Cleveland Coach Gabriel Arias’ second foul on short-distance team-mate Tim Anderson leads the way in the bottom of the Progressive Field on Wednesday.
It was a long – and awful – introduction to the Chicago White Sox.
The next eight guardians had great success, including the great success of All-Star third-placed Jose Ramirez. The Sox also made a second mistake in the game, the fourth of the game.
By the way, the team was not exactly the way they wanted to start the first two heads game – or any game. The Guardians scored nine runs in the game and defeated the Sox 11-1.
Sox played better in the second game but could not avoid a 2-1 defeat.
Ramirez had double RBI in the first and Oscar Mercado doubled the RBI in the fourth. Danny Mendic had a double RBI for the Sox, one of three hits for the team.
Manager Tony La Rusa took responsibility for Game 1’s defeat.
“I will announce the start of the game. The manager is not ready to play,” he said. “I’ll take the heat for that. And (then) we’ve improved.”
Dallas Cowsell allowed 10 runs, eight rebounds, 10 shots per walk per-plus innings. He came out on top in the second after 11 hits.
“To tell you the truth, he has nothing to say,” says Keschel. “You saw it back in the movie, nothing was better. So go ahead.
Defensively, he had the toughest day of his youth. The four errors – three in Anderson – Sunday’s 9-3 defeat were the most significant of the three eclipses in the field of Tampa Bay radiation.
“It’s a common problem – you have a day off and you have to push, and I haven’t pushed the club like I did,” La Rusa said. “I take the heat. We weren’t ready to play before, and that’s my job.
“The amazing thing is that after the first slow game there were about four or five great defensive games for us. That’s why I say look at me to get them ready to play and I didn’t.
The first two games in a row were postponed due to bad weather on Monday and Tuesday. The socks were out of the door on Wednesday when the first two fouls were fouled by Anderson and third baseman Jack Burger.
Keuchel initially restricted his parents to one run. But after Arias’ second Anderson error, they fought four straight singles together.
Ramirez Salam, fourth home winner and second runner-up won 7-0. Every hit in the first line of the guard counts in the game.
“When you see it all, you never really see it,” says Keschel. “One of the things we were facing was Shane flying and I knew it would be a very good fight, but I did some things I wanted to do. But at the end of the day, I could not think much of it because I was walking around the world, and there was no such thing as inconsistency.
“Lots of bullshit, lots of soccer singles. I think I made two wrong points. One is back to Ramirez.
“He deserves better,” said La Rusa Quixote.
La Rusa said: “One of the amazing things he did was that first inning, that thing could have exploded, and he just lost two races.” “I look forward to the next time he goes out there. He came out with something good.”
Bieber allowed one run in seven games and four innings, and there was no walk in six innings to win.
Tanner Banks has been the highlight of Sox, scoring two in four perfect innings in Ketchel Relief.
La Rusa says “wonderful” about the banks.
La Rusa is delighted to have the team in the second leg.
“After that it is better to sit down and play again to think all night,” he said.
Keuchel has to wait until next week for another chance.
“This is one of those days when you choose to be a poet because you can swing him after a game,” says Quicheel. “I have to stay here until Tuesday (with Kansas City Royals) after the break, so there will be another extended dismissal. So let’s see.