Saturday, June 21, 2008
Bullpen, Offense Let Down Park: Indians 7, Dodgers 2 (11 Innings)
“The name of the job right now is about going out and getting outs, and I’m pathetic,” Proctor said. “It’s embarrassing for the team when guys compete like that all day to go out there and pitch like that is stupid. I’m tired of people making excuses and saying I’m hurt. It’s not that. I have to go out and make pitches and get outs.Sabathia drove in the first run of the game in the third on a solo homer to right, the first time since Josh Beckett did it on May 20, 2006 against the Phillies that an American League pitcher has homered in interleague play. He also struck out ten Dodgers, and cruised through five innings until he gave up a solo homer to Matt Kemp to tie things up.
“It’s not rocket science. And to let a game like that get away, I’m embarrassed. I’ve never had this. It’s one of those things that will make you stronger in the end, but it’s bad. You wrack your brain trying to figure out what the hell is going wrong.”