Indians became Shark Bait
The final game in the series saw the Shark Cage open as Jeff Samardzjia took to the mound. He had help today from Dan Jennings, Zach Duke and Jake Petricka to shut out the Indians by a score of 6 – 0.
Weather today was cold but clear
Uniforms today were the white pin stripe pants with the black jerseys. Long sleeve t-shirts and anything else to keep warm.
*Bottom of the 1st – Abreu homers to right to open the scoring 1 – 0
*Bottom of the 3rd – Eaton opens the inning with a double, Cabrera line drives to left moving Eaton to 3rd. Abreu grounds into a double play but brings Eaton is able to score for a Sox 2 – 0 lead.
*Bottom of the 6th – LaRoche opens with a single to right, Garcia hits into a force at second, Gillaspie doubles to right with Garcia being held up at 3rd.(Gillaspie is replaces by Gordon Beckham) With Ramirez at the plate a wild pitch brings Garcia home and moved Beckham to 3rd. The Sox extend their lead to 3 – 0.
*Bottom of the 7th – Johnson opens the inning with a single to left, With Eaton at the plate, a wild pitch will move Johnson to 2nd. Eaton’s single to left gets Johnson to 3rd, Cabrera’s single to left gets Johnson home and Eaton to second. Abreu’s double to left sees Eaton and Cabrera cross the plate for a 6 – 0 lead at the close of the inning.
Thanks to great pitching from the bull pen and the offensive hold its nerve the Sox were able to give Samardzija his first shut out victory.
The Indians have packed up to head out, to make room for the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series, Chris Sale and the “K Zone” will open the series on Thursday with, Jose “The Q” Quintana set for game two in the office. Saturday has John Danks in the office with, Game 4 still to be decided.