Player of the Game
Nick Hagadone won his second “Player of the Game” award tonight with a score of 2.56. Hagadone pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with a walk and 2 strike outs. Zach McAllister was not far behind tonight with a score of 2.44. Jim Thome proved to be the best offensive player tonight. He had an RBI single, a run scored, and two walks, giving him a score of 2.35.
The Indians offense put together some hits in the fourth inning to score a few runs. The inning started with singles by Jason Donald, Carlos Santana, and Jim Thome. Shelley Duncan walked and Grady Sizemore hit a sacrifice fly. Then Matt LaPorta doubled and Jack Hannahan hit a sacrifice fly. After three outs were recorded in the inning, the Indians found themselves up 4-0.
Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister greatly improved form his last outing. Last time he pitched, on August 24th, he only pitched 3.1 innings and gave up 8 runs. Tonight, McAllister pitched 5.1 solid innings and gave up just 2 runs.
Zach Putnam came out of the bullpen in the 7th inning with a one run lead and was unable to keep that lead. Putman only recorded one out before he was pulled from the game. Putnam gave up 2 singles, a double and hit a batter before giving up 2 runs and leaving 2 base runners for Nick Hagadone.
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 5 – Cleveland Indians 4