6/24 Game Recap: Indians 3 – Giants 4

Player of the Game

Carlos Carrasco pitched a complete game and only allowed 1 earned run against the World Series champion Giants. He earned the loss anyway due to Carlos Santana’s errors, but he still won the ‘Player of the Game.’ His 8 inning, 6 hit performance garnered him a ‘POG’ score of 4.57. Carrasco’s score was slightly lower than it normally would have been due to his 0-3 effort at the plate. It is his 4th consecutive start that he has won ‘Player of the Game’.

Feathers Up

The Indians took advantage of Jonathan Sanchez’s wildness early on, walking 6 times and pushing him out of the game in the 5th inning. All three runs scored against Sanchez got on base initially with either walks or were batters that were hit by pitches.

Feathers Down

I’m so glad that we finally get watch Carlos Carrasco strike out and hit weak ground balls. Isn’t it great the National League is doing its best to live in the past and keep the glory of pitcher hitting alive?

Tonight’s loss can be almost solely placed on Carlos Santana’s shoulders as he knocked in two runs early in the game, then committed two errors that allowed 3 unearned runs to score.

If you are wondering why Michael Brantley was given both days off around an already scheduled off day, don’t look here for the answer, because I’m wondering the exact same thing.

Final Score: Indians 3 – Giants 4

Joseph Coblitz

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Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since its inception in 2011. He also writes for The Outside Corner and the Comeback and hosts the Tribe Time Now podcast. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians. Follow on twitter @BurningRiverBB