Cleveland Indians celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays with a score of 3 to 0 in game five of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
The Royals record the first out of the 9th inning with the not so traditional 4-6-3 put out. Omar Infante flips the ball to Alcides Escobar with his glove and Escobar barehands it to Eric Hosmer - July 28, 2015
…Through eight playoff games, Indians pitchers have turned in a 1.77 ERA with 81 strikeouts, 19 walks and a .206 opponents’ average in 71 innings against two of the best lineups in the Majors. As [Trevor] Bauer noted, Perez has caught every inning of the October run to date.
“He didn’t try to trick a hitter once,” pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. “It was unbelievable the games he called. He was fantastic.”
Tomlin, who has turned in a pair of strong showings in the playoffs, also credited Perez for his game-calling.
“We’re kind of being spoiled as pitchers,” Tomlin said. “You see a swing and you go, ‘OK, my next pitch is probably going to be a curveball. I want to throw a curveball here.’ You get on the rubber and he puts a curveball down and it’s like, 'He’s on the same page.’ That’s huge for a pitcher.”