Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera takes home today’s ‘Player of the Game’ award for his performance against the Seattle Mariners. Asdrubal is the second player to win two ‘Player of the Game’ awards this season and is now tied with Travis Hafner for the lead. Cabrera hit a solo home run in the first inning off Erik Bedard and later hit an RBI single (he was tagged out trying to turn it into a double). His final ‘POG’ score was 4.85. Every hitter had a positive ‘POG’ score, except Matt LaPorta as did every pitcher except Chad Durbin. For the season, only Durbin and Justin Germano have negative total scores. Through 9 games, Asdrubal Cabrera is leading all Indians in total ‘POG’ points with 21.4 so far this season. The top pitcher is Justin Masterson with 12.9. The final team ‘POG’ score today was 22.28.
INDIANS SWEEP MARINERS! Second series sweep of the season, moves the Indians win streak to 7 games. This is officially the Indians best April since 2002 when the Indians went 11-1.
Asdrubal Cabrera continues to lead the offensive charge. He went 3-4 with a home-run and 2 RBI. The home run he hit in the 1st inning came with 2 strikes.
Shelly Duncan started in left and contributed. Despite having two strikeouts, Duncan hit a very important double which scored Carlos Santana in the first inning.
Jack Hannahan is showing he was a good pickup this off-season. He homered in the 4th off the laboring Erik Bedard. Hats off again to the Indians bullpen. Chad Durbin gave up a home run and the defense gave up a hit, but Tony Sipp and Chris Perez shut down the M’s in the 8th and 9th, respectively.
Eric Wedge’s mustache.