The Cleveland Indians dropped to 0-4 to start the 2009 campaign. After a lengthy rain delay, Cleveland fought all the way back to tie the game at 7. However, Toronto batted around in the 8th inning to secure a 13-7 victory over The Tribe.
Alex Rios got on track as most hitters seem to do against Indians pitching so far in this young season. Rios and Adam Lind had 4 RBI each and Marco Scutaro homered for the Jays.
Blame it on a rain delay which didn’t allow the game that started at 4:05 to end after 11:30. Eight runs in 4 2/3 innings is unacceptable from the bullpen.
The 0-4 start is the worrst since 1985. Eric Wedge remains optimistic. I think unless the pitching staff eats their Wheaties, this will be a long year. The Indians got home runs from Travis Hafner, Shin Soo Choo, and Victor Martinez. Seven runs is plenty and should be enough to win a game. Unfortunately, the pitching has been awful and giving up a six run eighth will never help a team win.
Classic pitching matchup at Progressive Field today as 2008 Cy Young winner Cliff Lee does battle against one of the all-time greats of our era, Roy Halladay. First pitch is at 1.