8/30 Game Recap: Athletics 2 – Indians 6

Player of the Game

Starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez won tonight’s ‘Player of the Game’ (his first of the year) he beat the A’s, holding them to just 1 unearned run. Gomez allowed only 1 walk and 6 hits while striking out 4. This was Gomez’s first start since July 17th, where he was blown out by the Orioles. His final score of 5.12 makes this, by far, his best game of the season and brought him within 2 points of a positive score for the season.

Feathers Up

Grady Sizemore is back, well, almost. Sizemore will be DH-ing in AA Akron tomorrow and will play 6 innings in the outfield on Thursday. We hope to see Grady back in Cleveland very soon. Trevor Crowe started his rehab assignment tonight in AAA Columbus.cher

Two infield singles and a Kosuke Fukodome double led to the first runs of the game. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, both Lou Marson and Ezequiel Carrera reached on infield singles, both of which were knocked in on Fukodome’s gap shot.

The Indians did not strike out much tonight. Tribe hitters only K’d 3 times, the first one not coming until Lou Marson struck out in the bottom of the 5th inning. This is a big improvement from last night when Indians batter struck out 10 times.

Jeanmar Gomez pitched a strong game tonight, going 6 innings and only giving up one (unearned) run. The run came on his own error, so while it was unearned, he is the reason for it scoring. Called up today for Matt LaPorta, Gomez gave up just the one run on 6 hits.

Carlos Santana takes a trip to Souvenir City for the 2nd time in two nights. Santana’s two-run shot tonight came in the bottom of the 6th inning with Jim Thome on first after Thome walked for his 1,001st time as an Indian. Jack Hannahan followed a few batters later with a two-run home run of his own.

Feathers Down

Chris Perez did not record his 31st save of the year tonight. There was no save situation since the Indians we up by 4 runs, but he could have gotten a three-inning save if Manny Acta had let him.

Final Score: Oakland Athletics 2 – Cleveland Indians 6