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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chris Perez Fumes after "The Walkoff Bunt"

"It was a bad baseball play that happened to work out. I don't want to say it was bush league. But you never see that. Ninety-nine percent of hitters in that situation would rather win the game with a hit, not a bunt.  "It was a stupid play that just happened to work."

The 2010 season was still in its infancy and the Indians were on the West Coast playing Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Indians had left Cleveland with a 6-6 record and had played a three game series in Minnesota and Oakland,  and had one last game to play in Anaheim.  The Tribe was 3-5 on the road trip and was playing a getaway game against the Angels prior to the long flight home followed by a nice day off back in Cleveland..  

The game (recap video) did have its moments, including Angels manager Mike Soscia being ejected for arguing whether Hideki Matsui swung on a pitch that hit him and a video review of a double by Lou Marson, which was upheld.  The Indians took a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning where Angels CF Torri Hunter would hit a long 3-run home run off Indian starter Jake Westbrook to tie the game.  The real memorable part of the game occurred in the 9th inning when the Angels would mount a rally.