Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera won today’s ‘Player of the Game’ with 3 hits and 3 RBI. Cabrera knocked in his first two in his first at bat with a two run home run. The next inning, Cabrera came up with Jason Donald on base again and scored him with a double. His third hit was a single up the middle later in the game.
The Indians started out well, scoring 4 times in the first 2 innings. Jason Donald started off each run scoring effort with a single and was knocked in both times by Asdrubal Cabrera. In the first inning, Cabrera and Carlos Santana hit back to back home runs to take an early lead 3-0. This positive start looked like it would continue, but M’s starter Charlie Furbush settled down and completely shut down the Tribe over the next few innings.
Although the rosters were completely different, one thing stayed the same between today’s make-up game and the original back in May, it rained. I poured throughout the game today on a day where neither team could afford a delay or a rain out so they played through. Of course, one other thing that has changed since May is the Indians place in the standings. Since the Indians have been eliminated from the Central Division race, this game has a lot less meaning than it once seemed to.
David Huff blew up his spot in the third inning destroying a lot of the good work he’s built up over the season. After a Lonnie Chisenhall error, Huff allowed a double and after an out, allowed four straight hitters to reach. Another out later Ichiro Suzuki ended Huff’s day with an RBI double. His replacement, Chad Durbin, didn’t fare any better as he allowed a walk and a grand slam adding another terrible note to an already bad season for the middle reliever.
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 6 – Seattle Mariners 12 Final in 7