Covering the Bases: Game 60

Major League Bastian


Reds 7, Indians 1

FIRST: I’ve always been stubborn about never using the tip-your-cap cliche. If someone says it, I will rarely, if ever, use it in a story. But on the blog? Yeah, I’ll offer up a tip o’ the cap on occasion. Why? Because there are times when you really do just need to tip your cap.

So, Johnny Cueto? Tip o’ the cap, sir.

The Indians got one run off the right-hander in the first inning on Tuesday and then he laughed his way to a complete-game victory. Nine innings with six hits scattered, seven strikeouts piled up, no walks issued, 122 pitches thrown and one overpowering win in the books.

“He just pretty much toyed with us,” Indians manager Manny Acta.

And, he was so good, the Tribe’s hitters were convinced he started controlling the strike zone.

“He expanded the zone on us really well,” said Jason…

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