Player of the Game
Asdrubal Cabrera won the ‘Player of the Game’ award for today’s Indians win against the Boston Red Sox. Cabrera scored a 7.03, most of which came on one hit, when he blasted a three run home run in the 6th to put the game away. Cabrera also had an RBI single earlier in the game to add to his score. The next two best hitters were Matt LaPorta and Shin-Soo Choo, who each hit their first home runs of 2011 and scored just over 4.00 ‘Player of the Game’ points. Frank Herrmann had the team low score of -2.47 by pitching an inning and allowing a two-run home run in relief. The Indians final team score ‘POG’ was 24.14, making it their second largest of the season. Remember, any team score over 15.00 is a win, so once they pass 20.00, they’re rolling. Indians 8, Red Sox 4
The 8-4 win gives the Tribe their first series win of the 2011 season. Even better, they kept the Red Sox winless.
Rafeal Perez came on in the top of the 5th with the Indians up by one and runners on the corners with 2 out to get Big Floppy to ground out. He later stayed on to pitch a scoreless 6th.
Shin-Soo CHOOOOOOOOOOO hit his first homerun of the season. It just so happened in the first inning, which was able to give Mitch Talbot some breathing room.
Travis Buck’s brain for continuing to run and touch home plate on Michael Brantley’s fielder’s choice.
Talbot did not have much success with his best pitch, his two seamer. He threw it 62 times but only threw it for a strike 34 times.
Orlando Cabrera twice ended an inning with a fly ball out. Okay, that was a bit of a stretch, but it was a good game.