Frank Thomas is out at the plate!
If you saw the Cleveland Indians host the Oakland A's tonight, you saw an incredible baseball game! Both Paul Byrd and Justin Duchscherer matched each other on pitching gems. Travis Hafner was able to knock in David Dellucci in the bottom of the first inning, and that was all of the scoring until the bottom of the 8th inning. That may have been all of the scoring until the 8th but definitely not all of the action.
Jack Hannahan stole 2 line drive hits and a hot, hot grounder playing 3rd base.
David Dellucci made a leaping catch off of the left field wall.
Casey Blake snagged a sure extra base line drive at 3rd.
Grady Sizemore made an incredible diving catch in short center field.
Asdrubal Cabrera, with his back to the plate, made a fabulous catch of a short fly ball between 2nd base and center field.
Frank Thomas tried to score from second base on a single in front of Grady Sizemore in the top of the second inning. As Thomas rounded third base, Sizemore threw a bullet to catcher Victor Martinez who was blocking the plate. Thomas appeared to stumble as he went down to slide into home around Martinez. It appeared Thomas slowed as his leg caught the dirt at home plate. He caught his left arm with the left leg of Martinez as he was tagged out before getting to the plate.
Travis Hafner had two key hits tonight.
Finally, Ryan Garko blasted a 3-run homer to extend the Indians lead to 4-0.
This was a great game and it appears the Indians may finally be putting things together!