Game Recap 4/12

Fausto Carmona won 'Player of the Game' in his second straight start with the lowest winning score this season, 2.78. Carmona pitched 7.2 innings and only allowed two runs on two solo home runs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Fausto struck out 6, walked three and took his second loss of the season, making him 0-2 on the year. Even though he has won two straight 'Player of the Game' awards, he still has a negative season total score of -2.70, because his first start was so horrendous. If he pitches well in his next start, he should be able to flip that score around. Every single other Indians player had a negative score for the game, except Frank Herrmann with a 0.75, for bailing out Carmona in the 8th, and Shin-Soo Choo with a 0.01. Choo had the only hit of the game for the Tribe, but also struck out in a 1-4 effort at the plate. As you could imagine, the total team score was the lowest of the year, at just 1.35 'POG' points. If it wasn't for Fausto Carmona's tremendous effort on the mound, the score would have been well into the negatives. Indians 0, Angels 2

Feathers Up

Fausto Carmona has certainly rebounded since his disastrous opening day start against the White Sox.  Although he did have 3 walks, holding an American League team to 2 runs an outing is encouraging.

Jack Hannahan continues to play a formidable 3rd base. He was able to work the count in the 3rd to force a walk off of Dan Haren.

It was the first time in 63 innings that the Tribe has not had the lead in a game. This could be a feathers down just as much as it is a feathers up, but considering the external expectations of the team going into the season, this is a plus.

Feathers Down

The offense just could not get anything going all game. Haren faced 30 batters and threw a complete game.

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