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Fun Finish to the Home Opener as Indians Top White Sox 2-1 in 10 Innings: Three Takeaways From the Win

3. Edwin’s Opening Act One to Forget

It had to be a rather odd day for new Indian Edwin Encarnacion, who first watched the team he lost to in October for the right to play the Cubs in the World Series get their rings before the game, and then he had a day he probably would love to wipe away at the plate.

On not one, but two occasions he came to the plate with the bases loaded for a chance to be a hero, and both times he grounded out into back breaking 5-4-3 double plays that killed innings.

Both times it looked like Encarnacion was thrown pitches down and in, and instead of taking, he really wanted to give Indians fans something to remember him by.

Sadly, all they remember of him thus far is a player that could have been the goat for leaving all kinds of men on base with shots to put the Tribe ahead.

He’s pressing, and thus far the numbers show it as he’s hitting just .185 on the season, with two K’s and two double plays in his first game at home.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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