Thursday, April 19, 2007

Need help? Not in Cleveland!

OK, next time you catch yourself complaining about needing "help" to get something done, consider this:

The Cleveland Indians have every right in the world to be complaining right now. They haven't been able to play several games this year thanks to snow, rain, wind, locusts... you name it, it's happened to the Indians.

Still, the Tribe won a 2-1 game against the Chicago White Sox last Sunday on one hit. Yep, one hit. And it was the first hit of the game.

Here's how it happened:

Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff double to start the game. He advanced to third on a passed ball and came home on a Trot Nixon groundout. The Indians got the other run later in the game (4th inning) on three walks and a throwing error.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, via Sports Weekly, it's the first time since 1952 that a team won with one hit on a first at-bat.

Course, this ain't no big deal to the Indians. Sports Weekly also reminds us that they once beat the Boston Red Sox, even though starting pitcher Matt Young no-hit them.

Geez. That must be some strong water coming out of the Cuyahoga!

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