Lebron James .428
Grady Sizemore .243
Ryan Garko .216
Cliff Lee -.177
Victor Martinez -.061
Trot Nixon -.029
About that second inning.
Lee started off rocky, hitting the leadoff batter and giving up a bunt single. Garko then turned what should have been the first out into bases-loaded-no-outs for the Reds. Don't overlook this next part: Lee struck out the next batter on four pitches -- an impressive moment of poise that tends to be forgotten when your next act is giving up a bases-clearing triple.
A sac-fly scored a fourth run for the Reds, and it looked like our man might be getting chased. But remember, the bases got loaded on a HBP, a bunt single and an error -- not because Lee was giving up legit hits or walks. So while it may have seemed like a miracle when Lee shut down the Reds for the next four innings -- facing the minimum 12 -- Lee was never really that out of it. He hit a guy, he gave up a triple. The rest was bad luck.
The bottom of the second, however, was not about bad luck, it was about a slew of hard-hit balls -- two doubles, three outfield singles, a home run and a sac fly -- six runs in all, as the Indians chased yet another starter into a trainwreck, starting yet another series with an early strike into a soft bullpen.
There were eight other innings in this game, in which the Indians outscored the Reds 3-0. Sizemore scored the first, sixth and ninth runs; he drove in the fifth, eighth and ninth. Roberto Hernandez dominated with four K's in two perfect innings.
Also, the Cavs are going to the finals.