8/11 Game Recap: Tigers 4 – Indians 3

Player of the Game

Carlos Santana‘s solo home run was enough to earn him tonight’s ‘Player of the Game’ as the only other runs scored on Asdrubal Cabrera’s double. This hit earned Santana a ‘POG’ score of 2.95, while Cabrera only earned 2.79 points. Offensively, that was about it for the Tribe, although all three pitchers did their jobs very well. The obvious point of blame for tonight’s game was Lonnie Chisenhall who scored a -1.39 for his error and unearned run.

Feathers Up

I was at the game tonight and got one of the t-shirts they were giving away, advertising the Indians new publicity campaign, “peace, love and racism.”

The outfield defense was spectacular tonight with both Kosuke Fukudome and Ezequiel Carrera making diving catches. Shelley Duncan also had a couple good throws in from left field, trying to get runners out on the basepaths.

Feathers Down

The Indians just couldn’t get anything going against Justin Verlander, but that is to be expected as he is the premier pitcher in the American League right now. The Indians only had one inning all game where more than 4 batters stepped to the plate, and that was the 2 run third inning. As it was, that inning was set up by 2 walks before the Cabrera double. The Indians never had more than one hit in an inning.

Feathers down go to the jerk sitting in section 130, row F, seat 5 knocked my camera onto the concrete and broke it, severely depleting the amount of pictures that will be posted to the site in the foreseeable future.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Detroit Tigers 4

Joseph Coblitz

About Joseph Coblitz

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