ALCS game one, not pretty. C.C. had all kinds of control problems while Josh Beckett had a decent night giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits with 7 strikeouts. Sebathia only worked 4 and a third giving up 8 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks. So the Indians trail the Sox 1 game to none. Bottom line: it is one game in a long series, the Tribe has looked pretty good so far in the playoffs so I am not that worried.
Tonight we have Fausto on the mound against Schilling. Some “experts” are calling this a “must win” game for the Indians; I can see where they are coming from and with Carmona on the mound I think we have a good shot, but again this is a long series and the young Tribe has a lot of opportunity to get back into this series. Look for the leaders to step up: Lofton, Sizemore, and Martinez will get this team psyched up and they will win the ALCS and move on to the World Series.
Now for the Buckeyes. I didn’t get to see this one due to the jerks at the Big Ten Network or Time Warner Cable . . . I don’t know who to blame anymore. All that aside, the Bucks took care of business avoiding the letdown against the Kent State Golden Flashes or “Hot Flashes” as my brother calls them. Final score, 48-3.
The Buckeyes led at the half 35-0 as THE Ohio State Buckeyes found numerous ways to score: Through the air as Boeckman found Hartline for the first score. Hartline also made some excitement scoring on a 90 yard punt return. Chris “Beanie” Wells rumbled in for a rushing score. Then the Buckeyes scored on defense as Donald Washington returned an interception for 70 yards. And Maurice topped off the first half scoring with a 15 yard TD reception.
The Defense was tops again this week. They held the Flashes to 223 yards and only 3 points on a field goal late in the 4th quarter.
With an Illinois loss to Iowa, the Buckeyes sit on top of the Big Ten. This just in!! Kentucky upsets #1 LSU 43-37 in 3 overtimes. OSU will move to at least #2 next week.