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IN PROGRESS: An Old Friend Helps Put The Indians In A Third-Inning Hole, 1-0

Omar Vizquel singled leading off the third, moved to third on two ground outs, and, after a walk, Vizquel scored the first run of today’s game on a single by Paul Konerko, as the Indians once again find themselves trailing, albeit by only a 1-0 margin as we head to the bottom of the third.

Justin Masterson has been getting nothing but ground balls…literally. Masterson has given up eleven ground balls, including four hits, to go with no strikeouts and no fly balls.

Though trailing, you have to be encouraged so far by a competent start — for once this regular season.

Masterson has made it through three innings on 47 pitches. Let’s hope that average of almost 16 pitches a frame sinks a little, or he may be gone after six or seven innings.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.