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Phil Mickelson breathes a sigh of relief after barely making a par putt on the 11th hole during first round play in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club on Thursday in Akron. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
CLEVELAND: Indians manager Terry Francona often says momentum in baseball in is only up to the next day’s opposing starting pitcher. And on Wednesday, the Indians faced a brick wall in the form of Stephen Strasburg and lost to the Washington Nationals 4-1.