Indians over Astros 6-5

Game Played on 5/17/2018 5:30 PM at Cool 3
Results were reported on 5/19/2018 6:27 PM
GameID: 16601

Pitching for Indians Pitching for Astros
NameAgePitch Count
Charlie Kent945
Colson Cotter847
Jack Molter857
NameAgePitch Count
Brayden Mahoney950
Timothy Donohoe946
Tyler Zack821

The red hot Indians streaked to their fourth straight win in dramatic fashion as they avenged an opening day loss to the previously undefeated Astros.                

In the top of the first inning the Indians continued to ride the right arm of Charlie Kent, who has been nothing short of dominant this season.   After inducing a groundout to first from the leadoff man, he struck out the next two batters.  In the bottom of the first, scrappy lead off hitter Jake Linton drew a walk.   Astros power pitcher Brayden Mahoney fanned the next two batters.   But then cleanup hitter Charlie Kent crushed a long triple, scoring Linton. End of One: Indians 1 – Astros 0   

In the top of the second, it appeared the Astros would do some damage as they loaded the bases with no outs.   However, showing amazing poise to get out of this jam, Charlie Kent stepped up his game and struck out the side.   In the bottom of the second, it was the Indians who loaded the bases.    But, in this matchup of aces, Mahoney was also able to rise to the occasion and retire the side without giving up a run. End of Two: Indians 1 – Astros 0                

In the top of the third , Colson Cotter took the mound for the Indians.   The bats in the Astros lineup came alive in a big way.   Hanwen Tang led off with a walk.  Ryan Lee followed with a double.   Cotter struck out the next batter.   Tang and Lee were knocked home when Colin Desruisseaux rocked a triple.   Cotter fanned another batter.  Brayden Mahoney walked.  Tim Donohoe ripped a double, knocking home Desruisseaux and Mahoney.   The bases were loaded when Corwin Mulryan walked and Rohan Sivakumar singled.   Cotter prevented further damage by striking out the last batter and leaving the three Astros on base.                
In the bottom of the third, the Indians showed what they are made of when they bounced back in a big way. Tim Donahue took the hill for the Astros. He was greeted by Jake Linton who cracked a single.    Donahue fought back with a strike out. Colson Cotter walked. The rally was on. Charlie Kent singled, scoring Linton. Charlie King singled, scoring Cotter. Discipline paid off as the next four batters walked- Cole Hunt, Vismay Prasad, Joey Cerchio and Jesse Dullea, scoring Kent and King.   End of Three: Indians 6 – Astros 4                

 In the top of the fourth, crafty lefty Jack Molter took the mound for the Indians.   Hanwen Tang drew a leadoff walk.  Ryan Lee singled. Molter struck out the next batter looking. Tang was able to score after Ivan Wasuru was hit by a pitch and Brayden Mahoney drew a walk. Moulter got out of the jam giving up one run and preserving the lead. Tyler Zack took the mound for the Astros in the bottom of the fourth. Brian Healy started it off with a walk. The bases were loaded when Jack Molter walked and Colson Cotter singled. Zack showed great composure and struck out the last two batters leaving the bases loaded and allowing no runs.  End of Four: Indians 6 – Astros 5             

In the top of the fifth, the Astros had their chance to overtake the Indians. Jack Molter returned to the mound for the Indians. Jack earned to K’s but the the Astros worked the count and loaded the bases.  With the bases loaded and 2 outs, Colin Desruisseaux stepped up and hit a soaring pop fly ball, Charlie Kent called for it and made a great catch. Ending the Astros come back. The Indians pitchers were clutch and the catching was strong, with Jack Auen doing an excellent job behind the plate.
End of Game:    Indians 6 – Astros 5                

This was a well-played game between two evenly matched high-energy teams.   This game could have gone either way.   It’s great to see everyone improving and supporting each other!