7 must-watch moments from Wednesday's Rays-Indians AL Wild Card Game
Tampa Bay beat Cleveland 4-0 in the AL Wild Card Game last night and will advance to their third ALDS in the last four years. Alex Cobb struck out five over 6 2/3 innings, Delmon Young went deep and David Price showed us how not to blow a bubble in the dugout. Let's go to the GIFs ...
Starters Danny Salazar and Alex Cobb both appeared to be on top of their games, allowing just one baserunner combined in the first two innings. Salazar looked especially good, hitting 100 mph on a few fastballs. And then, Delmon Young came up in the top of the third. Delmon loves fastballs.
In the fourth inning, the Rays came up clutch again. With runners on the corners and two outs, Desmond Jennings doubled in two to put his squad up 3-0:
The Indians loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half of the inning and for the first time in the game -- Brohio was feeling bro-tastic:
But Alex Cobb isn't a fan of Brohio. He's a fan of inning-ending double plays:
Cleveland rallied a couple more times in the seventh and eighth innings, but were shut down by Joel Peralta and Jake McGee, respectively. Fact is, Rays pitchers had no trouble throwing the baseball on Wednesday night. Although they did have some trouble blowing bubbles:
Tampa Bay added another run later in the game to make it 4-0, and could've had even more if not for this fantastic snag by Lonnie Chisenhall that ended the top of the eighth inning:
Fernando Rodney entered in the ninth and got the Indians out 1-2-3. Cue the bow and arrow:
And the silly string?