Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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This game was close. I swear. You look at this and you’d think, “whelp, Ubaldo must’ve had one of those days”, but that is not the case. Jimenez did his best Dave Burba impression (6.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4K) but the Tribe’s bats never figured out Pirates starter AJ Burnett. Both times the Indians scored (two solo shots, from Cabrera and Kotchman, respectively), Ubaldo gave up the momentum and allowed a run the following inning. The bullpen didn’t help matters; Tony Sipp did his best Tony Sipp impression and Nick Hagadone imploded for four runs in the 9th to turn this into a laugher.

The rubber match is 1:00PM on Sunday, Brad Lincoln goes for the Pirates, Jenmar Gomez takes the hill for the Indians.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Pittsburgh 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 4 9 12 0  Cleveland 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 WP: A.J. Burnett (7-2)
LP: U. Jimenez (6-5) Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Cleveland - A. Cabrera homered to right Top 2nd: Pittsburgh - P. Alvarez homered to deep right Top 3rd: Pittsburgh - G. Jones singled to shallow right, N. Walker scored, A. McCutchen to second Bot 5th: Cleveland - C. Kotchman homered to deep right Top 6th: Pittsburgh - C. McGehee homered to deep left, G. Jones scored Top 7th: Pittsburgh - A. Presley homered to deep right Top 9th: Pittsburgh - C. McGehee singled to shallow right, N. Walker and M. Hague scored - P. Alvarez homered to deep right center, C. McGehee scored Pittsburgh AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Presley lf 6 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 3 .225 N. Walker 2b 3 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 .270 A. McCutchen cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .323 G. Jones dh 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .258     M. Hague ph-dh 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 C. McGehee 1b 4 2 2 4 1 1 1 0 4 .243 P. Alvarez 3b 4 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 .196 J. Tabata rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .230 R. Barajas c 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .222 C. Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 .192  Totals 38 9 12 9 4 8 10 1 18  Batting HR - A Presley (4, 7th inning off T Sipp 0 on, 1 Out), C McGehee (3, 6th inning off U Jimenez 1 on, 0 Out), P Alvarez 2 (10, 2nd inning off U Jimenez 0 on, 0 Out, 9th inning off N Hagadone 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - A Presley (11), G Jones (22), C McGehee 4 (14), P Alvarez 3 (28). 2-out RBI - C McGehee 2, P Alvarez 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Presley 2, C McGehee 1, C Barmes 1. GIDP - C McGehee. Team LOB - 10.  Base Running SB - N Walker (7, 2nd base off U Jimenez/C Santana).  Fielding DP - 1 (N Walker-C Barmes-C McGehee). Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263 A. Cabrera ss 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .301 J. Kipnis 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .278 C. Santana c 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .227 M. Brantley cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .280 J. Damon dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .175 S. Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .200 C. Kotchman 1b 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .220 L. Chisenhall 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .229  Totals 32 2 6 2 2 5 3 1 16  Batting 2B - L Chisenhall (1, A Burnett). HR - A Cabrera (6, 1st inning off A Burnett 0 on, 1 Out), C Kotchman (5, 5th inning off A Burnett 0 on, 1 Out). RBI - A Cabrera (26), C Kotchman (22). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Kipnis 1, J Damon 1, S Duncan 3. GIDP - L Chisenhall. Team LOB - 8.  Base Running SB - J Kipnis (16, 2nd base off A Burnett/R Barajas).  Fielding E - S Duncan (2, field). DP - 1 (A Cabrera-J Kipnis-C Kotchman).  Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA A.J. Burnett (W, 7-2) 6.2 6 2 2 4 2 2 1.28 3.52 J. Hughes 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.13 1.93 D. Slaten 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.30 2.70  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA U. Jimenez (L, 6-5) 6.0 7 4 4 2 6 2 1.59 5.00 T. Sipp 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.55 6.95 J. Smith 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.27 3.25 N. Hagadone 1.0 3 4 4 4 2 1 1.29 4.98 Pitches-strikes - A Burnett 96-58; J Hughes 17-10; D Slaten 12-7; U Jimenez 98-60; T Sipp 16-7; J Smith 25-16; N Hagadone 34-16. Ground balls-fly balls - A Burnett 12-10; J Hughes 2-1; D Slaten 1-1; U Jimenez 5-8; T Sipp 0-1; J Smith 3-2; N Hagadone 1-2. Batters faced - A Burnett 29; J Hughes 5; D Slaten 3; U Jimenez 26; T Sipp 3; J Smith 7; N Hagadone 10. Game Details Umpires: HP–Fieldin Culbreth. 1B–Adrian Johnson. 2B–Gary Cederstrom. 3B–Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, in from center.


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