Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera almost single handedly won the last two games so he takes home the ‘Player of the Game’ in both. Today he only scored a 5.70 after pulling in a ‘POG’ score of 11.19 yesterday. Cabrera knocked in the first run of the game with a solo home run and the last run of the game with a double to left field. No other hitters stepped up today (the only other player with a score over 1.00 was Michael Brantley) so it was extremely important that Cabrera take over the game and win it on his own.
Every win counts, no matter how ugly it is. The sooner this team gets to 100 wins, the sooner they can relax and start worrying about the playoffs. At this pace it will take until game 150 to get 100 wins. The Tribe doubled up their win total today going 30-15 so far this season.
Asdrubal Cabrera would like to apologize for getting out tonight. He was trying for the double he hit in the 8th, but got under it a bit. He says it will never happen again.
We got to see all time Tribe favorite Drew Sutton in action today. This was a double feathers up, because the he came in when Dustin Pedroia was injured. There is a good chance that Pedroia would have got to the ball that Jack Hannahan singled on in the 8th inning, which would have kept the Tribe from scoring the tying and winning runs. All Tribe fans will forever remember Drew Sutton as that guy who played short stop in 11 games for the Indians in 2010.
Rain forced the game to start an hour late and possibly contributed to how low scoring the game was.
The Indians had major problems getting runners on base tonight as only four hitters safely touched first during the game. This can probably be attributed to the fact that Clay Buchholz was pitching, but it won’t get much easier with Josh Beckett going tomorrow. You can’t face Kyle Davies and Edinson Volquez every day, so the Tribe will have to start swinging against some of these high quality pitchers.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 runs on 6 hits, Boston Red Sox 2 runs on 7 hits.