Austin Kearns is being removed from my black list, because he has a positive ‘POG’ score in his last 7 games and because I’m ending all running bits before the All-Star break. If you aren’t a regular reader of my post games, you probably don’t have any clue what I’m talking about. Of course you might not know what a ‘Player of the Game’ score is in the first place, so click here to find out about my ‘Player of the Game’ scoring system and here to learn about why Austin Kearns has been not mentioned on this site for the last couple weeks. Look out for all new bits in the second half, like one where I will use Pronk for every noun, adjective and verb in an entire game recap and another where I’ll make up clever nicknames for everyone like “That Guy” and “Mr. Dude.” Oh, yeah, Orlando Cabrera now has 2,020 career hits. Don’t think I forgot.
Player of the Game
Frank Herrmann won his 4th ‘Player of the Game’ of the season, coming into the game as middle relief, taking over for Carlos Carrasco in the 4th inning. Herrmann pitched 2 scoreless innings and struck out a batter. All of his 4 awards have come in Indians losses, so he’s got that going for him. Four ‘POG’s ties him with Grady Sizemore, Carlos Carrasco and Shelley Duncan for the season. For an expanded up to date look at this seasons ‘POG’ standings, check out the ‘Player of the Game’ tab at the top of the page sometime tomorrow.
Vinnie Pestano came back today and struck out the side in one inning, throwing nothing but heat. This comes after 3 straight bad outings by Pestano, the Indians top set up man. Since he returned from his back injury on June 11th, he has only had 2 games off in a row once so look out to see what he can do with 3 days off during the All-Star break.
The next game recap will be on Tuesday night, when I’ll be covering Asdrubal Cabrera and Chris Perez’s accomplishments at the All-Star Game.
Jose Bautista: 4 Games played, 3 home runs, 5 RBI, 5 runs scored, 5/15 and only 4 walks.
Carlos Carrasco struggled for his second start in a row, going only 3 innings, but I’m going to ignore how terribly the Tribe has played this series and chalk it up to being very tired.
The Indians were out of this one early and saw their best shot at scoring big disappear in the first inning when Grady Sizemore and Austin Kearns each got out with the bases loaded. This type of negativity is exactly why I banned him from the blog in the first place.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 1 – Toronto Blue Jays 7