8/1 Game Recap: Indians 9 – Red Sox 6

Player of the Game

Asdrubal Cabrera took two deep tonight winning him his 13th ‘Player of the Game’ of the season. While he has been the Indians best player by far so far this season, he wasn’t all that special in July, as he was never the best player in a game during that month. Cabrera earned 10.03 ‘POG’ points for his 2 home run, 3 hit, 3 run, 4 RBI night. Jason Kipnis played also played well as he earned his highest score of the season, with a 5.46. His previous high was the 2.81 he earned yesterday. His score tonight more than doubled his career ‘POG’ total.

Feathers Up

Pitcher Josh Tomlin saved a run and prevented a potential error by center fielder Ezequiel Carrera in the bottom of the third inning. Keven Youkilis hit a triple off the garage door in center field, and when Carrera threw the ball in, he over threw the cut-off man. Youkilis then tried to score, but Tomlin, near the third base dugout, was there to backup the throw, and nailed Youkilis at the plate.

Josh Tomlin continued his streak of pitching at least 5 innings in every start of his career. Tonight in his no decision, Tomlin went 6 innings, giving up 5 runs. We look forward to seeing the continuation of this streak as the season goes on.

Back-to-back…that’s how the Indians roll. Asbrubal Cabrera gave the Indians the lead in the 6th inning with a 2-run shot down the right field line. Travis Hafner, jealous of the Asdrubal home run, decided he wanted one, too. Pronk blasted a John Lackey cutter into the Red Sox bullpen in centerfield.

Feathers Down

Carlos Carrasco was suspended 6 games for throwing a ball at Billy Butler‘s head in Kansas City. I’m not saying whether he deserved to be suspended or not, but he apparently thinks he is innocent, as he is appealing the suspension. He should make his next start, but will probably miss a start at some point down the line.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 9 – Boston Red Sox 6

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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