Thursday, May 22, 2014
Leadoff with Lee 5.22.14
The Windians are back, the Windians are back! To my umpiring brothers that they call "Blue", great call. The Tribe won in unusual fashion 11-10 against the Tigers on a balk call in 13 innings. Yes I said balk! To use the words of David Murphy, "I don't even know where to start with this game". Murphy continued with, "I don't know if that was a baseball game, marathon combined with a circus." So let me just take it here. Ryan Rayburn was at the plate with the base loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning of a WWE-style slobberknocker. The game ended with Detriot's reliever, Al Alburquerque, balking by "false starting" and "shifting his hips", scoring Asdrubal Cabrera. The Indians swept the Tigers 3-0 in the series. The Tribe improved to 22-25 for the season, with Detroit still leading the division 27-15 and Cleveland 7.5 behind. The Indians open up a four game set tonight in Baltimore against the Orioles.
-Danny Green for three!!! The Spurs guard was the star of Game 2, knocking down 7 3-pointers in the San Antonio Spurs 112-77 blowout victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were in this game in the first half until the Spurs pushed to a 14 point lead at the half. Green finished with 21 points, while Tony Parker chipped in 22 points and Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Oklahoma City's "others" struggled again, with the starters not named Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scoring a total of 4 points. Durant and Westbrook also struggled, only scoring 15 points each. Game 3 will be Sunday night in Oklahoma City. It will be a must win for the Thunder because no team in NBA history has ever gone down 3-0 in a series and come back to win it.