Indians over Dodgers 6-0

Game Played on 5/7/2017 5:00 PM at Cool 3
Results were reported on 5/8/2017 11:26 AM
GameID: 12303

Pitching for Indians Pitching for Dodgers
NameAgePitch Count
Ryan White948
Charlie Kent845
NameAgePitch Count
Andrew Senior846
Tysan Dang965
Christopher D'Antilio830

The Dodgers left the warm confines of Chavez Ravine to visit Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland.  It was a sellout crowd with the Cavaliers off in Toronto.

To start things off, the Indians sent Ryan White to the hill to face leadoff hitter Henry Bissonnette.  Henry stood in there strong and ready to battle but Ryan brought his A game today and retired him via the K.  Up next was Chris D’antilio and he clearly was paying attention during Henry’s at-bat because he was sitting on Ryan’s slider as he laced a single into left for the first base runner of the game.  Maybe Ryan was tipping his pitches because Tysan Dang promptly ripped a single of his own and the Dodgers were making some noise in the opening frame. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Ryan buckled down and got the next batter on a nasty curveball to get the second out of the inning.  After a walk to the next batter to load the bases, Ryan went to a full count before a throwing a devastating changeup to end the inning with no runs allowed.

In the bottom of the 1st, the Dodgers sent Andrew Senior to the mound to try and keep the game scoreless.  Benjamin Chamberlain strolled down to first with a leadoff walk before swiping second.  The Indians hitters were patient, fouling off pitches to get deep in the count as they plated four runs in the inning.  End of 1 … Indians 4 … Dodgers 0

Ryan White came out for his second inning of work as he continued his strong start.  The Dodgers weren’t making it easy for him but he was able to get through the inning tallying a few strikeouts  without giving up a run.

The Dodgers made a pitching change and brought in Tysan Dang to try and stop the Indian train from rolling.  Tysan was up for the challenge as he kept the Indians hitters off balance with a mix of off speed and glove popping fastballs.  Of the four batters he faced in the inning, three were sent home carrying a strikeout. End of 2 … Indians 4 … Dodgers 0

In the top of the third, the Indians went to the bullpen and brought in the hard throwing rookie sensation, Charlie Kent.  As in his first few outings, Charlie was clicking on all cylinders and able to throw each of his pitches for strikes as he struck out the side in order.

Tysan took the hill for another inning of work as the Indians looked to get their bats going.  Charlie King and Jack Auen got things started for the Tribe as they made their way down to first and second.  Tysan battled back to get a strikeout for the first out of the inning.  The Indians loaded the bases after a single by Jackson Chamberlain and up stepped Torin Narva.  Tysan was able to blow the first pitch by Torin but on the next pitch Torin was able to get a piece as he slapped it down the 3rd baseline but a great backhanded stop by the third baseman prevented it from going into the corner.  He calmly stepped on third for the second out but a run came across in the process.  The next batter, Ryan White turned on a Dang fastball and ripped it down the third baseline and another great stop by the third baseman ended the inning as he stepped on the bag. End of 3 … Indians 5 … Dodgers 0.

Charlie Kent grabbed the ball for another inning of work and it looked very similar to the previous inning.  He walked the first batter he faced but then righted the ship and struck the next three batters out.

Tysan came out for a third inning of work and continued his impressive outing as he struck out the first two batters he faced with knee buckling curveballs.  Charlie King and Jack Auen threatened to get things rolling for the Indians as they each got on base again but Tysan was not about to let this inning get away from him as he struck the next batter out to end any possible threat the Tribe was thinking of. End of 4 … Indians 5 … Dodgers 0

After barely breaking a sweat in his first two innings. Charlie Kent came out again.  Up first was Tysan Dang and on the first pitch there was a thunderous ping as he drilled a shot up the middle but Dillon “The Glove” Harrington dove to his right to grab the ball, popped up and threw a rope to 1st to get Dang by a half of step for the first out of the inning.  Kent grooved fastball after fastball for the second out of the inning as Anthony Giampapa strolled to the plate.  As Charlie dealt, Anthony clenched the bat and ripped into a deep fly ball into straight away center.  Charlie King set chase for the ball but it was just out of his reach but he quickly got it in to limit Giampapa to a stand up double.  Unfortunately, that was end of the rally as he was stranded at second after another strikeout by Kent ended the inning.

After a brilliant outing by Tysan Dang, the Dodgers brought in Christopher D’antilio to keep things where they were at.  Things started off good for him as he got the leadoff hitter with a strikeout but back to back walks to Narva and White had the Indians bench on their feet.  D’antilio was not phased  as he struck the next batter out for the second out of the inning.  The Indians would not quietly as they were able to squeak out a couple more walks to push another run across the plate but the inning ended there and due to time limits, so did the game.  End of 5 … Indians 6 … Dodgers 0.

Both teams gave it their all and left it all out on the field.  Almost at the mid point of the season and the two teams are hitting their stride as they jockey for playoff position.