Indians vs Diamondbacks : The game is one of the biggest popular game in the world between Indians vs Diamondbacks of MLB 2019. Analysts think that is a special game of 2019. Indians centerfielder Greg Allen greeted his first offering, a 93 MPH fast ball, by ripping it into the Left Centerfield gap for a stand up double. After issuing a walk, Kelly then surrendered an RBI base hit by Jose Ramirez into Right Field on the 8th pitch of the at bat.
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The Tribe scored three in the first to take a quick lead, but Chih-Wei Hu gave it and more away, as he lasted just a third of an inning, allowing five runs on four hits as Arizona led it 5-3 after one inning.
Cleveland scored a run to make it 5-4 in the third, and then the Tribe took a 7-5 lead in the fourth when Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the spring with two on and two out.
The lead lasted till the bottom of the 5th when Arizona would put up a three-spot to take an 8-7 lead, as righty Dalbert Siri gave up the eventual Diamondbacks game-winning run to suffer the loss.
The Indians sent a total of nine pitchers to the mound in the game, with Justin Grimm the only Indians pitcher going over an inning of work, as he lasted 1.1 innings.
Ramirez had the biggest day at the plate, going 2-for-3 for the Tribe with four runs batted in, and catcher Kevin Plawecki had a pair of hits in three times at the plate with a run scored and a RBI.
Friday the Indians will have a pair of games, as they will take on the two-time defending NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
And just like that Torey Luvullo was out to the mound and pulling Kelly from the game. In all he threw 27 pitches, and retired just one batter. His Fastball Velocity ranged between 91-93, and he struggled with his command throughout the short outing. After the game Torey indicated that Kelly might have had a little anxiety or been a little too excited making his first start for the team.
Riley Smith relieved Kelly and got the last two outs of the inning without incident . In the bottom of the first, the DBacks got right to work. With Chih-Wei Hu starting for the Indians, Matt Szczur and Illdemaro Vargas opened the hitting with singles. This was followed by a Wilmer Flores HBP, loading the bases for Christian Walker. It’s at this point I would normally insert a video, and it’s too bad there isn’t one available, as Walker hit a deep line drive over the head of the Indians Right Fielder, reaching the 390 mark on the RCF wall on one hop, clearing the bases in process.
After Steven Souza was caught looking at a pitch 6 inches off the plate for strike 3, (Hey, it’s spring training for the umps too) Carson Kelly got his first hit as a Diamondback, knocking a pitch over the right fielder’s head as well, scoring Walker with a double of his own. That would be all for Hu. The first of many Cleveland relievers came on, and was greeted by an Abraham Almonte single to score Kelly before finally striking out Andy Young to end the inning, with the Dbacks leading 5-3
The two starters combined to record 2 outs, and allow 8 runs on 7 hits a walk and a HBP. The frame took 50 minutes to complete. So much for pace of play.