Posted By RichC on June 27, 2010
Thank you Taylor for taking me to the Great American Ball Park where we baked on a hot summer Sunday afternoon with excellent right field seats. The Ohio Cup is a favorite game of mine, pitting my old American League Cleveland Indians (lived there 13 years) against my hometown team the Cincinnati Reds. It really didn’t matter which team won, although I did have a Reds cap on!
The game was rain delayed for over an hour, but the storm threat dissipated to light showers for the opening pitch. It didn’t take long for the Indians to jump to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Shin-Soo Choo homered to right field. Reds followed in the bottom of the 1st as Brandon Phillips gambles by heading home from second. He would have been out if not for a dropped ball by Cleveland’s catcher Carlos Santana. The game slowed as the drizzle stop. The next 3 inning saw little action as the heat and humidity rose. At the top of inning 5, Shin-Soo Choo homers for a second time driving in Anderson Hernandez and Trevor Crowe giving Cleveland the lead – 4-1. A couple more scoreless innings and then in the top of the 8th Cleveland’s Carlos Santana homers making giving the Indians a 4 run lead. The Reds follow in the bottom of the 8th with a two run homerun by Joey Votto bringing Chris Heisey across the plate. The game ends with no additional scoring – Cleveland wins 5 – 3.
What a great day to be at the ball park with my son. Thanks again Taylor – Palm Pre YouTube uploaded video clip below.