Cleveland Steamer on the diamond.
Into extra innings we went.
We had some hope; With bases loaded, and ASDRUBAL at the plate, Toronto pulled the left fielder, and put Omar in as a double shortstop (or something).
So, with one out, ASDRUBAL swung at the first pitch, because, in defiance of 100+ years of baseball history, he thought it might be something other than a low pitch trying to induce a double play.
So that happened. And then in the 16th, the pitching broke down. (No judgement there, that’s a long-ass game.)
In typical Cleveland fashion, we had to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. If we have to lose, I’d much prefer we just get rolled, so I can forego any hope, instead of sitting on the edge of my seat for 5 hours, and then taking the proverbial dump.
Saw some good things, saw some bad things. This should be an interesting season.
Hannahan’s gonna turn some heads this year. You can make book on that, sweetheart.